Now that I posted about Lou Reed, I feel a little more comfortable slipping into mommy blog territory for a minute. I just signed up to bring treats for my kid’s Halloween party. I actually love doing things like this, but I know I’m going to be busy this week. If you’re making Halloween treats, here are a few possibilities for projects that you can figure out how to do without reading the directions:
A few years ago, I made these:
and achieved the holy grail of internet-inspired treats: THEY TURNED OUT EXACTLY LIKE THE PICTURE. Very easy, if somewhat time consuming, and the kids loved them. Apple slices, peanut butter, mini marshmallows. Here’s a variation with almond slivers (and no, the kids did not care that the apples had browned a bit):
You could also use halves of cookies for the lips and pink icing for the gums, if you have to go nut-free (but check the cookie ingredients to make sure they’re safe).
I think we will go with these this year:
Pretzel rods dipped in candy coating. I think you could also use white chocolate with a spoonful of oil, and it might be cheaper. They say to use a special edible marker to make the faces, but you could use any number of other things while the coating is still wet – chocolate sprinkles, maybe raisins, chocolate chips.
You could also use melted chocolate with a spoonful of oil, and just fling on some black and orange sprinkles or whatever. Lots of possibilities here:
Kids are always really impressed by these, for some reason, especially if you present lots of varieties to choose from.
Here’s something a little more complicated (unless you buy pre-made cookies) but still simple and effective: gingerbread skeletons.
Most effective if your cookies turn out dark, which not all recipes do.
And I know my kid’s teacher has a pretty good sense of humor, but she may or may not be thrilled if I bring this in.
BUT IT’S SO HEALTHY!
How about you? Did you make any rash promises? Any disasters to report?