Home-Made Halloween Treats

With Halloween only a day away, you might be thinking and preparing for parties and festivals, kids and costumes. Here are some of my favorite ‘Halloween’ recipes for fun, and sometimes healthy, Halloween snacks. These snacks and others are also great things you can do with your kids tonight as they prepare for their Halloween parties at school…

Apple Bites:

1. Just quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter, then press slivered almonds in place for teeth.

2. Tip: If you’re not going to serve them right away, baste the apples with orange juice to keep them from browning. This weekend will be one full of parties and candy, costumes and kids. If you’re going to a party this weekend and looking for some fun, cheap halloween snacks to bring to your party or leave for kids that come in costumes and knock on your door, here are some fun ideas for snacks:

From Family Fun

Frankenstein Cookies:

Take Double-Stuff Oreos and dip them in chocolate. Place two marshmallows on top of each other and take a pretzel stick and put it through the marshmallows and attach them to the cookie. Then break a pretzel stick in half and use each end for the Frankenstein ‘ears’.

From Statesman Journal

Coffin Brownies:

Form a cookie cutter in the shape of a coffin and cut out of brownie squares. Then decorate with frosting or nuts to ‘stylize’ your coffins.

From Argus Leader

Coconut Brains:
3 1/2 cups sweetened, flaked coconut
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup half & half or light cream
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
Using a large spoon, scoop out the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Plop each spoonful down to form large oval brain shapes.
Using a sharp knife or toothpick, draw a line down the center of each brain. Then draw some wavy lines on both sides.
Place brains in the refrigerator for at least one hour to chill and set.
Gently remove brains with a spatula to serve.

From RazzlerDazzer Recipes

These were just some of my favorites and one’s I might try. If you have a recipe or candy you’re cooking up, let us know about it!

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