Last-Minute Halloween Treats

By Jordan Hildebrand On October 30, 2018

Looking for some last minute Halloween treats? We've got the reviews for you.

Have you checked your schedule lately? Does your kiddo have a Halloween party in their classroom tomorrow that you've forgotten all about? No worries, we've got all the tricks you need to be crowned the 'Best Treats of the Party!'

If you're the type of parent that loves to get some 'pinspiration' but usually winds up with a 'Pinterest Fail', we've got you covered. Self-professed awful artist, bumbling baker and catastrophic cook Jordan Hildebrand (that's me!) is here to give you HONEST reviews for some of the most pin-worthy creations that you can make with items you may already have at home.

I'll be going live on the Kansas Farm Food Connection Facebook Page this afternoon at about 3 p.m. CST to give you honest reviews and baking trainwrecks right to your screen! The links to the treats are below, and after the review is live, I will come back in and write reviews for each item. Follow along with the quick, supposedly easy treats below. 

Spooky Cinnamon Sugar Flour Tortilla Crisps

Spooky Cinnamon Sugar Flour Tortilla Crisps, photo and recipe by Simply Recipes.
Use your echolocation skills to find this creepy crawly recipe at SimplyRecipes.

We'll see how these bats turn out at the end of my Facebook Live! I will say that I have made these before and they have turned out lovely (as far as bats can) so I have high hopes for these this afternoon.

 

Yummy Mummies

Mummy dogs, recipe by Pillsbury, photo by Jordan Hildebrand

Don't worry, this recipe isn't under wraps! You can find it at Pillsbury.

This is another recipe that I have done before and has turned out well, so I have more high hopes for these Mummy Dogs.

(I must confess, I have already made some so I can bring you some TV magic, and they were DELICIOUS.)

 

Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks

Cheese and Pretzel Broomsticks, recipe and photo from OneLittleProject!
Ok, you guys. I don't know how I am going to mess these up, but I probably will, anyway. 

These creative treats come from One Little Project! I was so excited when I found these because even in my barren refrigerator I ACTUALLY ALREADY HAD BOTH ITEMS. This is definitely key for a last minute treat! 

 

Spooky Milkshake

Spooky Ghost Milkshakes, recipe and photo by Midwest Dairy!
This idea is SO ADORABLE and *hopefully* crazy simple. Since I don't want the noise of a blender blaring through your speakers while you're sneakily watching at work (don't lie) I am just going to be serving milk. But these ghoulish ghosties come to us from our friends at Midwest Dairy.

 

 

Slippery, Slimey Bowl of Worms

Bowl of Worms, recipe and photo by Instructables.
I'm not going to lie, I'm REALLY nervous about this one. These worms, from Instructables,  look SO GOOD that there has to be a catch! I'm nervously optimistic about this one, but in all honesty I think it'll be a trainwreck. 

It's a good thing you'll be laughing with me, not at me.... Right?

 

 

Pumpkin-ception Cake

Pumpkin Cake, recipe and photo by SheKnows.
Ok, so right off the bat this cake is a SHOWSTOPPER, recipe by SheKnows. I have successfully made this cake before and people were in awe. However, I think today is not going to go so well. First of all, no where had a pumpkin cookie cutter (what do you mean that October 27th is too late to go Halloween shopping?!?!) so I had to settle for the bat cookie cutter that I used on the crisps.

Next, I couldn't find pumpkin bread mix at Dillon's. You know, it's only fall baking season!! I substituted yellow cake mix with a ton of orange food coloring, instead. Next, the bats didn't want to balance on their bottom tip, so I turned them upside down. (This move TOTALLY makes sense because bats hang from celings, right?) So, this isn't going to go well. It's going to be awful, but I wanted to share my mistakes in front of a bunch of people on the internet. Smart right? 

Creepy Shirley Temples

I am very excited about these. I found these on BoulderLocavore and I can't wait to try them! I'm going to do mocktail and cocktail versions so the kiddos can have a delicious drink, but mommy can have her 'witches brew.'

 

This Facebook Live event was inspired by the The Definitive Ranking of Treats (As compiled by a non-baker) series written by Jordan for the National Festival of Breads. Take a look at some of her other trial and errors here.