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Pretzel Skeletons, Halloween Snack

These little skeletons are so cute, you may not want to eat them!  Using candy coating and pretzels, you can make these fun, Halloween goodies perfect for your little goblins!

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You will need

Pretzels Sticks and mini twists

Almond bark

M&Ms for the eyes

Wax paper for setting up

Begin by melting your almond bark in the microwave for 90 seconds.  I did half a brick at a time.  If it isn’t melted, put it back in for another 20 seconds, taking it out to stir.  Continue those steps until it is melted all the way without chunks.

Once you have the candy coating melted, begin to put your pretzels in.  I started with a twist for the head.  Once it was coated, I fished it out of the candy coating with a fork.  I then allowed the excess candy coating to drip back into my bowl, and set the pretzel on the wax paper.  My pattern was 1 twist pretzel followed by 5 stick pretzels all horizontal under the twist to form the ribs.  Once the ribs are done, do another twist pretzel, but this time do it upside down.  Finally, you will be doing 4 more sticks and laying them for the legs and arms.  If you are using M&Ms for the eyes, now is when you will put them on too.  Continue doing this until all of your candy coating is gone.  I got 12 skeletons out of half a brick of candy coating.  When they were done setting up on the wax paper I used a thin, metal spatula to scoop them off the wax paper.  The skeletons will be fairly brittle in some places, mostly where the head and ribs connect.  Be sure to set them in an airtight container where they won’t be shaken around a lot to avoid them breaking before you are ready to use them.

Now you have a great, inexpensive snack for your kids, a Halloween party, maybe even a school party if you are going to take them yourself.  Not sure how they would hold up in the care of a rambunctious grade schooler!

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Witch Feet Cupcakes ~ Quick, Easy, Halloween Treats

Paper straws are big right now.  You can find all kinds of them all over right now.  When I saw these black and orange ones, I thought they looked like tights and came up with this idea.

You will need:

  • Cupcakes that are baked and iced
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • Striped paper straws
  • Small witches feet cut outs (I cut mine out with my Silhouette machine, but you could find some by searching for them online and printing them off.  Mine were about an inch each)
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun

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Begin by cutting your straws into 3 sections.  Don’t stress too much if they aren’t perfectly even, you can push them down a little further into the cupcake.  You can then attach the shoes to the straw sections using hot glue.  Let them cool and make sure you remove any glue strings that may be hanging before putting them into the cupcake.

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I used some fall leaf sprinkles, maybe my witches were jumping into piles of leaves!  There you have a super simple party food that people will love and think is cute!  I served them at a family get together and the kids thought they were great!

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Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups #Halloween, #pumpkins, #EastHalloweenTreatsThese little Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups are so cute I can hardly stand it.   You can make the pumpkins and “dirt” before you need to serve them.  Then assemble them just before the party.  Love how they turned out, hope you enjoy them too.

You Need
6 Chocolate Jello Pudding Cups
6 Oreo Cookies (Crushes up)
3 Milano Milk Chocolate Cookies (cut in half, So 6 total)
Orange melting chocolate
Green writing icing
Wax paper and a fork

First start by making your pumpkins. Grab your orange melting chocolate and melt in the microwave. You microwave and mix the chocolate around every 15 seconds until it’s smooth. Then get a piece of wax paper and lay it down. Now dunk each half of the milano cookie into the chocolate and use a fork to take it out and place on wax paper. before it hardens make up and down marks with your form on the pumpkin. This will give that pumpkin look. Then place in fridge or freezer to harden faster.

Now grab your pudding cup and open them up. Used your crushes up oreos and sprinkle a small amount on top of each pudding cup. Set those aside for a minute.

Get your pumpkins from the fridge and put them on the counter. Grab your green writing icing and make a vine and steam on each pumpkin. Then place the pumpkin on top of the pudding cup. Sprinkle with some more oreo crumbs if you’d like and enjoy.

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Jack O’ Lantern Oranges – Healthy Halloween Treats

Kids get way too much sugar, especially at Halloween, right?  While these oranges are still sweet, they are a healthier alternative to a candy bar!  With the cute jack o’ lantern faces,kids will be excited to grab one, and you can feel better knowing they made one healthier choice!

You will need

Mandarin oranges

black sharpie marker

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As far as crafts, and food decorating goes, this is probably the easiest one you will ever do!  All you are going to do is draw a face on the top of your cup of mandarin oranges with your black sharpie. That is it!

This is also a great idea for a school Halloween party.  I know at my kids’ school they aren’t allowed to have anything homemade.  Kind of a bummer sometimes.  Not with these though!  You can still decorate them and make them cute so they are still festive for Halloween!  Why not let your child decorate the orange cups for their class party?  This could be some great craft time for you and your kiddos.

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Nutter Nutter Ghost ~ Quick and Easy Halloween Treats

Nutter Butter cookies are one of my personal favorites, so these little ghosts make me smile.  Quick and easy… and you can make them days before the party. That is a winner in my book.

To make your own Nutter Butter Ghost You Need

  • 1 package of Nutter Butter Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cup of melting white chocolate
  • Black Circle Sprinkles
  • Black writing icing

Start by melting your white chocolate in the microwave according to the chocolate directions. Usually microwave for 15 seconds and mix in between until it’s smooth. Then you want to get a fork and dunk the cookie in the chocolate and coat it fully. Then place the cookie onto Wax paper and repeat for all your cookies. Then let the chocolate set and harden. once that is set you can decorate. place a small dab of black icing for the eyes and a big circle for the mouth. Put a small round black sprinkle where the eyes should go. Let sit for a moment and they are ready to be eatten. ENJOY!Nutty Ghost for Halloween

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