5 Quick and Easy no bake Halloween Treats that make great snacks and table decorations - jelly slime shots, monster popcorn slime balls, oreo graveyard cups, mandarin jack-o-lanterns & Halloween bark!
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!
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.
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!
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!!!!
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!
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