Halloween is becoming my favorite holiday. No giant meal to prepare, no pressure to buy just the right present and you can dress up any which way you want. And you get candy too. What’s not to love?
These crisped rice Monster Bites are what you should really love though. Easy to make, kid friendly and so much fun to pop in your mouth. In fact, these are so kid friendly, my 9 year old kid did all the decorating. I mean food styling.
These bite sized treats are perfect for a Halloween party buffet, or for taking to the office to share. Since they are only a couple bites, you can’t feel guilty eating one. Seriously, how many calories can be in a bite or two? And they’ll make you smile while eating them, so that will surely burn a few calories.
bag (10 ounces)
crisped rice cereal
green food coloring
Spray a mini muffin pan with non stick cooking spray.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and marshmallows, stirring frequently.
When the marshmallows are melted, stir in the vanilla and cereal. Turn off the heat, but leave the pan on the stove to keep warm.
Drop in the food coloring until the desired color is reached.
Using buttered fingers, press the cereal into the mini muffin pan. When the pan is full pop the bites out onto a silicone mat or parchment paper lined sheet pan. Repeat until all the monster bites are formed.
Decorate the monster bites with the candy eyeballs and sprinkles as desired.
Keep in an airtight container.
Candy eyeballs and Halloween sprinkles can be found at grocery stores, specialty stores and Amazon.com.
I wish I could say I am a creative genius. I wish I could say I was a crafty mama who can whip up fantastic and fabulous things made with sparkly pipe cleaners and glitter glue. Nope, that ain’t me.
Which is why the internet is so wonderful. I can go to Pinterest and find so many delightful creations ranging from edible, drinkable and just darn cute items for Halloween. Don’t get me wrong, I have tried to make cute stuff for various holidays. Check out These Candy Corn Popcorn Balls
and Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skulls.
But lets be honest, it is only TWO posts.
So, I will share with you a selection of fun and creative halloween party ideas I found especially adorable and fun and whimsical.
Brownie Bat Truffles
Found on Delish
Chocolate Peanut Butter Spiders
Found on A Spicy Perspective
Pretzel and Cheese Broomsticks
Found on One Little Project
Found on Just a Taste
Candy Corn Jello Shots
Found on A Beautiful Mess
Black Widow Martini
Found on Examiner.com
Jello Eyeball Shots
Found on Sugar Hero
Twinkie Mummy Cakes
Found on Delish
Shrek’s Dirty Q-Tips
Found on Shockingly Delicious
Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!
All Hallows Eve approaches. Little ghouls and goblins and witches and Star Wars characters emerge from the dark for tricks and treats. All across America, children on sugar highs terrorize their parents and siblings.
Yes, Halloween is here again.
As a child, I remember making popcorn balls with my mother for a Halloween party. Sitting on a kitchen stool, I shaped the sticky popcorn into rather irregularly shaped balls, stopping to eat stray pieces of popcorn when my mom wasn’t looking. Popcorn balls are perfect for making with children. Once the adult stirs together the popcorn mixture, all that is left is the ooey, gooey fun of making shapes.
Recipe: Candy Corn Popcorn Balls
- 1/2 stick butter + more for forming the balls
- 1 bag (10 ounces) marshmallows
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- orange food coloring (optional)
- 12 cups popped popcorn
- candy corn for decorating
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows together, stirring constantly.
- Stir in the maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt, until incorporated.
- If using, add enough food coloring to make the mixture orange.
- Place the popcorn into a large bowl.
- Pour the candy corn onto a flat surface.
- Pour the melted marshmallow over the popcorn, gently stir to coat with the marshmallow.
- Rub butter onto clean hands, then form the balls into the size you like. To prevent sticking, reapply a little butter after each ball is formed.
- Roll the balls in the candy corn, and gently press the candy into the popcorn balls.
- Place the finished popcorn balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment so the balls do not stick.
Preparation time: 20 minute(s)
Cooking time: 5 minute(s)
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