Trick out these treats for a not-too-scary Halloween party.
Cyclops Mummy Pops
Press lollipop stick into marshmallow. Attach a candy eyeball to the center of marshmallow with gel icing. Knead and stretch a piece of white salt water taffy into a long strip. Wrap taffy around marshmallow, allowing candy eye to peek out from between taffy strips.
Put these on your treats table, or hang on the door or wall!
Create Frankenstein’s hair by cutting a rectangular strip of black paper the same width as a rectangle of green card stock, and attach with double-sided tape. To create eyes, cut circles from white paper and slightly smaller circles from black paper. For the mouth, cut strips from black paper. Tape two smaller strips to both sides. Draw a stitch with black marker on his cheek.
Melt green candy melts according to package directions. Spread popped popcorn in a single layer on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Pour melted candy over popcorn and toss until coated. Sprinkle candy eyes, candy corn and mini marshmallows evenly over popcorn and let candy harden, about 20 minutes.
No knife required for these jack-o’-lanterns!
Cut monster eyes and mouths from colorful construction paper. Create pupils on each eye with a black marker. With double-sided tape, attach to gourds or squash.
Melt purple, yellow and green candy melts according to package directions. Dip pretzel nuggets into melted candy. Coat evenly and transfer to waxed paper. Press a cashew half into the melted candy at one end of each pretzel. Sprinkle with purple, yellow and green decorative sugars. Allow to harden 20 minutes.
Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe, ready-made bakery cookies or refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Color vanilla icing with food coloring in small bowls and frost cookies. Cut slices from mini and regular size marshmallows and place on cookies to create goblin eyes. Add a dot of black gel icing on each marshmallow to form a pupil. Create other features with colorful candies, such as Good & Plenty, Runts and gumdrops.