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Halloween Recipes: 4 Fun Halloween Treats

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By Mary

Following are some of my favorite Halloween recipes.

The best part: they’re easy and fun to make.

Enjoy!

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#1 – Ghoulish Granola Gloves

For several years I handed out ghoulish gloves as a Halloween treat. Each year, kids would knock on my door looking for a repeat performance.

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What you need:

* Transparent rubber gloves
* 1 cup raisins
* 1 cup dry roasted pumpkin seeds
* 1 cup dried sunflower seeds
* 5 cups popcorn
* 1 cup cheerios
* 1 cup mini marshmallows
* Metal or plastic scoop
* Orange and black yarn

How to make:
* Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl
* Mix thoroughly
* Scoop mix into rubber gloves, being certain to leave enough room at the top to close
* Tie with orange and black yarn

Here’s another Halloween trail mix recipe.

 

#2 – Jack-o-Lantern Cookies

These are a nice treat for Halloween parties or to send to school for a Halloween party snack. Kids just love them. I help my grandsons make these every Halloween.

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What you need:
* 3 sugar cookies
* 2 tablespoons cream cheese
* Apple peelings
* Parsley

How to make:
* Spread sugar cookies with cream cheese
* Cut apple peelings to form eyes, nose and mouth
* Add parsley for pumpkin stem

Here’s a similar recipe for Jack-o-Lantern Cookies.

 

#3 – Pumpkin Cream Cheese Shortbread Cookies

If you’re looking for a sweet and delicious Halloween treat, this one is a nutritional treat that is easy to make.

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What you need:
* 1 dozen pumpkin shaped shortbread cookies
* Cream cheese
* Apple slices with peeling left on
* 1 cup cooked pumpkin spiced to taste
* 4 tablespoons brown sugar or brown sugar substitute
* 1 brick of cream cheese, softened

How to make:
* Bake shortbread cookies and cool thoroughly
* Place softened cream cheese in mixing bowl
* Add pumpkin and spices
* With electric mixer beat the mixture on medium speed for 1 minute
* Spread mixture on pumpkin-shaped shortbread cookies
* Cut eyes, mouth and nose from apple slices or use candies

Here’s a recipe for Iced Pumpkin Cookies.

 

#4 – Bloody Eyeballs

Kids love ghoulish treats. Bloody eyeballs are always a hit with my grandsons! These are easy to make and simple enough that the kids can lend a hand.

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What you need:
* Powdered doughnut holes
* Gummy lifesavers
* Semi-sweet chocolate chips
* Red gel icing

How to make:
* Attach one gummy lifesaver to the powdered doughnut hole with red gel icing. This creates the iris of the eye.
* Place semi-sweet chocolate chip in the center of the lifesaver to make the pupil. Attach with red gel icing.
* Use red gel icing to make thin ribbon-like veins around the eyeball.

Check out this fun recipe for Bloodshot Eyeballs. And here’s a video showing how to make blood vessels for scary eyes as Halloween treats.

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Other Fun Halloween Party Treats

Kooky Cauldron Sundae

Marshmallow Ghosts and Ghouls

Chopped Fingers

Bug Juice

Pumpkin Soup Served In A Pumpkin