I was going to make these little owls out of mini cupcakes and mini Oreos, but the mini Oreos just weren't working for me(there wasn't enough fluff)! So, I rummaged through my big butcher block drawer that holds a lot of my baking goodies and came across a container of mini(lots of mini things in this post:)) peanut butter cups from trader Joe's. Perfect! I decided to forego the cupcakes and make the owls on a smaller scale with the supplies I had on hand.
By the way, the darling owl card( in the photo above) was part of a set, downloaded for free. I found the link here on craftgossip.com.
Each mini peanut butter cup measures 1 1/4" across, for the head. The eyes are regular sized m&m's, the beaks are chocolate covered sunflower seeds(I was so happy to find them at Michael's), and I put the mini Oreos to good use by cutting one wafer in half for the ear tufts (I actually looked it up to see what they are called). Wilton's black Sparkle Gel was used for the pupils. A small dab of chocolate frosting was used to adhere everything to the peanut butter cup.
So simple and so cute! I think I like these little critters better than the owls I had originally planned. There's not even any baking involved, so they were a snap to put together. These would be a perfect tiny treat for classmates or for your favorite little Valentine:) Happy Heart Day to "owl" of you!
I will leave you with a little owl humor:
What is an owl's favorite subject?
Owlgebra, of course!
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