3 Quick & Easy Halloween Snacks - perfect for your little monsters!
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Halloween is probably the most under celebrated holiday in New Zealand. We're happy to drink with the Irish on St Paddy's Day, eat a ton of chocolate at Easter and get right into the spirit of Christmas but Halloween kind of falls by the wayside a bit. Don't get me wrong, there are still Halloween decorations for Africa in all the big stores but no one I know really celebrates it. Maybe the fact that I've always lived in the country where the closest neighbour is at least 300 metres down the road which makes for a huuuge trick or treating mission has something to do with it. I'll work on that. It makes me kind of sad though, because if you know me at all, dressing up is kind of my thing. And what better time of year to do it than Halloween?
I think I've probably left it a bit late this year to do anything major, but I did make a couple of spooky treats for anyone who is celebrating!
Mummy Cheerios - there is no party of any kind without cheerios (cocktail sausages) and all you need to dress them up for Halloween is a flour/water mixture rolled out, wrapped around and baked for 10 minutes.
Pumpkin Pretzels - because Halloween is all about the pumpkins - a little orange icing (or melted white chocolate coloured orange), dip the pretzels in and stick a green M&M in the top. Done!
Baby ghouls - more pretzel action because that salty & sweet combo is a winner. And they're easy! White icing this time, or just plain melted white chocolate, dip the pretzels and add M&M's for eyes.
Just like that - 30 minutes and you have a cute assortment of easy Halloween snacks, perfect for a last minute party.
And I think I'll make a commitment to a proper Halloween party next year...who's in?!
- 12 cheerios cocktail sausages
- ¼ cup flour
- 3-4 tsp water
- Pinch of salt
Pumpkin & ghoul pretzels
- 30 pretzels
- 1 cup icing sugar mixed with 3-4 tsp water OR 1 cup white chocolate buttons melted
- Orange food colouring or red & yellow
- In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt and water until it forms a dough.
- Roll dough out until it is quite thin, cut into strips and wrap the strips around each cheerio.
- Place wrapped cheerios on a baking sheet and bake at 180 degress C for 10-15 minutes until the "bandages" are starting to brown up.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately with tomato sauce blood.
- Colour half of the icing or chocolate buttons with orange food colouring (or ½ red, ½ yellow) until it is a nice pumpkin colour.
- Dip the pretzels in the orange and lay on a tray lined with baking paper. Add a green M&M to the top.
- Using the white icing/chocolate dip the remaining pretzels in the icing and lay them out on the same tray. Stick M&M's in the holes as eyes.
- Allow the icing/chocolate to set and serve.