Frost a large sugar cookie (blend vanilla frosting with a drop or two of red food coloring for lighter skin tones or with chocolate frosting for brown shades). Trim a fruit leather mask and press it in place. Spoon leftover frosting into a ziplock bag and snip off a corner. Pipe on a nose. Make eyes on white York Pieces with a black food writer and attach with frosting. Press on hair (see below), then a red licorice lace mouth.
Upper left and bottom right: Soften a Tootsie Roll Midgee or fruit chew in the microwave for 5 seconds, roll it flat, and trim as shown; add texture with a toothpick, if you like.Upper right: Roll and trim a large gumdrop. Middle right: Cut a black licorice twist into pieces.Bottom left: Sprinkle on shredded coconut.
Soften a white fruit chew following the hair instructions and roll it flat. Cut a piece of fruit leather as shown and press it on top. Trim the fruit chew so that it forms a border. Attach the pieces to a chocolate-covered graham cracker with frosting. Use vanilla frosting to pipe on a message.
Originally published in the June/July 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.