red, whips, as many as needed
caramels (candy squares)
red hots, sliced almonds, assorted decors and dragees
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
Cut licorice into small pieces. Use your hands to flatten each caramel into a small oval.
Press bits of licorice onto 12 of the flattened caramels to make legs.
Top each with a second caramel and press edges to seal. Put on prepared baking sheet.
Put chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High 1 minute. Stir and then microwave on High 1 minute longer.
Remove from oven and stir until melted.
Spoon melted chocolate over each candy. Decorate with nuts and candy.
Work time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Total time: 1 hour, 40 minutes