Give more Halloween treats and less tricks this year with easy and fun kid-friendly recipes.
Make homemade Halloween treats for the kids with one (or several) of these low-cost and frightfully easy recipes. From cookies to cupcakes (and even a creepy sandwich) you're sure to be the hit of the Halloween party.
Cost per serving: $1.17
Kids will love this take on a classic trick-or-treat goodie but you can swap in another kind of candy for the Snickers, if you prefer. Peanut butter cups, malted milk balls or chocolate-covered toffee bars all work well; then drizzle with chocolate syrup for extra decadence.
See recipe: Snickers Cheesecake
Cost per serving: 7¢
We dare you to scare up a a better deal than .07 a cookie! This sugar cookie is simple to make and just a little creepy.
Recipe: Ogre-Eye Cookies
Cost per serving: $1.25
Perfect for a Halloween party or for trick-or-treaters, serve these colorful candy apples for a tasty and festive treat.
Recipe: Candy Apple Quickies
How can you get kids to eat something besides candy at your Halloween party? Make this sinister snake sandwich full of their
favortie meats and veggies. They'll never know it is good for them.
Recipe: Snake Sandwich
Cost per serving: 54¢
Bake up a batch of these Halloween cookies. To decorate your Jack-o'-lantern faces pipe black icing onto these frosted pumpkin-flavored cookies.
Recipe: Jack-o'-lantern Cookies
Cost per serving: 47¢
Perfect for any Halloween party, these cute cookies are easy to make and bewitchingly tasty. Conjure them up using refrigerated sugar-cookie dough, green food coloring, cocoa, brown icing and green M&M minis.
Recipe: Witchy Cookies
Cost per serving:33¢
This creepy twist on a popcorn ball is a kid-friendly treat that you can make together. Also, try this Halloween-inspired decorating idea with rice cereal.
Recipe: Skulls on Sticks
Cost per serving: 25¢
Chocolate truffles get a spooky makeover with this sinfully inexpensive recipe. Make up a tray for a decadent Halloween treat ar your party.
Recipe: Transylvanian Truffles
1. Place a wire rack on top of a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Arrange 8 premade rice cereal treats on rack. Forn 3 into puck shapes. Remove 1 cookie side from 2 creme-filled chocolate cookies and 11 mini creme-filled cookies.
2. Place 10 oz. dark chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, stopping and stirring frequently, until smooth (about 1 minute). Dip top and sides of a cereal treat in melted candy; tap off any excess. Transfer to rack and attach creme-filled cookie eyes. Repeat with remaining treats.
3. Refrigerate until set, about 5 minutes. Pipe a wiggly line of pink frosting as mouth. Use brown frosting to attach mini M&M's Minis to treats for spots and attach Junior Mits for eyes on larger cookies and brown M&M's Minis for eyes on mini cookies. Enjoy!