In honor of Halloween this week I wanted to make some fun treats. I found this recipe in a little book my mom gave me called Halloween Fun by Pillsbury. They are simple to make, the right amount of sweet for a dinner snack, and super cute in my opinion. But hey, I do love owls.
1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
8 tiny fish-shaped pretzel crackers
1 tabelspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
16 milk chocolate stars
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove dough from can; do not unroll. With serrated knife, cut roll in 16 slices.
2. For each owl, use 2 dough slices. Unroll a 2-inch strip from each roll. Place slices on an ungreased cookie sheet with sides touching and 2-inch strips at top center. For owl's horns, fold strips in half and bend toward outer edges; pinch strips at fold, forming points. For owl's beak, press 1 fish-shaped cracker, tail end pointing toward top of head, into bottom center of dough. Repeat with remaining dough slices and crackers to make 8 owls, placing owls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
3. In small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Brush owls with melted butter, sprinkle with sugar mixture.
4. Bake about 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Immediately press 2 chocolate stars on each owl for eyes. Carefully move to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes, before serving.