I have been scouring Halloween editions of magazines and Pinterest for easy Halloween snacks to serve at O’s first birthday party. Here are a couple I’ve practiced recently.
First, I attempted bite-sized caramel apples. I had seen this pin that involved a melon baller and drizzled caramel, and that sounded too complicated for me!
So I planned to cut the apples into bite-size chunks and dip them in melted butterscotch chips.
It was all going well until I got to the melting part. It is definitely not as easy as the directions on the bag make it seem! I burned the first 2 batches (melting in my microwave was NOT working & on the stove requires A LOT of attention). For my third attempt, I constantly stirred while I melted them in a double boiler until it was smooth. But when I took it off the heat, it immediately started thickening. I couldn’t put it back on the heat & dip, because if I stopped stirring, it burned.
So it ended up pretty lumpy, but very yummy.
Since that wasn’t the look I was going for, I picked up these mixes at the store hoping to simplify things.
I read a tip to dry the apple pieces to help the caramel stick, but caramel did still pool at the bottom a bit more than I would like. I’m going to try using less next time to make it lighter.
For O’s party, I’m going to decorate the sticks with witch printables (found here& shrunk to 25%).
And even easier are the Mummy Dogs (another idea from a pin). You just cut hot dogs in half, wrap them in Pillsbury breadstick dough, and bake according to the breadstick directions. I sprinkled garlic salt & garlic powder on top before I baked them & finished them off with food coloring eyes.