I love cooking, ask my friends, I can make a mean meal. But puddings and baking…nope. I can’t bake for shit. I follow the instructions to a tee and my cakes are flat, flimsy and…..flaccid (insert immature giggle here) 

We wanted to make some spooky treats for our little Halloween evening at my mum’s, so I got all over Pinterest and found some super easy, yummy treats that made the kids (and adults) very happy. NB – There is a lot of sugar in these, the smiles were probably more of a manic sugar rush…but whatcha gonna do?

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Rice Crispie Pumpkins

Ingredients:

  • Rice crispies – about 400g
  • Butter – about 35g (you need to cover your hands in it to roll the mixture)
  • Food colouring – Orange
  • Mini Rolos – 1 tube
  • Smarties or Jelly Tots for the leaves
  • Marshmallows – about 300g or 2 big bags
  1. Melt the marshmallows in a large, non-stick saucepan with 25g of butter and enough food colouring to make it super Pumpkin orange. It took me about half the little jar!
  2. Add all of the rice crispies and stir until they are all completely coated in the sticky marshmallow mixture.
  3. Leave to cool in a dish for about 15 mins. I put mine in the fridge to help it along. It is impossible to mould them whilst they are still warm. It will be a sticky disaster – yes I am speaking from experience!
  4. Once cooled, rub butter over your hands and grab a handful of the mixture. Roll into a ball and press a Rolo into the top. Compress the mixture tightly into a ball around the Rolo.
  5. Do this for all the mixture and put back into the fridge for another 20 mins of they will fall apart!
  6. Cut the Smarties or Jelly Tots in half and place them next to the Rolo to finish the stalk and leaf.
  7. Enjoy!

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Ghoulish Eyeballs:

Ingredients:

  • Marshmallows – 1 bag or as many as you want to make.
  • Smarties – 1 tube
  • Icing tubes
  1. Use the icing to stick a smartie to the top of the marshmallow.
  2. Blob a pupil or icing onto the smartie. We did a few cat eyes as well as normal ones. Mixed it up with some evil red and normal black.
  3. Draw on some scary veins down the sides and you’re done!

 

Pair these with some Cadbury Fingers with blood red icing nails for a seriously spooky treat. These really are so simple to make, even I didn’t ruin them! What spooky treats are you making this Halloween?

 

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