No matter how spooky the decor or how clever the costumes, it's just not Halloween without the treats! Whipping up delicious creations should be a family affair, so we've put together some easy recipes that even the littlest monsters can handle. All you need are some simple ingredients, a Halloween movie on in the background, and some refreshing and festive water bottles in kid-friendly sizes to wash it all down.
Even marshmallows dress up on Halloween! These little ghosts are more sweet than scary, and kids will love helping to roll out the fondant.
You'll need: Ready-to-use fondant, powdered sugar, marshmallows, and black decorating gel.
How to: Using a rolling pin, roll out fondant on a surface sprinkled with powdered sugar until it's 1/4- to 1/8-inch thick. Cut out fondant circles and drape on top of single and double marshmallow stacks. Use decorating gel to make eyes and mouths. Boo-tiful!
Colored gelatin rounds are a perfect canvas for these jiggly eyeballs. Let kids raid the grocery store and get creative with decorating.
You'll need: One sheet of colored gelatin, candy eyes, licorice ropes, and gummies.
How to: After letting the gelatin set (about four hours), use circular cutouts to make eyeball and monster shapes, then get to work bringing them to life!
Do spiders make you scream? These will for a happy reason! You can't go wrong with chocolate-glazed donuts, and these take less than two minutes to build.
You'll need: Mini chocolate-glazed donuts, candy eyeballs, black decorating icing, large pretzels, and chocolate sprinkles.
How to: Cut the spider legs from the pretzels and gently press them into the donuts — eight per spider, to be anatomically correct. Apply two dabs of icing, then squeeze eyes into place. Lastly, sprinkle with even more chocolate!
Photographer: Diggy Lloyd
Producers: Sasha Bar-Tur & Kerrie Cline
Food Stylist: Nicole Twohy
Prop Stylist: Liz Engelhardt