Friday, October 27, 2017

Quick and Easy Halloween Treats for School

It’s the time of year where Halloween parties, whether it be at school or with friends, are happening everywhere. You want to sign up to bring a treat, and you want to impress, but where does one find the time or the resources to come up with something creative? This year, don’t resort to bringing the borning and effortless bag of smarties – instead, try one of these super easy and impressive goodies that are sure to be a hit with everyone!

Frankenstein Pudding 
• What you’ll need:
• Clear 2oz shot cups
• Instant Pistachio or Vanilla pudding mix
• Oreo cookie crumbs
• A sharpie
This one is cute, yummy and super easy to do. All you need to do is make some instant jello pistachio pudding (if you have nut allergies, you can sub vanilla pudding with green food coloring), pour it into the clear shot cup, top with oreo crumbs, and draw a scary Frankenstein face – viola! You’ve got lil

Photo courtesy of A Turtle’s Life for Me

Rice Krispie Treat Monsters
Who doesn’t love Rice Krispy squares?? In this simple Halloween treat, you just need to make a batch of rice krispie treats (the recipe is usually on the back of the cereal box, so I won’t bore you with the details here); then you need to hit up Micheal’s or your local cake decorating supply store (I use Scoop and Save in Langley) for some candy eyeballs, sprinkles and some colored melting chocolate. Another alternative is to buy white chocolate from walmart and use food coloring, but Micheal’s has the pre-colored melting discs that are super easy to use.

You simply make the rice krispie squares, dip them in chocolate and sprinkles, and stick the eyes on – and there you have a plate full of cute, delicious Rice Krispie treat monsters! Tip: melt the chocolate carefully in the microwave, starting in 30 second intervals – it melts very quickly and tends to burn if left in there for too long.

Photo courtesy of Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Fruit Cup Jack o Lanterns
This one is probably the cutest and one of the easier snacks to make. All you need is to purchase some pre-packaged peach or orange segment fruit cups and draw a cute little jack-o-lantern face on it! You can draw it on the top of the lid or on the side of the cup, depending on what you prefer. Bonus points for providing a healthy alternative here!

Photo courtesy of Mama Bee's Freebies

Witch Finger Cookies
My mom and I used to make these cookies when I was a kid, and she still makes them to this very day for my little ones. They’re so cute, fun and spooky – a perfect addition to your Halloween party this year. My girls love to hold them and pretend that they have long creepy witch fingers!

All you’ll need:
• A basic sugar cookie recipe
• Whole Almonds
• Pre-made (or homemade ifyou’re ambitious) red icing

Once you’ve made your sugar cookie dough, roll the pieces out into 3 inch long finger shapes. Take a fork and press into two spots – I like to do it half way up the finger, and right below the fingernail. This will make it look extra creepy and extra wrinkly! Another tip is to make the finger look arthritic by making the knuckle areas wider than the shaft of the finger! At our house we like to dye the dough green so it looks extra witchy!

Photo courtesy from Simply So Good

Boo Cheese String
Finally…this last party snack is for that mom that forgot that she signed up to bring something for party day at school or daycare…and she’s rushing and can only stop at the grocery store quickly on the way to drop off…and doesn’t want to show up with crappy storebought cupcakes because we all know our kids are going to get enough junk food at Halloween…(I’m not speaking from experience here, I swear)…
The solution you have been waiting for is right here, ladies and gentlemen! Mozzarella cheese strings and a sharpie! VIOLA! You have cheese ghosts!

Happy Halloween!

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