Little kids love Halloween. Who wouldn’t? After all, you get to knock on doors throughout the neighborhood asking for – and getting – treats of all kinds. Plus, you get to dress up in fun costumes. From edible eyeballs to hotdog mummies, Halloween wouldn’t be the same without lots of spooky treats to eat.
Whether you’re planning a Halloween party and need a spooky treat menu to serve, or you just want to make a few snacks for you and the kids, here are some great recipe ideas.
These yummy cheesy pastry puffs can be made using just four ingredients plus a few extras as you see fit.
You will need:
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 cup water
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 4 oz. Guryère cheese, coarsely grated
- For decorating: cream cheese, cucumbers, pimiento-stuffed olives, sriracha or ketchup
- Heat oven to 425°F, then line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Place butter, water, and ½ tsp salt in a medium saucepan, then set to medium heat.
- Add flour, then stir till mixture looks smooth and shiny.
- Continue stirring, then transfer the contents to a large bowl.
- Let cool for about 15 minutes.
- Add eggs and beat with a wooden spoon.
- Add ¼ tsp pepper and cheese.
- Form small balls and place them two inches apart on baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then rotate the pans.
- Reduce heat to 350°F and bake until light golden brown (about 15 minutes)
- Place on a wire rack to cool.
- Use cream cheese as glue, sticking slices of cucumber and olives on each puff.
- Squeeze sriracha or ketchup into squiggly lines around the sides.
Mummy Hot Dogs
This is a spooktacular take on the classic pigs in blankets. You will only need three ingredients:
- 16 hot dogs
- 1 package crescent dough rolls
- Preheat oven to 375, lining a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Dry off the hot dogs with a towel if they are wet from the packaging. You need a dry dog so the dough doesn’t slide around.
- Slice each triangle into very thin strips using a pizza or pastry cutter.
- Pull and stretch the strips before you wrap them around each hot dog, keeping the seams on the back and tucking loose dough at the back of the hot dog.
- Leave a small opening for eyes near the top of the hot dog.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes.
- Let cool.
- Dip a toothpick in mustard to add eyes or use ketchup if you want red eyes.
Spooky Boo Brownies
Halloween just got even more fun with these tasty Halloween ghost brownies. Whether for a class party or a Halloween bash in your home, these ooey, gooey brownies contain creamy frosting and a marshmallow surprise.
You will need:
- 1 box brownie mix
- Ingredients called for on back of box (water, vegetable oil, egg)
- 1 container of white frosting
- 16 large marshmallows
- Black decorating gel
- Heat oven to 350°F, then line a square pan with foil; leave some hanging over edges of pan. Grease the foil with cooking spray.
- Bake brownies as directed.
- Allow to cool.
- Freeze in pan for 15 minutes.
- Remove brownies from pan using foil edges.
- Peel the foil away.
- Cut the brownies into 4×4 rows.
- Heat frosting in bowl in microwave for 20 to 30 seconds. Stir every 10 seconds.
- Top each brownie with a marshmallow.
- Spoon 1 tbsp frosting over each marshmallow.
- Allow the frosting to set, about a half hour.
- Make eyes and mouths with black gel.
Chocolate Dipped Ghost Pretzels
This recipe is an easy one. Do this with your kids, or do them on your own in preparation for a party. You will need pretzel rods, white candy melts, coconut oil, and a black edible marker.
All you have to do is microwave white candy melts with 1 tsp. coconut oil. Stir every 20 seconds until melted and smooth. Dip the ends of the pretzel rods into the candy melts, about two-thirds of the way. Shake off the excess, then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow to cool until firm. Create ghoulish ghost faces using a black edible marker. If you don’t have an edible marker, use black gel.
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