As a child, I remember grandma spending hours in the kitchen whipping up creatively cool Halloween treats like homemade Halloween candy, caramel apple dips, caramel corn and countless other homemade Halloween treats. Those where the good old days! Unfortunately, nowadays, working moms don't have endless hours to spend in the kitchen, which is why picking up a few healthy recipes for easy no-bake Halloween treats is ideal.
5 Easy Homemade Halloween Treats
Working moms know that healthy homemade Halloween treats is all the rage nowadays. And, conjuring a few easy-to-make Halloween treats that take less than an hour to create is perfect for last minute Halloween fun. Plus these healthy no-bake Halloween treats are low in sugar, great tasting and so much fun to eat. The kids will gobble them up in record time!
This Halloween instead of filling the kids up with tons of Halloween candy full of sugar and other harmful preservatives, give them one of these healthy Halloween treats.
1. Peanut Butter Fluff Eyeballs
First, we'll start with a homemade Halloween treat made out of peanut butter, marshmallows, Hershey chocolate chips and red shoe string licorice. This one is called peanut butter fluff eyeballs. Simply take one large marshmallow at a time and flatten evenly. Then, put a teaspoon of peanut butter in the center of the flattened marshmallows and roll into a ball. Now, stick a chocolate chip morsel in the center and use one shoe string licorice make protruding red veins around the eye balls. Place Halloween eyeball treats on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 5 minutes or until the eyeballs are firm.
2. Mini Mud Cups
Mini Mud Cups are another fun homemade Halloween treat to make using chocolate pudding cups, Oreo cookies and tootsie rolls. Simply purchase sugar-free or low-fat, pre-made chocolate pudding cups. Next, take the tootsie rolls and cut them in half. Then, roll the tootsie roll halves into thin strings and place them inside the pudding cup to resemble worms. Now, crush the Oreo cookies and sprinkle on top of the pudding cup. Refrigerate and serve chilled.
3. Giant Chocolate Spiders
Giant chocolate spiders could be the simplest homemade Halloween treats for kids. All you need is a hefty supply of miniature mud pies, black shoe string licorice and raisins. Simply place the licorice strings around the mud pie like spider legs and stick on two raisins as eyeballs. The kids will have spooky Halloween fun with these giant chocolate spiders.
4. Spooky Jelly Ghosts
Spooky jelly ghost treats are the perfect Halloween party appetizer. Take two slices of white bread and make a simple jelly sandwich. Then using a ghost shape cookie cutter and cut the jelly sandwiches in the shape of mini ghost. Next, using a tooth pick, punch out two small holes for the ghost eyes, then lightly press the sandwich together until the jelly comes through the eye holes. These are so much fun even the adults will enjoy eating fun jelly ghost treats.
5. Green Goo Rice Crispy Brains
And finally Green goo rice crispy brains are loads of fun to make and eat. These gross wiggly brains are made out of jello and rice crispy treats and are sure to be the talk of the town. Simply whip up a bowl of rice crispy treats but instead of flattening them, make ice cream scoop sized balls. Now, make a batch of green Jello and before refrigerating place the rice crispy balls in the jello mixture and refrigerate. Once the jello is firm, scoop out the rice crispy balls surrounded in jello goo and serve chilled.