Halloween Donut Pumpkins
Mini Donuts, chocolate or any other flavor you prefer
Orange frosting tinted with the Chefmaster All-natural Food Coloring
One Green M&M for each Donut
To make these cute donut pumpkins, first cover each donut completely with powdered sugar. If you’re having a hard time covering the donut, you may also lightly brush each one with softened unsalted butter so that the the powdered sugar won’t easily come off. Just make sure you cover them fast with the powdered sugar right after so that the donut won’t absorb the butter completely. Then, with a piping bag, cover one side with orange frosting. You can also draw pumpkin faces on the orange frosting if you have some plain frosting left. Simply mix it with the black food coloring gel, then you could already draw different pumpkin faces on the donuts. Insert each one with a green M&M on top.
Monster Cookie Pops
Cookies (choco chip, gingerbread, sugar, or any kind)
Decor toppings (sprinkles, M&Ms, candy eyes, etc)
These little monster cookie pops are the best Halloween-themed treats you can make if you want to see how your kids can stretch their crazy imaginations and see more of their creative side! You may even set this as an activity for the Halloween party itself by making it a DIY make-your-own cookie pop buffet table. Maybe you could already insert a popsicle stick on each cookie already so the kids won’t have a hard time and end up destroying the cookies while trying to insert each stick. If the cookies are too hard, you may soften them by putting them inside the microwave for a few seconds under low heat. But basically, all you need to prepare for your kids are the different colors of buttercream frosting placed in separate bowls, then you could already make them decide what color they’d like, what kind of monster face they’ll make for each pop, and so on. This is so easy to make and so much fun!
Frankee Marshmallows on Sticks
Semisweet chocolate chips
Lollipop sticks or Colorful straws
These are not as easy as the cookie pops, but if you do have older kids, they’ll surely have fun making these Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops. First, cover each marshmallow with the fondant tinted with the green Chefmaster coloring gel. Careful not to ruin the marshmallow’s shape as this is the shape we’re really aiming for as Frankee’s head. Then, insert a stick in each covered marshmallow. Now, melt the semisweet chocolate chips in the microwave under medium heat until they’re smooth (but not too liquid-y though). Dip each end of the marshmallow into the chocolate to form the hair. While still holding the stick upside down (remember not to hold the pop in the right way while the chocolate hasn’t hardened yet as it will drip and may cover the whole face), gently push or drag the chocolate down to the base so you can create spikes of hair. Put the marshmallows with ‘hair’ back in the fridge so the chocolate will harden enough. You may lay them still upside down on wax paper. While waiting, prepare the things you’ll use to form Frankee’s facial features. Cut up the pretzel sticks into ⅛ in sizes. Set aside the candy eyeballs. And prepare your edible coloring pens. Once the marshmallow pops are all set, you can already place the cut-out pretzels as ears, put the candy eyeballs, and complete Frankee’s face by simply drawing on the marshmallow using the food coloring markers.
Mini Pretzel Ghosts, Aliens and Monsters
White Candy Melts or Plain Sugar Icing
Candy eyes and other toppings
These cute and colorful pretzel monsters are not only delicious but also very easy to make that your kids won’t even ask your help while doing these! One thing you can do though is prepare everything they’ll need to design each monster or ghost that they want to make. So, put each ingredient in a separate bowl, plate, or tray. Then, melt the candy or prep the icing then place them in various bowls depending on how many colors you’d like your kids to play with. Tint each icing with the food coloring gel then mix. And voila! Your kids can now go crazy in making these yummy covered pretzels with the candy eyes and other toppings.