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How to make spooky Halloween treats

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Freaky fingers and tasty dessert décor

Halloween calls for recipes inspired by the spooky feel of fall. While some can be elaborate treats, these easy recipes will entertain your guests without taking up your whole afternoon.

Orange shake

This tasty shake is the perfect refresher for a Halloween gathering -- serve it as a dessert under the full moon or as a daytime treat to ward off of the witches before sunset. Kids will love the fun twist and the delicious taste.

Ingredients:

2 cans of milk
2 liters of orange soda
1 small can of crushed pineapple

Stir all the ingredients together in a large pitcher and mix until the pineapple is completely blended and liquified. Chill overnight until the liquid reaches a thicker texture.

Pour into glasses and serve.

Candy creatures

Not only will this be a fun craft for the kids to join in on, but it takes a simple cupcake recipe and makes it the perfect Halloween treat.

Ingredients:

Assorted candy -- gumdrops, lollipops, black shoestring licorice, green candy mints and red sprinkles
Colored toothpicks
Scissors
Plastic wrapping bags -- if you want to create a goody bag containing your candy creatures
Halloween-themed ribbon to wrap up your assorted candy goody bag

Use a black gumdrop for the body. Cut the shoestring licorice into the shape of bat wings and ears (two each). Use a toothpick to connect the wings and ears to the body. Finally, push two red sprinkles into the gumdrop as the eyes.

Mix your homemade candy creatues with some pre-made assorted goodies for a fabulous party favor!

Freaky fingers

Ingredients:

String cheese
Green bell peppers
Cream cheese

Use a paring knife to slice the sticks of string cheese in half. Then cut a shallow area where you'll attach the "fingernail." Dice the green bell pepper into small pieces in the shape of fingernails. Attach with the cream cheese and serve on platter to impress your guests.

more halloween crafts and recipes

Halloween graveyard cake
How to make a homemade bat piñata
Homemade Halloween costumes

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