As much as Halloween is about scaring people, it’s also about candy and sweets. It’s a dentist favorite holiday thanks to all the sugar consumption. If you need an easy recipe for a party treat or to give out to the kids on Halloween, then we have a treat for you. These recipes are simple, won’t break the bank and are fun to hand out. A candy bar is great, but these show the true meaning of Halloween.
Creepy Peanut Butter Eyeballs
Anyone that has had Buckeyes will see a similarity.
- Beat about 1 ½ cups of peanut butter until smooth
- Add a tablespoon of vanilla and 2 1/2 cups of confectioners’ sugar
- Beat until well mixed
- Roll it into small balls and place it on a wax paper lined baking sheet
- Chill for about half an hour
White of Eye
- Melt about ½ cup of white chocolate chips in the microwave, being careful not to scorch
- Dip each eyeball into the chocolate and place on waxed paper until chocolate has set
- Put them back in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes
- Stir some blue food coloring into the remaining chocolate
- Create an “iris” on the eyeballs
- Put a chocolate chip in the center for a “pupil”
Jell-O Creepy Treats
Choose your two spookiest flavors of Jell-O such as lime green, cherry, grape, etc. Prepare the Jell-O as on the package and fill small glasses with the mixture until about half full. Put them in the refrigerator until firmed up. Place gummy worms, bugs, etc. into each glass and make your second flavor. Pour the second flavor over the top, covering the worms and creating a dual color scenario. The hot Jell-O will melt the top layers of the previous flavor, causing the colors to run together.
Ice Cream Witch
Usually, the ice cream scoop is the first step, but not with this concoction. Preparation is key. Grab a couple large pieces of shredded wheat cereal and separate them into strands, which will be the hair. Take a chocolate cookie like an Oreo, separate it from the cream (yes, go ahead and eat the cream and other cookie piece), cover the cookie piece with chocolate frosting and place a chocolate ice cream cone on top of it. This is the hat.
Now, put a scoop of ice cream on a plate and cover the top with shredded wheat, place the cookie hat on top of the scoop and shredded wheat hair. Use more icing as glue if need be. Put a couple chocolate chip eyes, a gummy candy nose and a strip of licorice as a mouth and your witch is complete.
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