Everyday Mom's Meals: Neighborly Treat

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Neighborly Treat

Halloween is just around the corner, and I've had tricks and treats on the brain. Alex gets so excited to see what candy he can get, and to just dress up for an entire evening as one of his favorite characters. This year, I have a little Luigi raring to go. Yep, my son is going to 1/2 of the famous Super Mario Bros duo. I have to admit he looks SO adorable in his costume, mustache and all :) We actually go back to my home town to go trick or treating. One, so Maa Ma can join us and have some fun too. And secondly, because, honestly, we know more people there then in our own neighborhood. We've lived here almost 9 years, and while we are friendly w/ our immediate neighbors, our housing addition is so large, we just don't know people outside of our block. So to be safe, we go to all the houses I used to trick or treat at! But we are very good friends w/ a family a few doors down from us, and I didn't want to cheat their 4 kids out of treat, since we won't be home to hand out candy. These 4 siblings, are such good kids, and Alex has gotten to be really good friends w/ of them, enjoying baseball games and trips to the park this past summer. So I wanted to do something extra cute for them, and after making one, experimenting w/ Alex, I knew these would be perfect. I actually found the idea  for these on Pinterest and couldn't wait for an excuse to make them. The original called for red licorice rope candy, but NOBODY in Fort Wayne seems to carry this anymore....lol. But I think what I substituted worked really well, and I hope all the kids enjoy them. "Trick or Treat"..........

Spider Cookies
Oreo sandwich cookies
Mini Sour Straw Candy (I found them in packs of 5 at Dollar General 8/$1.00)
Mini Marshmallows

Place straw candy on each side of Oreo as "legs". I could only fit 3 per side. Cut a mini marshmallow in half, and put a small dot of Nutella on bottom of each half. Adhere to Oreo as "eyes".

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CEK said...

They're so cute :)

Jennifer {Mother Thyme} said...

These are adorable! Great idea! :)

Mindie Hilton said...

Love how cute and easy these are. I have an ongoing Fall linky that I would love for you to share these in. It can be found with a button link on my right side bar. I also have an anything goes weekly fri-mon linky, come strut your stuff.

The Better Baker said...

Cute! Cute! Love these simple (& frugal!) ideas!

Amy said...

These are so cute and festive. Perfect for Halloween parties!

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Miz Helen said...

These cookies are just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love this idea! The kids will love them too.

I would love for you to link this to my Halloween Traditions Link Up!