5 Minute Halloween Treats

I thought it would be fun to make up some very simple halloween treats that would be very easy and fun to make with kids!

These all use just some simple sweets from the shop and some quick and easy homemade or store bought icing.

I got the recipes from a series of blogs here: 1, 2 and 3. I have made some changes though to make them a little more kid friendly for making. The only one that is fairly fiddly are the bats and it might be better to try that with slightly older kids who have a bit more patience.

I have broken down the recipes below for each of the little treats and started with a basic icing recipe if you want to make your own!

So enjoy some spooky eyeballs, scary bats and witchy brooms!

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Easy Homemade Vanilla Icing

This recipe makes more than what you will need for the treats, but for the sake of piping it is easier to make a bit extra. You can absolutely use store bought icing as well. This is just for use as ‘glue’ for the treats.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs metled butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs milk

Preparation:

  1. Place ingredients in a small bowl and mix until combined and smooth.
    • You want the icing to be thick enough that it will hold its shape when dotted onto the treats. If it is too firm you can add a bit more milk (1 Tbs at a time). If it is too runny, add icing sugar 1 Tbs. at a time.
  2. If piping with the icing:
    1. Roll down top of a plastic bag.
    2. Spoon icing in and shake to one corner.
    3. Clip the corner to pipe icing through (only make a small hole so you can be precise).

This makes a nice off-white icing that will work as the glue for your treats and the whites of the bat eyes.

 

Jeepers! Its some Creatures Peepers!

Each eyeball is about 25 calories per eye.

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These are so incredibly fast and easy to make, I did the whole plate in under five minutes. I used white and pink marshmallows because I thought they would look a bit more monster-like if they were a mix of colours.

Ingredients:

  • Marshmallows (as many eyes as you want to make)
  • Smarties (same number as marshmallows)
  • icing for glue
  • Black gel food colouring or edible food pens
  • Optional: red edible food pen

Preparation:

  1. Place on a plate and put a small dot of icing on the top of each marshmallow.dsc_9788
  2. Stick down one smartie onto each dot of icing.dsc_9789
  3. Use the edible food pen (or gel) to make a small black pupil on each smartie.
    • I use gel colour because I don’t have an edible food pen.dsc_9790
  4. If you want you can also draw on red veins on the sides of the marshmallows, but I chose not to do this as I don’t own a red edible food pen and I thought they looked good without.

 

 

Witches Brooms!

Each broom is 22 calories per broom.

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These are even simpler than the eyes, but I would recommend being gentle as it is very easy to break the peanut butter cups apart.

Ingredients:

  • Mini Reeces peanut butter cups (the number of brooms you want to make)
  • Same number of pretzel sticks.
    • I chose to break my pretzel sticks in half as they were very long

Preparation:

  1. Place the peanut butter cups upside down on the plate.
  2. Gently press the pretzel sticks into the bottoms of the cups.

 

 

Mini Bat Bites

Each bat is about 35 calories.

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These are very cute little treats and fairly simple to assemble. They require a bit of a gentle touch though to be patient. It might be easier if you choose to use larger peanut butter cups.

Ingredients:

  • Reeces peanut butter cups (the number of bats you want to make)
  • The same number of oreo cookies (no icing, I just pulled some apart)
  • Icing
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Preparation:

  1. Place peanut butter cups on a plate and dot icing where wings will attach.dsc_9797
  2. Break oreo cookie in half to create two wings and stick wings onto icing.
  3. Place two eye dots on top of wings.dsc_9802
  4. Press one chocolate sprinkle into each icing eye.dsc_9796

 

Now you can enjoy all your little halloween treats!

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Here is an easy to print version:

Jeepers! Its some Creatures Peepers!

Ingredients:

  • Marshmallows (as many eyes as you want to make)
  • Smarties (same number as marshmallows)
  • icing for glue
  • Black gel food colouring or edible food pens
  • Optional: red edible food pen

Preparation:

  1. Place on a plate and put a small dot of icing on the top of each marshmallow.
  2. Stick down one smartie onto each dot of icing.
  3. Use the edible food pen (or gel) to make a small black pupil on each smartie.
    • I use gel colour because I don’t have an edible food pen.
  4. If you want you can also draw on red veins on the sides of the marshmallows, but I chose not to do this as I don’t own a red edible food pen and I thought they looked good without.

 

Witches Brooms!

Ingredients:

  • Mini Reeces peanut butter cups (the number of brooms you want to make)
  • Same number of pretzel sticks.
    • I chose to break my pretzel sticks in half as they were very long

Preparation:

  1. Place the peanut butter cups upside down on the plate.
  2. Gently press the pretzel sticks into the bottoms of the cups.

 

Mini Bat Bites

Ingredients:

  • Reeces peanut butter cups (the number of bats you want to make)
  • The same number of oreo cookies (no icing, I just pulled some apart)
  • Icing
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Preparation:

  1. Place peanut butter cups on a plate and dot icing where wings will attach.
  2. Break oreo cookie in half to create two wings and stick wings onto icing.
  3. Place two eye dots on top of wings.
  4. Press one chocolate sprinkle into each icing eye.
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