A Halloween Treat

Peanut butter ball bats

With Baby’s arrival anticipated for the day after Halloween, our Halloween plans are pretty much nil this year. 

No annual Halloween party.

No costumes (even though painting my belly like a basketball and wearing a jersey would be SO fun!)

No plans for the trick-or-treaters.  Sorry.  We’re probably going to be one of the boring, dark, undecorated, uninviting houses this year. 

No legitimate reason to make any fun Halloween treats.

Awww…..

But wait!  It’s football season!

Football game afternoons with friends are a great excuse for treats, dips, and other goodies, so why not make some Halloween fun a little early???

Bat peanut butter balls 1

The hubby and I got to brainstorming what kind of cute, easy little treats we could take to a football shindig this past Sunday. 

Lately, I’ve been making and eating peanut butter balls as a “high protein snack” recommended by the doc….and those round little PB balls are a pretty good shape to make into a lot of different things….

Like ….bats?

Peanut butter ball bats 2

We just needed some “bat wings”,  a way to darken the bats…and some “eyes” and “fangs”…

Chocolate to the rescue!!!

Hershey’s chocolate rectangles cut on the diagonal made great bat wings!

Rolling the balls in cocoa powder made them darker brown… (and wasn’t too bitter.)

And some white icing and sprinkles made excellent bat faces!

Bat peanut butter balls 3

Despite being pretty darn cute…..these “vampire bats” were also tasty little critters, and they were polished off in no time.

I guess you can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!

(I used my go-to peanut butter ball recipe, and I think any recipe would work just as well.  But if you really want mine, let me know and I’ll post it.)

 

Linked up to:

Blue Cricket Design, The Thrifty Home, House of Hepworths, the Shabby Creek Cottage

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