Like most of you, I’m a mom on the go. I’ve always seen my super crafty momma friends posting all these fun and cute holiday treats that they made with their kids. I was determined that I was going to give my kids that lasting memory too, by George! So a few years ago, I decided that for each holiday I’d do at least one holiday treat that we could all make and eat together! This year, I got a little ahead of myself and did three! Eek! They are so simple, quick, and fun to do with your kiddos’ help!
1. Pretzel Pumpkins
- Bag of salted mini pretzels
- green decorator’s icing (or bag of m&m’s, you’ll only need the green ones)
- 1 bag of white chocolate chips
- orange food coloring (or use yellow and red)
- wax paper lined pan/platter.
Heat the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute, then stir. Continue heating and stirring in 30 second intervals until all is melted and smooth. (You can use a tbsp. of shortening if it’s too thick.) Mix in your orange food coloring, stirring until you get a nice bright orange. Dip each pretzel into the orange mixture until fully covered and place on a wax paper lined pan/platter. Then while the pretzel is still wet, you will either place a green M&M for the stem, or use green decorator’s icing. Let it cool and harden for 30 minutes.
Your kids (and YOU) will surely love this sweet and salty treat!
2. Dracula Dentures
- Chocolate chip cookies (I used store bought)
- red frosting
- bag of mini marshmallows
- almond slivers.
Cut your chocolate chip cookies in half (which is easier said than done), spread red icing on insides of the half cookies, place 4-6 small marshmallows on one half, add 2 almond slivers for his fangs, then top it off with the other half of the red frosted cookie.
This one was a lot of fun for the kids because as soon as they made it they could eat it (no wait time)!! They absolutely loved walking around with their Dracula Dentures!!
3. Jack Skellington cupcakes
- batch of chocolate cupcakes
- white buttercream frosting
- black decorator’s icing
- 1 toothpick.
Frost the cupcakes. Use one toothpick to lightly etch the outline of two large eyes in the frosting. Slowly fill in the circles for the eyes with the black decorator’s icing. Then slowly pipe the two short small lines for the nose and a long slender line slightly curved for the mouth. For a finishing spooky touch, add some short, small barbs along his mouth!
These are super cute even if you aren’t the best with decorator’s icing (which I am not, so let your kids give it a try)! Your kids will think they are awesome and tasty too!
All of these make such a sweet Halloween treat for our little ones who are just too cute to spook! Happy Halloween to all you “mummies” out there!