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When I started cooking at home more, it occurred to me that I didn't really know what I was doing. I was essentially throwing together meals without a lot of thought, and it was really discouraging. My family didn't always love the food either, which made my cooking seem like a waste of time. I wanted to improve my cooking skill set, so I started focusing on making better food for my family. This blog is all about making better dishes and using higher-quality ingredients. You never know, eating better might help you to feel better and keep your family healthy.

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Food Ideas For A Kids' Halloween Party

The fall season means it's time for your children to go back to school, leaves to start falling, and Halloween planning to begin. Hosting a Halloween party for your children and their friends is a fun autumn activity that everyone in your family can enjoy. And, the best new is, it gives you a chance to create interesting Halloween-themed concoctions to serve to your guests. If you're looking for fun refreshment ideas for your kid-friendly Halloween party, check out these ideas.

Caramel Apples

The great thing about serving your tiny guests gourmet caramel apples is that instead of making them before the party, you can have the kids each make their own. It's a fun, edible activity. You'll need an apple on a stick and paper plates for each child. Additionally, you'll need melted caramel candies, black and orange sprinkles, and small bowls filled with other fun caramel apple toppings such as mini marshmallows, crushed caramel popcorn, pretzels, graham crackers, candy corn, and/or mini chocolate chips.

  1. Have each child set their apple on the paper plate — with the popsicle stick facing up — and place their plate on a table.
  2. One by one, help each child drizzle melted caramel candies over their apple.
  3. Let the children decorate their apples with a variety of the toppings you've provided.
  4. Place the caramel apples in the fridge until the caramel hardens completely.
  5. Remove the gourmet caramel apples from the refrigerator and let the children eat them.

If you have children at your Halloween party that may be too young to eat a large caramel apple on a stick, let them decorate a small plate of apple slices instead. Alternatively, you can make caramel apple nachos by covering a cookie sheet with wax paper, filling it with apple slices, drizzling melted caramel candies over the apples, and letting the kids add the toppings of their choice.

Halloween S'mores

If you're holding your children's Halloween party in your backyard, Halloween-themed s'mores is the perfect treat. They taste good, and they are fun to make. To make Halloween-themed s'mores, you just put a twist on the standard s'mores recipe — melted chocolate and a roasted marshmallow in between two graham crackers. You can do this in several different ways:

  • Use tiny bars of Halloween candy instead of a plain chocolate bar.
  • Decorate the outside of the roasted marshmallows with orange and black sprinkles.
  • Use chocolate graham crackers, melted caramel candies, candy corn, and roasted marshmallows to make your S'mores instead of the traditional ingredients.

Healthy Halloween Treat Ideas

If you're looking for a fun, healthy treat, banana ghosts and clementine pumpkins are good options. To make banana ghosts, slice a banana in half and place each half on a plate pointed end up. Then, push two mini chocolate chips into the banana to create the ghost's eyes and a regular chocolate chip below the eyes to make the ghost's mouth. Clementine pumpkins are just as simple to make. Just peel your clementines and put them on a plate. Then, cut celery sticks into smaller sections, and place one celery stick in the center of each clementine so that it sticks up to make the stem of the pumpkin.

When you're planning a children's Halloween party, it's a good idea to keep the refreshments simple. Choosing treats that can double as fun activities is a great way to keep little ones entertained, and healthy treats keep them from eating too much sugar.

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