The long holiday weekend has given the kids ample time to focus on Halloween at our house! The costume bins have been dragged out of the basement closet, they are begging me to take them to the local pumpkin patch to pick out their future jack-o-lanterns, and (perhaps most importantly), the candy corn has made its annual appearance in our candy bowl.
(By the way- there seems to be a lot of blog/facebook discussions lately about candy corn…. who loves it and who thinks it is the most disgusting thing ever….. Personally- I LOVE candy corn and cannot be trusted with a full bag of it!)
So when my daughter asked me to bake some monkey bread this weekend, I decided to jazz it up a bit and give it a Halloween makeover!
- 2 cans of Pillsbury Grands biscuits
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 5 sets of plastic vampire teeth
- 10 pieces of candy corn
- 10 candy goggly eyes
- Place the 1/2 cup sugar and teaspoon of cinnamon into a gallon-sized ziptop bag and shake to blend.
- Using kitchen scissors, cut each biscuit into 4 pieces, and place inside of the ziptop bag, shaking to coat each biscuit piece in the cinnamon-sugar.
- Spray a 13×9″ pan with cooking spray and then pour the biscuit pieces into the pan, arranging them in an even layer.
- Mix the brown sugar into the melted butter and pour over the top of the biscuit pieces. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Immediately place a large plate or board on top of the 13×9 pan and flip the two over so as to dump the pan contents onto the plate.
- Press the vampire teeth into the monkey bread (you need to do this while it is still hot, or you won’t be able to get them in!). Add your candy corn and goggly eyes near your teeth to create scary faces! (You could attach your google eyes to the candy corn using a small dab of icing, or just simply dip them in water and place them on top of the candy corn. The stickiness of the two candies will allow them to stick to one another!).
What is your favorite Halloween treat? Please share!