Cute Halloween Treats for Kids Recipes

Option 1: Spooky Spider Cookies

Ingredients

  • 12 store-bought peanut butter cookies (or your favorite cookie recipe)
  • 12 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 24 mini candy eyeballs (optional)

Instructions

1. Melt the Chocolate: Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second bursts, stirring well in between, until smooth. You can also melt them in a double boiler if preferred.

2. Assemble the Spiders

  • Place a tiny dollop of melted chocolate in the center of a peanut butter cookie.
  • Press a mini peanut butter cup onto the chocolate to secure it (this is the spider’s body).
  • Carefully spoon melted chocolate into a piping bag or a small Ziploc bag with a tiny corner snipped off.
  • Pipe 8 “legs” (4 on each side) extending out from the peanut butter cup.
  • Repeat with the remaining cookies.
  • Add the Eyes (Optional): Use a tiny bit of leftover chocolate to stick two candy eyeballs onto the front of each peanut butter cup.

Option 2: Monster Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • Green food coloring
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Variety of sprinkles and small candies for decorations (think colorful M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, etc.)

Instructions

1. Make the Base: Melt butter in a large pot over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat

2. Get the Color: Add a few drops of green food coloring and stir until you get your desired shade of monster green.

3. Add the Crunch: Add the Rice Krispies and stir until everything is completely coated.

4. Form the Monsters: Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Press the Rice Krispie mixture evenly into the prepared dish. Let cool completely.

5. Cut and Decorate: Cut the treats into squares or use fun Halloween cookie cutters for monster shapes. Let the kids go wild with decorating! Provide the candy eyeballs, sprinkles, and candies to create their own unique monster faces.

Kid Friendly Tips

Supervise: Always supervise kids while melting chocolate and working in the kitchen.

Make It a Team Effort: Let little ones help with measuring ingredients, stirring, and of course, the most fun part – decorating!

Get Creative: Don’t be afraid to let them put their own silly and spooky spin on the treats. There’s no wrong answer for a cute Halloween creature!

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