Monster Hands Recipe

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janet kaskie


These started as an inexpensive treat for my 1st daughters pre-k class 15 yrs. ago. And both of their classes thru elementary school. They've become a tradition that has lasted the test of time. Now I make them for bake sales & My girls. And they make them for their friends and one day hopefully ,,, their children.

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about 15-20 'hands'


1 Hr


No-Cook or Other


16 c
popped popcorn
2/3 c
powdered sugar
6-9 c
assorted ceareal (not flakes or puffed rice size)
1 c
cranraisins,raisins, or any other small dried fruit
1 c
nuts of choice
1 c
m&m's, reeses pieces, or other small candies
1 small pkg
gummy worms (at least 1 worm per hand )
1 pkg
lollipops ( 1 pop per hand )
1 pkg
candy that looks like eyeballs (1 eyeball per hand)
food grade clear plastic gloves ( do not get gloves that have powder in them )
to close
chennille stems, twist ties, or ribbon
permenant markers ,red/green/black

Directions Step-By-Step

Place powered sugar and popcorn in jumbo zip-lock.
close and shake to coat popcorn.
Place coated popcorn, cereal, dried fruit, nuts, M&M-type candies in a LARGE bowl or what ever you have that will contain it and toss . (I use a brown grocery bag)
Color fingernails on one side of fingers on all the gloves with permanent marker. (With a little supervision the kids can help with this) ... you don't need to be neat... monsters are not neat!
Put some popcorn mix in glove and work into fingers of gloves.
Add mix and place gummy worms and eyeballs so they can be seen thru glove. (fill gloves about 3/4 full.)
Add lollipop to hand, candy end first with stick coming out of hand.
close hand by gathering top if glove around lollipop stick and securing with closure of choice. (the stick "bone" should be sticking out )
Have FUN watching the kids shake "hands" and then dig in to their treats !