Halloween is almost here, so to prepare, today I have for you 5 tasty yet spooky treats you can easily make at home and on a budget. If you have children at home, they will really love making and eating them! Not to mention, one of these quick recipes could make for a great last minute treat for a Halloween party.
- Brake apart the pretzels leaving only the curved sides. Insert each pretzel piece into the sides of the marshmallow, 4 on each side. Set spiders on a lined baking sheet, freeze for about 30 minutes.
- Melt chocolate according to package instructions. Dip and cover each spider in chocolate and return to the baking sheet. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until set. Add 4 eyes with the red gel at the front of each spider.
- Bake cake according to package instructions. Let cool completely. In a large bowl crumble the cake. Add the frosting and mix together until moistened. Use the cake mixture to make 2 inch balls, place them on a lined baking sheet, and flatten them leaving the top wider than the bottom. Freeze 30 minutes.
- Melt candy melts according to instructions. Spread the candy coating evenly over the shaped cake mixture. Let set. Divide the Oreos in half, leaving the white filling on. Dab a small amount of candy coating at the back side of each Oreo half and attach it to the top of the Owl’s head making two eyes. Attach two brown M&M’s to the center of the Oreos. Dip an orange M&M into a little bit of candy coating and place it standing up below the eyes making a beak. Repeat the process with two yellow M&M’s, attaching them at the bottom forming the Owl’s feet.
- Chocolate Cake Box Mix
- Chocolate Frosting
- White Candy Melts
- Black Decorating Gel
- Red Decorating Gel
- Repeat instructions for cake mixture (See Owls). Form the cake mixture into 1 inch balls and place on a lined baking sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes.
- Melt candy coating according to package instructions. Cover each ball completely with candy coating. Press a brown, green, or blue M&M onto the top of each ball before the candy sets. Dot the M&M with black gel forming the pupil of the eye. Draw squiggles and lines along the sides of the eye with red gel to make a bloodshot eyes effect.
- In a large bowl crumble the loaf of bread. Add the frosting and mix until just moistened. (Add more if necessary.) Form 1 inch balls with the mixture and place on baking sheets. Freeze 30 minutes. Coat each ball with the melted candy coating. Let stand until set. Draw a stem, leaves, or vines on top of each mini pumpkin with the gel.
- Cover each cookie with melted candy coating leaving the bottom of each exposed. Let stand until set. Draw eyes and mouths on each ghost with the gel.