It’s the sweetest time of year! With Halloween just around the corner, here are some of our favorite spooky snacks that are a breeze to make — no baking required!
Mini Dirt Trifles
Who knew dirt could be delicious? We did! A trifle is a layered dessert that has a little bit of lots of good stuff. Perfect for an after-school snack or Halloween party dessert, Mini Dirt Trifles may look kind of gross, but they taste great! Plus they are beyond simple to whip up! All you need are some 9-ounce clear plastic cups, instant chocolate pudding, and a package of chocolate crème-filled cookies to get started. Crumb the chocolate crème-filled cookies in a food processor, and then make the instant chocolate pudding according to package directions. In each cup, layer cookie crumbs and pudding until you reach the top. Decorate your “dirt” with gummy worms and candy pumpkins, or top with a ghostly dollop of whipped topping. Yum!
Marshmallow Pretzel Bones
These bones are fun to make and fun to eat! Gather up a bag of salty pretzel sticks and a bag of mini marshmallows. Have kids stick a mini marshmallow on both ends of the pretzel sticks, and set aside. Dip your marshmallow pretzel bones in melted white chocolate, place them on wax paper to cool and harden, and sprinkle with white edible glitter for some extra Halloween magic. Marshmallow pretzel bones are a tasty treat for school parties, or munch on them while watching a scary movie with the family — we dare you to eat just one!
Candy Corn Popcorn Balls
When it comes to Halloween, the sweeter the better. This sweet treat combines two of our favorite types of corn — popcorn and candy corn of course! Start with a ¾ cup of kernels air popped and salted (or two bags of microwaved) popcorn and set aside. In a large pot, melt ¼ cup of butter and a 10-ounce bag of marshmallows. Remove from heat and toss in the popcorn and a small bag of candy corn to coat. Form your gooey popcorn mixture into balls and place them on wax paper to cool and harden. It’s not Halloween without ‘em!
Put a fall spin on your marshmallow krispie treats! Switch out the traditional rice for graham cereal, toss in some chocolate chunks, and you get s’mores treats! Coat a 13×9 inch glass casserole dish with butter and set aside. In a large pot, melt ¼ cup of butter and a 10-ounce bag of marshmallows, remove from heat, and add a small box (approximately 10-ounces) of graham cereal, and a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chunks (or chocolate chips). Stir well to coat and pour your mixture into the prepared dish. Allow your treats to cool before cutting into squares. Trick-or-treat!
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