Stained-Glass Spooks

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 20m
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These stained-glass creatures can be hung in a window to catch sunlight or moonlight. Here's a secret: you can eat them, too!


  • Halloween cookie cutters such as pumpkin, ghost, cat and bat
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Canola or safflower oil
  • Small hard candies in assorted colors, such as Jolly Ranchers (the best) or LifeSavers
  • Wooden skewer
  • Satin baby ribbon, 1/8-inch wide


Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F.

Line the bottom and interior sides of the cookie cutters with aluminum foil and brush the foil lightly with the oil. Set on a baking sheet.

Arrange the hard candies in a single layer on the foil bottom of the cookie cutter. Bake until the candies melt, about 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven, let cool for 1 minute, then poke a hole in the top with the wooden skewer. Cool; then pop out the stained glass shapes from the cookie cutter and peel off the aluminum foil. Thread the ribbon through the hole. Hang in a sunny window.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Chronicle. All rights reserved.

RecID 830

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