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3 Witch-inspired Halloween lunch box treats

Sarah Caron is a Connecticut-based freelance writer and editor. She lives with her wonderful husband, two adorable kids and two funny beagles. Check out her food blog at Sarah's Cucina Bella.

Bewitch your child’s lunch box

Mwahahaha! Halloween is just around the bend. Grab your cauldron and stir up a spooky witch inspired treat for your child’s lunch box.

Gather up your little witches and warlocks for some whimsical treats... and be the coolest Halloween-loving mom around. Really. We mean it.

Hey, since Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, the kids will be in school that day — which is prime opportunity for some ghoulish Halloween treat packing. One of these fun Halloween lunch box treats will make your kid's lunch box extra special. (Don't worry! They are super easy!)

And here's a hint: You can make all three of these with one 12-oz bag of green candy melts (that's the size they sell in the craft store!). Just set up all the things you need and melt the whole bag of melts. Make one treat at a time and line them all up on the waxed paper-lined baking sheet to harden. Easy peasy!

Who's the coolest mom around?

Witch fingers

Yields 8

These knobby fingers are complete with a gnarly fingernail. Tasty, right?

You need:

  • 5 ounces green candy melts
  • 8 Nutter Butter cookies
  • 8 glazed pecans or light brown M&Ms

Directions:

  1. Melt the green candy melts in a bowl according to package directions.
  2. Dip the Nutter Butter cookies in the melted green candy melts, turning to coat (use a fork!). Then gently tap to remove extra melts from the cookies. Place on a wax paper-lined tray.
  3. Press one glazed pecan or one light brown M&M into one end of the candy-coated cookie.
  4. Repeat until all cookies have been used.
  5. Let harden for one hour before transferring to an airtight container to store.

Goblin eyes

Yields 8

Goblins aren't ones to often be complimented on their eyes. After all, they are kind of freaky... just like these goblin eyes treats.

You need:

  • 2 ounces green candy melts
  • 8 ginger snap cookies
  • 8 red M&Ms

Directions:

  1. Melt the green candy melts according to package directions.
  2. Place the ginger snap cookies on a wax paper-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Drop a dab of green candy melt onto each cookie and press a red M&M into the center.
  4. Let harden for one hour before transferring to an airtight container to store.

Witch hats

Yields 8

A witch isn't complete without a hat, right? But who says it has to be basic black? These two-tone pointy witch hats will be a delicious treat.

You need:

  • 5 ounces green candy melts
  • 8 Oreos
  • 8 Hershey Kisses, unwrapped

Directions:

  1. Melt the green candy melts according to package directions.
  2. Dip the Oreos into the candy melts and turn to coat. Gently tap to remove excess candy melt (a fork works great for this!). Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. Immediately press a Hershey Kiss in the center of each candy-coated cookie.
  4. Allow to harden for one hour before transferring to an airtight container to store.

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