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Looking for a way to entertain the kids at the next birthday party? Food artist Clare Crespo has just the thing with animated food creations for kids that will be a sure fire hit. Here are the recipes:Caramel Ho Hos® Snail on a LogClare CrespoRoll your caramel candy into a ball to warm it up a bit. Form it into the shape of a small snail's body (with a pointy "tail" and a head). Slice a section o
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Looking for a way to entertain the kids at the next birthday party? Food artist Clare Crespo has just the thing with animated food creations for kids that will be a sure fire hit. Here are the recipes:

Caramel Ho Hos® Snail on a LogClare Crespo

Roll your caramel candy into a ball to warm it up a bit. Form it into the shape of a small snail's body (with a pointy "tail" and a head).

Slice a section of one of your Hostess Caramel Ho Hos about a half-inch thick to make your snail's "shell". Place this slice on top of your snail's body.

Place your snail on top of another Hostess Caramel Ho Ho. Attach two small candies to your snail's face for "eyes".

To make the "pond," place four unwrapped caramel cubes on a small plate and place them in the microwave for about a minute.

Then stir the melted caramel around on the plate until they form a pond.  Use about 3 table spoons of crumbled chocolate cookies and place them around the edge of the plate to make the "banks of the pond."

Place your snail on a log on top of the pond and serve with a big smile!

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Excerpted from “The Secret Life Of Food by Clare Crespo. Copyright © 2004 by Clare Crespo. Published by Hyperion Press. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt can be used without permission of the publisher.