Chocolate-dipped Ranch-hand Hats? How Howlingly Fun!

From first responders and astronauts to social media stars and cowpokes, Halloween is full of creative costumes and memorable moments. Although the costume options are seemingly endless, one costume theme seems to stand the test of time: the cowboy and cowgirl.

This simple wild, wild West-themed Halloween treat will help you get your littlest bronco ready for a Halloween hoedown of your own!

Chocolate-dipped Ranch-hand Hats

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Melting chocolate
  • Can of potato chips
  • Large marshmallows
  • Toothpicks
  • Wax paper or parchment paper
  • Microwave safe mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Tongs

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Melt chocolate, following the instructions on the package.
  • Stir the melted chocolate until it has cooled.
  • Use tongs to dip potato chips into the chocolate. Place on waxed paper.
  • Use a toothpick to dip marshmallow into the chocolate.
  • Place marshmallow on the middle of the chocolate-covered potato chip.
  • Allow to cool

Yee-haw! You’ve got a rootin’ tootin’ homemade sweet and salty snack that your cowpokes are sure to enjoy! Be careful, though. They might start a stampede!

Make more memories and elevate your Halloween hoedown by visiting The Children’s Museum Guild’s 57th Annual Haunted House at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on October 9-31!

Saddle up for a spook-tacular ride through the Frightful Frontier. Chaos ensues once you board the last train to Tombtown, where goblins and monsters roam the wicked west! There are AES Indiana’s Lights-On Hours for children (and their grown-ups) who scare easily along with AAA Insurance’s Frightening Hours for those who dare to be scared!

From the Bony Express to the Witchi’Post, Not-So-Okay-Corral, Golden Nugget Mine and Boo Hill Cemetery to name just a few disturbing tourist destinations. Youngin’s and oldins’ alike will shake in their cowboy boots until the last grizzled ghost is gone. Don’t have too much fear — The Children’s Museum Guild’s witches are here. They will whip up a brew of great fun through Feasts with the Witches and the Sports Spooktacular.

Health and safety are top priority. Museum staff is working hard to ensure a safe and FUN visit. The museum continues to monitor information from our local and state health departments, as well as the CDC.

Frightful Frontier is presented by Old National Bank. Sports Spooktacular is presented by Scannell Properties and Birge & Held. Feast with the Witches is presented by Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP.



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