Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Snacks

We had fun making Halloween themed snacks.  We started with my favorite - roasted pumpkin seeds!  These were left over from our pumpkin carvings but with just a little bit of work they turn into a wonderful fall snack.


We poured about a tablespoon of oil over them then mixed in a little brown sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.  We roasted them in the oven at 250 for about 45 minutes.  The sugar caramelized and added a wonderful crunch to the pumpkin seeds.  It is so delicious!

For lunch we had Mummy Dogs.  They are even easier to make!  We used refrigerated crescent roll dough cut into strips and wrapped around hot dogs then baked according to the crescent roll package directions.  I stuck some peppercorn eyes in them to make them just a bit more mummy-riffic. 


As if we needed more sweets around here, we also made our traditional Halloween treat, Candy Bones.  We used mini marshmallows, white candy melts, and pretzel sticks.


The kids stuck a mini marshmallow on each end of a pretzel stick.  There may have been a few marshmallows sampled during this process.


They used forks to dunk their bones in the melted candy and then placed them on parchment paper to dry.


I like these Candy Bones because the saltiness of the pretzel tones down all the sweetness from the marshmallows and candy.  It's just the perfect combination!


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