5 Tasty and Terrifying Halloween Treats
My twins LOVE Halloween. They’ve been talking about it for months. They love the costumes, the candy, and all the spooky decorations. And they are over the moon whenever I make a spooky treat for them.
While I love to be creative in the kitchen, I don’t have time for elaborate projects. On top of being mom to 4 kids and wife to 1 handsome hunk, I work full time, have a handful of blogs, and run a consulting business. So in honor of all you super busy moms and dads out there, I’m sharing 5 Tasty and Terrifying Treats that are easy to whip up and delightful to eat.
1. Slimy worms on a Bun
Slice hot dogs into thin strips about the size of a worm. Drop hot dog strips in boiling water for 1-2 minutes. This will cause the hot dogs to curl. Once hot dogs have been cooked, mix with BBQ sauce to create that delightfully worm-like texture and serve on a bun.
I served this on a day that the kids had friends over and they not only asked for seconds, but they also asked if they could eat the rest of the “slimy worms” in the bowl.
2. Mummy Hot Dogs
If you’re looking for a fun snack or an easy dinner, whip up some mummy hot dogs. Simply open a can of crescent rolls and divide into 4 rectangles. Cut each rectangle into 8 strips and wrap 4 strips around each hot dog in mummy fashion. Make sure to leave a space near the top for eyes. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-12 minutes.
3. Mummy Pizza Faces
Divide an English muffin in half to make 2 circles. Spread 1 Tablespoon of pizza sauce on each English muffin. Cut eyes out of peppers, olives, or green onions and place on English muffin “faces”. Cover face with strips of mozzarella cheese (you can either peel a piece of string cheese or cut or shave strips off a block of mozzarella). Bake at 400 degrees until cheese is melted.
4. Oreo Spiders
Here’s a super easy chocolatey treat that only requires 4 ingredients: Oreo cookies, chocolate melts or chocolate bark, Twizzlers, and candy eyes. I used the chocolate creme oreos and I used Hershey’s chocolate Twizzlers to make this extra sweet.
Peel apart a Twizzler or cut apart to make 8 spider legs. Twist the Oreo apart and place spider legs between the creme layer and the actual cookie. Once you have your spider put back together, drizzle melted chocolate over the body of the spider to ensure that the cookie will stay together. (I drizzle chocolate over the legs before I put the cookie top back on for extra staying power and then drizzle more over the rest of the cookie as well). Add candy eyes to spider before the chocolate sets.
5. Oreo Eyeball Pops
I absolutely love Oreo pops. They are one of my go-to quick and easy treats as they’re easy to make and can be decorated to suit a variety of holidays and special occasions. These Oreo Eyeball Pops were a hit with the big kids and the little kids in our family.
To begin your project, you’ll want to melt white almond bark or white chocolate chips in the microwave or over a double boiler. While your chocolate is melting, insert a lollipop stick (I use Wilton’s lollipop sticks but you could also use popsicle sticks) into a Double Stuff Oreo.
I hold my cookie together while inserting the stick.
Once your candy is melted, you may be tempted to dip your Oreo pops into the melted chocolate. Don’t do it! It will leave Oreo crumbs galore in the chocolate and will ruin the look of the eyeballs. Instead, spoon the white chocolate over your Oreo pops paying extra attention to the area where the Oreo meets the stick. By adding additional chocolate there, you’ll ensure that your Oreo won’t slide around later.
When your Oreo is sufficiently covered, place your Oreo pop on a sheet of wax paper to set. While the candy coating is still soft, add a Life Savers and a mini chocolate chip to make the eye. Once all eyes have been assembled, place your eyeball pops into the freezer and allow them to set for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, you’ll want to trim the excess chocolate off your Oreo pops with a pair of clean kitchen shears.
You could stop there, but for an even spookier snack, you can make bloodshot eyes. You can do this 3 different ways.
1. Use a red edible food marker to draw the blood vessels on your Oreo pops.
2. Use red sparkly decorating gel (Wilton has a great one) to draw your blood vessels.
3. Pipe buttercream frosting blood vessels on your Oreo pop and then sprinkle with red sugar crystals (this is what is shown in the above picture).
You can choose any or all of these tasty and terrifying treats to delight your little ghosts and goblins!