This Halloween, I had every intention of doing some zombie-themed baking. I needed some decorations, though, and I thought that some edible bones would be just the thing I needed. In the past, I’ve used plastic skeletons to add some Halloween flair to desserts, but would always pull them off before serving. I was sure that I had seen candy bones before, but this year they were elusive and difficult for me to find. I finally tracked down these Scary Bones Sprinkles at my local Target and they were exactly what I was looking for. The bones are a good size, which makes them easy to place when decorating, have a glossy white finish and are embellished with random blood red spatters that give them a very creepy look. Unlike some other sprinkles I’ve used, these actually taste pretty good. They’re a lot like Spree (a sweet candy with a glossy coating and a compressed sugar interior) and, while crunchy, they are still easy enough to bite into that you won’t crack a tooth if you’ve used them for garnish.
I didn’t end up using these for a zombie themed dessert, but they do make a great addition to a batch of Dirt Cupcakes, and are perfect for spelling out Happy Halloween on top of a cake at a Halloween party. If you can’t find these, Wilton also makes bone-shaped sprinkles, which are a bit smaller and don’t have the blood detail, but make a nice stand in all the same.