Check out these easy to make, spooky Halloween treats
Hosting a Halloween party? Make sure your spooky Halloween snack game is on point
Halloween is next week and with that comes the last minute costumes, setting the ambiance, and finalizing Halloween party preparations. We at The Sitch love Halloween and so we've put together 5 of our favorite Halloween treats that are easy to make.
For an eerie twist on chocolate chip cookies, add in teeth! To make Dracula's Dentures you'll need:
1 Tube of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1 Can of Vanilla Frosting
Red Food Coloring
The rest is easy, simply make the cookies and then cut them in half. Add red food coloring to the vanilla frosting and spread the frosting on each half of the cookie. Place mini marshmallows in a row around the edges of the cookie half and then stick two slivered almonds to create the appearance of fangs.
These Reese's Bats are a no fuss, no bake super easy recipe with great results. All you'll need is:
First, separate the Oreo’s from the cream and slice them in half. Use peanut butter to attach the Oreo halves (wings) to the mini Reese's and to attach the candy eyes to the wings. Reese's Bats are perfect for a quick, spooky treat and are perfect for making with children.
Pumpkin Patch Brownies
These Pumpkin Patch Brownies are not spooky, per se, but they are incredibly cute and easy to make. Here’s what you'll need:
Brownie Mix (plus whatever the mix requires to make the brownies)
Green Food Coloring
White Chocolate Chips
The first step is to make the brownies following the directions for whichever brownie mix you purchased. While the brownies are baking (for a half hour or so), combine white chocolate chips, vegetable oil, and green food coloring. Microwave (in 30-second intervals) until the mixture is melted. Create an icing dispenser by pouring it into a plastic Ziploc bag and cutting a hole in the corner. Also, take the Oreo’s and crush them for later.
Once the brownies are done, spread chocolate frosting over the brownies and sprinkle the brownies with the crushed Oreo’s. Use the green chocolate icing to create pipe vines for the pumpkins and then scatter the Pumpkin Candies on top. Voila! Your Pumpkin Patch Brownies are complete.
Channel your inner mad scientist while making these Frankenstein Pretzels. The recipe is simple - all you'll need is:
White Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Jimmy Sprinkles
Mini Pretzel Sticks
Green Food Coloring
Create Frankenstein's head by taking two square pretzels and mushing them together using peanut butter as glue. Then mix together a green icing for his skin by melting the white chocolate chips and mixing it with green food coloring and coconut oil. Next, dip each pretzel in the green icing and make sure they're fully coated in green.
Next, you'll make Frankenstein's face and hair by adding the chocolate jimmy sprinkles to the top of his head and then add in the candy eyes. Use the chocolate chips to make chocolate icing and you can use it to draw his mouth. Finally, take the mini pretzel sticks and break them into small pieces to be used for Frankenstein's ears.
Halloween Jell-O Shots
Obviously, no Halloween party is complete without a spooky cocktail. These Halloween Jell-O Shots are a guaranteed perfect addition to your Halloween party. In order to make these boozy treats, you'll need:
Non-Stick Baking Spray
6 Packets of Unflavored Knorr Gelatin
1 Grape Jell-O Packet
1 Peach Jell-O Packet
1 Melon Jell-O Packet
1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
Grab a muffin pan and lightly coat it with the non-stick baking spray before putting it in the freezer. While the pan is cooling down, pour 2.5 cups of water into a 9" pie pan and then sprinkle the unflavored gelatin on top and allow it to bloom (3-4 minutes). Pour the bloomed gelatin into a saucepan and let it warm up on low heat - don't forget to stir it constantly until the gelatin dissolves into a syrup.
Prepare the grape, peach, and melon Jell-O's separately, following the "fast set" directions on the box. Spike each Jell-O mixture with vodka and stir it together. Then, pour the condensed milk into a bowl and add 1 cup of the gelatin syrup mixture. Measure out 1/2 cup of the syrup and also add it to the grape, peach, and melon Jell-O's.
Grab the chilly muffin pan from the freezer and measure out 1 teaspoon of the peach Jell-O and allow it to set (approximately 3 minutes). Repeat the process with the other flavors, adding in the syrup in between the layers - allowing the Jell-O to set for 3 minutes each time.
Will you be incorporating any of these spooky treats into your Halloween party this year? Let us know which one in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to The Sitch for more Halloween news and other entertaining reads.