Halloween fun treats

Halloween Fun Treats

I love Halloween.  It was always one of my favorite holidays as a child.  Getting in the kitchen to make some special treats was always something we looked forward to doing.  We laughed as we played together and that is still an important thing for families to remember.  Play together!  Here are some fun treats to make your own Halloween family fun.

Popcorn Pumpkins
In microwave, melt ¼ c. oleo and a 10 ½ oz. bag of mini marshmallows on high for 1-2 minutes to melt oleo and puff marshmallows.  Stir in a 4 serving size orange Jello and mix well.  Pour over 3 quarts of popped popcorn (12 cups).  Have children grease their hands well and form the popcorn into a pumpkin, use a green spearmint as a leaf and chocolate chips for the face.  They taste good and are awesome to make.  Can be used with different flavors (colors) for other holidays.

Halloween Magic Wands
Pretzel rods, dipped in chocolate and rolled in sugar sprinkles.  Looks like a wand dipped glitter.

Witches Hats
Take a fudge stripe cookie.  Attach a chocolate candy kiss on top using frosting.

Spider Suckers
Take a large lollipop (Tootsie Roll Pops are great) and wrap 4 long black pipe cleaners around the stick beside the sucker.  Twist around until secure.  Then, extend the pipe cleaners out to make 8 legs.  Bend each leg to resemble a spider's leg.  Last, glue on wiggly eyes.

Witches Hand
Purchase a box of plastic or rubber gloves that are clear, a couple of bags of candy corn, popcorn, orange and black yarn and those spooky spider rings.  First place 1 candy corn in each finger slot then fill rest of glove with popcorn, then tie the hands off with the yarn and place a spider ring on the ring finger of the "Witches Hand."

Wiggly Drinks
Freeze gummy worms and other wiggly creatures into ice cubes.  Float them in your party drinks or make a big splash in a punch bowl.

Creepy Chips
All you need to do is spray a few flour tortillas with canola or vegetable oil.  Then sprinkle parmesan cheese or cinnamon and sugar on each tortilla.  Next, cut out spooky shapes out of the oiled tortillas using cookie cutters in Halloween shapes (pumpkin, bat, ghost, witch, etc.)  Finally, place the cut out tortillas on a baking sheet and bake at 350° until crispy.