I had planned on doing a few more fall activities with the kids to help them get excited for Halloween, but so far we’ve only managed to make 2 different Halloween recipes. Both of which were a hit though! I have a hard time not being in control but am really working on it because I know the kids love to do things on their own. It’s important for them to show some independence, but I’m not going to lie and say that the placement of the pepperoni spiders directly on top of the cheese ghosts and pumpkins (see below) just about drove me crazy lol
Regardless, here are the 2 Halloween recipes we made with the kids this past week!
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Easy Halloween Recipes to Make with Kids
I used Amanda’s spooky pizza recipe as inspiration and instead bought everything at Target. We used the thin crust pizzas (store brand) that are in the pizza sauce aisle. We also used the store brand sauce and pepperoni. I liked her cookie cutters better than the ones we have, but I found the cute pumpkin and ghost at Target for $1 each and wasn’t about to try a different store. The kids both loved using the cookie cutters to shape the sliced mozzarella cheese but needed a bit of guidance so that the pepperoni spiders didn’t have all of their legs on one side (I cut the pepperoni myself then let them at it). We opted not to make the olive spiders like Amanda did because they don’t like olives. They look cute on her pizza though!
A couple days later I stumbled upon this article on The Everymom sharing easy holiday treats to make with your kids. All of the recipes are super cute and look simple, but the candy bark called my name. I intended to use white chocolate chips but accidentally overcooked it in the microwave (so be careful!). The regular chocolate chips worked just fine, though it’s a bit richer and messier than the white chocolate would have been. (I’ve been eating most of this myself haha) They really loved adding all of the toppings! (Again, I had to control myself and allow them to make it their own and put things where they wanted, so it was another good lesson on restraint for me.) We’ll definitely do both of these ideas again!
Have you made any Halloween food with your kids? It requires patience but it’s always fun! And in case you missed it, here is where I shared the one halloween craft we did this season too. This week we’ll likely paint the small real pumpkins and carve the large one we bought too.
Hope you all have a great Halloween!
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