One of our favorite October traditions is to go "Spooking"! My kids look forward to it every year before Halloween. I usually make homemade treats for it, but this year, since I'm pregnant, I went for some easier treats! They are all store bought items, and my kids and I just put them together.
To start we made Twinkie Mummies and Ghosts. Out of all the treats, these took the most time, but they are still very simple to make!
My kids thought they looked yummy just like this! While you are waiting for the twinkies to freeze, melt some white melting chocolate and get some M&Ms sorted by color. Dip the frozen Twinkies in the melted chocolate and place on parchment paper to set up. Place two M&Ms on the Twinkie for the eyes. For the Ghosts, add one more M&M for the mouth. The Ghosts are done once the eyes and mouth are on. For the mummies, drizzle some more white chocolate over the Twinkies to give it that wrapped Mummy effect.
That's it for the Twinkies! I think they turned out so cute! My kids thought they were pretty neat!
The Oreo Spiders were my kids favorite treat to make! All you need are double stuffed Oreos, M&Ms and pretzel sticks. Insert 8 pretzel sticks into the sides of the Oreo. I used some of the melted chocolate from the Mummies to stick on the M&Ms for the eyes. That's it! I think they are the cutest spiders around and who doesn't love Oreos!
We added some candy corn to the plates to go with the treats, and then wrapped them in cling wrap. We topped the plates off with this cute Spooked printable. I use this one every year because I think it is the cutest. It's free over at laurenmckinsey.com
After your plates are put together, pick some families in your neighborhood to go "Spook". Leave the plate by their door, knock really hard and then run. I usually park somewhere down the street and my husband runs with our kids. It's so much fun and we end up laughing the entire time! Hope this adds to your Fall Halloween fun!
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