Recipe: magical hats

Recipe: magical hats

Magical Hats

Decorate ice cream cones to look like magicians’ hats, then fill ith candies.

1 cup tiny marshmallows
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup candy corn
1/2 cup large milk chocolate pieces
20 plain, colored and/or chocolate ice cream cones
6 (2 ounce) squares chocolate- or vanilla-
flavored candy coating, melted
20 (2- to 3-inch) chocolate cookies
Assorted small candies

In a medium bowl stir together marshmallows, peanuts, candy corn and chocolate pieces. Set mixture aside.

Place ice cream cones on the wax paper-lined baking sheet. Spread outside of cones with melted chocolate or vanilla coating. If desired, sprinkle small candies on the cone before the coating dries completely.* Let coating dry.

Turn cones upside down and fill with about 2 tablespoons of the marshmallow mixture.

Place the cones upside down inside a mug and brush a generous amount of melted chocolate or vanilla coating along the bottom edge of the cone. Press a cookie against the coating and let dry.

Carefully turn the cone right side up onto the wax-paper-lined baking sheet.

*If desired, leave some cones plain and decorate after filling. Decorate the outside of the plain cones with small candies, using the melted coating to stick the candies onto the cone.

Make-ahead tip: Prepare hats and store at room temperature for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition facts per serving: 214 calories, 10 g total fat, 6 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein, 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 1% calcium, 3% iron