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Recipes: 6 easy Halloween treats

Posted October 27, 2016

Ice cream eyes

Tis the season for countless pictures of absolutely adorable edibles. Just check Pinterest for ornate spider web cakes, meringue ghosts and stuffed peppers that look like little jack-o-lanterns. And that's just Halloween. Just wait until Thanksgiving and Christmas come around.

I'm fully aware of my abilities to craft and cook - and they do not include the ability to succeed at anything that has more than a handful of steps attached to it. I don't have the patience or the desire to spend hours making s'mores pops. (But a huge hats off to those who can ... and I am more than ready to eat!).

But I do like to surprise my kids with fun little treats this time of year. And, thankfully, there are plenty of crafty snacks that really require no ability at all.

Here are six of them:

Ice Cream Eyes

All you need is two scoops of ice cream, some maraschino cherry juice and two M&Ms. Put two scoops of ice cream in a bowl. Drizzle a little cherry juice over them. I used an oral syringe used to give kids medicine. Then put an M&M in the middle of each scoop. Eat!

Ice cream eyes

Banana Ghosts

Cut a banana in half or thirds, depending on the size. Get some mini and regular sized chocolate chips. Gently push the mini chocolate chips in for eyes. Use the regular sized chip for the mouth. Done!

Banana ghosts

Tomato Eyes

Cut a cherry or grape tomato in half, lengthwise. Take slices of Spanish olives and place on top. Done!

Tomato eyes

Popcorn Hands

Get some plastic food service gloves. Put candy corn at the tips of each finger. Fill the rest of the glove with popped popcorn. Tie off at the wrist with ribbon. Embellish with spider ring. Done!

Halloween popcorn hands

Spider Eggs

Make your favorite deviled egg recipe. Take a whole black olive and slice in half, lengthwise. Place half of the olive on top of your egg. Cut the other olive half into strips to use as the spider's legs.

Spider eggs

Flour Tortilla Cinnamon Crisps

Get some flour tortillas, butter, cinnamon, sugar and Halloween-themed cookie cutters. Follow this recipe. Done!

Flour tortilla cinnamon sugar crisps

Happy Halloween!

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