Halloween is just around the corner, meaning tricks and treats of all sorts are coming our way! Kids will be putting the final touches of their costumes together, and parents will be preparing for parties and community events! With these events, they typically come with sweet snacks and festive bites. Need help in figuring out what to make? Here are a few Halloween themed recipes your kids will love, and might even enjoy making!
Halloween Cake Pops
Chocolate, vanilla, or birthday cake, choose a variety of cake flavors when crafting your very own cake pops! Get the kiddos in the kitchen to help make it a fun and festive experience. To make the cake pops, you will need to bake your favorite cake mix, crumble the cake into a large bowl, mix in your favorite choice of icing, and roll the content into small balls. Place them on a cooking sheet and freeze them until hardened. Once they’re firm enough, poke each ball with one lollipop stick. Then, melt down your color choice of candy melts, and dip the pops until you reach the stick. Return the pops to the cookie sheet and refrigerate for 5 minutes. For more decorative cake pops, dip them into the candy melt again to top them off with your favorite colored sprinkles. Using fun, halloween themed colors can make any spooky party much more lively!
Spooky Spider Cookies
These adorable spooky spider cookies look cool and taste great! To start, place your mini Reese's peanut butter cups in the fridge. This will keep them from melting in your hand while you handle them later. Next, make your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe, which will be the base for your spiders to sit on. You can use a homemade cookie recipe or a cookie box mix, whichever tastes the best to you and your kids! After baking the cookies, allow them to cool a few minutes before moving on to the next step. Before they’re entirely cool, take one of your Reese’s peanut butter cups and press it into the center of the cooking, making an indention. Remove the cup and move on to microwaving some marshmallows. You will use your fingers to pinch the slightly melted marshmallow, and create a webbing effect over the cookie. Cement your peanut butter cup down with some melted chocolate. Take the same melted chocolate to create four lines on each side of the peanut butter cups, cheating legs. Finally, take your candy eyes and stick them on the peanut butter cup with the melted chocolate as well.Halloween is a very exciting time in a child’s life, and can become a holiday they look forward to each year. Take these recipes for what they are: memories made and delicious treats! Looking for childcare in The Woodlands, Texas? Interested in learning more? Visit our programs page or contact us today!