Guuuuuuuuys! It’s nearly Halloween!! And I have a huge treat for you today…5 Quick and Easy Halloween Treats…and all of them are no bake!
I have never really got into Halloween in a big way. I think it’s because here in NZ it’s not a huge holiday – especially where we live out in the middle of nowhere. Trick or treating would NOT work! But now that Sadie is around I can see myself making it a big deal. Mostly because I really want to dress her up in a cute costume! But also because Halloween is a simple holiday. No pressure, no presents or organising huge family gatherings, and no big meal. Just simple, FUN, and crazy snacks. And costumes…did I mention that?
Also, Josh & I may have decided that the big shed next to our house (his man cave) would actually make the perfect Haunted House…eeeeek so much to look forward to in a few years time!
So anyway, I decided that this year Halloween will be a simple affair, but I will get the ball rolling on a few things that I intend to make traditions in our house.
1. Cute costume for Sadie…and probably me!
2. Quick & easy Halloween treats.
I’m sure next year when Sadie is actually eating food I will be a bit more health conscious with the treat ideas but for now when it’s just Josh & I eating them and Sadie staring longingly at them (ha!) we will go crazy!
Check them out: (the recipes/instructions are all at the bottom of the page)
Chocolate Mousse Graveyard Cups
A quick, 2 ingredient chocolate mousse, put in cups, topped with crushed oreo ‘dirt’ and Tim Tam gravestones. I used melted white chocolate and a snaplock bag with the corner snipped off to write RIP.
Halloween Chocolate Bark
Melted chocolate spread on a baking tray with all sorts of Halloween candy sprinkled on top and then left to set and broken into pieces. I bought the candy eyeballs and Halloween sprinkle medley from our local cake supply shop but there are lots around, just google candy eyeballs or Halloween sprinkles!
So simple but so cute! Just grab a black sharpie & some mandarins and get drawing!
Jelly Slime Shots
Lime jelly, made ahead of time and dished into shot glasses with eyeballs & sour worms added in. If you’re having a kids party, make the jelly according to the package directions, but if it’s a party for grown-ups (or mama needs a little help to get through the afternoon) substitute half the water for vodka….yuuus!!!!
Monster Popcorn Slime Balls
I think these are my favourite! Pop a bunch of popcorn (see this post for how to pop perfect popcorn every time) melt butter and marshmallows, add green food colouring and mix it all together. Make sure you grease your hands before making the balls – trust me! Otherwise you will end up with a sticky mess, slime all over your hands and popcorn everywhere! I just sprayed a bit of cooking oil on my hands and reapplied after making a couple of balls. Set the balls on a baking tray and stick candy eyeballs on for extra scariness!
There you go – 5 perfect quick and easy Halloween treats that with a little bit of forward planning can be thrown together at the last minute! Loads of fun to make and eat for both kids & adults!
Special ingredients and where to buy them:
- Candy eyeballs – any cake store – either online or find your local
- Witches Brew sprinkle medley (includes Candy Corn) – either online or find your local
Here are all the recipes/instructions!
- 250 ml cream
- 150 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- 6 oreos
- 4 Tim Tams (or similar chocolate biscuits)
- 2 TBSP white chocolate buttons
In a medium sized bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Melt the chocolate and fold into the cream. Spoon into 4 glasses.
Crush the oreos in the food processor or blender and spoon the crumbs onto the mousse.
Melt the white chocolate buttons and spoon into a small snaplock bag. Cut a small hole in the corner and pipe RIP onto the Tim Tams. Allow the chocolate to harden (this will only take a few minutes) and then stick the Tim Tam into the chocolate mousse.
Serve immediately or store in the fridge.
- 250 g chocolate, broken into pieces, or chocolate chips (I used a mixture of milk chocolate & dark chocolate)
- 1 c assorted Halloween candy, e.g. mini M&M's, chocolate wafer sticks, candy corn, sprinkles etc
Prepare a baking sheet with baking paper or a Silpat liner
Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 20 second bursts until smooth.
Using a rubber spatula, spread the chocolate on the baking paper and top with the Halloween candy.
Allow to set in the fridge or freezer for 15 minutes or until hard.
Break into uneven pieces.
- Black Sharpie
Draw Jack-O-Lantern faces on the skin of the mandarins and use as decorations and snacks!
- 1 packet lime jelly
- candy eyeballs & sour worms
- vodka (optional)*
Make the jelly according to package directions and let set for a few hours.
Spoon the jelly into shot glasses and add candy eyeballs and sour worms
* If these are for an adults Halloween party, make the jelly using half vodka, half water!
- 2 TBSP butter
- 1 cup marshmallows
- A few drops green food colouring
- 2 cups popcorn
- candy eyeballs
Prepare a baking tray with baking paper or a Silpat liner. Set aside.
Add the butter to a medium sized pot and melt over a medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir using a rubber spatula until they have melted.
Remove from the heat, add the green food colouring and combine.
Pour in the popcorn and mix until all the popcorn is coated in marshmallow.
Spray your hands with cooking spray (or use butter or oil) and take a handful of popcorn and form into a ball. Set on the prepared baking tray. Repeat with all of the popcorn.
Stick candy eyeballs onto the balls of popcorn.
Put the tray in the fridge for about 10 minutes to set the marshmallow.