• WHAT: Gelatin worms
• DIFFICULTY: A little tricky
• TIME: 20 minutes to assemble, plus cooling time; at least eight hours to set; 30 minutes to an hour to remove
• RESULT: Pin it if you have the time (and don't mind a mess).
— Jill Keppeler
They don’t come much easier than this.
Take one package of eight hot dogs. Take one 8-ounce can of refrigerated crescent rolls. Remove the rolls from the can and separate into four roughly rectangular sections. Pinch the two crescents in each rectangle together to seal.
Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut each rectangle into 10 strips. Using five strips for each hot dog, wind them around it, well, mummy-like. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
I used a food-coloring pen to make mummy eyes on my hot dogs because I had one in my cake-decorating supplies, but mustard would work just fine.
• WHAT: Mummy dogs
• DIFFICULTY: Easy
• TIME: 10-15 minutes to assemble, 10-15 minutes to cook
• RESULT: Pin it!
— Jill Keppeler
Pumpkin-shaped rice cereal treats
The first thing I do when I see a project on Pinterest is predict which step will prove to be my undoing.
When it came to these pumpkin-shaped rice cereal treats, I just knew there was no way I could get that perfect orange coloring just right.
While this wasn’t my biggest Pinterest disaster — and it was by no means a failure — it turns out the orange color was the least of my problems.
It all boils down to just how sticky and unmalleable candy and sugary things can be. Also, you apparently can’t use your microwave for everything.
To make these adorable little treats, whip up a batch of rice cereal treats. Melt three tablespoons of butter in a microwave-safe dish, then add a bag of mini marshmallows, coating them thoroughly. Then melt the marshmallows, which takes about 1 minute and 45 seconds. Stir about halfway through.