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4 Quick and Easy Halloween Treats Kids Can Help Make

Freaky feast

By Ashlee Marie Prisbrey

Blogger (and mad scientist in the kitchen) Ashlee Marie Prisbrey shares four scary-delicious treats for Halloween. No tricks here — they’re easy enough for kids to make.

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1. Halloween Bark

halloween bark
Photo: Blaine Moats

How to Make Halloween Bark

  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In 3 different bowls, melt 8 ounces each of dark chocolate, purple candy melts, and green candy melts. (If microwaving, heat each separately for 1 minute, then stir. Continue heating in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until completely melted.)
  3. Pour contents of each bowl onto the pan in random spots — don’t worry if they overlap. Shake pan to spread melted chocolate and candy. Use a knife to swirl colors together, and shake pan again to spread even more. Sprinkle Halloween-y sprinkles and candy over chocolate mixture. Let set, then break into shards.

2. Zombie Lips

zombie lips
Photo: Blaine Moats

How to Make Zombie Lips

  1. Core 1 medium apple and cut into 8 slices.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon peanut butter on 1 side of an apple slice. Press Goldfish crackers tail first into peanut butter to form teeth. Repeat with another apple slice, and gently put on top of first slice to form a mouth.
  3. Repeat with remaining apple slices. You can also use marshmallows and slivered almonds for teeth!

3. Slime Popcorn

slime popcorn
Photo: Blaine Moats

How to Make Slime Popcorn

  1. Pop 10 to 12 cups popcorn (usually 1 microwave bag, but check serving-size info) and pour into a large bowl.
  2. Melt together ½ cup packed brown sugar and ¼ cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Stir in 16 ounces marshmallows until melted and smooth. Stir in 5 drops green food coloring until color is evenly distributed.
  3. Pour mixture over popcorn and stir until evenly coated. Sprinkle in ½ cup candy eyeballs (found at most party and crafts stores).

4. Bloody Sundaes

bloody sundaes
Photo: Blaine Moats

How to Make Bloody Sundaes

  1. Heat 12 ounces caramel topping in a bowl in a microwave until warm, about 30 seconds.
  2. Mix 3 to 4 drops super red gel food coloring into the caramel. (We used Americolor food coloring, but any concentrated, deep red coloring will work.)
  3. Dunk about 12 walnuts (or as desired) into caramel to coat, 1 at a time, and let excess drip off. Put coated walnuts on top of 4 scoops vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel. Try this sauce on pancakes or doughnuts, too!

About Ashlee Marie Prisbey:

Ashlee Marie Prisbrey is a blogger, baking extraordinaire, YouTube star, and mother of five from Utah. Visit ashleemarie.com for hundreds of recipes and how-to videos.


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This article originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Allrecipes Magazine.

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