Tricks and Treats – Halloween handouts

Well Halloween is around the corner, so I thought I’d show you some simple things I do to make those little treats you hand out a bit more special. Β I have made Ghost Lollipop’s, Monster Popcorn treats and Frankenstein Monster Krispie Bites.

Ghost Lollipops

Take a bag of lollies and a box of tissues, some twist ties and a Β permanent marker.

img_1176Lay a square of tissue onto a clean flat surface, then add a quarter of another tissue in the middle of the square, place a lollipop just off centre and gently wrap around the lollipop, secure with a twist tie.

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Frill out the ghost and carefully using a permanent marker dot on eyes, be careful as the ink will bleed.

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Monster Popcorn bags

Take some clear cellophane bags, or freezer bags would work, a big bag of you’re favourite popcorn, twist ties and a permanent marker.

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With the permanent marker draw Monster and Vampire faces on the bags.

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Fill with the delicious popcorn (I adore the Aldi sweet and salt mix one) and close with twist ties.

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Frankenstein Monster Krispie Bites.

Now the Frankenstein Monster Krispie bites are fun to make, I line a 6 x 12 ish baking tray with cling film, then on a low heat in a big pan, melt 25g of unsalted butter then when melted, add a bag of mini marshmallows and stir together till melted.

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I then added 6 drops of Blue colouring and 3 drops of yellow colouring and mix till it’s the lurid green you want – if you are not happy to use colouring, then leave them out, just as Monsterous πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ‘Ή

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Add half a box of crispy rice cereal and stir to coat it all, this will go ‘webby’ as the marshmallow stretches, quickly tip it into the lined baking tray, and wet your hands and press into the tin – no water on your hand – it will stick…

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Once cooled and set, cut into rectangles, and slowly melt some milk and dark chocolate together in a bowl, I do this in the microwave, but it could be done in a saucepan.

Dip one end of each rectangle into the chocolate to make the hair – put them onto a sheet of baking paper to set.

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Whilst they are setting, I take 2 piping bags and melt some dark and white chocolate to draw on the eyes and faces – the white chocolate will be the eyes, so I start there and let that set, then take your milk chocolate and pipe on the pupils and mouths – have fun and get creative πŸ‘»

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Just need some little monsters to knock on the door…. Hapoy Halloween Everyone πŸ‘»

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Thank you to Aldi who paid for all of the ingredients (except for the food colourings)

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

7 thoughts on “Tricks and Treats – Halloween handouts”

    1. Good point – my home kitchen is fully registered with local council and I’m all food hygiene certificated and all the items have ingredients stickers if they are going to the ‘public’, these are specifically going to kids I know, so I know their dietary needs. When I cook for colleagues at work I,m hyper careful as one has a peanut allergy, like you say, you can’t be too careful x

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