At Thanksgiving time, I wanted to find something fun for my kids to make along side all the things I was preparing for our big meal. I found this cute recipe in a Taste of Home magazine. I did import some mini Reese's peanut butter cups from the US to make these, but I used Cadbury's Rich Tea Biscuits instead of the Keebler Stripe Cookies as the recipe calls for. If you can't get get peanut butter cups, any type of round truffle chocolate would work.
1 package striped shortbread cookies or chocolate dipped rich tea biscuits (11 1/2 oz)
1 cup vanilla frosting
yellow food coloring (about 7-8 drops for a nice yellow color)
1 bag mini Reese's peanut butter cups (or round chocolate truffle candies) (approx. 32)
plain M&Ms or orange Chic-lets (approx. 32)
In a small bowl, combine frosting and food coloring. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
Firmly press cup down on cookie frosting side down forming a hatband and crown.
Add an M& M or Chic-let to represent the buckle on the hat. Repeat for remaining chocolates and cookies. Let set until frosting is slightly dry then store in air tight container.