4 Easy Halloween Treats

 

Check out these fun and easy Halloween Treats: Graveyard Dirt Cups, Mummy Jalapeño Poppers, Witch Broom Cheese Sticks and Vampire Coffin Toaster Pastries. 

Things you'll need: Graveyard Dirt Cups

Ingredients
  • 3.9 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk, cold
  • 1/2 container (4oz) whipped topping
  • 30-35 chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos)
  • 12 biscuit cookie sandwiches (Milano)
  • Black writing gel or edible marker
  • 12 candy pumpkins
Equipment
  • 12 (5oz) clear cups
  • Whisk
  • Sandwich bag

Let's get started!

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until mixture begins to thicken, roughly two minutes.
  2. Fold in thawed whipped topping using a spatula or a whisk until well-combined.
  3. Scrape the filling off each sandwich cookie into a separate bowl and place cookies in a large plastic bag. Using a rolling pin, roll over the cookies to create crumbs and set aside.
  4. Begin assembling dirt cups by measuring out 1-1/2 tablespoons of cookie crumbs into the bottoms of 12 plastic cups, alternate adding a layer of pudding and repeat.
  5. Decorate the biscuit sandwich cookie (Milano) and black writing gel and stick them in the cups as tombstones.
  6. Add the gummy worms and candy pumpkins and serve immediately or store in fridge until ready to serve.

 

Things you'll need: Mummy Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients
  • 6-7 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) shredded jack cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • All-purpose flour for dusting
  • Candy eyeballs

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. 
  2. In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, shredded cheese, chopped green onion and salt with a spatula until evenly blended.
  3. Cut the jalapeños into halves and remove seeds and ribs from each using a spoon. 
  4. Roll out crescent roll dough onto a floured surface lengthwise. Using your finger pinch the seams to reinforce them together.
  5. Using a pizza cutter, cut 24-26 thin vertical strips of dough.
  6. Fill each jalapeño half with cheese mixture and wrap each stuffed jalapeño with dough strips, leaving room for the eyes and place on baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Bake until the dough is golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. Once removed from the oven, immediately press eyes into the melted cheese mixture to stick. 

 

Things you'll need: Witch Broom Cheese Snacks

Ingredients
  • 6 string cheese sticks
  • 18 pretzel sticks
  • Fresh chives

Let's get started!

  1. Cut each string cheese stick into 3 equal pieces, roughly 1-1/2 inches.
  2. Make lengthwise cuts halfway up the cheese, all the way around.
  3. On the uncut end of the cheese, softly insert a pretzel stick about halfway in and tie with a piece of chive.

 

Things you'll need: Vampire Coffin Pop Tarts

Ingredients
  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • Raspberry jam/preserve
  • Vanilla icing
  • 1 egg
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
Equipment
  • 4" coffin cookie cutter
  • Piping or sandwich bag
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pie crust.
  3. Using a coffin cookie cutter, cut 10-12 coffins and place half on the baking sheet.
  4. Spread a small amount of jam into the center of the half on the baking sheet. 
  5. Using a pastry brush, wet the sides of the coffins with the beaten egg. Top with other half of the coffins. Use a fork to seal the edges by lightly pressing down.
  6. Poke holes on the top of the tarts so air can escape during baking and look like vampire bites. 
  7. Bake until slightly brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  9. In a medium bow, mix together the powdered sugar and milk until icing is smooth. Transfer to a piping bag.
  10. Pipe a spiderweb and a hanging spider.

 

 

Written By Rosanna Pansino

Rosanna Pansino Merch