Whether you celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead or just want something creepy to serve your kids (my kindergartner actually had a blast making his own), these tasty no-cook peanut butter skulls are the perfect way to go. You can make them as healthy as you like . . . or break out the sugar!
Based on traditional peanut butter balls, these fun skulls are decorated with sprinkles (two of the skulls in the photo above have dino sprinkle mouths and several use hearts for noses) and raisins, as well as sesame seeds and pine nuts. Anything in your pantry could easily be turned into something both fun and decorative.
Peanut Butter Skulls
Makes approx. 12
1 c. honey
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. powdered milk
1/2 c. icing sugar
sprinkles, raisins, nuts, etc.
Mix the honey, peanut butter, sugar and milk together until it forms a smooth mixture. You’ll need to knead it with your hands to get it very smooth. It should be the texture of play dough.
Take a piece of the dough and roll into a 1″ ball. Pinch out a piece at the bottom and flatten slightly to form the jaw. As you add the decorations, the skull will flatten a bit, but you can easily reshape as you go, if needed.
Serve your creepy skulls at a Halloween party or a Day of the Dead celebration. If you make these, I’d love to see what variations you come up with, so either send them to me at admin AT thegourmetmama.com or post a link here in the comments. I’ll feature the best ones near the end of the month.Print or share this recipe using the icons above!