As a time when all the ghouls and ghosts of the Netherworld supposedly come to life, Halloween should probably be the most terrifying night of the year.
But when you step outside your house on the eve of 31st October, you’re likely to see Halloween for what it really is: a cheerful children’s party with an open invitation to every kid on the block!
Witches, werewolves, princesses, dragon warriors—there’s no limit to what kids can be on this special holiday. And as a playground for your imagination, it’s a fantastic opportunity to channel your inner child, and whip up something cool for Trick or Treat!
Cray Cray for Candy
A lot of parents and guardians tend to worry about their kids on Halloween—frolicking around with friends, dressed as ninjas, karate-chopping unwitting neighbors who’ve unfortunately run out of candy.
For the most part, however, our concerns stem from the kind of sweets that children receive and what it can do to their overall health (not to mention the dent it can leave in your wallet)!
Now, you really don’t want to be the kind of parent who keeps their kids from enjoying candy. I mean, that’s what Christopher Lee did to Willy Wonka, and we’re pretty sure that’s what turned him into Saruman…
Let your kids have their cake and eat it too, with these cool DIY candy treat ideas!
Want to trick your kids into eating fruit as candy? Homemade caramel apples may be just the thing you’re looking for!
Using staple pantry ingredients like small apples, sugar, corn syrup, water, half-and-half and a dash of vanilla extract, you can create this fancy treat in less than an hour—AND serve like ice-cream with cute wooden popsicles!
This super-fun Trick or Treat candy is so simple to make and utterly delicious to eat, you may just finish the whole tray yourself!
Ditch store-bought candy corn for fabulously creative mellowcreme pumpkins, made with extra TLC at home.
With pumpkin season upon us, you probably already have a few leftovers lying around the house. Why not put ‘em to good use and involve your kids in the process for a fun Halloween activity that doesn’t just involve dressing up and eating?
What’s more, if you’ve got any leftovers, you can store for later.
When in the mood, make a delicious pumpkin cake and use the goodies as decoration for a perfect made-from-scratch fall dessert!
The messy mischief-making cousin of the more sophisticated, adult-popular After Eights, peppermint patties are a favorite among kids this time of year.
This decadent and delightful recipe is so good, you wouldn’t believe it’s actually vegan!
Eager to try these sweet and simple treats?
Here’s to a Happy, Healthy Halloween!