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3 Last-Minute Spooktacular Halloween Treats

Halloween is just a few strokes of midnight away, so if you’re like me and ‘accidentally’ didn’t realize it was ‘creepin’ up quickly, here are some of my fave quick and easy treats to make with your little boys and ghouls (big ones too!).

Happy Hallo-almost eve!

1. I Love mummy

Makes 8-10

What You Need:

1 8 oz. can of refrigerated crescent roll, seamless if available

1 small cutting board

Aluminum foil to cover cookie sheet

Cookie sheet

8 1-oz slices of American or cheddar cheese (optional)

Butter or plastic knife

8-10 medium beef or turkey dogs

Cooking spray


How to Make Them:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. Unroll dough on cutting board (can sprinkle a teaspoon of flour on it to help prevent dough from sticking)

3. Use plastic knife to cut individual crescent triangle into ¼ inch ‘bandages’. (TIP: bandages do not have to be even or the same length)

4. If making with cheese:  Place cheese slices on dough before cutting and slice them together

5. Take ‘mummy’ i.e. hot dog and wrap strip over strip (since these are fully cooked there are no food safety issues!) on mummy

6. Spray mummies lightly with cooking spray

7. Bake per dough package instructions or until golden brown:  approx. 14-16 minutes

8. Let them cool to touch then use mustard to make the eyes and mouth

2. Trick or Teeth

What You Need:

Apple cored and sliced in ¼ inch slices width-wise

Peanut Butter or Nutella

Mini marshmallows

Candy corn


How to Make Them:

First cover the ‘jaw’ i.e. fruit slice with a thin layer of ‘gum glue’ (peanut butter or Nutella), then place the ‘teeth’ (mini marshmallows) around the edge of the ‘jaw’ (apple). Lastly, place candy corn on the upper and lower teeth to create a vampire look.

Optional: Use raspberries to create ‘bloody’ tooth/teeth and drippings.

3. Frozen Zombie Hand Punch

What you need:

1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries, thawed

2 1/2 cups cranberry juice

2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

Small sauce pan


Punch bowl/food-safe cauldron

2 liters ginger ale

2 liters sparkling apple cider (non-alcoholic)*

*Grown-ups can substitute sparkling wine or champagne. Yum!

Gummy snakes

Optional: Dry Ice

How you make it:

Ghoulish Hand:

1. Clean the outside of a rubber glove and turn it inside out

2. Mix the raspberries and cranberry juice in measuring cup

3. Pour 2 cups of mix into the saucepan and sprinkle the packets of gelatin over it.  Let it absorb for 2 minutes.

4. Warm the mix over a low heat until gelatin dissolves:  about 2 mins. DO NOT BOIL!!

5. Carefully pour into the glove

6. Leave enough room at the top of the glove to tie/close with twine

7. Freeze for AT LEAST 24 hours


1. In a large punch bowl, add ginger ale and sparkling cider (again if adults, add sparkling wine or champagne)

2. Adults: Right before you’re ready to serve it, cut away the glove with a pair of scissors, or you can start the cut and then have your lil ones carefully pull the glove off the frozen hand

3. Place the hand, palm side up against side of large punch bowl

4. Add gummy snakes for fun!

Looking for more Halloween treats? Try these:

Leftover Halloween candy cookies

Halloween horror: Eyeball pasta

Make your own peanut butter cups for Halloween

Hot ‘n sweet kettle corn

Hand image courtesy of  starphysh, flickr

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