Are you gearing up for Halloween and fall festivities? These Caramel Apple Haystack Cookies are full of fall flavor and their monster faces make them perfect for Halloween!!
I sometimes wander around the craft store and take in all the wonder that it holds.
Often I’ve wandered in looking for something specific for a certain project and end up buying lots of other random other cool things that I’m sure I’ll come up with a use for sooner or later.
One such thing was these.
What is this??? Caramel apple flavored candy melts??? These are just screaming to have something made out of them! I snatched up the last bag at my local craft store but have no fear you can get your own on Amazon!
A little further down the isle we came across these fun eyeballs… I should interject here I was shopping with my favorite craft store buddy Daniel, he always spots stuff that we need to make something out of!
Sometimes its things like candy eyeballs, because they’re always fun.
There in the store the idea for these caramel apple haystack monster cookies was born. They needed to be made, and thankfully we were headed to the grocery store after the craft store so we could snatch up the other things we needed!
These little guys are super easy to create and are perfect for any Halloween gathering. If you want to omit the eyeballs they’re great for any fall festivities!
Here’s what you’ll need!
1- Package Caramel Apple Candy Melts
2- Cups Chow Mein noodles
eyeballs or other decorations
food coloring (optional)
Before you get started you want to line a cookie sheet with parchment, wax paper, or a silpat (I love mine!)
In a double boiler, or you can just use a heat safe bowl over a pan of boiling water, melt your candy melts until they’re nice and smooth.
Once they’re nice and melty, toss in your chow mein noodles and stir until they are nicely coated.
Now if you want to make some fun little mouths for your monsters, just stir a few chow mein noodles with a couple of drips of food coloring.
Now drop your coated chow mein noodles by spoonfuls onto your lined cookie sheet. Stick on your eyeballs, mouths, and any other decorations you want to add quickly while your candy melts are still sticky.
If it’s hot in your kitchen pop them in the fridge to firm them up, or if it’s pretty cool let them sit on the counter until everything is cool and well stuck together.
You’re done!! I said they were easy! Feed them to your own hungry monsters or take them to your next party!
Do you ever wander around the craft store? What interesting things have you found??