Scary snacks for Halloween

October 28 2015
DIY


Halloween is one of my kids’ favourite holidays. They love to dress up, they love to go trick-or-treating and most of all – they love the goodies! These four simple Halloween treats can be made quickly and easily so you can throw a no-hassle, fun Halloween bash. The kids adored every single one of these treats, and their smiles and laughs made it all worth it!

Discover below these four Halloween treats:

  1. Owl brownies
  2. Batty donut holes
  3. Mummy cookies
  4. Spooky spider cupcakes

OWL BROWNIES

WHAT YOU NEED:
  • 1 box of prepackaged brownies (package of 6)
  • 1 bag of mini Oreo cookies
  • 12 orange Smarties
  • 24 brown M&M’s Minis
Steps
  1. Unwrap a brownie and slice it in half to give you 2 brownies.
  2. Twist 2 mini Oreo cookies apart and place icing side up on the brownie to make the eyes. Place 2 M&M’s Minis on the eyes and add 1 orange Smarties to make the beak.
  3. Take the remaining 2 Oreo pieces (from the separated cookies in the previous step) and stick them into the brownie above the eyes on a diagonal.

BATTY DONUT HOLES

WHAT YOU NEED:
  • 12 chocolate donut holes
  • 12 chocolate wafer cookies
  • 24 icing eyes
Steps
  1. Grab a chocolate wafer cookie and very gently break it in half.
  2. Stick each half into the side of the donut hole to make bat wings.
  3. Place 2 icing eyes on the front of the donut hole. If you’re having trouble getting the eyes to stick to the donut hole, dab a bit of white frosting on the back before placing them on the donut.

MUMMY COOKIES

WHAT YOU NEED:
  • 1 package of refrigerated prepared cookie dough
  • 1 tube of white frosting
  • 24 mini chocolate chips
  • Small gingerbread man cookie cutter
Steps
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Roll out the cookie dough on a floured surface. Cut out 12 gingerbread men with the cookie cutter.
  2. Place the cookies on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 8 minutes, or until the edges start to brown. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  3. Once cooled, pipe white frosting all over the cookie to create the effect of mummy bandages. Add 2 mini chocolate chips to make the eyes. If the white frosting is coming out of the tube too quickly, I squeeze it into a plastic baggie and slice off a small tip with scissors so the icing comes out in nice, thin lines.

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

WHAT YOU NEED:
  • Cupcake mix (flavour of your choice)
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup (125 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Natrel 2% Milk
  • 1 container of vanilla frosting
  • 1 tube of black gel icing
  • 12 large gumdrops
  • 12 small black candies
  • 2 black licorice laces
Steps
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a large bowl, add the cupcake mix, eggs and vegetable oil.
  2. Slowly add the milk to the bowl, stirring. Mix well.
  3. Divide the cupcake mixture between lined cupcake moulds and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool completely. Remove from pan.
  4. Spread white frosting on top of cooled cupcakes, smoothing it out.
  5. With the black gel icing, make 3 circles on the top of the cupcakes. Drag a toothpick from the centre towards the outer edge about 6 times, going around in a circle. This will give you a perfect spider’s web.
  6. Now make the spider! Place a gumdrop in the centre of each cupcake. Place a smaller black candy in front of the gumdrop. Cut off 8 small pieces from a licorice lace and place them around the gumdrop (4 on each side) to make the spider’s legs.