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Spine-Chilling Sweets

Banana-pop ghouls

Yield: 6 ghosts, 6 bats
6 large, firm bananas, peeled
12 ice-pop sticks
1½ cups white-chocolate chips
18 Froot Loops
3 to 4 sheets fruit leather
1½ cups semisweet or milk-chocolate chips
12 Red Hots

Cut the bananas in half crosswise. Insert an ice-pop stick about 2 inches into cut end of one half. Repeat with remaining banana halves. Place on a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for about an hour.

Ghost pop: Microwave white-chocolate chips on high for about 2 minutes, or until completely melted. Spoon over banana to cover completely. While chocolate is still soft, press in 3 Froot Loops for eyes and mouth. Freeze banana again until chocolate is hard, about 30 minutes.

Bat pop: Cut out 2 fruit-leather "wings"; set aside. Melt semisweet chocolate chips and spoon over banana, as at left. While chocolate is soft, press in 2 Red Hots for eyes. Press a bat wing into each side for a few seconds until it sticks. Freeze until chocolate is hard, about 30 minutes.

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