This Quaker Chewy Dips “Toy Story” Slinky Dog tutorial has been created as part of a #QuakerTime campaign and I have been compensated by #Collective Bias Inc. and its advertiser.
As a kid I can remember coming home from school and immediately foraging for a snack.
It’s almost time to send the kids back to school and I have a recipe that’s sure to delight your little ones as soon as they arrive home from that very first day back in the classroom.
When you’re in the midst of your “school supply” run at your local Walmart, head over to the snack aisle and grab a box of Quaker Chewy Dips Chocolate Chip granola bars which are what forms the base for this recipe.
I picked up a couple more Quaker items for some recipes I’m working on a little later.
Quaker Chewy Dips “Toy Story” Slinky Dogs
Did you know that “Toy Story” was the very first movie Pixar released in theaters? Kind of crazy to think about the massive success they have had since then. Disney released the film way back in 1995 and for the past twenty years children have come to know and love each and every one of its characters.
Today, I’m going to focus on just one…Slinky Dog!
You’ll be able to assemble this tiny treat in just under thirty minutes!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
– 1 Quaker Chewy Dips Chocolate Chip Granola Bar
– 4 Tootsie Rolls
– 4 Yellow Life Savers Candies
– 1 Green Life Savers Candy
– White Chocolate
– Dark Chocolate
– Ziplock Bag
Cut one tootsie roll into two pieces. Take one of those pieces and cut it into four equal pieces. Roll all four pieces into the shape of Slinky Dog’s legs. Press each leg onto the four yellow life savers candies as shown above. The tootsie roll will be tacky enough to adhere itself onto the life savers. Now you have Slinky Dog’s feet and legs.
Unwrap a Quaker Chewy Dips Chocolate Chip Granola Bar. Melt your dark chocolate in the microwave for about thirty seconds or until just spreadable. Place your melted chocolate into a plastic ziplock bag and with a sharp knife, cut a very tiny hole in one corner of the bag. The smaller the hole, the better.
Use the bag of chocolate to pipe lines across the top of the granola bar to mimic the slinky part of Slinky Dog’s body. With your remaining unwrapped half tootsie roll cut off about two thirds of it and roll it into the shape of Slinky Dog’s tail. Use the melted chocolate to pipe a dab onto the back of the granola bar and attach the tail. Pipe a dab of chocolate onto the tip of the tail.
Next we are going to make Slinky Dog’s head.
Take two tootsie rolls and put them together. Using the palms of your hands roll these two tootsie rolls (is that why they are called tootsie rolls?) until one large ball has formed.
Take your final tootsie roll and cut it in half. With one half, form the mouth of Slinky Dog. Use a sharp knife to cut the thinner end of the mouth forming the dog’s lips. It will resemble a duck’s beak when you are finished.
Take the other half of the tootsie roll and cut it into two pieces. Form each of these pieces into Slinky Dog’s ears by pulling the candy and flattening it at the same time.
Affix the ears onto each side of the ball you formed and then place the mouth onto the lower portion. Congrats! You’re Slinky Dog head is almost complete!
Turn Slinky Dog’s head upside down and press your green life saver candy onto it. This will be the dog’s collar. Take your bag of melted chocolate and pipe a ring around the life saver. Affix Slinky Dog’s head onto his body. The melted chocolate will act like glue to hold everything together.
Pipe a small dab of chocolate onto the top of each one of Slinky Dog’s four legs and then place his body on top.
Slinky Dog just needs one more finishing touch to bring him to life! Eyes!
Melt your white chocolate in the microwave for about thirty seconds. When your white chocolate is nice and spreadable, dip the tip of a knife into it and use that to dab onto Slinky Dog’s face to form the whites of his eyes. Allow that to set. Take your dark chocolate and pipe pupils onto the whites of the eyes and pipe eyebrows over both eyes. Pipe an oblong bit of chocolate onto the top of Slinky Dog’s mouth to form his nose.
Watch as your child’s face lights up at the sight of one of their beloved Disney movie characters!