By Kelly Bogard

Princesses, Ninja Turtles and Super Heroes. Add cute pumpkins, silly clowns and a ghost or two and you have a party. Our neighborhood is “the place” to be on Halloween.

My sweet girl loves to help me in the kitchen, especially on Halloween. So here’s some kid-friendly treats!



For Ghost Bananas, you will need…Tricks and Treats
6 bananas, peeled and cut in half
1 pkg. white almond bark, heated per package instructions
24 mini chocolate chips
12 popsicle sticks

Gently push the banana onto the popsicle stick. Next, roll in the heated almond bark. Watch out–it can be hot! Shake off any excess and place on parchment to dry. Dab a little of the warm bark on the end of the mini chips and set on the bananas for eyes. Serve chilled.
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For Peanut Butter Spiders, you will need…Tricks and Treats
1 sleeve round butter crackers
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 bag pretzel sticks
½ cup mini chocolate chips

Spread peanut butter on the crackers. Add six pretzels (legs) and then top with another cracker. You might want to add more peanut butter to keep it together. Place a small amount of peanut butter on top of the last cracker and add eight chocolate chips (eyes). They are ready to serve.
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For Monster Eyes, you will need…Tricks and Treats
24 waffle-shaped pretzels
24 striped chocolate kiss candies
24 candy eyes (usually found in the baking section)

Heat your oven to 200 degrees. On a parchment lined pan, line up the pretzels and top with a chocolate candy. Put the pan in the oven for approximately 4 minutes or until the candies are shiny. Remove from the oven and push candy eyes onto the chocolates immediately. Chill in the refrigerator until set.
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These treats are so quick and easy there might be time for a pumpkin carving contest. Have fun and be safe. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!