1. Popcorn balls
It’s a fall classic, and for a good reason! Popcorn balls are easily customized and come together quickly, making them a crowd favorite year after year.
3.5 tbsp melted butter
3.5 cups mini marshmallows
Additional festive add-ins (nuts, small chocolate candies, raisins or Craisins®, or dried fruit are some of our favorites!)
Mix popped popcorn and your desired add-ins in a large bowl. In a medium saucepan, combine butter and marshmallows until melted. Drizzle melted butter and marshmallows over popcorn mixture while you stir to ensure even coating. Once you have everything incorporated, you can begin forming popcorn balls with your hands. Place on parchment paper to cool.
2. Frozen Boo-nanas
What is spooky, cute, and always a hit with the kiddos? Frozen boo-nanas! Bonus- you probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen.
Mini chocolate chips
Peel each banana and cut it in half. Insert a popsicle stick into each banana half. Press 3 chocolate chips into it toward the top, to form a ghost face. Place on wax paper and freeze.
3. Ghost pretzels
Sometimes the simplest treats result in the biggest wow-factor. These ghost pretzels are easy enough to assemble with your kids and cute enough to add just the right amount of spooky-fun to any day. This easy recipe is just like our Chocolate-Covered Pretzels recipe, but with white chocolate instead of dark.
16 oz bag of your favorite pretzels
48 oz white chocolate
Mini chocolate chips
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt white chocolate either in 30 second intervals in the microwave, or on low heat over your stove top (either way, be sure to melt it slowly and stir often to avoid scorching). When the white chocolate is liquefied, coat each pretzel and place on parchment paper. Add mini chocolate chips to form two eyes and a mouth. Store in the refrigerator to harden.
4. Fall festival Chex Mix™
Chex Mix is a staple at any gathering! It can be easily customized for the holiday or accommodate any palate, and it comes together quickly.
1, 12 oz box rice Chex cereal
1, 12 oz box corn Chex cereal
4 cup pretzels
1 cup candy corn
1 cup raisins
½ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
1 ½ tbsp vanilla extract
Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add brown sugar and vanilla extract, stirring until dissolved. Combine Chex cereals and pretzels in a large bowl. Drizzle sauce mixture over Chex and pretzels mixture until evenly coated. Spread cereal and pretzel mixture evenly over a parchment-lined baking sheet (you may need 2 or 3 baking sheets), and bake at 275 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool before combining with candy corn, raisins, and peanuts. Store in an airtight container.