Halloween food, haunted houses, tons of candy, scary movies… Hallooooooweeeeeeen is right around the corner!! When Oct. 31st rolls around I get all antsy and excited! I can spend hours in the Halloween store just browsing and visually party planning. There is just something fun about being spooked (although I refuse to watch scary movies) because weird things always happen around this time.
Halloween Googly Monster Cupcakes
I love a unique looking cupcake and these googly monster cupcakes certainly fit the bill! Great for kids Halloween parties. (Thanks Taste of Homes for providing this cool recipe!!)
6 chocolate cupcakes, prepared (I used black cupcake liners)
1 can of vanilla icing
Orange food coloring (or any color of choice)
1 cup of chow mein noodles
12 pretzels sticks
12 mini marshmallows
blue or black icing pen to make eyeballs (got mine from walmart)
*NOTE:* If needed, clean up any running frosting off the cupcake paper while the icing is still wet.
These bones are just so adorable and pretty realistic looking if you take your time. (clearly I didn’t) Arrange them in a heaping pile on a tray.
15 preztel sticks
30 mini marshmallows
4-5 squares of almond bark (can also use white chocolate)
*NOTE* Be sure to clean up any extra almond bark on the bones. These bones will freeze exactly how you leave them, so try to get them as neat looking as possible before you freeze them. If you’re a perfectionist, use a paint brush for a flawless finish. Be careful when removing them from the baking sheet. Store in the refrigerator.
Halloween Severed Witch Finger Cookies
These little boney, wrinkled, green witch cookies are so fun to eat! Make them look even more gross by adding red food coloring around the fingernails and the bottom with a food coloring pen. Or tint the “fingernail” dough brown or even black! (Use my homemade sugar cookies recipe if you have time, it taste much better than the tubed stuff)
Sugar Cookie dough (can use homemade or store-bought. If using store-bought make sure you get the roll and cut-out kind, not the kind you slice and bake)
green food coloring
(cookies will look sorta undone when you bring them out of the oven. This will allow them to be chewy yet firm once cooled. Let them cool in the pan completely and then place the pan in the freezer for about 20 minutes to firm them up a bit.
*NOTE* Do a test run and bake 1-2 fingers so that you will know how much the dough will spread. that way you will know how thin you need to make your witch fingers.