Nutter Butter Mummy Yummies!

Two very special people did a Halloween food craft and were sweet enough to share their pictures with us! Our daughter and granddaughter made some very yummy looking mummies out of Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. Don’t these look great?! 🙂

You will need some Nutter Butter cookies, some white chocolate or white candy melts and some candy eyes. Begin by melting the white chocolate. Then dip each cookie into the melted chocolate.

Lay the dipped cookies on a flat surface that is covered with wax paper.

Add 2 candy eyes to each cookie while the chocolate is still soft.

I guess they could be ghosts if you stopped here! Lol Wow, it looks like they made a whole army! 😉

To finish making your mummies, run thin “strings” of chocolate back and forth across each cookie. You can do this by adding the melted chocolate to a pastry bag with a thin round tip on it and piping it across the cookies. Or use a ziploc bag and cut a tiny hole in one corner and use it in the same way.

That’s it! Now you have some very yummy mummies to share for Halloween! I believe this batch of mummies went to a school Halloween party!

We’re sending a special thank-you (and some hugs!) to our amazing crafters for today’s post! 🙂

Hotdog Mummies for Halloween

If you are looking for a fun food idea for a Halloween meal or a Halloween party, may I suggest you try hotdog mummies? This is a straightforward simple way to make a cute treat that will bring smiles all around.

You will need a pack of hotdogs (wieners), a package of crescent roll dough and some mustard.

Open the package of crescent roll dough and lay out 2 crescent roll dough pieces together to form a rectangle.

Press the dough together in the middle where the dotted cut is. You want one solid piece of dough.

Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into thin lengthwise strips.

Take 1 strip of dough and begin wrapping it around 1 hotdog.

Continue adding strips of dough until you have wrapped dough the entire length of the hotdog. Leave some space between each wrapping as the dough will swell as it bakes. Press the ends of the dough strips together so you have a continuous piece of dough wrapping the hotdog.

I used bunsize hotdogs because that is the kind that were available at my store. Regular size hotdogs are fine. Once you have wrapped all the hotdogs, you are ready to bake them.

Bake according to the time and temperature listed on the crescent roll package. Bake until the dough has lightly browned and hotdogs are heated.

The mummies eyes are made with mustard. I suggest you put a little mustard on a piece of waxed paper or a plate and use a toothpick to put the little dabs of mustard on the mummy.

And that’s all there is to making hotdog mummies!

A word of caution for feeding hotdogs to young children…hotdogs are one of the foods that are easy for kids to choke on. So please cut these into smaller pieces before giving them to your kids. A half of a slice of a hotdog is a good idea. We love kids and don’t want to see anyone hurt. 🙂

Enjoy some yummy mummies this Halloween!

2 Super Simple Ghost Treats for Halloween

Are you looking for a last minute addition to your treat line-up for Halloween? You and the kids can have these super easy ghosts made in no time! All you need for the first project is a banana and some miniature chocolate chips. If you’d like to add an “O” for a mouth, you’ll need a few Cheerios cereal pieces.

Cut the banana in half and add 2 miniature chocolate chips for eyes. I pushed the pointed side of the chocolate chip into the banana. And there you are! 2 ghosts ready for spooking your guests!

Or if you want to give your ghosts a mouth, press in 1 piece of Cheerios cereal.

I can almost hear the eerie “OOOoooo!” these ghosts are making! 😉

Are you ready for the second ghost treat? This one is easy too! You’ll need some lollipops or suckers, (I used Tootsie Roll Pops because the sucker part is nicely round), 1 paper tissue for each ghost, 1 small rubber band or a piece of string for each and a black marker or pen.

Ready? Let’s do this! First open up a tissue and lay it flat. Lay one lollipop on the tissue with the round part in the center and the stick pointing to one corner.

Fold the tissue over the lollipop to make a triangle.

Gather the 2 sides down around the lollipop to form a “head”.

Put the little rubber band or string around the “neck” of the ghost.

You can use the ghosts like they are or you can add some black dots for eyes and a mouth.

That was pretty easy, wasn’t it? Now you have 2 kinds of ghosts for your Halloween celebration!

I hope you have a great Halloween! 🙂

From the Queen of Cake Pops!

There is an amazing lady that created Cake Pops and she is called Bakerella. She makes the most amazing treats! I love to see the ideas she comes up with. She shared a post about 14 Frightfully Fun Halloween Treats and they are awesome! I just have to share them with you.

14 Frightfully Fun Halloween Treats

Aren’t they adorable?! Now you just need to narrow it down to which ones you want to make for Halloween! 😉 Here is the link to her website:

https://www.bakerella.com/frightfully-fun-halloween-treats/

You will find lots of other fun treats to make on her website. Enjoy! 🙂

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween

Halloween will soon be here! And we are still in the midst of Covid-19 with a lot of places seeing the number of people affected climbing steadily each day. Are you debating on how to celebrate Halloween this year? Should you take your kids trick-or-treating or keep them at home? What about parties? I would like to offer you some options this year to make your Halloween a little safer. I will be sharing some ideas of things you can do at home so that even though this year might be different, it can still be fun. For today, let’s make some easy Spider Cupcakes! Start by making your favorite flavor of cupcakes and frosting…or purchase some from your local grocery store or bakery. I decided to make chocolate cupcakes.

And some vanilla frosting. Mmmm!

I chose Whopper Malted Milk Balls for the spider’s body. You could also use a small donut hole or something else round.

I bought a can of black frosting to use for making the spider’s legs.

But I found it difficult to control the stream of frosting that came out of the can. It was like nothing was coming out and then suddenly, WHOOSH and there was a huge blob of frosting. 😦 Lucky for me, my daughter suggested putting the black frosting into a ziploc bag and cutting a very tiny hole in one corner of the bag. This worked great! It was much easier to get a smooth steady amount of frosting coming out this way.

Place a Whopper candy in the center of a frosted cupcake. Then using the black frosting, draw 8 legs. (Yes, spiders have 8 legs.)

I also added 2 tiny dots of frosting on the candy to give the spider some eyes.

Cute, isn’t he? (Well if spiders can ever be called cute, I guess it would have to be this kind!) I experimented a bit with different ideas of where to draw the spider’s legs and I decided I liked this way better. Feel free to draw the legs on however you like best.

And that’s all there is to it! Ta dah! You have spider cupcakes for Halloween!

Now, just for some added amusement, here are some other ideas that I tried that may or may not have turned out quite so nicely. Haha! I tried adding some sprinkles AFTER I made the spider but the first time, the frosting had already dried enough that the sprinkles mostly bounced off the cupcake. The next time I made the spider and while the frosting was still wet I added sprinkles but then the sprinkles stuck to the spider’s eyes and legs and looked kinda weird. So I tried putting the sprinkles on first and then making the spider, but I thought it made the cupcake look too busy. It’s your call…kids love sprinkles! My daughter also suggested I try making a spider web and you can see how that turned out…a little bit wonky but kinda cute.

Maybe using orange frosting would be neat? Or maybe orange and green sprinkles? The moral of the story is, make the cupcakes in the way you think is fun and they will be great! (And taste good too!) You could make these for your kids or you could make them together for a fun Halloween project. Even if they turn out a bit wonky like some of mine, you can still spend time together and giggle over your masterpieces. 😉 Have fun! I’ll be back next week with some more safe-at-home-Halloween ideas!