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. I have made Ghost Lollipop’s, Monster Popcorn treats and Frankenstein Monster Krispie Bites.
Take a bag of lollies and a box of tissues, some twist ties and a permanent marker.
Lay 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.
Frill out the ghost and carefully using a permanent marker dot on eyes, be careful as the ink will bleed.
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.
With the permanent marker draw Monster and Vampire faces on the bags.
Fill with the delicious popcorn (I adore the Aldi sweet and salt mix one) and close with twist ties.
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.
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 🎃👻👹
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…
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.
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 👻
Just need some little monsters to knock on the door…. Hapoy Halloween Everyone 👻
Thank you to Aldi who paid for all of the ingredients (except for the food colourings)