Halloween Treats and Snacks - Easy Recipes for Kids
Almost Time for Tricks, Treats, and Parties!
Well its about that time of year again when were out all night with our kids either driving by them slowly or walking with them as they go door to door to strange people's houses. Then stay up even later as we go through their candy bags to check everything over, and make sure it's safe. A few things to remember when checking over the candy bags are:
1. Toss out anything that is open, or even partially open.
2. Check all candy bars for needle holes.
3. Toss out anything home-made (who knows what was put into it.)
4. If your child has allergies and the wrappers don't give ingredients then it's better to be safe than sorry and toss out the unknowns.
5. Separate the candies into small snack sized sandwich bags or your children will without a doubt eat too much at one time.
There are so many things to keep in mind when looking over the candy bags, but hopefully these few tips will point you in the right direction.
Other than looking over the candy bags, there are also many ways you can enjoy Halloween treats before the day comes. Make some home-made recipes, snacks, and treats with your children. Buy some Halloween cookie cutters, and make some cookies, or even use them to chop their grilled cheese sandwich into a Halloween shape. Any effort to encourage them to enjoy the season is always appreciated by the little ones, and they'll love the creativity you put into it especially if they can help. So here's a few recipes to share with your children over the next few weeks.
Ingredients: 2 cups Flour, 2 tsp Sugar, 1/2 tsp Baking Powder, 2 Eggs, 1/2 cup Milk or Water, 1/2 cup of Cinnamon and Sugar mixed to your taste, and 1/2 cup Butter.
Procedure: mix all the ingredients except the cinnamon mix and butter into a bowl, and knead thoroughly. Add more water or flour if needed. You want the mixture to be soft but not sticky or dry. Let rise for 30 min, and then knead again, and rise for 15 min. Rip off small chunks of dough, and shape into bones. Place on a baking tray and rub butter on the tops of the bones. Sprinkle the cinnamon mix, and bake at 450 degrees for 25 min. Check with a toothpick, or even rip one open to make sure they're finished. The bigger you make the bones, the more they'll have to cook. Serve, and Enjoy!
Being allergic to chocolate I like to use an allspice batter to make it look like sandy graves with a pale yellow icing.
Ingredients: 1 Box Brownie mix, and ingredients on the box. 1 bag of Marshmallows, Chocolate Icing, Green Sprinkles and Toothpick.
Procedure: Prepare the brownies as indicated on the brownie mix box, and let cool for 1 hour after they're finished. Spread chocolate icing over the brownies before cutting them. After they have been cut, sparingly sprinkle green sprinkles around the top edges of the brownies. Chop the marshmallows in half, and place one half on the end of each brownie so it stands up like a tombstone. Use the tooth pick to roll in the chocolate icing and write, "RIP" on the front of each marshmallow. Serve, and Enjoy!
Pizza Bite Mummies
Ingredients: Bread Loaf (sliced), Circle Cookie Cutter, Pizza Sauce, White cheese, Sliced Black Olives, and Green Bell Pepper.
Procedure: Chop bread slices into circles using the cookie cutter. Butter a cooking tray so that the bottoms of the pizza bites become crispy while cooking. Smear on pizza sauce, and sprinkle shredded white cheese on top. Place two slices of black olives as eyes, and a piece of green pepper as a mouth. Cook at 450 degrees for 15 min. Serve, and Enjoy!
Ingredients: 1 cup Flour, 1/3 cup Water, 1 tsp Salt, Sliced Black Olives, Ground Beef, and 1 can Tomato Paste.
Procedure: Mix flour, water, and salt into a bowl add water or flour to get the mixture soft, but not sticky or dry. Roll small balls out of the batter, and place on a deep baking pan. Cook ground beef in a pan till brown, and then add tomato paste, and cook for 5 more min. Pour beef and tomato mixture over the dumplings in the tray. Place one sliced olive on top of each dumpling, and cook at 450 degrees for 20 min. Cut open one dumpling to check if done. Cook longer if needed then serve, and enjoy!
Ingredients: Sliced Sandwich Meat of your Choice, Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato Paste, and Toothpicks.
Procedure: Slice the mozzarella into thin rectangle strips. Wrap the cheese with a slice of sandwich meat so the cheese sticks out at one end like a finger nail. Lightly smear some tomato paste on the top of the wrap. Place on a baking tray and bake for 3 min at 450 degrees. Don't let the cheese melt so if 3 minutes is too much then you can still eat them uncooked. Set 1 toothpick through each finger. Place on a serving dish, and enjoy!
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