Wow. It's been a long time since I've posted. It makes me sad that I've been so busy that I haven't had any time to cook. I miss it.
This weekend my MIL asked if I would make THIS cake for our Halloween party, and to celebrate my nephew's birthday. I laughed, and couldn't turn it down. It was a hit at the party, and believe it or not, quite delicious too!
- 1 brownie mix
- 1 can Cream Cheese frosting
- tootsie rolls - small bag
- 1 bag animal crackers or Keebler Sandies shortbread cookies
- green food coloring
- 1 small cat litter pan (never been used - very important)
- 1 cat litter scoop (also never been used - also very important)
- parchment cooking paper (or saran wrap) to line the litter box
- Make brownies according to instructions on the package. Make them to fit the 9 X 13 pan.
- Line the litter box with parchment cooking paper. (Litter boxes are not treated to hold food, so be sure to line it)
- After brownies are cooled, break into large chunks and place into cat litter pan.
- Spread frosting onto the brownies, making sure none of the brownies are exposed. (I melted mine in microwave for 30-40 seconds and then poured it over brownies)
- Put some animal crackers or shortbread cookies in a baggie and smash into tiny bits. You don't want to have a fine sand but a bit chunky. (I used a rolling pin)
- Take a small amount of crushed cookies and set aside in a small baggie.
- Make sure you have enough crushed cookies to cover the frosting. Spread the cookies on the frosting.
- Take the amount of cookies that you set aside and drip a few drops of green food coloring into the baggie. Seal and shake up. Try to color all the chunks in this baggie. Keep adding more food coloring until most of the chunks have some kind of green on them. Doesn't have to be perfect.
- Spread the green colored cookies in with the others.(If you have cats, you probably have a good idea where this is going. If you don't have cats, you want the green to be spread sparsely around. Try not to have big areas of just green.)
10. Unwrap a few tootsies at a time, place on a plate, and microwave for a few seconds (7-10) just til they are soft. Pinch, twist, and mold into you-know-what. I believe mine were 3 small tootsies for each 'one.'
DIG IN and ENJOY!
DIG IN and ENJOY!