Halloween goodies are absolutely the best fun. They can be ridiculously over-the-top decorated and everyone will appreciate the novelty or silliness. Spiders on cookies, eyeballs popping all askew plus orange and black frosting are all part of the package. Here’s the Canteen Halloween round-up collection including stuff that might actually be a little bit healthy.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies A dairy-free cookie that has that old-fashioned familiar flavor plus the extra zap of pumpkin and spice. It’s a win-win for taste and eating kind of healthy-ish.
Chocolate Bats & Cats Cookies Chocolate bats and cats cookies with eyeballs. This is an easy recipe and the dough can refrigerated ahead of time and stay there until you’re ready to bake.
Half Moon Spidey Cookies Easiest cookies on earth to make. It’s a mix all the way. They’re a time-saver and sometimes that’s what you need. And the cookies are very cool. And hey – cookie from a cake mix? Yes, we can.
Pumpkin Macaroon Eyeballs No flour in this cookie and it has pumpkin added to it which we all know is healthy. Even the chocolate is a good-for-you ingredient. Plus they’re pretty tasty and easy. Did I mention easy?
Spidey Chocolate Cupcakes, Spiders Included Oh hey – it’s the mix again. I remember when our kids were small and I found the note in the bottom of the backpack asking for a dozen cupcakes – tomorrow. Having a mix makes things very easy, and they can be dressed up easily. These are fun cupcakes. And they taste just like good chocolate cupcakes should.
Puppy Pumpkin Treats for the, um, Pups Oh come on. You know you want to make these. Woofalicious treats for every dog who loves Halloween. What? Don’t dogs trick or treat, too?
Almost Normal Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cupcakes These dairy-free healthy pumpkin included plus chocolate cupcakes are something you can feel good about giving out to anyone and they won’t call you a dork. The chocolate chips save the day. Along with the tiny little candy pumpkin on top.
Ghost Pops with Attitude These might be a little fussy but they sure are festively adorable. Worth it if you have the time.
Krispie Everything Squares The name kind of says it all. This is going to cause a sugar coma but no worries – it doesn’t last long. Just be sure to find Halloween M&M’s to complete the look. And candy corn. Really.
Spooky Halloween Frosted Butter Cookies These are an earlier attempt at making cut-out cookies and frosting them carefully. I’m so way past that today I might slap on any old icing. But those crazy pumpkin faces make me happy.
Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Donuts with Peep Ghosts Somehow I manage to work a Peep into every holiday treat. Personally I hate peeps. They are undogly sweet and make my teeth hurt. But I know lots of people who think Peeps are a perfect food. My favorite part? Exploding microwave Peeps. Yeah. I know.