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Friday, 18 October 2013

Halloween Food Crafts

There are so many things to love about Halloween—the costumes, the decorations, and most of all, the food! These Halloween food crafts are perfect for getting you into the Halloween spirit. Best of all, they’re easy for kids and adults to make (and eat, too)!

Here are 4 easy and creative food crafts you can put together tonight:
1. Mummy Pretzels - A fun, salty-sweet snack that both adults and kids will adore!
What You Need: All you need for this craft is some pretzels, some white chocolate, and some candy eyes, which are optional, but can make your pretzel mummies extra adorable!

What To Do: Lay all of your pretzels out on a single layer on some wax paper or parchment paper. Melt the white chocolate until it’s nice and runny and drizzle the white chocolate over the pretzels so that they resemble little mummies. Add the candy eyes for effect and voilà! For more fun, you can alternate dark chocolate and white chocolate for a cool black and white effect.  
2. Jack O’Lantern Krispies Treats - A festive twist on a classic treat.
What You Need: 6 cups of puffed rice cereal, 3 tablespoons butter, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, 5 ½ cups of mini marshmallows, orange food colouring, mini tootsie rolls, and your favourite candy for decorations.
What To Do: Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the vanilla extract and the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Add the food colouring until it reaches the desired orange colour. Add cereal and stir until completely combined. Take pot off the heat and allow mixture to cool a bit. Form the treats into medium-sized pumpkins. Press a tootsie roll into the top to act as the stem. Add candy for decorations, and enjoy!
3.  Cheesy Witch Brooms -A fun, savoury snack that’s perfect for hors d’oeuvres trays, lunchboxes, and after school snacks!
What You Need: Thick pretzel sticks, a slices of your favorite cheese, and fresh chives
What To Do: Cut the slice of cheese in half, and then make slices in the cheese about half way up the cheese lengthwise (so they kind of resemble a hula skirt). Wrap the cheese around the pretzel stick like a skirt, and then use the chives as a string to keep the cheese attached.
4. Spider Deviled Eggs – A yummy snack that’s perfect for party appetizers, or a quick on-the-go breakfast!
What You Need: 1 dozen eggs, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 1/3 cup your favourite mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon minced onion or shallot, ¼ teaspoon tabasco, salt & pepper to taste, paprika, 24 black olives.
What To Do: Add a pinch of salt to a pot of water and add the eggs. Bring the water to a boil and then cover and remove from heat and allow to cook 12-15 minutes. Drain the hot water from the pot and rinse with cold water until the eggs are cool. Peel the eggs using a sharp knife, cut them in half, and gently remove the yolks and place them into a bowl. Arrange the egg white halves on a serving tray. In the bowl, use a fork to combine the yolks, mustard, mayonnaise, onion, tabasco, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
Spoon the egg yolk mixture into the egg white halves and sprinkle with paprika. Cut 12 of the olives in half, and then cut the other 12 into fourths. Place the halves in the centre of the eggs, and then position the fourths around like spider legs, 4 on each side.
Do you know any good Halloween-themed treats? Leave your suggestions in the comments!
Fore more wonderful Halloween food crafts visit Kittanning Foodland's website.
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Sydney Gallimore is a content writer for Kittanning Foodland, a community grocery store in Kittanning, PA.