This week I was at home watching a Giada show and she had an adorable Halloween episode where she made these Here’s Looking at Boo treats on graham crackers. It got me thinking what a fun Halloween treat idea it would be to make them with the kids but then the idea evolved into a decorate your own monster face bar and these Ghoulish Graham Cracker Treats were born.
I loved all the variations that can be made with some frosting and these simple candy ingredients. I think I had as much fun as they did making them! These are my ghoulish creations above- a witch, a jack-o-lantern, and a Frankenstein.
To Make the Ghoulish Graham Tracker Treats You Will Need:
Frosting: We used orange and green but you can use any color you like. Think white for a ghost or a vampire or brown for a werewolf!
Candy: The only limits here are your imagination. We used googly eyes from the baking section, candy corn for noses and teeth, peppermints for eyes, jelly beans for teeth, vines for hair and mouth. Let yourself be the kid in the candy store!
Simply spread the frosting on the graham cracker or cookie base and get creative by adding candy to form a ghoulish face.
The kids are at a really fun age for this project. I was able to let them do their thing with minimal help and it was fun to sit back and see what they came up with. It’s also a great sensory and motor skill activity with all the different textures and using their hands to assemble their treats.
I’m thankful my son is still not too cool to do projects with his mom and sister. This little girl above with her own creation was in her happy place creating with food. She said felt like she was on Halloween Wars! She holds me hostage to watch it with her. As much as I love Food Network, that’s not one of my shows. There I said it.
School age kids can do this Halloween treat idea pretty independently but it’s also a fun one to get messy and help your toddlers and preschoolers with. Another benefit of my kids being a little older than when we first started doing Halloween projects together- they can help clean up. Happy Halloween!