Celebrate the season with these fun and spooky snacks and sweets!
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Serve these savory bites -- made with a kid-friendly combo of cheese and crackers -- and watch them disappear in a blink of the eye. For each, halve a mozzarella ball and place one half on a round cracker (we used melba toast). Add veins, using thinly sliced roasted red bell pepper, as shown, and a black olive slice for the pupil.
Wickedly Tasty Witch
We've cleverly crafted a scene pulled right from Dorothy's famous adventure. Complete with a chocolate graham cracker roof, licorice legs, and molded taffy shoes, each sweet rendition is a whimsical nod to a (not-so-) beloved character.
Let them eat snake! Pepperoni and poppy seeds give our serpentine snacks distinctive markings.
Made with store-bought cookies and candies, these green monsters are easy for party guests to assemble in a home laboratory.
This swarm of edible insects may look too repulsive to eat, but their various parts -- nutritious goodies, such as dates, raisins, banana chips, and apricots -- make them delightfully sweet.
For each bug, start with a dried fruit body as noted, then add various parts by pushing them into place. If needed, use a toothpick or paring knife to first make small holes or slits.
Bug-eyed Spider Body: whole date; Legs: chow mein noodles; Eyes: white chocolate chips
Tiny Flies Bodies: raisins; Wings: almond slices
Monster Fly Body: whole date; Legs: chow mein noodles; Eyes: sunflower seeds; Wings: banana chips
Orange Creepers Bodies: apricots; Legs: sunflower seeds; Antennae: chow mein noodles
These bootiful meringue ghosts can be quickly made by the trayful. Their button candy eyes will brighten any table.
Daddy Longlegs Cupcakes
This creepy crawler of a cupcake is popular with web slingers of all sizes.
Mini Monster Cupcakes
These monster-headed cupcakes will be a sweet surprise for your little goblins.
Sweet Skull Cupcakes
Make no bones about it, partygoers will get a scream out of this playful treat.
Originally published in the October 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine.