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Easy DIY Halloween Party Treats

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Easy DIY Halloween Party Treats

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Easy DIY Halloween Party Treats

The spookiest time of the year is here again. While the motif for Halloween may send some goose bumps, there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to these delicious home-made Halloween treats.

Have a rollicking time with these fun and spooky decorative snacks with your family and friends this Halloween party!

Spider Web Cookies

You don’t need a giant spider to scare anyone; regular spiders are enough to make our skin crawl. Spider webs creep us out, but they make for great Halloween props!

Recipe
Makes: 10 - 13

Preparation time: 45 - 60 minutes

Ingredients

Pasteurized egg whites 3 oz.
Vanilla extract 1 tsp
Confectioners' sugar 4 cups
Black food colouring  
Sugar cookies 10-13

Directions

  1. In a large standard mixer bowl, mix 3 oz. of egg whites with 1 tsp of vanilla and beat till frothy.
  2. Add 4 cups of confectioners' sugar gradually.
  3. Mix on low speed until sugar is fully incorporated and the mixture is shiny.
  4. Turn speed up to high and beat until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks. This should take approximately 5 – 7 mins.
  5. Separate out 1/4 of the icing and add black food colouring.
  6. Transfer the both icing to separate pastry bags or storage bags for piping.
  7. Squeeze white icing along the edge of the cookie.
  8. Fill in the circle with more white icing.
  9. Use a skewer to even out the icing.
  10. Make concentric circles with black icing.
  11. With a new skewer, “draw” lines from the center outwards to distort the icing.
  12. Keep in fridge if not served immediately.

Styling

  1. Place your cookies on a black rattan basket.
  2. Add fake cobwebs available for purchase at FairPrice Finest, pumpkins and some fake spiders for added effect.

*Fresh tip: As this recipe contains raw eggs, we recommend the use of clean, fresh and properly refrigerated quality eggs.

Bat Bites

Halloween may be a season for treats and sweets, but we cannot forget the savory snacks everyone caves in to, at parties. Let your guests sink their teeth into these cheesy Bat Bites!

Recipe
Makes: 16

Preparation time: 45 - 60 minutes

Ingredients

Cream cheese (softened) 4 oz.
Soft, mild goat cheese (room temperature) 8 oz.
Pesto 1/4 cup
Coarsely ground black pepper 2 tbsp
Chia seeds 2 tbsp
Pitted olives (sliced) 8
Peppercorns 32
Triangular blue corn chips 32

Directions

  1. Mash together 4 oz. of cream cheese, 8 oz. of goat cheese and ¼ cup of pesto.
  2. Season with black pepper.
  3. Chill for 40 minutes.
  4. Shape mixture into 16 2-inch balls, about 1 heaping tsp. each.
  5. Roll in chia seeds till it is fully cover.
  6. Press 2 olive slices into the balls as eyes and place peppercorns in the centers for pupils.
  7. Break a full chip into half or use a triangular chip and slot them on either side of ball for wings.
  8. Keep in fridge if not served immediately.

Styling

  1. Use a glass display tray to prop up the bats.
  2. Place some candles around to illuminate bats.
  3. Attach cutout bats to the wall and place some twigs around the table for an extra spooky effect.

Banana Ghost Pops

Send some shivers down your guests’ spine with the icy Banana Ghost Pops. Imagine frozen bananas coated with coconut shreds, this healthy, yummy treat is easy to prepare and never fail!

Recipe
Makes: 12

Preparation time: Freeze before and after 15 – 30 mins

Ingredients

Yogurt 1.5 cup
Shredded coconut 3/4 cup
Chocolate chips 24
Bananas (small) 6

Directions

  1. Peel 6 bananas and lay them flat on a cookie sheet. Freeze for a few hours.
  2. Remove and cut each banana into halves.
  3. Put a skewer in 1 end of each piece.
  4. Dip it in the yogurt and make sure you cover it all the way around
  5. Roll each stick in the coconut shreds.
  6. Stick on 2 chocolate chips for eyes.
  7. Keep in freezer if not served immediately.

Styling

  1. Cut a frozen pound cake into the shape of your container to form the soil in your graveyard. Make sure the cake fits snuggly in the container.
  2. Lightly crumb up the left over pieces of cake on the surface so it resembles dirt. Alternatively, you can use cookies like Oreos or digestive biscuits.
  3. Use some melted chocolate to write “R.I.P” on some dark coloured biscuits to form gravestones.

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