Have you ever heard the saying “i’m so hungry, I could eat a horse”? Well, after you try today’s recipe, your new saying will be “i’m so hungry, I could eat a RAT”! Ok, so under normal circumstances, the thought of eating a rat isn’t very appealing. It’s actually quite nasty. That’s all about to change though. Once you take a bite out of “The Rabid Rat”, there’s no turning back!

Here’s how to make this delicious dessert:

 

 

Ingredients

  • 18 ounces Oreo Cookies
  • 8 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese, softened and divided
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • pink paste or gel food coloring
  • 2 chocolate chips

Special Equipment Needed

  • food processor
  • plastic wrap
  • Wilton Disposable 12 Inch Decorating Bags
  • Wilton Round #12 Decorating Tip
  • Wilton Round #3 Decorating Tip
  • Pastry Bag Coupler

NOTE: If you do not have the decorating bags and tips, you can use a ziplock bag and a plastic tip (which can be found in the baking section of your local grocery store). Just cut the tip off of the ziplock bag and place the plastic cake decorating tip inside the bag and down into the slit you made.

Directions
1. Pour cookies into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the cookies are fine crumbs. Remove 2/3 cup crumbs and set aside. Add 7 ounces cream cheese to the food processor and pulse until mixture is completely combined, scraping bowl as needed.

2. Reserve about 3 tablespoons of the cookie/cream cheese dough (to be used later for the legs and ears). Place remaining dough onto a piece of plastic wrap. Use the plastic wrap to help you form the dough into a long oval. Unwrap.

3. Pour reserved cookie crumbs into a long shallow container. Roll dough oval into crumbs, shaping the body as you go. Place on a serving platter.

4. Press the two chocolate chips onto either side of the rat’s face. Pinch off small amounts of the reserved dough and roll into 2 short skinny front legs and two longer wider back legs. Attach to body. Pinch off two small balls of dough and flatten them into ears. Attach to head.

5. Combine the remaining 1 ounce of cream cheese with the powdered sugar and one very small drop of pink food coloring. Stir until well combined.

6. Spoon pink cream cheese into a pastry bag fitted with a coupler and # 12 decorating tip.

7. Start at the back of the rat and pipe on a tail.

8. Pipe small strips to make the claws and rounded area for the nose.

9. Finish your masterpiece by piping some icing into the ears.

Recipe credit belongs to Hungry Halloween

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