Halloween is such a fun, festive time! There’s so much to go out and do! You can visit a haunted house, go on a spooky hayride, or get lost in creepy corn maze! While there are many options for different fun activities to do outside the comforts of home, there are also lots of spooktacular things you can do from home! One of those spooktacular things being, making your own sweet and tasty, homemade, Halloween-themed treats!
Now before you start making these terrifyingly tasty treats please note that we neither recommend, nor advise, giving out these homemade treats to any trick or treaters that may come your way this Halloween season. In the name of Halloween safety please keep these homemade sweet treats for yourself and save the individually wrapped treats for the kids.
Silly Oreo Spiders
Just a warning, you might have a hard time eating these sweet chocolate cookie spiders, they’re just too cute!
- 1 package of Oreo cookies (or another similar chocolate sandwich cookie)
- 1 package of black lace licorice
- 1 package of candy eyeballs
- 1 cup white candy coating
Directions: Begin by preparing the package of candy coating you purchased according to the specific directions on the box then set aside. Next, start cutting your licorice lace into 4 inch pieces. Then gently twist your Oreo cookie until the two halves come apart. Place the 4 inch licorice lace onto the side of the cookie with the most filling, and press them down into the filling. There should be licorice hanging out of the cookie, these are the legs!
Next use about a teaspoon or so of the white candy coating you prepared, place it on top of the licorice lace and filling to act as an extra adhesive. Then use a little bit of that candy coating to stick the eyes on top of your cookie. Repeat this process until you have as many cute spider cookies as you need!
Magic Pretzel Wands
The perfect treat for your little witch or wizard!
- 1 package of pretzel rods
- 1 container of vanilla frosting (prepared)
- Multicolored variety pack of sprinkles
Directions: Dip each pretzel rod into the frosting container, covering a little less than half of your rod with frosting. Then roll your coated section of pretzel rod into the colored sprinkles of your choice! You can make wands of all different colors with all different types of sprinkles!
You’ll have your very own sweet & salty pumpkin patch of tasty treats by the time you’re done with this recipe!
- 1 cup candy corn
- 5 cups popcorn (popped)
- 3 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup chopped peanuts (salted)
- 4 drops of red food coloring
- 3 drops of yellow food coloring
- ½ cup butter
- 4 sticks of black licorice
Directions: Start off by greasing a muffin pan, and set aside. Next combine popcorn, peanuts and candy corn into a large bowl, then set aside. Melt your butter into a large saucepan on medium heat. Stir in your marshmallows and food colorings, you may need to adjust to make the color more orange.
Once the marshmallows are totally melted pour the sticky concoction over the popcorn, peanuts and candy corn that you set aside earlier. Mix well so that all of the ingredients are distributed as evenly as possible. Using a greased spoon, fill the muffin cups with your concoction. Lastly add in your licorice to act as a stem and mold your pumpkin around the stem. Let sit until firm then pull out your pumpkin by the stem and enjoy!
Apple Teeth Treats
These funny looking fruity treats are a great healthy alternative, and a nice break from all that candy and chocolate!
- 4 Honeycrisp apples (cored and quartered)
- 1 package of blanched slivered almonds
Directions: Use a small, sharp knife to cut a lengthwise wedge from the side of your apple quarter that is covered in skin – be sure to leave the peel around the wedge to act as lips! Next poke your slivered almond pieces into the top and bottom of the area you just cut out. These will be your jagged looking teeth! Another quick tip for making these funny looking treats is to rub lemon juice on the cut portions. This keeps the apple from browning too quickly.
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