Cutest DIY Halloween Treats

Dacey Cervantes, Reporter

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Make Halloween your own with these quick and easy DIY (do it yourself) sweets!

Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups

Items you will need:

  • Orange(s)
  • Fruit of your choice

A simple healthy treat made out of an orange and your favorite fruits! Take an orange, hollow it out, and carve a cute little face. Finish off with filling the Jack-O-Lantern with your choice of fruits.

Pumpkin Popcorn Balls 

Items you will need:

  • 8 cups popcorn (no kernels)
  • 1 pound marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Orange food coloring (optional)
  • Tootsie Rolls and/or pretzel rod
  • Green Laffy Taffys ( or any other soft green candies)

Start with melting butter and the marshmallows together in a large pot, once your marshmallows have melted, turn the heat off and add the vanilla flavoring and (if wanted) the food coloring. Now it’s time for the fun part, add the 8 cups of popcorn to your marshmallow mixture and mix all together until the popcorn is completely covered. If you’re not into getting your hands sticky, now would be the time grease or butter your hands because it’s time to grab a handful of popcorn and shape into a lovely ball-like shape. Then press a pretzel rod or a tootsie roll into the top center to make the pumpkin (popcorn ball). After that, add your finishing touch of mushed green candies cut into a leaf-like shape. Now it’s time to enjoy your pumpkin popcorn ball!

*FUN TIP: You can use frosting to create cute little faces on the pumpkins*

Cheesy Pretzel Broomsticks

Items you will need:

  • String cheese of your choice
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Chives (Optional)

To start off your witchy treats, first cut your string cheese into thirds. After cutting your cheese, start to spread apart into thin strains to create a broomstick shape. Finish off by pushing a pretzel stick into the side of the cheese you didn’t spread apart and tie a cute little knot with the chives and you’re done. ENJOY!

Dracula’s Dentures!

Items you will need:

  • 1 package chocolate chip cookies (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 3/4 cup of small marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup red icing (homemade or store-bought)
  • 48 almond slivers

To prepare your dentures first cut your cookies into halves to make 48 halves all together. Place your frosting and 6 teeth (small marshmallows) around one half (24 halves total). Add two almond slivers in between teeth to create fangs. Finish by placing another half on top of the half with teeth and enjoy your Dracula dentures.

Anyone Down For Bowl Of  Worms?

Items you need:

  • 2 packs (3 oz) raspberry jello
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin (for extra firmness)
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 15 drops green food coloring
  • 100 flexible straws (or as much as you would like)
  • Tall container (1 quart or 1-liter cart of milk)

To get started combine gelatin and boiling water in a bowl. Let it cool to lukewarm temperature and then add the whipping cream and the 15 drops of food coloring (green). Insert the straws into a different container, make sure to flex them out. It is important for the straws to have a tight fit so that the jello stays in the straws. If your container is too big to apply a rubber band around the straws to insure a tight fit.  Add the mixture of gelatin into the container with the straws and let sit. Now it’s time to remove the worms, you can either use a rolling pin and go over the straws to put out the warms or hold the straws over warm and they will just squirm right out. Voila! Your bowl of worms is served to enjoy.

Candy Corn Punch

Items you need:

  • 2 packs (3 oz) raspberry jello
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin (for extra firmness)
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 15 drops green food coloring
  • 100 flexible straws (or as much as you would like)
  • Tall container (1 quart or 1-liter cart of milk)

Cool down with a tasty beverage in a spooky season. Let’s start by grabbing your favorite cup, fill it up a third of the way with pineapple tidbits. Then continue by pouring your orange soda or juice till the glass in 2/3 of the way full. Top it off with some whipped cream and a piece or two of candy corn. And cheers  – you’re ready to cool down and taste the spooky season.