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Creepy, Crawly, and Cute: 5 Halloween Desserts Your Little Monsters Can't Resist

Autumn is in the air at Ash Street Housing Cooperative, and that familiar chill signifies the arrival of one of the nation’s most celebrated holidays - Halloween.

As a co-op, our community thrives on shared experiences and the joy of collective living. So, this year, as the leaves crunch underfoot and the pumpkins take their place on our doorsteps, we wanted to share with our members a few fun ideas on hosting a spooktacular Halloween-themed party for the children!

Alongside the costumes and games, the heart of any party lies within its menu. And while this may seem like a daunting task, with a little creativity and some kitchen fun, you can transform it into an enjoyable experience. This Halloween, take a break from the usual store-bought candies and surprise your little monsters with some homemade treats.

Plus, creating a Halloween-themed menu can be a lot of fun. You can play with colors, shapes, and textures to create creepy, crawly, and cute delicacies that will delight your young guests. Not only will these Halloween desserts add a festive touch to your party, but they will also satiate the sweet tooth of your little monsters. So, roll up your sleeves, put on your apron, and get ready to whip up some Halloween magic in your kitchen.

Remember, Halloween is all about having fun. So, don't stress too much about making everything perfect. The most important thing is that your children and their friends enjoy themselves. And what could be more enjoyable than some delicious, homemade Halloween desserts?

Five Halloween desserts your little monsters can't resist

Halloween Ghost Cupcakes: These adorable ghost cupcakes are certain to be a hit at your party. Start with your favorite cupcake recipe, then top with a swirl of white frosting to create the ghost's body. Use chocolate chips or red hots for the eyes and mouth, and there you have it - a cute and spooky Halloween dessert!

Spiderweb Cookies: These easy-to-make cookies are perfect for your Halloween party. Simply prepare your favorite sugar cookie recipe, then use black and white icing to create a spiderweb design. Add a plastic spider for an extra creepy touch. If you want some variation in your cookie designs, write boo with some bats on it, or draw out a pumpkin!

Pumpkin Cake Pops: Cake pops are always a hit with kids, and these pumpkin cake pops are no exception. Use a basic cake pop recipe, then dip in white chocolate that's been mixed with some orange food dye to give it that pumpkin look. Then, use brown icing to pipe on a classic pumpkin-carving face!

Ghost Bananas and Pumpkin Oranges: These sweet-but-healthy little treats are the perfect way to sneak in some fruit at your party! Cut a banana in half and put it in the fridge for an hour. In the meantime, melt some white chocolate. Dip the banana into the melted white chocolate, then quickly place the edible candy eyes. For ease of handling, insert a cake pop stick into the bottom of the banana before placing in the fridge. For the pumpkin orange, all you have to do is peel the orange, sliver a tiny piece of celery, and stick the celery in through the top so it sticks out like a pumpkin stem! That's it!

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats: A Halloween dessert list wouldn't be complete without these pumpkin-themed treats. For these, make your usual Rice Krispie treat recipe, but add some orange food coloring. Once they've cooled, shape them into mini pumpkins and add a pretzel stick or piped chocolate for the stem.

Find Ways to Get Your Kiddos Involved

Getting your kids involved in the kitchen can be a great way to spend time together and make memories. Plus, it can be an educational experience as they learn about measurements, follow instructions, and develop fine motor skills. Many Halloween desserts are easy enough for kids to help make, which can add to the fun and excitement of the holiday.

For example, kids can help make the Halloween Ghost Cupcakes by adding the chocolate chip eyes and mouth. They can also assist with the Spiderweb Cookies by helping to draw the spiderweb design with icing. For the Pumpkin Cake Pops, kids can have fun dipping the cake pops into the white chocolate and adding their own unique pumpkin face design. And for the Fruit Desserts and Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats, kids can get hands-on with shaping and assembling the them all.

Remember to supervise your kids in the kitchen, especially when using the oven or sharp utensils. And, of course, always remind them to wash their hands before cooking.

Making Memories at Ash Street

Hosting a child's Halloween party can be a lot more fun and sweeter than you think, especially when you include homemade Halloween desserts. Not only will these treats delight your little monsters, but they will also add a festive and creative touch to your party. Plus, getting your kids involved in making these desserts can be a great way to spend time together and create lasting memories.

As a member of Ash Street Housing Cooperative, your home provides tons of indoor and outdoor space, perfect for hosting a child's Halloween party, along with every other holiday gathering throughout the year! If you’re not yet a member, check out our available units, then stop by for a tour. We’d love to welcome you into the community!

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