It’s that time of the year again when pumpkins glow, costumes come to life and the sweet scent of spooky treats fills the air. So why not up your Halloween game a notch by getting your little monsters involved in some wickedly fun baking? You don’t need to be a master chef to make these delicious recipes; you just need a dash of enthusiasm and a sprinkle of creativity. Let’s dive into the cauldron of easy treats for Halloween you can whip up with your kids!
Ghostly Brownie Bites
What’s Halloween without a friendly ghostly presence? After whipping up a batch of brownie mix (or cheat a bit with a boxed mix – no judgment here!) cut the brownies into bite-sized squares. Then comes the fun part – decorating! Get some white icing and mini chocolate chips and let your kids turn those brownies into spooky ghosts. Watch as their little faces light up when they create their own haunted treats.
Creepy Crawly Spider Cookies
These cookies are a delightfully spooky treat that’s easy to make. Whip up a batch of your favorite cookie dough – chocolate chip, sugar, whatever floats your ghost ship. Roll the dough into balls, place the balls on a baking sheet and then let your kids stick in some pretzel sticks for legs before baking. Once they’re out of the oven, add some candy eyes to complete the spider transformation. Voila, you’ve got a batch of creepy crawly critters!
Mummy Hot Dogs
Who says Halloween treats are all about sugar? Give your kids a savory treat by making mummy hot dogs. Grab a pack of or make hot dog sausages (your choice of real meat or a vegan option) and some crescent roll dough. Wrap the dough around the sausages, leaving a little gap for the mummy’s “face.” Pop them in the oven and watch the dough magically turn into mummy wrappings. Use a bit of mustard or ketchup for the eyes and you’ve got a spooktacular dinner ready!
No baking skills required for this one – just some sticky fun! Melt some marshmallows and butter, stir in orange food coloring and mix in Rice Krispies. Shape the mixture into pumpkin-like balls and insert a Tootsie Roll or pretzel stick as the stem. Let your kids get their hands sticky and help mold these adorable pumpkin treats.
Witch Hat Cupcakes
Transform regular cupcakes into enchanting witch hats with a simple trick. Frost the cupcakes with chocolate icing, and then use a chocolate wafer cookie as the brim of the hat. Place a Hershey’s Kiss on top of the wafer, and ta-da! You’ve got yourself a batch of whimsical witch hats that’ll cast a delicious spell on your taste buds.