Volume 6 Issue 8
March 2000



Caterpillar and Butterfly
Trapper Trails Council

Common ingredients for both:
Gummy Lifesavers

Needed for just butterfly
String Licorice for the butterfly's tongue and antennae
Gum drop fruit slices

Needed for the Caterpillar:
Coated licorice candy

Dampen gummy lifesavers, and press them together to form the body. Roll a piece of taffy into a ball for the head. Add frosting for the eyes and a gumdrop for the tail. Use coated licorice candy for the caterpillar's legs and slices of string licorice for the butterfly's tongue and antenna. Use gumdrop fruit slices for the butterfly wings.

Centipede Sandwich

Trapper Trails Council

Long loaf of bread, cheese slices, slices sandwich meat, olives, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, mayonnaise, toothpicks, Small carrots cut in half lengthwise,


Slice a long loaf of bread crosswise almost to the bottom, and fill in between the slices with lettuce, cheese and sliced meats. For the legs, slice small carrots in half lengthwise and cut V's at one end for toes. Tuck the legs under the body.

For the eyes, cut two thin slices of carrot about 2 inches long. Push them into the front of the loaf. Slip jumbo black olives over the tops of the carrot slices.

Set a row of cherry tomatoes along the top of the sandwich, holding them in place with mayonnaise or toothpick. Serve with mayonnaise on the side.

Dirt and Worm Cupcake
Heart of America Council

These candy-clad chocolate cupcakes are for young mischief-makers who believe that the "yuckier" food looks, the better!

1 pkg fudge-brownie mix
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
2 tsp coconut extract
1/2 can (16oz) prepared chocolate frosting
Optional toppings: candy worms, crushed chocolate-wafer cookies

  1. Preheat over according to brownie-mix package directions. Line 12 muffin pan cups with paper foil liners.
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions, using the "cake-like" variation. Stir coconut, chocolate morsels and coconut extract into batter
  3. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Spread cooled cupcakes with frosting. Decorate with desired toppings.

    Makes 12.

Spider Cakes

Get snack cakes like Ding-Dongs. Dot two large white dots with black centers on the side near an upper edge with frosting. Attach black chenille bump stems or black pipe cleaners for legs.

Bug Crackers

Spread cream cheese on a Ritz cracker. Add pretzel sticks to stick out the sides like legs. Top with another covered cracker. Use a dab of cheese to attach the raisin eyes on.

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