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From Sandra Denneler (http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/author/denneler/) can’t make a grilled cheese sandwich without burning it, has an irrational fear of Ferris wheels, and is hopelessly addicted to sugar. When she’s not designing for Wichita State University, she’s sharing her family’s latest creative endeavor at Project Denneler.
For this recipe, they used the smaller, fun size Twix bars. It would be pretty hilarious to use full size Twix bars and make extra-long wiener dogs!
Approximate time: 1 hour (Makes 12 chocolate dogs)
12 small Twix candy bars
6 small Tootsie Rolls
12 Hershey’s Kisses
12 mini Hershey’s Kisses (found in the baking aisle)
48 chocolate chips
24 icing eyes (found at most baking or hobby and craft stores)
¼ cup chocolate candy melt wafers
3 or 4 black candy melt wafers
Small plastic squeeze bottle
They might appear a little time consuming, but they’re not really. An “assembly line” method works best. Have all of your candy unwrapped and make your Tootsie Roll tails and ears before you are ready to attach everything with the heated candy melt.
To make the dog bodies, start by carving holes at the front of your Twix candy bars. (This is where the heads will connect.) Tear off tiny pieces of Tootsie Roll and roll to form the tails. Melt the chocolate candy melt wafers in a microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth. Pour into a small squeeze bottle. Attach the tails to the back ends of the Twix bars with a dab of candy melt. Squeeze four dollups of candy melt to the bottom corners of the Twix bars, and attach the chocolate chips for the legs. Set aside, letting everything cool and harden.
To make the dog heads, start by forming the ears with small pieces of Tootsie Roll. Attach the ears to the sides of the Hersey’s Kisses with dabs of candy melt. Attach the icing eyes with more candy melt. Then, attach the mini Hershey’s Kisses to the backs of the heads with more candy melt. (This will become the dog’s neck.) Allow the heads to cool and harden.
To attach the heads to the bodies, squeeze candy melt into the carved holes on the fronts of the Twix bars. Insert the mini Hershey’s Kisses into the holes and allow them to cool and harden. You may have to hold the heads in place for few seconds while they cool and harden. Melt 3-4 black candy melt wafers in the microwave. Using a toothpick, dab the candy melt onto the tip of the Hershey’s Kisses to make the dog’s nose.
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