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Spooky Snacks

 

image (1)We had our 1st Annual Briarcliff Swim Club Halloween Parade yesterday. It was perfect weather, and a big success! I whipped up a few fun, easy snacks, with the help of the kiddos.

1. Eyeball Cupcakes – I baked mini cupcakes, and frosted them a smooth white. I don’t REALLY bake, I just use boxed cake and store bought frosting, just so you know. No time for the real stuff! I used red gel for some blood-shot eyes, then some lime green Gummy Life Savers and brown Reeses Pieces for the iris and pupil. They were quite cute.

2. Oreo Witch Hats – I split apart Halloween Oreo cookies and placed them flat on a pan. Then I neatly scraped the orange filling off, and cut a small circle out with a little cookie cutter. I then baked them at 325 degrees for about 15-20 seconds, took them out and quickly pushed a Hershey Kiss down to ‘squish’ the orange out a bit. I then cut the yellow portion of candy corn in to little squares to resemble the button on a witch’s hat.

3. Caramel Apple Grapes – I hate apples, but love grapes! This was actually my mother-in-law’s idea a few years back and they taste so great. I bought some big green grapes, melted up some caramels (per the packaging instructions), and crushed up some peanuts. Stuck the grapes with a toothpick and got to work dipping. And since we were going to a neighborhood Halloween party, I put them in to my mini cupcake pan for serving, which worked perfectly.

4. Boring Ol’ Cupcakes – how great, $1.50 for cupcake mix and Halloween frosting at WalMart. You just can’t go wrong! Frost with a large decorating tip and add a little candy corn, and they almost look custom? LOL

5. Bloody fingers – I did NOT do these, but I loved them so much that I had to post a pic! A neighbor mom at the pool club brought these and they were a big hit. Fried up, sliced a bit for the finger creases, with a fingernail neatly cut out. Add a little ketchup for the blood…BRILLIANT!

eyeball cupcakes

eyeball cupcakes

little helpers, eli and noli

little helpers decorating, eli and noli

flat oreos with partial filling

flat oreos with partial filling

Oreo witch hats finished.

Oreo witch hats finished.

Oreo witch's hat!

Oreo witch’s hat!

caramel apple grapes!

caramel apple grapes!

plain ole' cupcakes with candy corn, almost custom :)

plain ole’ cupcakes with candy corn, almost custom :)

bloody fingers (I did not do these but totally will some day!)

bloody fingers (I did not do these but totally will some day!)

 


One thought on “Spooky Snacks

  1. Ken Lukasiewicz

    27 Oct on 2014 at 3:12 pm

    You and your little helpers did a great job.

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