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Simple Recipes for a Halloween Party

Simple Recipes for a Halloween Party

Happy Halloween! My kids and I recently hosted a Halloween party for two of our homeschool groups. In preparation for the event, we crafted some adorable paper plate ghosts and toilet paper roll pumpkins to use as decorations. I also whipped up some apple cider cake cookies, lavender lemon cookies, and lavender vanilla cookies to serve as snacks. In addition to the cookies that I baked, I also made some other super cute and super simple Halloween treats using a few basic ingredients.

Jack o' Lanterns

Dipped Marshmallows

Ingredients

  • Regular marshmallows
  • Vanilla or chocolate almond bark
  • Colored sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Melt the almond bark in a double boiler.
  3. Dip the marshmallows in the melted almond bark.
  4. If using colored sugar, immediately dip the covered marshmallow in the sugar.
  5. Place the dipped marshmallow on the waxed paper.
  6. After dipping all the marshmallows, place the baking sheet in a cool area.
  7. Allow the almond bark to solidify.
  8. Store the dipped marshmallows in an airtight container.

Ingredients for Dipped Marshmallows Melting the Vanilla Almond Bark for the Dipped Marshmallows

Dipping a Marshmallow in Vanilla Almond Bark Dipping a Marshmallow in Green Sugar

Allowing the Dipped Marshmallows to Cool Vanilla Dipped Marshmallows

Melting the Chocolate Almond Bark for the Dipped Marshmallows Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows

Chocolate Dipped Monster Pretzels

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate almond bark in a double boiler.
  3. Dip the pretzels in the melted chocolate almond bark.
  4. Place the dipped pretzels on the waxed paper
  5. Place candy eyeballs on the melted chocolate.
  6. After dipping all the pretzels and adding the eyes, place the baking sheet in a cool area.
  7. Allow the almond bark to solidify.
  8. Store the chocolate dipped monster pretzels in an airtight container.

Ingredients for Chocolate Dipped Monster Pretzels Melting the Chocolate Almond Bark for Chocolate Dipped Monster Pretzels

Dipping a Pretzel in Melted Chocolate Almond Bark Pretzels Dipped in Chocolate Almond Bark

Adding Candy Eyeballs to the Chocolate Dipped Pretzels Chocolate Dipped Monster Pretzels

Sweet and Salty Bark

Ingredients

  • Pretzels
  • Chocolate almond bark

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Crush a handful of pretzels.
  3. Melt the chocolate almond bark in a double boiler.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate on the parchment.
  5. Gently tap the baking sheet on a counter.
  6. Sprinkle the crushed pretzels on the hot chocolate.
  7. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator.
  8. Allow the chocolate to solidify.
  9. Break the sweet and salty bark into smaller pieces.
  10. Store the sweet and salty bark in an airtight container.

Pouring Melted Chocolate Almond Bark on Parchment Paper Tapping the Melted Chocolate Almond Bark

Crushing Pretzels for the Sweet and Salty Bark Sweet and Salty Bark

Candy Corn Halloween Bark

Ingredients

  • Vanilla and chocolate almond bark
  • Green sugar
  • Candy corn

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the vanilla almond bark in a double boiler.
  3. Pour the melted vanilla on the parchment.
  4. Gently tap the baking sheet on a counter.
  5. Sprinkle the melted vanilla with green sugar.
  6. Arrange candy corn on the melted vanilla.
  7. Melt the chocolate almond bark in a double boiler.
  8. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the candy corn.
  9. Sprinkle the melted chocolate with green sugar.
  10. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator.
  11. Allow the almond bark to solidify.
  12. Break the candy corn Halloween bark into smaller pieces.
  13. Store the candy corn Halloween bark in an airtight container.

Melting Vanilla Almond Bark for the Candy Corn Halloween Bark Pouring Melted Vanilla Almond Bark on Parchment Paper

Sprinkling the Melted Vanilla Almond Bark with Green Sugar Adding Candy Corn to the Sugar-Sprinkled Vanilla Almond Bark

Drizzling Chocolate Over the Candy Corn Candy Corn Halloween Bark

Popcorn on the Cob

Materials

  • Popcorn
  • Plastic snack baggies
  • Clear tape
  • Green tissue paper
  • Twine

Directions

  • Fill the plastic snack baggie half full with popcorn.
  • Fold the edge of the baggie with the opening over and secure with tape.
  • Wrap the baggie in green tissue paper in the shape of a corn cob.
  • Secure the tissue paper to the baggie with a piece of tape
  • Tie the bottom of the baggie with a piece of twine.

Popcorn on the Cob

Halloween Treat Table Spread

Halloween Treats at Party 1 Halloween Treats at Party 2

Halloween Treats at Party 3 Halloween Treats at Party 4

Halloween Treats at Party 5

In addition to all the spooky treats that I made, my family and I also wore our Peanuts costumes to the party. My hubby and I dressed as Charlie Brown and Sally. My kids went as Linus and Lucy Van Pelt. If you want to go simpler for a holiday party, you can also simply decorate your nails with some festive nail wraps from Glossique like the spooky red and black wraps that I recently applied to my fingernails for Halloween. Happy Halloween!

Halloween Glossique Nail Wraps 1 Halloween Glossique Nail Wraps 2

Charlie Brown Costume Sally Brown Costume

Linus Van Pelt Costume Lucy Van Pelt Costume

Have you ever hosted a Halloween party?

Image Credits

Simple Recipes for a Halloween Party © 2016 Heather Johnson
Jack o’ Lanterns 2016 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Ingredients for Dipped Marshmallows © 2016 Heather Johnson
Melting the Vanilla Almond Bark for the Dipped Marshmallows © 2016 Heather Johnson
Dipping a Marshmallow in Vanilla Almond Bark © 2016 Heather Johnson
Dipping a Marshmallow in Green Sugar © 2016 Heather Johnson
Allowing the Dipped Marshmallows to Cool © 2016 Heather Johnson
Vanilla Dipped Marshmallows © 2016 Heather Johnson
Melting the Chocolate Almond Bark for the Dipped Marshmallows © 2016 Heather Johnson
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows © 2016 Heather Johnson
Ingredients for Chocolate Dipped Monster Pretzels © 2016 Heather Johnson
Melting the Chocolate Almond Bark for Chocolate Dipped Monster Pretzels © 2016 Heather Johnson
Dipping a Pretzel in Melted Chocolate Almond Bark © 2016 Heather Johnson
Pretzels Dipped in Chocolate Almond Bark © 2016 Heather Johnson
Adding Candy Eyeballs to the Chocolate Dipped Pretzels © 2016 Heather Johnson
Chocolate Dipped Monster Pretzels © 2016 Heather Johnson
Pouring Melted Chocolate Almond Bark on Parchment Paper © 2016 Heather Johnson
Tapping the Melted Chocolate Almond Bark © 2016 Heather Johnson
Crushing Pretzels for the Sweet and Salty Bark © 2016 Heather Johnson
Sweet and Salty Bark © 2016 Heather Johnson
Melting Vanilla Almond Bark for the Candy Corn Halloween Bark © 2016 Heather Johnson
Pouring Melted Vanilla Almond Bark on Parchment Paper © 2016 Heather Johnson
Sprinkling the Melted Vanilla Almond Bark with Green Sugar © 2016 Heather Johnson
Adding Candy Corn to the Sugar-Sprinkled Vanilla Almond Bark © 2016 Heather Johnson
Drizzling Chocolate Over the Candy Corn © 2016 Heather Johnson
Candy Corn Halloween Bark © 2016 Heather Johnson
Popcorn on the Cob © 2016 Heather Johnson
Halloween Treats at Party 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Halloween Treats at Party 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Halloween Treats at Party 3 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Halloween Treats at Party 4 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Halloween Treats at Party 5 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Halloween Glossique Nail Wraps 1 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Halloween Glossique Nail Wraps 2 © 2016 Heather Johnson
Charlie Brown Costume © 2016 Heather Johnson
Sally Brown Costume © 2016 Heather Johnson
Linus Van Pelt Costume © 2016 Heather Johnson
Lucy Van Pelt Costume © 2016 Heather Johnson

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