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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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