Halloween Treats Make Tasty Snacks
While the ghosts and goblins at your house can’t wait to fill their trick-or-treat bags with store-bought candy, nothing will ever take the place of homemade recipes made with love. These easy Halloween snacks are sure to please your kids.
Yummy popcorn pumpkins
Make these Halloween pumpkins for a party or wrap them in cellophane to give away on trick-or-treat night.
Ingredients (Makes 12)
- Popped popcorn, 5 cups
- Candy corn, 1 cup
- Salted nuts, 1 cup chopped
- Butter, 1/2 cup
- Miniature marshmallows, 3 cups
- Red food coloring, 4 drops
- Yellow food coloring, 3 drops
- Red or black licorice, 4 sticks cut into thirds
Place the first three dry ingredients into a large bowl and grease a muffin pan.
Over medium heat, melt the butter, stir in the marshmallows and both food colorings. Pour the completely melted marshmallows over the popcorn mixture in the bowl, and mix so all ingredients are evenly distributed.
Using a greased spoon, fill the muffin cups. Take a piece of licorice that serves as a stem, and secure the popcorn mixture around it. Allow to stand until firm. You should be able to pick up each pumpkin by the stem.
Creepy chocolate spiders
- 1 pound chocolate confectioner’s coating, or 1 bag of chocolate semi-sweet morsels
- 8.5 ounce package chow mein noodles
- 40 red mini M&M’s®
Cut up the chocolate confectioner’s coating before placing in a double boiler over water. You can melt the semi-sweet morsels the same way or use your microwave. Stir the chocolate while heating until it’s a smooth texture.
Remove from heat, stir in the chow mein noodles, and stir to evenly distribute. Spoon mixture onto the waxed paper and then push two red M&M eyes into each spider. Let cool before serving.
Candy corn Halloween pizza
- 1 Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookie roll
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup regular candy corn (or any small pieces of Halloween candy)
- 1/2 cup raisins (if your kids won’t eat raisins, substitute chocolate bits or nuts)
- 1/4 cup ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cover a 12-inch pizza pan with foil and grease with shortening. Slice the cookie dough roll into 1/4-inch slices and place on top. Flour your fingers, and mold the slices into a crust. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Cool for 30 minutes.
Using the foil, lift the crust from the pan. Carefully slide the crust off the foil onto a tray or platter. Spread the crust with peanut butter and sprinkle with the candy corn and raisins.
Microwave the frosting in a small microwaveable bowl on high for 10 to 15 seconds until thin enough to drizzle over the top of the pizza. Cut into wedges.