TOP 5 – Simple Halloween Treats DIY (No Effort Required)

Looking for: Creative & Delicious Treats for Home, Office or Classroom Parties?

HERE ARE OUR TOP FIVE FAVORITES!

1. OWL HAVE ANOTHER!

Round Crackers, Raisins, Cream Cheese, Whole Almonds, Sliced Almonds.

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Easy & Delicious Owl Cracker Treats

Spread  cream cheese large cracker,

Press on a pair of mini round cracker eyes (or pull apart a Ritz Bits sandwich and use a half for each eye) & attach raisin pupils with a dab of cream cheese.

Finish by pressing on an almond beak and almond-slice feathers.

Scroll down to see video and links! 


2. YUMMY YUMMY CARROTS & HUMMY!

Carrots, Humus, Toothpicks, Parsley

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Slice carrots into disks, slide them on toothpicks with a piece of parsley (for the “pumpkin stem”),

Use your favorite humus dip to create about a 1 Inch layer on a serving dish.

Stick in your cute lil’ carrot treats and serve!

You could also lay these on a plate with a serving dish of ranch for dip or add them to the kids’ lunchbox as a healthy side.


3. BOO-NANA POPSbanana-pops-diy-healthy-snack

All you need is:

Bananas

Popsicle Sticks

Yogurt

Mini Chocolate Chips.

Slice Bananas in half, dip, add the chips (for eyes) and freeze!


4. CHEESE PLEASE!

healthy-snack-for-halloween-kids-classroom-diy-easyIs it just me or do those cookie cutter things never produce anything other than blob shaped cookies? Well even if you have the gift of baking, you can save time by cutting corners. Literally! Just put those cookie cutters to good use by serving up some sliced cheese in fun Halloween shapes – or get creative! Use can use on toast, sandwiches, anything you can think of! 

Want to serve something a little sweeter to really win them over? You can buy or bake a thin moist brownie sheet cake, and  use your cookie cutters to create a quick, Halloweeny themed snack!


5. THE HUNGRY CATERPILLAR 

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Cute for kids of all ages! and if you need an alternative for adding the frosting, here is the easiest, oldest trick in the book! Well…in terms of frosting anyway. Just grab a snack plastic baggy, scoop some frosting into the bag and push to one corner. then twist up the bag and poke a hole using a toothpick or the tip of a steak knife to create an opening.

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Click Here & See how to make the Owl Treats courtesy of Parents.com 

http://www.parents.com/videos/v/79901569/halloween-treat-savory-owl-snack.htm

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STARBUCKS FRAPP FOR 32 CENTS

starbucks danoi how to diyGood Morning! What’s a better way to start the day than with a $5 Starbucks bev? Starting it off with a 32 cents Frapp! Making your own Starbucks drinks at home is not only easy and delicious but over the course of a year could save you up to $1,343! (That’s about a %92 cheaper!)

Starbucks Frappuccino

Ingredients:

      1 Cup Double-strength Starbucks coffee OR 3/4 cup fresh espresso (cold)
      3/4 C Milk
      3 Tbs Sugar (or to taste)
      2 Cups Ice
             Pinch of xanthan gum OR 1 tsp dry pectin

Directions:

  1. Brew Coffee.
  2. Combine ingredients in a cup, give a quick stir and put in blender, adding the ice last. Blend for about 10 seconds.
  3. Swirl caramel, mocha, or desired syrup around the inside of cup and pour.

Top with whip cream and chocolate syrup, if desired!

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