Halloween Crafts & Decor Ideas

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Halloween-recipes

Halloween Desserts—Pumpkin Oreo Pops

Ummm…yep…another version my of Oreo Pops for some fun Halloween Snacks and party ideas.  This time we made some Halloween Pumpkin Oreo Pops.

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Here are the supplies you will need to make them:

Wilton Candy Melts in Orange and Green

Double Stuff Oreos

Black Licorice (or Pretzel Sticks)

Popsicle Sticks

Mini Chocolate Chips

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Stick the popsicle sticks in between the two cookie layers of the Oreos and set them aside on some wax paper.  Melt your orange candy melts in the microwave in 20 second intervals until it is melted to a smooth and creamy consistency. Now “dip” the Oreos into the orange candy melts. I don’t actually dip them but rather take a spoon and smooth it onto the front of the Oreos.  Then smooth the candy melt around the sides and onto the back of the Oreo. Be sure to do around the stick very well as this will be sure to hold them together when they have hardened.  Lay them onto the wax paper and add some mini chocolate chips for the eyes and the mouth.  Then to make the stem, I cut a piece of black licorice…but you could also use a pretzel stick.  Then pop in the freezer for a few minutes.

Melt the green candy melts and then take the pops out of the freezer and add some leaves onto your pumpkins.  I just drizzled a little leaf shape on the top.  Pop them back into the freezer.  After 20 minutes, they should be ready to share!

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Do you have a favorite?

Need some other ideas for fun Halloween Snacks and Oreos on a stick?  Check out these past ideas…

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Minnie and Mickey Mouse Oreo Pops

Frankenstein Oreo Pops

Eyeball Oreo Pops

Snowman Oreo Pops

Snowman Oreo Puddles

Easter Bunny and Duck Oreo Pops

Graduation Oreo Pops

Apple Oreo Pops

Reindeer Pops

Turkey Oreos

Bat Oreo Pops

Candy Corn Kiss Cookies

We love making regular Hershey Kisses Cookies at our house but when I saw Candy Corn Kisses at Target the other day, I knew just what to do with them…make some Candy Corn Cookies.

Halloween-Cookies

Here is our recipe:

Candy Corn Cookies

1/2 cup butter or shortening, room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar (this is optional and used to roll the balls of cookie dough in; I do not do this)
48 Hershey® Kisses® chocolate candies, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream butter or shortening and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract; beat well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into creamed mixture until well mixed.

Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.

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Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie (cookie will crack around edges). Remove from cookie sheet and let cookies cool on wire racks.
Yields 4 dozen cookies. For a downloadable version of the recipe click here.

Instead of using Candy Corn Kisses, you could just simply top them with a piece or two of candy corn! We also made a version of Chocolate Candy Corn Kiss Cookies using our favorite chocolate drop cookie recipe.

Jell-O "Blood" Worms

Jell-O Blood Worms

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These edible Jell0 Worms are a BIG hit for our Halloween Dinner. The first time I served these up the kids really freaked out. My daughter couldn’t even look at them at first, but after some coaxing and a little good natured teasing, she ate one. Then much too her surprise, she liked them.

They take a little effort to make, but I think they are worth it. Plan to make these at least a day ahead of time.

Jell-O Blood Worms

Ingredients:

100 flexible plastic straws

(The straws with a bendable neck make the most realistic worms by adding ridges to the worm. Place bendable necks of straws at the bottom of the container).

an empty, cleaned 1-quart milk or orange juice carton to hold straws.

(The straws will fill up to the height of the container, the taller the better.)

1 package (6 ounces) raspberry or grape flavor gelatin
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3 cups boiling water
3/4 cup whipping cream
12 to 15 drops green food coloring

waxed paper

Instructions:

1.  Combine gelatins in a bowl and add boiling water; stir until gelatins completely dissolve. Chill until lukewarm, about 20 min.

2.  Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length; place in tall container. Wrap together with a loose rubber band to hold straws together.

3.  Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture. Carefully pour into container, filling straws.

4.  Chill until gelatin is firm, at least 8 hours, or cover and chill up to 2 days.

5.  Pull straws from container or, if you’re using a carton, simply tear the carton away from the filled straws. Pull straws apart. Run hot tap water for about 2 seconds over 3 to 4 straws at a time. Starting at the empty ends, push worms from straws with rolling pin, or use your fingers.
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6.  Lay worms on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days. Worms will hold at room temperature for about 2 hours.

Edible Eyeballs

I know Halloween is still a couple of months out, but we have been in a crafting slump around here. I have had a nasty head cold for a week, the hubs has a herniated disk in his lower back and we have been super lazzzzzy! So I went back in my photo file and decided to start gradually posting some of the things we eat every year at our Halloween themed feast. The first item being our Edible Eyeballs.

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We found this recipe idea at FamilyFun.com.

Edible Eyeballs:

3.4-ounce box vanilla pudding mix
Jelly beans (we use the black ones)
LifeSavers Gummies
Plastic Easter eggs (we use the smaller half)
2 empty egg cartons

Make the pudding according to the directions on the box.

Fit a jelly bean in the center of a gummy Lifesaver and place it in one half of the plastic egg.

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Do this for each eyeball. Fill the egg with a dollop of the pudding (so it’s the size eyeball you’d like) and place in the egg carton for support. Place in the freezer for about 3 hours.

You want them to be firm. To remove after they’ve set, let them rest at room temperature for about 5 minutes and then gently squeeze them out of the plastic egg. Ready for use immediately or place the eyeballs into a freezer safe dish and keep for up to 2 days before use. Makes about 24 eyeballs.

These are always the hit of the party with the adults and kids. They actually taste pretty good too.