One of the many glories of living in a neighborhood is that when the kids come out to trick or treat, the kids already know you and so do their parents. Our Asheville Bed and Breakfast loves to do something really fun for those kids so we have developed 2 so easy, but cute as pie ideas for Halloween.
For most of us, while the will is strong...the time may be weak leaving most of us back to the same old, same old regarding Halloween treats. Don't get me wrong....Nothing wrong with a Snickers here and a Butterfingers there. These ideas are so cute and so easy though it may just inspire you to get out of the rut, be brave and explore a new option or two.
Make Brownies. You may use your favorite recipe or a quite honestly, some of the box brownies are simply awesome. Rather than make them thick, spread them out in a larger sheet so that the end product is slightly over 1/2" tall. Get some Halloween cookie cutters and while they are still warm...Not hot...Go to your pan choosing the best location for your cutouts to maximize yield and cut them out. Put directly on a wire rack to cool.
Make a chocolate glaze and coat the top of the brownie and use candy to highlight say...the red eyes of a bat.
Or White sprinkles sprinkles to make lines on say, a coffin. It is fun, delicious and creative.
Idea Two: Cookies on a Stick. So convenient and so "immediate gratification" for kids.
Make any sugar cookie recipe. Decorate your cookie ball with either sprinkles in black or orange or both or you can use some of the fun Halloween sugar candy decorations in the bakery aisle. Put the stick through the ball (the stick should be horizontal). Depress the cookie with a spatula to flatten it out just a bit and help to secure the stick to the cookie. Decorate and bake. When I use this idea with cookies on a stick I do not chose a cookie that has to be baked any hotter than 350 degrees. I also soak the sticks in a bowl of water the night before and take them out to dry about 1 hour before I plan to use them
Kids love these and you'll love watching their eyes light up when they see them.
Happy Halloween from At Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn
Patti and Gary Wiles
Innkeepers At Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn
Your Asheville Bed and Breakfast