Halloween is right around the corner and if you know me then you know second to Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday. We love dressing up, fall is my favorite season and this is the one time candy is plentiful in our house (for about a week). Zayn and I are big on snacks and so I wanted to make sure I got a jump on planning what kind of Halloween treats we would be making this year. These snacks are great to enjoy at home watching movies, give out to teachers at school and some are simple enough for your littles to help you make. I am excited to share this list of 25 super simple Halloween treats.
My kids LOVE popcorn. The first time I realized RJ really loved popcorn was when we took him to Universoul Circus last year. He nearly ate an entire tub of popcorn on his own, and the love for popcorn hasn’t stopped since then. Now, even Zayn loves popcorn. And trust I know that kids his age are usually cautioned from eating popcorn because of the choking hazard, but they love it. We’re big on movies and so the amount of popcorn we eat up in here is CRAZY.
With the release of so many Disney movies this year, we’re planning to spend ALOT of time at the movies. We’re gearing up for some of our favorite animated movies to return to the big screen and snacks are always high on our list. I fell in love with the aliens in the original Toy Story and so it was easy for them to inspire this recipe. Plus, #Boymom. Any time the boys get a chance to eat green food (that isn’t a vegetable) they’re all for it!
Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday! You guys know the saying about tiny people and how they eat the most?! Totally applies to me! I start my countdown to Thanksgiving as soon as September rolls around and I literally remind everyone every other day that it’s getting closer and closer!
This year I wanted to try something different and because I LOVE dessert I wanted to find a new dessert recipe to try that still had the holiday feels…. Insert *drumroll*
Does that not look freakin’ amazing? If you’ve ever made Candied Yams or Sweet Potato fluff then you’ll enjoy this and chances are if you were planning to make one of those then you have everything you need for this variation of a holiday favorite! Check out the ingredient list:
2 medium sweet potatoes (about 12 ounces)
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Click here for complete recipe… also courtesy of Foodnetwork.com 🙂
I’m a sucker for cupcakes (Who doesn’t love cake?) And I’m sure RJ is going to love the mini size… Perfect for his little chubby toddler fingers lol. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving to roll around and have these sitting on the dessert table!
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food/dessert? Can’t think of anything of anything to make? Visit Foodnetwork.com for more Thanksgiving recipes and tips!