Friday, October 31, 2014

DIY Halloween Treats

Halloween is traditionally a candy-filled holiday and having the same candy year after year can get a little boring, until now. Here are a few ideas to make Halloween treats even more fun and even sugar-free:

Creepy Candy
o   Ghost Suckers.  A fun and easy way to dress up a sucker on Halloween is to turn it into a little ghost.  All you will need are your favorite suckers, white napkins, small rubber bands and a sharpie.  Simply wrap the white napkin around your sucker, secure the napkin with the rubber band and draw on a ghost face (two dot eyes and an ‘O’ for the mouth’).  Kids will go crazy over these ghostly treats.

o   Candy Hands.  Instead of making a trick or treat bag, why not create a creepy candy hand?  Simply pick up some disposable gloves at the craft or grocery store and fill them with candy.  Don’t forget to use long and thin candy, like Smarties, to form the fingers then stuff the gloves with all of your favorite candy and tie the top with a small piece of ribbon or twine.

Rice Krispy Treat Pumpkins

Edible Pumpkins 
o   Pumpkin Krispy Treats.  Rice krispy treats are one of the easiest homemade deserts which is why they are my go to for any DIY holiday treat.  To make the perfect Halloween rice krispy treat, simply turn the traditional treat into a pumpkin!  You will need rice krispy cereal, marshmallows, butter, red and yellow food coloring, tooties roll midgets and plastic sandwich bags.  Once you have melted your marshmallows and butter, add the food coloring to turn the marshmallow mix orange (2 parts yellow; one part red).  Then use the sandwich bags as gloves, coated with butter to easily form small orange balls and insert the tooties roll midget at the pumpkin stem.  Eat and enjoy!

Candy-Free Treats 
o   Play doh Favors.  If you are looking for a fun alternative to a candy Halloween treat for toddlers, look no further than a little play doh.  Pick up a few Halloween play doh colors and Halloween cookie cutters and wrap both together as a fun candy-free and toddler friendly Halloween treat that parents will thank you for.

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Until next time,
aka Chick #1

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