Halloween is one of my favourite holidays. We decorate up the outside and bake some snacks.
Pick your favourite recipes and have your children make them with you for some quality family time!
These are some Halloween Baking Fun recipes that your family may enjoy!
1. DIY Candycorn Marshmallows~ Bird’s Party Blog
2. Halloween Bark ~ Sweet Designs
3. Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats ~ Cincy Shopper.com
4. Frankenstein Pancakes ~ The Joys of Boys
5. Vampire Floats ~ Shaken Together
6. Spider Web Halloween Cupcakes ~ Pizzazzerie
Candy Corn Inspired Recipes
Halloween is almost here.
If your house is like my house, you will love these fun recipes to celebrate Halloween with Candy Corn Inspired recipes.
Check out these recipes that you and your family can enjoy.
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Hayley is inviting her friends to sleepover the night before Halloween.
I thought it would be fun to make them some Halloween treats for them to enjoy while watching movies.
I also love trying new recipes so this gives me an excuse to go looking for Halloween recipes.
Here are five of my favourites that I found on the internet.
Boo Bars from Babble ~ A easy recipe that even the adults will enjoy!
Mummy Dogs from Southern Living
Homemade Sunbutterfingers (Nut-Free) from Comfortably Domestic
Candy Corn Fruit Parfait from Suburbia Unwrapped
Veggie Skeleton from Feeding Frenzy
Five on Fridays (October 16)
With one of my favourite holidays coming up, Halloween, I want to talk about it.
Lets find out how certain things about Halloween came about!
- Dressing Up ~ Dressing up in costumes and going “guising” was prevalent in Ireland and Scotland at Halloween by the late 19th century. Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils.
- Jack O’-Lanterns ~ The practice originated from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack.” According to the story, Stingy Jack invited the Devil to have a drink with him. True to his name, Stingy Jack didn’t want to pay for his drink, so he convinced the Devil to turn himself into a coin that Jack could use to buy their drinks. Once the Devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money and put it into his pocket next to a silver cross, which prevented the Devil from changing back into his original form. Jack eventually freed the Devil, under the condition that he would not bother Jack for one year and that, should Jack die, he would not claim his soul. The next year, Jack again tricked the Devil into climbing into a tree to pick a piece of fruit. While he was up in the tree, Jack carved a sign of the cross into the tree’s bark so that the Devil could not come down until the Devil promised Jack not to bother him for ten more years.Soon after, Jack died. As the legend goes, God would not allow such an unsavory figure into heaven. The Devil, upset by the trick Jack had played on him and keeping his word not to claim his soul, would not allow Jack into hell. He sent Jack off into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way. Jack put the coal into a carved-out turnip and has been roaming the Earth with ever since. The Irish began to refer to this ghostly figure as “Jack of the Lantern,” and then, simply “Jack O’Lantern.”In Ireland and Scotland, people began to make their own versions of Jack’s lanterns by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and placing them into windows or near doors to frighten away Stingy Jack and other wandering evil spirits. In England, large beets are used. Immigrants from these countries brought the jack o’lantern tradition with them when they came to the United States. They soon found that pumpkins, a fruit native to America, make perfect jack-o’-lanterns.
- Black Cats ~ The Druids feared cats – believing that by using evil powers, humans could turn themselves into cats. So during Samhain on November 1, many cats were thrown into the fires to get of rid the evil. Cats are stated to be familiars to witches. The reason why the Black Cat is a the focus is it looks dark and spooky and has stayed a Halloween cat. Due to this, many shelters will not adopt out Black Cats at Halloween time just like Bunnies can’t get adopted around Easter.
- Why do we dress up ~ As far back as the 5th century B.C. Celtic tribes in Ireland believed that the spirits of the dead were allowed to come back to earth once a year on October 31st. The Celtic New Year began on November 1st and the belief was that, on the night before the border between the world of the living and that of the dead became blurred. The spirits of the dead would then be able to cross over for this one night into the world of the living. So they dressed up in order to fool the spirits of the undead.
- And now some pictures of my Halloween decorating outside my home. We decorate every year. The coffin we made. The blow ups are things we purchased over the years.
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What you will need:
1 box of vanilla cake mix
red piping gel
Follow directions on the cake mix box to make cupcakes. Let them cool. Ice them with vanilla icing. Put Reese’s pieces in the middle of cupcake. Use piping gel to make lines in the cupcake.
What you will need:
Ritz crackers (or any round crackers)
peanut butter or wow butter
chow mein noodles
Smear a small amount of peanut butter onto the inside of one cracker. Place 4 chow mein noodles on one side of the cracker followed by 4 more on the other side. Place the remaining cracker on top. To make the ‘eyes’: dab two spots of peanut butter near the top of one crackers to ‘glue’ the raisins into place.
What you will need:
1 Tube of refrigerated pizza dough
10 cheese strings
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 tablespoon of salt (you can skip this if you want)
1 cup marinara sauce (heated)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Open pizza crust and cut in half width-wise, then slice into 10 rectangles.Roll one string cheese stick in the center of each rectangle. Press the dough to secure it closed around the cheese. Create the ends of the “bones” by rolling the extra dough until it reaches the top of the string cheese stick. Press it to form two knobs at the top and bottom. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat until all string cheese is wrapped in dough. Brush butter over the sticks with a basting brush.Sprinkle with salt. (optional) Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving with marinara for dipping!
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Halloween is coming and so are the little ghosts and goblins. Trick or Treating was my favourite thing to do as a child. I loved seeing what treats I received and loved dressing up.
That might not be best for someone that has allergies. This Halloween, Food Allergy Research & Education is encouraging people to paint a pumpkin teal (The colour of food allergy awareness) to indicate that your home is safe for those with food allergies offering non-food treats for the children.
Visit the Food Allergy Research & Education to get ideas on non-food treats and download a sign. CLICK HERE