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Some Party Snack Ideas:

Recipes:

Here are some neat recipes ideas for cakes and snacks that you can prepare for your party: (some are not for the weak of heart)

  1. ANTS-ON-A-LOG

  2. Ant Treats

  3. Bee Bread

  4. Bug Blood or Bug Juice

  5. Caterpillar in a Cocoon

  6. Cat Poop Cookies

  7. Dirt cups

  8. Bug Juice

  9. Creepy Crawly Gelatin

  10. Worm Burgers


          Slice stalks of celery, and spread peanut butter in the groove.

          Sprinkle with black raisins.

          Variations: 1) aphids-on-a-log (sunflower seeds), 2) gnats-on-a-log (currents).

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  • ANT TREATS

    Use cinnamon twists (glazed donut-like pastries formed into the number eight) as the insect body, stick bendable plastic straws in the sides (three on each side) to be the legs, and they should look like giant ants.

    Use 'doughnut holes' for ant eggs.

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  • BEE BREAD

    1 cup corn syrup

    1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

    1 cup peanut butter

    1 1/4 cup powdered milk

    Combine ingredients, then roll into 1-2" balls, then roll the balls in powdered sugar to keep them from sticking together

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  • BUG BLOOD or BUG JUICE

    Mix a yellow drink (citrus pop or lemonade) with a blue one (kool-aid). You'll end up with a radioactive shade of green.

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  • CATERPILLAR IN A COCOON

    1) Use a bundt cake & filling recipe or box, but bake in cupcake tins (greased-do not use cupcake papers). When cool, dip or cover with a thin layer of frosting, and then roll in or sprinkle coconut on top.

    2) Soften (but don't melt!) caramel candies, coat with melted chocolate and/or roll in nuts/sprinkles/coconut.

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  • CAT POOP COOKIES

    --- CHOCOLATE INGREDIENTS ---

    1/2 c Honey

    2/3 c Butter, margarine, or lard 1 Egg

    1 ts Vanilla extract -OR- peppermint extract

    2 c Whole wheat flour

    1/3 c Cocoa powder Grape-nuts (tm) cereal

    --- GINGERBREAD INGREDIENTS ---

    1/4 c Honey

    1/4 c Molasses

    2/3 c Butter or margarine, or lard 1 Egg

    2 1/3 c Whole wheat flour Ginger, cinnamon, cloves - to taste -(maybe 1/2 tsp each) Grape-nuts (tm) cereal

    --- MIX-INS ---

    Coconut; (tapeworms)

    Chocolate chips

    Butterscotch chips

    Peanut butter chips

    Spaghetti or ramen noodles - cooked - (roundworms)

    Corn Peanuts "puffy pastel things"; * -find at Chinese restaurants

    *NOTE: "puffy pastel things are to look like the cat ate Styrofoam packing pellets

    To make: microwave the honey till it bubbles (about 1 minute). add the butter, (I've been told using lard makes for a more realistic texture and softer cookie) and the molasses, if any.

    add the egg, mix well, then mix in all the other stuff.

    add mix-ins of your choice to some or all of the batter. chill 1 hour in the freezer or several hours in the fridge.

    roll dough logs of random length and the diameter of cat poops. roll logs in grape- nuts and bake at 350 degrees till done (maybe 10 to 15 minutes but with my flaky oven you never know).

    serve in a disposable cat litter box on a bed of grape nuts, with a cat litter scoop. I hear you get lovely effects by decorating the box and scoop with melted chocolate or pudding. I imagine brown sugar might work as a substitute for the new clumping litters, but I haven't tried it..

    From: Anne P. Mitchell JD k

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  • DIRT CUPS

    2 c Cold milk

    1 pk JELL-O chocolate pudding

    1 pk COOL-WHIP topping, thawed

    1 pk Chocolate sandwich cookies

    10 7 ounce plastic cups

    --- SUGGESTED DECORATIONS ---

    Gummy worms

    Gummy frogs

    Candy flowers

    Chopped peanuts

    Crush cookies until they resemble dirt and set aside

    Combine pudding mix and milk until well blended. Then fold in the whipped topping. Fill plastic cups with pudding mixture alternating with the cookie crumbs. Top with cookie crumbs. Refrigerate for a couple of hours, then decorate with gummy worms and other toppings. This can also be put into a new flower pot or litter box for a real effect.

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    BUG JUICE

    Ingredients:

    24 oz Frozen strawberries -- thawed

    6 oz Lemonade, frozen concentrate

    1 qt Ginger ale

    1 c Raisins

    c Blueberries -- fresh or frozen

    Place the strawberries in a bowl and mash with a fork.

    In a large pitcher, mix the strawberry mash, lemonade and ginger ale. Place handfuls of raisins and blueberries (bugs) into tall glasses. Pour the liquid over the bugs, then sit back and watch the bugs and scum rise to the top of each glass. To quench a crowd's thirst, double or triple this recipe and serve in a punch bowl. Drape some gummy worms over the rim of your bowl for a particularly swampy-looking effect!

    Recipe by: Lucy Munroe

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    Creepy Crawly Gelatin

    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 cups boiling water

    1 package (8-serving size) or 2 packages (4-serving size) orange flavor gelatin dessert

    1 1/2 cups cold water Gummy worms

    Stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water.

    Pour into 9-inch pie plate that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Refrigerate about 1 1/2 hours or until thickened (when a spoon drawn through leaves a definite impression).

    Push gummy worms into gelatin. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.

    Unmold by dipping pie plate in warm water about 15 seconds.

    Gently pull gelatin from around edge with moist fingers. Place moistened serving plate on top of pie plate.

    Invert pie plate and serving plate; holding plates together, shake slightly to loosen. Gently remove pie plate and center gelatin on serving plate.Garnish with additional gummy worms, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

    This recipe is from the folks at Crayola Kids magazine and Jell-O brand gelatin.

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    Worm Burgers

    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 c Mung bean sprouts

    1 lb Ground beef

    1 Egg Salt and pepper to taste

    Mayonnaise

    Ketchup

    Hamburger buns

    Tools:

    Mixing bowl

    lg Frying pan

    Spatula

    Aluminum foil Platter

    Wash sprout (worms) with warm water. Using clean hands, mix one cup of the sprouts, the ground beef and the raw egg together in a bowl.

    Reserve the remaining sprouts until later. Form burgers into six patties. Place in fry pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. With an adult's help, cook on medium heat until they are well browned underneath. Carefully turn the patties season again and cook until the second side is well browned. Place on open buns and serve with the worms sprinkled on top as a garnish. Serving suggestion: Use a clean hole puncher to punch holes in lettuce garnish.

    From the Book: Gross Grub by Cheryl Porter

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