What does everyone automatically think of when they think of Halloween? CANDY!
But what I have found is that the kids that hang out at our house for Halloween night prefer snacks other than candy. Of course they will dig in to their candy bags after Halloween, but for the party night that is Halloween in our neighborhood, here are some fun and easy ideas that you can try for your little ghouls & goblins!!!
Halloween Snack Mix
1 Bag Chex Mix
1 Bag Candy Corn Harvest Mix
1 Bag Peanut M&M’s
1 Bag Plain M&M’s
Combine in large bowl.
Could this be ANY easier???
Banana Pop Ghosts:
White Candy Melts
Mini Chocolate Chips (for eyes)
Popsicle Sticks (lollypop sticks don’t support the weight as well…)
Cut bananas in half and freeze them for 30 minutes. Insert Popsicle sticks and dip them in melted white candy melts. Add eyes & freeze until ready to serve.
Kids love these little ghostly creations!
Courtesy of FamilyFun Magazine
Mozzarella string cheese
Green bell pepper
Use a paring knife to cut each string in half and then round off one end to make it look like the top of a finger. Carve out a shallow area where the fingernail will be – just below the rounded end of the ‘finger’. (You may want to use gloves or plastic wrap so your fingers don’t smudge the texture of the cheese.)
Mark the joint right below the nail as well as the knuckle joint by carving out tiny horizontal wedges of cheese, as pictured.
For the fingernails, slice a green bell pepper into 3/8-inch-wide strips. Set the strips skin side down on your work surface and trim the pulp so that it’s about half as thick. Then cut the strips into ragged-topped nail shapes and stick them in place at the ends of the fingers with dabs of cream cheese.
Watch the kids (and adults) reactions when they check these out!
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4 long carrots
1 medium carrot
Softened cream cheese
Sliced-almonds (5 to be exact!)
To prepare them, just fill a serving bowl with your favorite vegetable dip. Wash and peel 4 long carrots for fingers and 1 medium carrot for a thumb.
With a paring knife (a parent’s job), cut a flat, shallow notch in the tip of each carrot. Then use a dab of dip or softened cream cheese to glue a sliced-almond fingernail atop each notch.
Stick the fingers in the dip, as shown, and serve with plenty of peeled baby carrots for dipping.
A creepy way to serve veggies and dip!
Chocolate chips (for the eyes)
Plastic Dracula teeth
The Dracula teeth go in the center of the donut, press 2 chocolate chips point side down into the donut for the eyes.
This is ALMOST as easy to make as the Halloween Snack Mix and will get a great reaction!!!
Stuffed Pumpkin Peppers
Since you have to eat dinner on Halloween, I suggest you make these to start your night out – I made these last week and my family loved them…
Green, red, orange and yellow peppers
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Using a paring knife, cut jack-o-lantern faces into the peppers. Boil the peppers in water for 10 minutes. While the peppers are boiling, brown the hamburger meat and cook the rice (I use minute rice for the quickest preparation). Mix together the hamburger, rice, spaghetti sauce and mozzarella together and stuff in the peppers. Bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
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