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Monday, 12 October 2015

Toddler-Made Halloween Treats!

Tyne & I love to do a bit of experimental cooking together, and we are both HUGE fans of Hallowe'en so it seemed only right to combine the two and have a go at making some spooooooky Hallowe'en themed snacks!

Now my original plan was to film our cooking adventures but I soon learned that a 2 year old armed with melted chocolate and a video camera do NOT mix, so that idea was quickly abandoned - but I thought the creations we came up with were rather cute and I was quite proud with how well Tyne did so I thought I'd share them in photo form anyway!

First up we set about making some Spooky Spider Cookies!

Halloween Baking



Now I'll be totally honest - we cheated 100% and used a packet cookie mix for this! Betty Crocker to the rescue! I'm sure it's nice & easy to whip up your own and there are squillions of fabulous cookie recipes which are just a Google search away, but forgive me - anything that makes cooking with kids quicker and less messy is a winner in my book and ripping open a pre-made packet mix instead of measuring out flour and sugar certainly made it lots easier!

Once our cookies were made and cooled, we melted some dark cooking chocolate and dipped some rolo chocolates into the mix - we then placed one rolo on each cookie, and used a knife to drizzle more of the melted chocolate around the rolo to look like spiders legs. Then we used red writing icing to make little eyes and mouths...which it turns out are barely visible but we had fun with that part anyway!

Next we decided we needed some ghosts, so after a bit of a chat we both suggested an idea each - Tyne suggested bananas and I thought strawberries would work well - so we tried both!

Halloween Baking

This time we melted some white cooking chocolate, and we dipped some banana halves and some strawberries with the tops cut off into the chocolate - we then put them in the freezer to set for around 20 minutes.

Once the chocolate was set, we got out our trusty writing icing and set about giving them eyes and mouths...then we scoffed the lot and I have to say, they were delicious!! Especially the strawberry ghosts!

We both had a lot of fun with our little Hallowe'en makes, and they were very tasty indeed. They are by no means Pinterest-worthy but they were very very fun indeed and I think my little 2 year old "star baker" did a grand job!

What are your favourite themed seasonal treats to make with your little ones? As always, I'd love to hear  from you!

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19 comments:

  1. Thanks Hayley for these ideas. I am in charge of Halloween fun this year and these will definitely be added to my repertoire.

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  2. I am loving the spooky ghosts. Bananas and strawberries both seem to have worked very well. I might make some with my son.

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  3. Ha These are cool ideas! I think I will be making something with my daughter and if not (due to illness) my hubby will and i'll watch! It looks so fun!
    Angela x

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  4. I can't wait for my little girl to be older enough to do things like this! :)

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  5. Wow! What cool ideas - I never thought about making bisucuits and cakes at halloween! I might have to make some myself! x

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  6. these are great. working in a nursery we are always constantly looking for new ideas. Will definitely do the bananas

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  7. I'm loving the look of those spooky spider cookies. I'm on the look out for some fun Halloween baking ideas.

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  8. Ah they look great! I must get some ideas together of things to make with Baby. This halloween will be the first one she will understand x

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  9. The spooky ghosts look so cool I love how you were honest about the process of making them. You are a busy mum and you deserve some me time after all.

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  10. They looks brilliant, I would never have thought of using rolos to make spiders. I also love the fact that the ghosts are based around fruit too - making sure they have fun eating their 5 a day (or 6.7.8.... :)). Will have to add these to our Halloween treat list x

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  11. They be easy enough for a toddler to make, but they look great and I think I'l recreate them for Halloween :) x

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  12. These are so clever - banana ghosts is such a clever idea! Love the spider cookies too. I think making the treats is half the fun for the kiddies x

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  13. Love this, cool ideas and it's always brill to find things little ones can help with. Looks like you had loads of fun in the process and they look great!

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  14. Oh I love these so cute, I am totally with you with you the packet mix as I am the same when it comes to baking with little ones. xx

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  15. Hayley these are awesome and I bet it was a lot of fun! I might try these with Ethan x

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  16. I’m loving this, and also that you used a packet mix, that is so NOT cheating in my book! I bet Tyne loved it xx

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  17. We're away for Hallowe'en so we won't get to bake anything this year.Cheating or not, at least you're doing something which is most important thing.

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  18. These look like so much fun! Also I think we've become a little snobby when it comes to using packet mix; trust me- packet mix can go horribly wrong!!! All that matters is that fun was head and they tasted good.

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  19. These look amazing!! I especially love the look of the chocolate and strawberry ghosts xx

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