Kid’s Party Food: Halloween Milk and Cookies
Halloween preparations are in full swing at our house. We’ve decorated and now we’re busy in the kitchen creating Halloween kid’s party food. Sam was excited on a recent shopping trip at Target to find Limited Edition TruMoo Orange Scream milk. I also got all the ingredients to make Spider Cookies together. Talk about the perfect treat for Halloween!
Just like regular TruMoo, it’s made with wholesome low-fat white milk with no artificial growth hormones or high fructose corn syrup — you’ll be happy when it puts a spell on your family! It’s available for the month of October at retailers nationwide. Not only is it delicious with a Halloween cookie snack, it’s great to use in recipes, like The Monster Mash Float or Paranormal Pudding. However you serve TruMoo Orange Scream, be sure to serve it in a clear glass so everyone can enjoy the awesome orange color!
While we were at Target, Sam also picked out a second Halloween costume. He will be attending a Halloween party at a farm — as soon as I found out about the party, I envisioned him destroying his WHITE Buzz Lightyear costume. So I decided a second costume was a good choice. He loves How to Train Your Dragon and was thrilled to find a Hiccup costume. It’s perfect because it will hide any dirt he picks up at the farm!
Creating the Spider Cookies was easy. Sam helped out as we created a classic peanut butter ball and then added candy eyes and licorice legs to turn them into spiders for a fun Halloween treat.
- 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, softened
- 1 lb dipping chocolate or 1 lb confectioner’s coating
- 60 candy eyes
- 30 licorice sticks
Stir together powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter until well mixed. Place in refrigerator for a few minutes to make mixture easier to mold.
Shape peanut butter mixture into 1 inch balls, placing them on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper.
Let balls stand for 20 minutes until dry.
Melt the dipping chocolate or confectioners’ coating.
Drop balls one at a time in melted chocolate.
Using a fork, remove from the chocolate, letting excess chocolate drip off.
Place back on the waxed paper.
Add candy eyes and licorice legs.
Let stand until dry.
Store tightly covered in a cool dry place.
And if youre looking for a screaming good time this season, youll want to participate in TruMoos Halloween promotions! From now until October 31, 2014, each week, TruMoo is giving away $250 to one lucky fan that uploads a Halloween-themed photo to the TruMoo Facebook page. Also, from now until November 15, 2014, fans can enter TruMoos Spectacularly Spooky Vacation Sweepstakes. Simply visit TruMoo.com and enter the cap code found on specially marked TruMoo Orange Scream and chocolate flavored gallons and half gallons for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip for a family of four to a surprise Halloween destination.
Sam certainly enjoyed showing off in his Hiccup costume, as well as sampling our tasty Halloween treats. I am certain we’ll be enjoying more TruMoo Orange Scream and Spider Cookies again before Halloween.
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Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.