Kid Friendly Halloween Recipes! (Trick-or-TrEAT)

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Welcome to The Recipe Girl’s Trick-or-TrEAT post.  Today, nine favorite food, craft and lifestyle bloggers await behind nine haunted houses with an array of holiday treats created just for you.  At the end of this post, you will find two of these mystery houses.  To join in the holiday fun, simply click on one of the buttons and you’ll be linked to the next home on the block.  Happy Halloweening!
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Every year on Halloween night, we attend a pre trick-or-treating neighborhood bash as a family, load up on food and goodies (and wine) and then leave en mass to trick or treat together.   I always bring a creepy, kid-friendly treat to share at this neighborhood Halloween party.  The Witch Fingers below are the treat I brought last year (and the kids were thoroughly creeped out by the way they looked!)  I’m still trying to think of what I’ll be bringing this year, but in the meantime you can check out what I’ve been baking up for Halloween to share with you…

I have six Halloween treats to share with you today.  Click on the pictures or recipe titles below to access the recipe.

1.  Black Cat Cookies: These spooky little cookies on a stick are fun for the classroom and kid’s Halloween parties.  I used half black cocoa to get them a little darker than regular chocolate-color.
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2.  Gingerbread Cupcakes with Pumpkin- Cream Cheese Frosting: These deliciously spiced gingerbread-style cakes are topped with pumpkin-flavored frosting.  For something a little different, bake them up in these ‘treat’ cups by Wilton (found at craft stores like Michaels) and wrap them with a festive ribbon!
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3.  Witch Finger Cookies: These super scary shortbread-style cookies have blood red icing oozing out from underneath each almond ‘fingernail.’  They’ll creep everyone out at your Halloween party.
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4.  Mummy Heads: Cinnamon-spiced rice krispie treats are shaped into ovals and covered with gauze to create little mummy heads.  Add a couple of dried cranberries for spooky eyes.
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5.  Tarantula Cookies: Chocolate cookies are stuck with pretzel legs, dipped in chocolate and covered with chocolate sprinkles.  Two red hot eyes top off this spooky look.
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6.  Chocolate-Dipped Worm Pretzels: This one is an easy treat- just dip pretzel rods in chocolate, cover in sprinkles and attach a gummy worm.  Salty and sweet are always a winner.
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Hope you enjoyed my Haunted Bakery treats!  Happy Halloweening!

Whooo’s next?
To see what other Trick-or-TrEAT hosts have cooked up for you,
click on one of the haunted homes below.

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42 Responses to “Kid Friendly Halloween Recipes! (Trick-or-TrEAT)”

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — October 26, 2009 @ 2:43 AM

    I LOVE the pretzels and and the cupcakes. What an awesome idea this is!!

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    VeggieGirl — October 26, 2009 @ 3:32 AM

    Kid AND “kid at heart” friendly! :)

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    Christy — October 26, 2009 @ 4:15 AM

    Fantastic ideas!! I love the kitty cookies-so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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    Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy — October 26, 2009 @ 5:30 AM

    These are great! It makes me miss having young kids around for Halloween.

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    Barbara Bakes — October 26, 2009 @ 5:52 AM

    Such a fun idea! Great graphics and great food!

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    Elle — October 26, 2009 @ 5:59 AM

    What great ideas–I love these!

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    Jaime — October 26, 2009 @ 6:04 AM

    Fantastic, Lori! My kids all said “oooooh,” when they saw the worm pretzels.

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    Maria — October 26, 2009 @ 6:18 AM

    Fun ideas!

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    Barbara — October 26, 2009 @ 7:00 AM

    The fingers get my vote. There is something really creepy about them.
    I love your Halloween foodie ideas!

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    Rhonda Steed — October 26, 2009 @ 7:32 AM

    LOVE these recipes! I’ll be making some thing this week! Thanks!!!!

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    Lisa @creativity — October 26, 2009 @ 8:09 AM

    These are super cute! Especially love the witch fingers even though they are a little creepy.

    Nice idea with all the links to new sites visit.

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    Megan — October 26, 2009 @ 8:28 AM

    These are all fantastic, the worm pretzels are particularly creepy looking.

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    megan — October 26, 2009 @ 8:38 AM

    Lori, itALL looks wonderful. I’m tempted to make those fingers. They are some of the best fingers I have seen yet. I just want to munch on one…, or three!

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    patsyk — October 26, 2009 @ 8:51 AM

    What fun treats! We’ll be hosting a 2nd annual Halloween party next year (this year’s was a great success!), so I’m bookmarking this post since you shared such fabulous ideas!

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    Jen Schall — October 26, 2009 @ 9:21 AM

    Wow – What great ideas for Halloween! I think this post will definitely be in my Friday Favorites this week… Everything looks too creepy to eat. Especially those fingers!

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    Lisa @ Cooking Bride — October 26, 2009 @ 11:40 AM

    Ahhh! I don’t know if I could even eat the witch finger cookies! They look too real!

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    Tracy — October 26, 2009 @ 11:43 AM

    Those are incredible… so creative and talented. Totally impressed.

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    Julie — October 26, 2009 @ 1:09 PM

    Love all these ideas! I may have to try the mummies… and the black cats.. and the pretzel sticks! Yum. My son will think I’m a superhero!

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    pigpigscorner — October 26, 2009 @ 2:24 PM

    Very creative! So fun!

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    Kevin — October 26, 2009 @ 2:25 PM

    Amazing Halloween themed goodies!

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    Alli — October 26, 2009 @ 2:49 PM

    Great treats and what a brilliant idea of the blog to blog Halloween hunt! Well done ladies

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    Hélène — October 26, 2009 @ 3:43 PM

    I love the Witch Finger Cookies. What a great theme.

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    karen — October 26, 2009 @ 4:10 PM

    Thanks so much for the great ideas!

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    Cookienurse — October 26, 2009 @ 6:38 PM

    The Trick or Eat was a fabulous way to see other blogs, I had a lot of fun seeing all the creations!

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    susan from food blogga — October 26, 2009 @ 7:09 PM

    I love them all, though I must admit the mummies are my favorite! You’re so creative!

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    Cakelaw — October 26, 2009 @ 7:43 PM

    The witchfingers are scarily realistic!

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    Vivian — October 26, 2009 @ 8:15 PM

    What fun…I haven’t gone out trick or treating (would that be called “re-treating”?) since I was a kid! Not even to some Halloween parties in the last several years…I moved to the country, peace and quiet but no Halloween foofraw. This haqs just been the BEST…wonderful idea, it fed my inner child!! Now I just want to get my brain going to try to figure out how to make pretzels into a ribcage and then dip in white chocolate…any takers?

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    Vivian — October 26, 2009 @ 8:17 PM

    Hey, I just thought it through…why stop at a ribcage? Why not attempt an entire skeleton?!

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    Jason Sandeman — October 27, 2009 @ 3:16 AM

    I love the cupcakes! The trick baskets are geneous! There appears tobe a lot of thought put into your work. I am forwarding these off to my pastry chef for cool ideas!

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    Amanda — October 27, 2009 @ 3:37 AM

    Great post Lori, love the treats :)

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    glutenfreeforgood — October 27, 2009 @ 4:31 AM

    Although I have no little ghosts or goblins at home anymore, this is such a wonderful post, I had to chime in and say so. I LOVE your creations and the photos are incredible. Wow, I’m very impressed! That’s about the cutest little spider I’ve ever seen. This stuff is too cute to eat!

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    Jill B — October 27, 2009 @ 5:30 AM

    Wow, AWESOME.

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    Tartelette — October 27, 2009 @ 6:04 AM

    Wow! You went all out and I LOVE it! Fabulous spread for Halloween! I will definitely forward this page to my friends with kids who are always looking for Halloween treats!

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    cookiepie — October 27, 2009 @ 1:42 PM

    I love them all – so spooky and fun!!!

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    Kelsey/TheNaptimeChef — October 27, 2009 @ 6:04 PM

    omg, the worm pretzels are making my skin crawl, but I love them!

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    Deborah — October 27, 2009 @ 10:57 PM

    GREAT post Lori! I just wish Italians celebrated Halloween so I have an excuse to try some of these recipes out! My favorite are the shortbread fingers.

    Love them!

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    Manggy — October 28, 2009 @ 6:22 AM

    Love ‘em all, especially the fingers– sooo creepy! :D

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    Sues — October 28, 2009 @ 8:10 AM

    Those witch finger cookies totally creep me out!! I don’t know if I could bring myself to eat one. But they’re SO perfect for Halloween!

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    RobinSue — October 28, 2009 @ 10:05 AM

    Those fingers are just too much- they look so real! Great ideas here Lori.

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    Cyndi — October 28, 2009 @ 2:59 PM

    Who could resist that cute mummy, or tarantula or pretzels! Great job. I think I’d be running from those fingers…..eek! Great job on those too!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — October 30, 2009 @ 4:34 AM

    Evey year I tell myself I will make those “finger” cookies and I never do. Yours are the best I’ve seen! And that CUPCAKE…YUM!!!

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    Mixing Bowl Mama — October 30, 2009 @ 3:36 PM

    These are so fabulous and that butterfinger pie is on my radar for tomorrow night.