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Snappy macadamia monsters

Snappy macadamia monsters

Delight all the kids in the street with these super easy Halloween treats. Watch as each little monster develops its own kooky character as you decorate the batch with the macadamia teeth and eyes to create a certain crazy look.

serves
12
INGREDIENTS

Macadamia biscuits

1 cup caster sugar

1¼ cups self-raising flour

¼ cup chopped macadamias

125g butter, melted

1 egg, lightly beaten

Icing 

125g butter, softened

2 cups icing sugar

red food dye

To decorate

8 macadamias, cut into pieces (for the teeth)

red gel icing pen

12 macadamias, cut in half (for the eyes)

edible pen


METHOD
For the biscuits, preheat oven to 180°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Combine the sugar, flour and macadamias in a bowl. Stir in the melted butter and egg until the mixture is combined. Gently pat heaped teaspoons of mixture into 24 small flat 3cm round x 1cm thick discs and place on the tray, at least 3cm apart. Bake for 10-13 minutes, until golden. Remove from the oven and cool on the tray for 5 minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.

For the icing, place the butter into a large bowl and beat until completely pale. Stir in the icing sugar until the mixture is smooth. Add red food dye to achieve the deepest red colour possible.

To decorate, top one biscuit with the blood red icing filling. Using macadamia pieces, arrange fangy monster teeth along the front edge of the biscuit and drizzle with a little red gel icing. Top with another biscuit, wedging the back of the biscuit into the icing. Use a small amount of icing to stick two macadamia eyes on top. Draw small dots in the middle of the eyes with the edible pen.

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