Admittedly, I fall short in the fall decorating arena. I tell myself every year that this year is the year I get my act together … then life happens. I usually remember around mid to late October – but by then it seems too late. If you drop by my house, chances are you won’t see witches or cobwebs, hay bales or pumpkin spiced anything. However, holiday food is another story! Cooking and sharing food is my love language. I hesitate to even call these Halloween treats a “recipe” … they are that easy. While I believe there is a time and place for extravagant and complicated desserts/meals, this is not one of those times. Whether you are making these to take to a party to share with friends, or just for your kiddos at home, these terrifyingly tasty treat options will leave you lots of time to play with your little ghosts and goblins!
You will need:
- All beef franks
- Crescent dough
Roll out the crescent dough and cut each piece into thin strips. Wrap dough around franks, leaving a space between the mummy’s clothes and a head covering. Cook according to crescent dough package directions. Use small dots of mustard for the eyes. Enjoy!
You will need:
- Apple slices
- Peanut butter *or nut butter of your choice
- Mini marshmallows
Carefully slice the apples into slices, thick enough to support the marshmallows, but not too thick that little mouths can’t take a bite. Smear almond butter on each slice. Add mini marshmallows to the front to look like teeth. I like this as an alternative to chocolate treats.
- Fudge striped cookies
- Chocolate frosting, or any tube frosting in orange or green if desired
- Miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups
Working on the solid chocolate side of the cookie, place a small dollop of chocolate frosting on the cookie and add an unwrapped Reese’s peanut butter cup. Complicated recipe, huh? I also like to use green or orange colored frosting to make it more festive looking.
Maybe this is the year where I finally decorate for the fall! Soon pumpkins will flank my front porch by hay bales with potted mums along side while spiced cider simmers on the stove perfuming my house. It sounds nice but I won’t hold my breath, ha! In the meantime, I will stick to feeling festive with these easy Halloween treats.