Great Ideas for last minute halloween fun!

I have the best news for you!

And this news, I'm sure will make you last minute parents extremely happy.

If you waited until the last minute to plan for Halloween, whether it be bringing your favorite dish to a party or planning a fun filled day with the kids, it's not too late to appear as if you have it all together.

I've put together some fun, yummy treats and activites that the whole family can enjoy. And did I mention how easy and fun it will be?? Oh I didnt? Well, the next few paragraphs, receipes and pictures will be sure to excite all of your senses!

So hold on tight, its going to be a scary ride!!!

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If you are looking to get the kids out of the house, I recommend hitting up your local pumpkin patch. In my town, we have a Spooktacular event for the kids. If you are not sure where to go, then just use good ole Google for some ideas and help in finding activities and events in your area!

Keina Smith/The Truth Hive

Keina Smith/The Truth Hive

This past weekend my fiance' and I took our son Jax to Fair Weather Acres Fall Festival in Cromwell, CT. It is a huge farm, where they have a corn maze, hayrides, many other activities for the kids and of course, food!

We had a blast! And best of all, before you leave, you can grab a pumpkin, ANY SIZE! How cool is that!?

Keina Smith/The Truth Hive

Keina Smith/The Truth Hive

After our eventful day, we went home and painted pumpkins!

We also made some sweet Halloween treats! Spider cookies and mummy rice crispy treats were on the spooky menu.

These treats are very easy to make and even better to make if your little ones are old enough to help! All the ingredients used can be found at your local grocery store, as well as, your local craft store.

*Pro-Tip before starting: Lay out some parchment paper as your workspace for easy clean up. If you do not have parchment paper, then go buy some! Just kidding, you can use foil, cooling rack or simply a plate!

Spider Cookies

Chocolate is always a crowd pleaser, especially chocolate chip cookies with a little SPIDER on top! Give your chocolate chip cookies a spooky spin, by adding Reese's cups to the mix!

Ingredients:

  • Favorite cookies - I used store bought chocolate chip
  • Miniature Reese’s cups
  • Chocolate candy melts
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Small Ziploc bag

Directions:

Start by unwrapping all of your Reese’s cups. This was the most annoying part for me lol.

Now, let’s melt the chocolate candy melts. To melt the chocolate, you simply place about half the bag of candy melts in your microwave safe container and then microwave it in 30-second increments. Once the chocolate is melted, place it in your Ziploc bag. Then push all of the chocolate to one of the corners of the bag and cut a very tiny piece of the tip off of the bag.

Boom! You just made a piping bag!

Now, lay out your cookies. Use as many as you want. Take a little bit of chocolate from your fancy piping bag and put a small amount on the top of the Reese’s cup. Place the Reese’s cup upside down in the center of the cookie. Take your candy eyeballs and glue them onto the upside down Reese’s cup by using your melted chocolate. Place a small dot of chocolate on the back of the eyeball and then place on the side of the Reese’s cup.

Lastly, drizzle out the 4 legs with your chocolate on each side of the cookie! Let the cookies set and you will see the chocolate harden.

They really look like cute spiders, if there was such a thing lol

Keina Smith/The Truth Hive

Keina Smith/The Truth Hive

Mummy Rice Krispies

Rice crispy treats! I get chills up my spine just typing it!  I mean, you can't go wrong with this marshmallow favorite.  It's a beloved favorite for many adults and kids all around the world.  I am sure, once you serve this yummy snack, only crumbs will survive its demise.  

I thought a fun way to make this snack more festive and enjoyable, was to turn it into "Mummy Krispies!" 

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. container of Fluff (2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup of butter - unsalted
  • 5 cups of Rice Krispies cereal 
  • White chocolate candy melts
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Small Ziploc bag
  • 8x11 parchment lined pan 

*If you do not have parchment paper you can line your pan with foil

Directions:

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Then once the butter is melted, add all of the Fluff. Continuously stir the Fluff and butter until it is all melted together, then add the cereal. 

Courtesy Photo

Courtesy Photo

Once that is all mixed together, dump it all out onto your parchment or foil lined baking pan. Spread the mixture evenly in the pan and then press it down firmly.

Pop the pan in the fridge and let it cool for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Now that your treats are cooled, take them out of the pan by lifting your parchment paper or foil. Then cut them into squares. It is now time to melt our chocolate in a microwave safe container at 30-second increments. Once the chocolate is melted, place it in a small Ziploc bag. Push all the chocolate to one of the corners of the bag and cut a very small piece of the tip off the bag. 

Keina Smith/The Truth Hive

Keina Smith/The Truth Hive

Place a small amount of chocolate on the back of the candy eyeballs and place it onto your treat squares. I placed my eyes in the center, however you can get funky with this part and place the eyes however you would like. 

Keina Smith/The Truth Hivde

Keina Smith/The Truth Hivde

Now, take your chocolate and drizzle it back and forth like a zigzag, from the top to the bottom of the treat. Make sure you drizzle some chocolate around the eyes as well. Then place to the side and let it set for about 5 minutes until the chocolate has set. Then you are done!

Keina Smith/The Truth Hive

Keina Smith/The Truth Hive

These are the cutest treats and my family had so much fun making them.  The best part was, eating them. 

I used the treats as Halloween gifts for my son’s daycare. My Fiancé also took some to work and of course, I kept a stash for home.  

I hope you enjoy making these! 

Have a happy and safe Halloween!