Terrifyingly Tasty Treats with 3 Ingredients or Less


Admittedly, I fall short in the fall decorating area. I always have the best of intentions. I tell myself every year around Labor Day that this year is the year I get my act together.  Then life happens, the kids start sports and I go into full-on Mom mode.  I usually remember around mid to late October, and by then it seems too late. If you drop by my house this time of year, chances are you won’t see witches or cobwebs, hay bales or pumpkin spiced anything. Carved pumpkins involve last minute dashes to the pumpkin patch and are usually mediocre attempts at best. I love this time of year, but I never actually get into the spirit of decorating. 

Holiday food is another story. The fall season lends itself to food. The local fair is in early October (hello corn dogs!), followed by Halloween, and don’t get me started on Thanksgiving, y’all. Finding easy to make recipes like these that my daughters and I can do together makes me happy. Cooking and sharing food is my love language.

I hesitate to even call these Halloween treats recipes, they are that easy.There is a time and place for extravagant and complicated recipes, 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 three treats will leave you lots of time to play with your little ghosts and goblins!

Mummy Dogs

You will need the following:

  • All beef franks
  • crescent dough
  • mustard

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!

Monster Mouths

You will need:

  • Apple slices
  • almond *or any nut butter
  • 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. *Any nut butter can be used

Witches’ Hats

  • 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. Maybe pumpkins on the front porch by a hay bale with potted mums along side; wooden signs declaring that it’s fall and glass pumpkins and cornucopias sharing space on my kitchen table, while spiced cider simmers on the stove perfuming my house. Ha! A girl can dream, right? If I start now, fall 2018 is looking pretty good. 


  1. I was so excited to see this on FB. I had been looking for spooky treats earlier, and poof here they were, along with a blog to read! Thank you!

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