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6 Halloween Treats to Make with Kids

Most people call October “spooky season” but the first things on your kiddos mind is CANDY! The best part of Halloween for little ones isn’t just dressing up in their costume, it’s getting a big bag of candy that’s just for them! And while candy is great, why wait until October 31st to satisfy their sweet tooth? We’ve put together 6 baked treats you can make at home to get the family in the Halloween spirit and, bonus, the kids can help too! There are many benefits to getting your kids in the kitchen and, while it may be a little messy, these final products will be well worth the clean up!

Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins from One Little Project

Everyone loves rice krispie treats and they’re a great, versatile treat for any time of year. With just some food coloring, green M&Ms, and mini Rolo’s, you can make adorable little pumpkin treats! (Psst…don’t like Rolo’s? Swap them out for a mini peanut butter cup instead!)

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Spider Cupcakes from Texan Erin

Cupcakes and Oreos? It’s a match made in heaven! Turn a batch of chocolate cupcakes into a cute 8-legged treat with just some piping, edible googly eyes, and Oreo cookies!

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S’mores Popcorn Balls from I Heart Eating

Ok, so maybe these aren’t exactly Halloween themed but nothing goes down better in the fall than s’mores! And, if you can’t make it to Splashway Campground to roast your marshmallows over the campfire then a popcorn ball may be the perfect make-at-home option for you!

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Oreo Witch’s Hat from Evite

Looking for a quick, no-bake treat? Then this one is for you! These witch hat cookies are composed of just a chocolate sandwich cookie and strawberry dipped in melted candy coating wafers and decorating with some sprinkles and colored icing.

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Witch’s Brew Brownies from Homemade Interest

Ok, this might be the perfect after Halloween treat because it requires a hodgepodge of leftover candy! Dress up  batch of brownies with edible candy eyes and your choice of peanut butter cups, Kit Kats, M&M’s, Twix bars, and any of your other favorites!

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Halloween Pinwheel Cookies from The Simple Parent

These colorful pinwheel cookies can be made with any two colors you want and are as easy to make as slice and bake! Let the kids help knead the dough or choose the colors to get them involved in this one!

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