I’m a couple days late posting this, the past week has been a little busy. Oh well, maybe these will be helpful for next year…? If you have kids, I’m sure you understand just how busy it can be, and making treats can be time consuming. This year I scoured Pinterest for some easy treats to make for our little Halloween Party.
Now I just want to mention that no matter how easy or difficult the baking, with a toddler it can still be a disaster (the kitchen that is). Here I was baking, when apparently someone decides its snack time and helps herself to some cereal. She has a bowl and everything and puts a handful in, not bad. I was ok with that. Then somehow, it quickly turns into this;
This is life with a 1 1/2 old, we got cereal on the floor, dish towels out of the drawer and combined with my busy counters full of baking….disaster! The thing of it all, is when I was right in the kitchen I thought it didn’t look to bad, then I got this view while I was coming down the stairs!! Haha. Oh well, the mess on the floor really was fairly quick cleanup and I got my baking finished, so we’ll call it a success!
Anyways, on to these easy treats. What makes them so easy? I cheated…none of them are made right from scratch!
- 1pkg Two Bite Brownies
- Buttercream Icing
Line up the brownies, use a large circle icing tip for the ghost. For the eyes I used some left over icing and made red, but eyeballs, mini chocolate chips etc. will also do the trick!
Rice Krispie Ghosts (or can be monsters):
- 1 pkg Rice Krispie Treats
- 2 Cups white chocolate (for ghosts or use any color for monsters)
- Candy Eyeballs
Melt the chocolate, 30 seconds at a time until smooth. Dip the Rice Krispie Treats in the chocolate, covering about 1/3. Add the candy eyeballs immediately. I recommend setting the “ghosts” on parchment paper or wax paper after they have been dipped. Put in fridge for 5 minutes.
Oozing Eyeballs (cookies):
- 1 pkg Philsbury Cookie Dough (I use the ones that are already to go on the pan, instead of the tube)
- 12 Large Marshmallows
- 24 Jersey Milk Squares (or your choice of chocolate)
- Red Icing
Bake Cookies, as per instructions, removing cookies from oven slightly before done. Cut marshmallows with clean scissors, dipping in water to avoid stickiness. Put one half on each cookie. Put them back in for the remaining couple of minutes. Take them out and put a square of chocolate on each. Let cool completely. Once cooled make small lines with red icing to make the eyeball look.
***these cookies really can be made anytime of the year, just minus the red icing***
- Loaf of Bread
- Peanut Butter, Jam, Cheese Whiz (whatever spread you want)
- Pretzel Stix
- Small amount of icing or whatever you want to use for eyes (if anything)
Cut circles using a biscuit cutter or even the ring of a cup. Put your choice of spread on one circle. Add pretzel stix for spider legs. Put the other piece of bread on and add eyes.