I live for holidays. I look forward to them. I plan months in advance when it comes to what I want to bake and make. I search FB daily for fun things to do out and about in the community. I try to soak it all up and wish the holiday months would last longer, especially the fall and winter ones.
Another thing I love to do when it comes to holidays is host playdates. I look forward to planning festive and activities for the kids. The kids look forward to playing with their friends and eating all of the treats. Since Halloween is just a few days away, I’m sharing some easy edible Halloween goodies today.
These were inspired by Pinterest. I used pre-made cookie dough- peanut butter. I baked the cookies and let them almost completely cool on a cooking rack. Once they were almost cool, used chocolate frosting to make the 8 legs. I put frosting in a plastic bag, cut the tip and piped the frosting onto the cookies. From there, I placed a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup on top, pressing it down gently. After that, I used the same chocolate frosting to get the eyes on. These edible eyes were found at Target in the holiday section. The frosting helps them stick to the peanut butter cups and then you’re done!
Witch Hat Cupcakes-
Super simple! Funfetti cupcake mix. Purple icing- store bought. Make the cupcakes. Ice them with the icing, place an Oreo cookie thin on top. Use a little green icing on the bottom of an unwrapped Hershey Kiss and place it on the Oreo. The longest part of this creation is waiting for the cupcakes to cool before icing them.
Broom Cheese Sticks-
A stick pretzel and half of a cheese stick (sliced at the bottom,) tied with a little piece of chives. These weren’t eaten as quickly as the sweet treats, but they came out cute!
Sharpie marker on little clementines made these cute pumpkins. Make sure the clementines are completely dry before writing on them.
These took the longest, but were fun to make. And delicious to eat too! Using melted almond bark, dip pretzel rods in and cover as much as possible with bark. Lay on a sheet of parchment paper. Once all pretzels are covered, use more almond bark to swirl over the top of the already covered pretzels. Add two mini chocolate chips as the eyes and you’re all set.
Witch Hat Cookies-
Oreo Thins, Hershey’s Kisses and frosting. These are definitely the quickest to make. The hardest part is unwrapping all of the chocolate kisses, which is an easy job to give the little ones. Just make sure to account for the ones they’re going to sneak! Put icing on the bottom of a kiss and press it into the top of a cookie. Done and Done!
What I love about these edible treats is that the kids can help with all of them. Use this as an opportunity to them in the kitchen with some spooky music and start making memories!
Enjoy and Happy Halloween!