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10 Creative Spooktacular Halloween Treats for Kids

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10 Creative Spooktacular Halloween Treats for Kids

When it comes to Halloween, if you're not over-the-top, you're not doing it right. At Pickett's Press, we decided to have a gourd time and design a candy bag with our Pumpkin Gift Stickers. We had so much fun we discussed what foods make up a good Halloween. Because what is a conversation without food?

Pickett's Press 10 creative and easy Halloween treats for kids to get in the spooky spirit, and remember eat, drink, and be scary.

Halloween is coming up quickly and we wanted to share our fang-tastic spirit to you. Below are 10 creative and easy Halloween treats for kids to get in the spooky spirit, and remember to eat, drink, and be scary.

 

 

Pickett's Press 10 creative and easy Halloween treats for kids to get in the spooky spirit, and remember eat, drink, and be scary.

SNACKS

1. Halloween Spider Energy Balls

Ingredients (Makes 12 energy balls)
16 Medjool dates
4 tbsp smooth nut butter of your choice
2 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 cup of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Old fashioned Rolled Oats
1/4 cup of chia seeds
Thin black liquorice
Candy eyeballs
Cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper

 

 

Instructions

  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Place the dates in a mixing heatproof bowl. Pour and cover with boiling water.
  3. Soak for 15 minutes and drain.
  4. Place the dates, nut butter, cacao powder, oats, chia seeds in a food processor and process until well combined. The mixture should be a little sticky. If it is too thick, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.
  5. Scoop out 1 heaped tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball using wet hands. Lightly dust with cacao powder and place on the lined baking tray.
  6. Cut the liquorice into even pieces to create the spider legs.
  7. Gently press the liquorice legs into the chocolate energy ball, so that there are 4 legs on each side of the energy ball. Gently press two candy eyeballs to create eyes.
  8. Place the balls on the lined baking tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

Inspired from Kayla Itsines

 

Pickett's Press 10 creative and easy Halloween treats for kids to get in the spooky spirit, and remember eat, drink, and be scary.

SNACKS

2. Frozen Boo-Nana Pops

Ingredients
Bundle of medium bananas
1 cup of Greek yogurt (any flavor or alt. white chocolate)
8 oz bag of mini chocolate chips (for eyes)
Popsicle sticks
Cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper

 

 

Instructions

  1. Cut bananas in half lengthwise.
  2. Insert popsicle stick into halved bananas.
  3. Freeze banana sticks on cookie sheet.
  4. Roll the banana in yogurt.*If you are using chocolate: Melt chocolate in the microwave (stir every 30 secs) or on the stove, and stir until melted and soft*
  5. Quickly add chocolate chips for eyes
  6. Place back on cookie sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours or until frozen and ready to eat.

Inspired from Skinny Taste

 

Pickett's Press 10 creative and easy Halloween treats for kids to get in the spooky spirit, and remember eat, drink, and be scary.

SNACKS

3. KJP and Sara's Autumn Mix – Modified

Ingredients
Chex Chocolate Breakfast Cereal
Chex Original Breakfast Cereal
White Chocolate Pretzels
Candy Corn
Peanut M&M’s
Chocolate Chips
Pretzels
1 oz Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn Popcorn
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Teddy Graham Honey Grahams

 

 

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients into big bowl.
  2. That’s it, you’re done!

Inspired from KJP and Sara 

 

Pickett's Press 10 creative and easy Halloween treats for kids to get in the spooky spirit, and remember eat, drink, and be scary.

SNACKS

4. Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispie Squares

Ingredients
4 cups marshmallows
6 cups Nature’s Path Organic Gluten-Free Cereal, Crispy Rice, Whole Grain Brown Rice
3 teaspoons coconut oil
2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons

 

Optional Healthy Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, such as TJ vegan or homemade cashew cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp stevia to taste
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt or more cream cheese
  • Up to 2 tbsp milk of choice, as needed for desired thickness

 

 

Instructions

  1. Melt marshmallows and coconut oil over stove or in the microwave (stir every 30 seconds) until melted or soft.
  2. Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice.
  3. Gently stir in the rice cereal, careful not to crush the cereal.
  4. Spoon mixture into lined or coconut coated pan and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Mix cream cheese glaze together.
  6. Drizzle or use piping bag before cutting or serving.
  7. Optional: Sprinkle extra pumpkin spice or cinnamon.

Inspired from Sugar Spice and Glitter

 

Pickett's Press 10 creative and easy Halloween treats for kids to get in the spooky spirit, and remember eat, drink, and be scary.

MEALS

5. Mummy Pizzas

Ingredients
1 package of whole grain English muffins
1 can of marinara sauce (I prefer Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce. You can use any store bought canned sauce or homemade batch)
1 package of mozzarella string cheese
1 can of black olives

 

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut English muffins in half to open them up and place on baking sheet.
  3. Spread spoonful of marinara sauce onto each half.
  4. Use the string cheese to pull apart and place on top. Layer the pieces over the English muffin to create a “bandaged” look like a mummy.
  5. Place olives for the eyes.
  6. Bake in oven for 5 minutes (or until cheese is melted).
  7. Broil for 3 min (if you want it crispier).
  8. Yummy Mummy!

Inspired from Like Mother Like Daughter

 

Pickett's Press 10 creative and easy Halloween treats for kids to get in the spooky spirit, and remember eat, drink, and be scary.

MEALS

6. Creepy Crawly Spider Sandwich 

Ingredients
Whole Grain Bread
1 Tablespoon of your kid’s favorite nut butter (even add jelly to make a "bloody" spider)
8 mini pretzel rods
2 dark chocolate chips

 

 

Instructions

  1. Use 3-inch circle cookie cutter to cut a circle out of each slice of bread.
  2. Spread nut butter with 4 pretzel rods (legs) on each slice of covered bread
  3. Place two slices together.
  4. Make two small dots of nut butter to adhere to chocolate chip for “eyes” of your spider sandwich.

Inspired from Pop Culture

 

Pickett's Press 10 creative and easy Halloween treats for kids to get in the spooky spirit, and remember eat, drink, and be scary.

MEALS

7. Healthy Halloween Stuffed Peppers Jack O Lanterns

Ingredients
4 large orange bell pepper
1 cup of quinoa
1 pound of lean ground turkey (alt. beef or chicken)
1 medium yellow onion diced small
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 Tablespoon of olive oil or any healthy cooking oil
1 can of Hunts Tomato Sauce

 

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Use sharp knife to cut off top of bell pepper. Remove all seeds and membranes. Rinse and pat peppers. Use smaller knife to make jack-o-lantern faces.
  3. Cook quinoa according to package directions.

 

For the filling

  1. Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Sauté onions for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown, increase heat to medium high and add ground turkey.
  3. Add spices, continue to cook until no pink remains.
  4. Drain excess grease, reduce heat to medium low.
  5. Add Hunts Tomato Sauce and cooked quinoa and continue to stir for 2-3 more minutes or until heated through.
  6. Fill “pumpkins” (pepper) with mixture.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes.
  8. Serve with a big jack-o-lantern smile!

Inspired from It's Yummi

 

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DESSERTS

8. Halloween Graveyard Chickpeas Brownies

*Disclosure, DON’T tell your children (or best friends) they have chickpeas! It's our secret! They will love them more than any homemade or boxed brownies, trust me!!*

Ingredients
1 (14-ounce) can chickpeas drained and rinsed
2 eggs
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
2/3 cup coconut sugar
3 tablespoons coconut oil (or olive oil)
1 teaspoon coffee grinds
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup dark chocolate chips
Milano Cookies
Black decorating gel
Candy pumpkins
Green buttercream frosting

 

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9" x 9" pan with parchment paper (or lightly oil it with coconut).
  2. Add all ingredients (except chocolate chips) for the brownies to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  3. Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes (I like them gooey so I cook mine around 11 minutes) or until brownies test clean.
  4. Allow brownies to cool at least 20 minutes before cutting.
  5. Use the black (edible) gel pen to write the letter R-I-P on the top of each Milano cookie.
  6. Cut cookies in half to make the "headstones" a little shorter.
  7. Press each cookie into the top of the brownie, as if it were a grave headstone.
  8. Spoon a little green frosting onto the bottoms of the candy pumpkins and add them near the cookie.

Inspired from Tastes Better from Scratch

 

Pickett's Press 10 creative and easy Halloween treats for kids to get in the spooky spirit, and remember eat, drink, and be scary.

DESSERTS

9. Boo-scotti

Ingredients
Biscotti’s
10 oz bag of Ghirardelli Classic White Premium Baking Chips
10 oz bag of Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Chocolate Premium Baking Chips 
Cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper
Toothpicks

 

 

Instructions

  1. Melt white chocolate in the microwave (stir every 30 secs) or on the stove, and stir until melted and soft.
  2. Dip biscotti into melted chocolate and place on cookie sheet.
  3. Refrigerate until chocolate is set (15 min).
  4. Melt dark chocolate in the microwave (stir every 30 secs) or on the stove, and stir until melted and soft.
  5. Dip toothpick into dark chocolate and use it to draw ghouly faces on the biscotti
  6. Refrigerate until chocolate is set (15 min).

Inspired from GoodHousekeeping

 

Pickett's Press 10 creative and easy Halloween treats for kids to get in the spooky spirit, and remember eat, drink, and be scary.

DESSERTS

10. Spooky Cinnamon Sugar Flour Tortilla Crisps

Ingredients
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup of coconut oil, melted
2 whole grain flour tortillas
Bat shaped cookie cutter
Parchment paper or foil

 

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut bat shapes out of each flour tortilla with cookie cutter.
  3. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  4. Dip tortilla pieces in melted coconut oil, gently shake off excess.
  5. Place in cinnamon and sugar bowl to coat on each side.
  6. Place on lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until tortilla crisps are “crisp”.

Inspired from Simply Recipes

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