This weekend I was on mom duty, tasked with bringing Halloween-themed treats to a toddler party. I have to admit, I didn’t come up with these recipes on my own, but I did a few things to make them my own due to mishaps, missing ingredients and other issues related to the fact that I was facing a lot of time constraints.
I used to be a pretty avid baker, but lately I’ve toned things down based on the addition of my son. Lately I’ve visited more bakeries in exchange for actually baking myself.
These three Halloween treats were super easy to make, and cost next to nothing to create!
First up were these Rice Krispy Pumpkins. To make them, I just needed to follow the famous Rice Krispie Treats recipe, and I needed a package of Tootsie Rolls and food colouring.
Here was my ingredient list:
3 tablespoons butter
4 cups of Miniature Marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
Red and Yellow Food Colouring
In large saucepan I melted butter over low heat, and added the marshmallows. I stirred until they were completely melted, and then I added the food colouring. It took a few drops of the red and yellow food colouring before I got the orange I was looking for.
I then added the Rice Krispies cereal and mixed. I let it all cool down a bit until I could pick it up in my hands, and I started moulding little pumkpins. I added a Tootsie Roll to the top of each pumpkin (I cut all of them in half to make the stems), and voila! A really cute treat that I could store in an airtight container until the next day when they were ready to eat.
Next up were the Oreo Mummies. These were adorable! I found a few recipes on how to make them, but basically after a few rough tries, I came up with the best way that worked for me.
Here was my ingredient list:
2 bags of Wilton White Chocolate Melts
1 Bag of Oreo Cookies
Wilton Candy Eyeballs
I bought two bags of the Wilton White Chocolate Melts, and melted them in a stainless steel bowl over a pot of boiling water. I placed a piece of wax paper on a pan, and twisted the tops off of my Oreo cookies.
I placed the stick inside the cookie, and put some icing on top of the stick to act like glue to keep the cookies together. An alternative to this would be buying double stuffed Oreo’s, but I couldn’t find them at the grocery store.
I placed the cookies on sticks in the freezer for 5 minutes so the sticks would hold.
Next up was dipping them in chocolate. I found the best method was to add vegetable oil to the chocolate so it would be a bit more runny. The chocolate always seemed too heavy for the cookie, so I used a large spoon and poured it on the cookie. I then placed it back on the wax paper to dry.
I next placed the eyes in the chocolate so they would dry in place. I put the half-finished mummies in the fridge for two hours.
Next I used my icing to drop lines all over the cookies to make them look like mummies. You could also do this with chocolate, but I really like icing!
That was it! I kept them in the fridge until they were ready to be served.
Finally, my mummy juice boxes – by far the easiest part of this trio. I pulled the straws off of the juice boxes, wrapped the boxes in masking tape, and added eyes to each box and I was done! It was embarrassingly easy, but the kids really liked them.