Score “ghoul” points with these hauntingly tasty Halloween treats that are simple for you to serve up.
Candy Corn on the Cob
Mold rice-cereal-treat mixture into triangular candy-corn shapes. Press a pretzel rod into each one, and “glue” it in place with melted white chocolate. Freeze until the chocolate hardens. Spread a layer of melted white chocolate over the treat. Spoon rows of white, orange and yellow sprinkles on top. Freeze until ready to serve. (lovefromtheoven.com)
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Slice premade chocolate cupcakes horizontally into 3 pieces. Layer cakes and orange frosting inside an 8-oz mason jar. Top with chocolate sprinkles. (glorioustreats.com)
Eyes of Newt
Add green food coloring to your favorite deviled-egg recipe. Decorate with an olive slice and red food-decorating gel. (pagingsupermom.com)
Arrange thin pretzel sticks in a starburst shape on a baking sheet. Place a spoonful of melted white chocolate in the center of the star to seal the sticks together. Drizzle the chocolate around the sticks to create the web. Place 2 raisins in the center, and cover with melted milk chocolate to form the spider. Freeze until chocolate hardens. (momendeavors.com)
Draw a pumpkin face on an orange with a Sharpie. (skinnytwinkie.com)
Make a peanut-butter cracker sandwich. Insert 4 thin pretzel-stick halves into the filling on each side. Top with 2 raisins dipped in cream cheese. (lajollamom.com)
Bad to the Bone
Knead 1 tube of refrigerated gingerbread-cookie dough with baking-cocoa powder. Roll out, and use a cookie cutter to cut out gingerbread-man shapes. Bake and cool cookies. Use white icing to make the skeleton design. (ourbestbites.com)
Preheat oven to 200°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place 3 room-temperature egg whites in a mixing bowl. Beat until foamy. Increase the mixer's speed to medium, then add 1/2 tsp cream of tartar. Continue to beat until the egg whites hold soft peaks. Turn mixer to high and slowly add 1/4 tsp vanilla and 3/4 cup fine sugar. Beat until stiff, glossy peaks form.
Scoop mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag; cut off one corner of the bag and pipe out 2-inch mounds of meringue onto the parchment paper. Insert chocolate chips for the eyes and nose. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Turn off oven and leave “ghosts” inside for at least three hours to set.
Cut a 2 1/2-inch piece from a cheese stick and make thin vertical slits halfway up the cheese around one of the ends. Tie a carrot peel and a thin chive around the top of the cheese, then insert a pretzel stick.
With a knife, make two notches in the center of a 4-inch peeled carrot to create “knuckles.” Add a dab of spreadable cheese at the carrot's pointy tip and press a sliced almond on top for the nail. (Best for kids over 4.)
Cut a 1-inch pocket lengthwise along a snow pea. Insert a thin red-pepper slice for the tongue and almond slivers for the teeth. (Best for kids over 4.)