Quick and easy recipes for the spooky season…
Halloween is (impatiently waiting for candy) on our doorstep and we’re just about set! After buying the perfect costume, and planning which of the best Halloween events and activities in town to check out, stock up on supplies for BOO-zy Cocktails and buy ingredients for these quick and easy family recipes. We’ve got a mixture of sweet, savoury, and healthy snacks – so every member of the family is in for a treat. Now all that’s left to do is enjoy the freakishly frightening feast!
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Click through our slideshow for some quick and easy Halloween party recipes…
These are as simple as it gets. All you need are ice cream cones, some Italian pizzelle cookies and black candy melts. Cut out circles from regular waffles if you can’t find Italian pizzele cookies, and feel free to swap candy melts for a healthier semisweet chocolate. Start off by filling the cones with treats like raisins, popcorn, and some candy. You can even add small toys or some stickers for non-sugar fun. Use the melted chocolate or candy melts to stick the cone to the cookie or waffle. Brush the cone with the remaining melted chocolate and leave it to set, or use sprinkles to add a little more colour before the chocolate cools. Abracadabra! Kids will enjoy cracking open the hats to see the surprises inside …
Recipe from: Mom Foodie
If you are looking to spook out your little devils on pasta night, we recommend this super easy and visually arresting Eyeball Pasta. Use Spinach pasta in the quantity you need, make your favourite home-made marinara sauce, or simply use a store-bought sauce. Give your little vampire helpers wide straws to make circles out of sliced cheese, add a sliced olive and there you have it… lots of eyeballs staring back at you! Boil and drain the pasta, pour the sauce on top and complete the dish with cheesy eyeballs. Bring out your pitchforks and enjoy.
Recipe from: Spend with Pennies
While most of us mamas wake up with our hair looking exactly like this, these cute little doughnut treats are rocking the bed head look. This innovative recipe involves baking the doughnuts (yes, they are baked, not fried, and use a half sugar, half applesauce combination which we love), mixing icing with different colours and assembling the monster together. Pipe the hair on using icing nozzles, and the look is complete with candy eyes. Get your own little monsters involved for a fun afternoon of baking.
Recipe from: She Knows
This one is crazy easy but right up spook alley. If your carving skills are fine-tuned from all that faux-pumpkin carving, this will be a cinch! Simply grab two tortilla wraps, carve a jack-o-lantern face in the second one, sprinkle cheese (Red Leicester is great for colour) and shredded chicken on the first wrap and sandwich the second wrap on top, then brush with butter and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melty and shining through…
Recipe from: Delish
What’s Halloween without pumpkins? If you want to include a super healthy Halloween treat to make sure your kids get a break from the sugar fest, try these easy tangerine pumpkins. All you need are tangerines, (you can also use mandarins or clementines), some celery sticks and a sharp knife. Clean the tangerines, remove as much of white membranes and pith as you can. Chop up the celery stalks to make the ‘pumpkin stems’ and use the leaves from the celery tops to make the pumpkin leaves. Voila, a cute looking healthy snack that can make a good lunch box option too.
Recipe from: Brendid
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