Skeletons, spiders, bats, monsters, and werewolves! Oh my! The countdown to the spookiest night of the year is officially on. For kids, Halloween is a day filled with costumes, silliness, and candy, but you can add to sweetness of the holiday with cake pops that celebrate All Hallows' Eve. These 17 spook-tacular bites of cake on a stick are definitely more sweet than spooky, but they're sure to put even bigger smiles on your little monsters' faces.
We've found some of the coolest Halloween treats and cake pops around, but if you like to keep your kiddie desserts old-school, check out 13 spooky sweet cupcakes. From classic (and easy-to-bake or -buy) cupcakes with Halloween toppers to versions featuring creative witches' hats, spiderwebs, mummies, owls, and ghosts, these cupcakes are more delightful than frightful!
Don't let all your Halloween sugar highs come from prepackaged candy. We found 17 awesome, creative desserts, all sure to inspire you to create your own spooky cookies, cakes, and more. From the elaborate — we're loving the Dracula-esque cookie sandwich with marshmallow teeth — to the simple (you can make Nutter Butter ghosts in just a few minutes), these treats might be scary, but they're also supersweet.
Are you really gonna eat that? For lil monsters everywhere, there's something oddly appealing about eating the grossest foods possible. While mama may balk at eating green slime and eyeball cupcakes, tots can't get enough of the gross, gooey stuff! This is the time of year to indulge tots' hunger for all things creepy crawly, slimy, and spooky. Keep reading for some fun party and classroom ideas that will hopefully turn more heads than stomachs!
Halloween's focus may be on a youngster's costume and the candy he gathers as he makes his way through the neighborhood, but that doesn't mean the party can't start early with some tasty treats.
From school-sponsored bashes to kiddie soirees, Halloween parties offer lil ones another opportunity to show off their costumes and indulge in some sweets to kick off the spooktacular holiday. And if you're planning a haunted house party you'll want simple sweet treats that wow the entire crowd. Be inspired by 12 delicious Halloween treats we've whipped up in the name of the candied holiday.
After seeing BabySugar's ghostly cupcakes, I wanted to bake something Halloweenish for my wee ones. I was thrilled when I found these simple and adorable marshmallow skulls – a perfect decoration for a Halloween baked good. With only a bag of marshmallows, color sprinkles and a knife, I turned a regular marshmallow into a spooky skull.
Rather than make elaborate chocolate-coated Madelines as the recipe called for, I made a simple brownie recipe. I cooked the brownies in a muffin tin for easy individual servings. Rather than coat the brownies in frosting to attach the skulls, I waited for the brownies to cool slightly and the warmth melted the marshmallows just enough. If you want to decorate your tasty treats with spooky and squishy skulls, keep reading.
Tired of the same ol', same ol'? Almost every Halloween soiree is guaranteed to offer up candy and caramel covered apples. Take the opportunity to serve up something refreshing, fun and super easy to make. Whip up some Jell-O jigglers in festive colors and shapes. Tots will get fired up to offer a helping hand and mama will delight in the easy clean up and simple recipe.
To see how to make these wobbly creatures, just read more
Double, double toil and trouble...If you're preparing for a household Halloween bash get some sweet backup and inspiration from gourmet mixes and cookie cutters. Stores like Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, Target and drugstores are fully stocked with scary and silly Halloween shapers that will add that extra pizzazz to your kiddie soiree spread.
I adore this Halloween cookie cutter set ($20 for 5), which can be used year after year. Even if you don't purchase dessert makings, a quick trip in the store can be great inspiration for your own homemade Halloween treats.
I know it is only a short while before my lil ones come home with bags of treats, so I wanted to try to make my own candy! Epicurious had a great recipe for a frightful version of buckeye candy; traditionally it is a peanut butter ball that is then coated in a thin layer of chocolate. With a little creative dunking and a bag of M&M's, these candies are transformed into a spooky, yet, scrumptious monster eyeball.
Kids can definitely help with the whole process because the recipe only requires a microwave. You might even be grateful as mixing the peanut butter and powdered sugar is best done by hand and can be a pretty messy job! The finished candies would be cute packaged in small gifts bags as a ghoulish treat for your kids' friends! Children of all ages (including adults) are bound to love this classic combination, so if you want to get started on your own eye-poppingly delicious candy for Halloween keep reading for my tips and recipe.