Scary snacks for Halloween
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:
- Owl brownies
- Batty donut holes
- Mummy cookies
- Spooky spider cupcakes
- 1 box of prepackaged brownies (package of 6)
- 1 bag of mini Oreo cookies
- 12 orange Smarties
- 24 brown M&M’s Minis
- Unwrap a brownie and slice it in half to give you 2 brownies.
- 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.
- 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
- 12 chocolate donut holes
- 12 chocolate wafer cookies
- 24 icing eyes
- Grab a chocolate wafer cookie and very gently break it in half.
- Stick each half into the side of the donut hole to make bat wings.
- 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.
- 1 package of refrigerated prepared cookie dough
- 1 tube of white frosting
- 24 mini chocolate chips
- Small gingerbread man cookie cutter
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a large bowl, add the cupcake mix, eggs and vegetable oil.
- Slowly add the milk to the bowl, stirring. Mix well.
- 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.
- Spread white frosting on top of cooled cupcakes, smoothing it out.
- 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.
- 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.