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Candy Cats

  • yield: Makes 2

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Ingredients

  • 2 black licorice caramels
  • 2 sprinkled berry candies
  • 4 sunflower seeds (in the shell)
  • 2 black licorice laces, cut into 2-inch pieces

Cook's Note

Licorice caramels (No. 47627), $15.95 for 2 pounds, from the Vermont Country Store, vermontcountrystore.com. Sprinkled berries, $3.79 per pound, by Haribo, from Economy Candy, economycandy.com. Black licorice laces (HD24A), $2 for 4 ounces, from Licorice International, licoriceinternational.com.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Roll each caramel into a 3-inch-long oblong shape for the bodies. The sprinkled berry candies will serve as the heads.

  2. Step 2

    Using a craft knife, scrape a few nonpareils off bottom of each berry candy, then stick bottom of 1 onto each caramel, pressing gently. Scrape some nonpareils from 2 sides of top of each berry candy for the ears, and insert 1 sunflower seed into each side, pointy end out.

  3. Step 3

    Insert 1 licorice-lace tail into bottom of each caramel. (Cats will keep at room temperature for up to 1 week.)

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