Happy Halloween! Today is a busy day. We have Halloween parades, parties, pumpkins to carve, and trick or treating to get to. I am sure if you have kids, you are in the same boat. So here is a super quick side dish to make before you send them out tonight.
The more I look at these the more I think they look like sail boats, not witches hats, but go with me. Just don’t look too hard. I used store bought crescent rolls for these, and just didn’t roll them up all the way. Fold the tip over, and you have a hat! Great with a bowl of chili, or just about anything before they run around the neighborhood collecting candy.
My son thought they were super cute. He was very excited to have them with dinner. After awhile he did turn on me, and jumped on the sail boat side. Of course, I had to open my mouth and cast doubt, didn’t I? Either way, they are cute and fun for the kids.
Today is the last day of the Bake Sale over at Country Cleaver. Please go check out all the goodies for sale. My Peanut Butter Bars are there! I know you want me to send them to you
The week of Halloween is here! These are a fun quick treat for the kids, or the adults (my husband may have eaten his fair share). If you are helping out with a Halloween party at school, these would be something really easy the kids could do. I used an edible marker to make the eyes, but you could use one of those tubes of decorative icing, or even just melted chocolate.
I was running low on the chocolate, so I did a few “mummies” as well. I had a few googly candy eyes by Wilton left, so this was a fun way to use them up. When browsing for idea on Pinterest, I had seen ghost and mummie pretzels done using pretzel rods. I thought these looked more “realistic”, but use what you have or what you like!
I am going to forgo my usual Week in Review today to feature a couple more Halloween treats. I went a little over board with ideas this year! I made this snack mix for my son’s class. He saw it all packaged up and was very upset he had to wait until snack time at school to eat it. Luckily for him there were a couple kids out that day, so he brought 2 back home, to snack on later. The kids thought these were really fun. They would be great to hand out to trick-or-treaters, to have at a party, or really just for a snack after school. Plus you can put whatever you want in there. Really, there is only one “requirement”. You have to have the Frankensteins!!
Monster Snack Mix
6 cups Corn Chex Cereal
1 package Lemon-Lime Kol-Aid
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Light corn syrup
1/3 cup Butter
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted
Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
In a saucepan heat sugar, corn syrup and butter over medium heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil for 3 minutes (do not stir).
Turn off heat and stir in baking soda and Kol-Aid.
Pour over 6 cups Chex cereal and mix together gently. Spread onto a lined or greased baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Take out of the oven and set 40 pieces (or however many Frankensteins you want to make), onto another lined or greased cookie sheet. Cool completely, stirring the rest of them occasionally. (I did not do this and mine ended up in a big block of Green Chex.)
To make Frankensteins
Dip one end of a Chex square into the melted chocolate for the hair. Pour the rest of the chocolate into a small zip-loc bag. Cut off a tiny bit of the end. Pipe eyes and mouth onto the squares.
After the chocolate has hardened Assemble your mix using whatever mix-ins you would like.
Things are progressing with our house. All the inspections are over and “passed”. We are set to close on December 5th. My husband even found a lot that is worth considering out in Fort Collins. It would be so nice to find something before we moved out there. Then we could send our 6 year old to the school where our house would be, and we wouldn’t have to move him around next summer. Way too much to think about when moving with kids. It was much easier when we moved to Iowa and he was only 18 months old!
This post may sound gross, but it isn’t I promise! I hope you are enjoying my week of Halloween themed treats. They are so much fun to come up with, especially when you have a 6 year old little boy to share them with! This was one of his favorites. He pretended he was a vampire all through dinner. These are so easy too! I only used Parmesan Cheese and Garlic, but you could flavor these however you wanted. You could add Italian Seasoning or Basil too.
Adapted from Pillsbury
1 can Pillsbury Breadsticks
2 Tbls Butter, melted.
1 Tbls Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp Garlic Powder (plus any other seasons you would like)
Preheat oven to 375. Open the can of breadstick dough, and separate into 12 sticks. In your hands roll it to about 12 inches long. Loosely tie each end in a knot, so they look like bones. Place on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Meanwhile, mix together butter, cheese and garlic. Brush breadsticks with butter mixture once you take them out of the oven. Serve with sauce.
Halloween is just around the corner, and I have another treat for you! I made Cake Pops for the first time, and attempted to make them look like Ghosts. I think there is a lot left to desired with these, but they would still go over very well with kids. Afterwards I thought maybe I should have used fondant for a more realistic look. But, hindsight is always 20/20. The other idea I had after the fact, was changing the shape. If I had made the cake pops bigger on the bottom and not just plain circles the dipping might have worked better. If you try them, let me know what works for you!
Sorry for the short post today! I have been running all over the place, and I am just exhausted. Only 4 days until my husband gets to come home!
I followed Bakerella’s Step by Step Guide to make my Cake Pops
Cake Pops (recipe here)
Almond Bark, melted
Dip Cake Pops in the Almond Bark. Place on a lined baking sheet. Let it harden slightly. Spoon more almond bark over the top. You want to build up the base, so you get the Ghost look. Once fully hardened, pipe the black icing on to make the face. If you have edible markers, they would work too.
Big news at our house today….my husband found us a house to rent in Colorado! It has been hard for him to find something. He has gone to see a few places, but there have been 6 or 7 people interested in each place. So it was a huge relief for him to secure a place today, and it is a nice place! As of right now it looks like we will be moving over Thanksgiving. Next up we have to find a lot, so we can start building a house. I am starting to get excited! Plus only 5 days until hubby comes home!
Today as the Halloween fun continues I made for you Witches Brew! This really isn’t a recipe, just a method. It is so easy, and you could change this up in so many ways. I made a kid friendly drink, but you could easily make this into a cocktail for an adult Halloween Party. This is a fun drink for kids! When else do you get to have “worms” in your drink? You could even put this in a big punch bowl for a party.
Ice Cube Trays
Green Kol-Aid (any green drink)
Place the Gummi Worms in the ice cube trays. Fill with water, and freeze. Place ice cubes in a glass, and fill with Green Kol-Aid.