Halloween is approaching and other than decorating, there's more your kids can get involved with. Lets encourage some creative chaos this season with fake blood, fondant and googly eyes. We've hunted down some easy-to-make frightening recipes for you and your little ones, so be sure to stick around!
Coconut Cookie Monsters
Starting with my favourite, crispy, chewy coconut biscuits. Decorated with dark chocolate and fondant googly eyes. For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
150g plain flour
200g raw golden caster sugar
1 medium sized eggs
125g unsalted butter
1 tsp baking powder
Salt to taste
Now that the ingredients are ready, pre-heat the oven to 180°C/360°F and line a baking tray with baking paper. Melt the butter using the microwave or the double boiling method and let it cool partially. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until fully combined. And just like that your dough is ready. Roll the dough into small balls of different sizes, most importantly, don't forget to get your kids involved.
Place these dough balls onto the tray and flatten out with a fork, this will create a crispy cookie with a funky texture. Place in the oven and cook for 12 - 15 minutes until golden brown. Once ready, place the cookies on a tray to cool down.
The fun part begins, melt some dark chocolate and create edible googly eyes using white and black fondant icing. Place the cookies and decorative bits on the table and let your kids go crazy.
If you're the mom who's always trying to deduct sugars and fats from your kids' diets, this recipe is for you. It's 100% natural and 100% healthy. All you need are a bunch of oranges and sharpies to get creative with.
Hot Finger Dogs
This is the quickest, easiest and gooriest recipe in our list. All you need are hot dogs, hot dog buns and ketchup. I personally mix some hot sauce with my ketchup to add extra flavour and truly make them HOT finger dogs.
Use a small kitchen knife to carve out the fingers in the hot dog like shown in the image. If your child is young, make sure to guide/monitor them around these sharp utensils. You can also provide butter knives for the safety of your child.
For this recipe you can choose your favourite cake flavour, we have gone with dark chocolate to add to the theme. You can also substitute muffins with cupcakes if you and your kids prefer a softer cake texture. For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
200g dark chocolate, broken into bits
200g unsalted butter
200g self-raising flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp cocoa powder
150g Golden Caster Sugar
150ml sour cream
Salt to taste
Starting off by Preheating the oven to 180°C/360°F. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases. Now melt the chocolate and butter using the microwave or the double boiling method, let it cool partially. Mix the sour cream and eggs and then combine this to the chocolate/butter mixture. Mix well until fully combined. Finally divide evenly among the paper muffin cases and bake for 18-20 mins until risen.
Buy white fondant and roll it out into a flat sheet. Cut out circles or get funky with random shapes and cookie cutters. Like the previous recipe, use black and white fondant to create googly eyes. Lay the white fondant cutouts on top of the muffins and slap those googly eyes on to create spooky yet delicious muffin ghosts.
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