With a sharp knife, cut off thin slice of peel from bottom of orange to enable it to stand firmly.
For the hat, cut off anywhere from 1/4 to 1/3 from the top of the orange.
With spoon, scoop out pulp and membrane from the orange (this is easier with a fruit spoon).
Using a toothpick, poke holes in the peel where you will want the mouth and nose to go. Stick the cloves in the holes you just made.
With the point of a paring knife, cut two holes for the eyes. Carefully insert the cut licorice whips into the holes you just made.
Fill oranges with sherbet, mounding it above the rim.
Place the lid atop the sherbet at a fun angle. Attach maraschino cherry through each lid and into the sherbet with a toothpick (which also acts an anchor for the lid).
Keep frozen until ready to serve.
When I was doing the photo shoot for this recipe…or, I should say, I was attempting to do the photo shoot…it was over 100F degrees outside and not much cooler inside. The poor goblins were having a hard time holding their sherbet….
I stuck them in the freezer and we tried it again a few days later. They were much, much happier, then (until they found out about the horror that awaited them…we won’t discuss that…).
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