How is it already the second week of October?
We all know that half the fun about Halloween is the sweets, and what is more sweet than cakes and cookies? (other than candy of course!)
Every Halloween I volunteer to bring a treat to my kids’ Halloween parties in their classes. Yes, I know I am the same mom who absolutely hates the cupcake in class, but Halloween is one of those days where there is going to be treats – no doubt about that – and by volunteering it makes sure that my kids can eat at least one cool thing…if not two or three..or four.
My favourite go to snack for these events are completely dairy free and can be made gluten free as well (with a little but more ingenuity).
So without further delay feast your eyes on these yummy treats, guaranteed to be fast and incredibly easy to make that even your kids can make them!
Frankenmallows, Witches Hats, and Monster Brownies!
I love Frankenmallows. (Inspiration) These are my go to treat for Halloween. If I could give them out at the door for trick or treaters I would. These are absolutely the easiest treat to make, but they are a little time consuming since you will probably be making over 20 if you are sending them to a party.
What you need:
- 1 Bag of Large Marshmallows. Make sure that you get ones that are not all stuck together. Also, if you are Vegan you can buy some from a health food store that are not made with gelatin.
- 1 tube of Gel Food colouring (Green). You can get this at Michaels.
- 1 tube of Cookie Decorating Icing. (red)
- 1 bag of Pretzel Sticks. If you are gluten free, there are options at the health food store.
- 1 bag of chocolate chips. We use carob chips as we are allergic to dairy.
- Coconut oil (any cooking oil or butter will do).
- Popsicle sticks and a little paint brush.
- Flat styrofoam block.
2. Take your tube of green gel and a paint brush and paint the whole surface of the mellow. This is time consuming… place them into the styrofoam block with about a half-inch space between them.
3. Take a cup or so of the chocolate chips and melt them with a spoonful of coconut oil or butter… you can do this in the microwave, or a double boiler on the stove.
5. Use the cookie icing and pipe little dots to glue on two chocolate chips for eyes. Also make the mouth at this time.
6. Take a pretzel stick and break off a quarter inch piece and stick it into his head, repeat for the other side.
7. Eat them!!!
These are even easier than the Frankenmallows.
1. Find a chocolate covered cookie. (or make one if you have allergies – Girl Guide Mint ones are Dairy Free FYI)
2. Use the same cookie icing as the frankenmallows and squirt a circle in the centre of the cookie.
3. Plop a Hershey’s Kiss on top. (they do come dairy free if you get the dark chocolate ones).
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These are the easiest of all three. Seriously! These are such a great hit for parties or for a Halloween themed craft!
2. Cut them into different shapes.
3. Give the kids some candy eyes, pretzel sticks, icing, gummies, etc and ask them to make monsters.
Now, how fun is all of that!! I would love to see your pictures of these! Make sure you tweet them to me here.