Inspiration struck yesterday, whilst working away at my desk. Well, I will properly attribute the inspiration to Leigh, who admitted to resisting the impulse to put potato chips on my Hell Yes! Cake Bars. Instantly I thought of chocolate-covered potato chips. Then my mind moved on to chocolate-covered potato chips on a stick (I am a Minnesotan, after all). Then, I thought of moustaches on sticks and it all came together.
Although this idea would have been better done in Movember, it still stands that having a moustache is trendy and moustaches you can eat will make you even more popular. These come together easily with some sticks or skewers, melted chocolate and whatever you can drench in said melted chocolate. Rice Krispies would work great! I used crushed up potato chips and peanut butter-dipped pretzel sticks. If you were really ambitious, you could even add on a goatee.
Munchable Moustache Treats
This “recipe” is more of a general guide and is super flexible to feel free to play!
1 cup chocolate chips
Crushed potato chips
Peanut butter (optional)
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. In a double boiler (or a heat resistant bowl) over a pot of simmering water, gently melt the chocolate, being careful to not get any water into the chocolate, until just melted. Place a handful of crushed potato chips into a bowl. If coating the pretzels with peanut butter, pair them up and gently spread the peanut butter to stick them together.
Use the melted chocolate to “glue” the tips of the sticks onto the waxed paper, placing them far enough apart to fit their moustache toppers.
Pour enough chocolate into the bowl with the potato chips to coat the chips well. Spoon the chips artistically over the tops of sticks, adding a little extra chocolate to secure them. For the pretzel sticks, dip them quickly in the melted chocolate and lay them on the sticks in the arrangement of your choice. Add additional chocolate fix any naked spots and to secure.
Chill moustaches in the fridge for at least an hour and gently peel off the waxed paper before serving.
Makes: as many moustaches as you create, it depends on how big you like your upper lip hair!
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