halloween dessert kids can make
During the holiday months, it seems everyone is making special treats and Halloween desserts for kids. Some of those fancy treats can be a little intimidating to try to make.
 
So today Nat, guest appearing from My Sister’s Suitcase, is sharing a Halloween dessert that you can make with your kids. It’s delicious and simple enough for even young children to make with only a little guidance.
 
It looks frightfully delicious!
 
 
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THE HALLOWEEN DESSERT CUPS

 
I found these cute plastic Frankenstein cups at Wal-Mart, and knew my kids would love them!
 
TIP: Buy Halloween items after the Halloween season for next year. I always do that and get to make some of the crafts or desserts for literally pennies.
 

INGREDIENTS FOR THE HALLOWEEN DESSERT

 

 

 
 
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this silly and spooky dessert. Bear in mind you can substitute any of them if there are some food intolerances.
 
Nowadays is easy to find gluten free versions of nearly everything. As well as non-dairy substitutes.
 
 
  • Vanilla instant pudding
  • Milk
  • Green food coloring
  • 1-2 bananas
  • Chocolate cookies or graham crackers
  • Green Apple Candy Corn (Brach’s brand)

THE FUN PART WITH KIDS: THE MAKING

 
Here’s the fun part! Let your kids help! I know, it’s hard to do sometimes.
 
It’s hard to let them make a mess. But if you let go and just do it, it’s So. Much. Fun. They’ll love it.
 

1. STIR THE PUDDING AND FOOD COLORING

 
My daughter loved stirring up the pudding with a whisk and adding the green food coloring.
 

We used neon green food coloring and a little green gel coloring to get the right slimy color. 🙂 I like to put my kids in old play clothes or a paint shirt so I know I won’t stress about stains!

 

2. SLICE BANANAS AND PLACE THEM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CUP

I wanted to add a little bit of healthiness to this snack…so I had the kids practice their cutting (another way you can get them involved!) and added some sliced bananas to the bottom of the cup.

 
 

3. ADD THE GREEN PUDDING

 
Spoon it in to fill up Frank’s head…
 
 
Make sure the kids approve. This guy sure did!
 
 
 

4. CRASH THE COOKIES

 
Another fun way for kids to help in the kitchen is with the cookie crumbs. I love using a small ziploc bag for anything that needs to be crumbled or mashed – the child can help and have fun with minimal mess!
 
Mine love to squish up ripe bananas for banana bread.
 
 
 

5. ADD THE CRUMBS TO THE TOP

 
Add the crumbs to the top of the pudding (we used chocolate graham crackers) and serve up your spooky Halloween dessert with some of “Frankenstein’s teeth” (Yummy Green Apple candy corn!)
 
 
Here’s to making messes and letting the kids help in the kitchen! Enjoy!
 
For more Halloween-themed projects, check out these recent posts!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Halloween Dessert for Kids

Yummy Halloween Dessert for Kids
Prep Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert

Equipment

  • 1 Halloween Themed Cups
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Zip lock Bag

Materials

  • 1 Vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 Milk
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Green Food Coloring
  • 2 Chocolate Cookies
  • 1 Green Apple Candy Corn

Instructions

  • Make the vanilla pudding as per instructions
  • Add the food coloring and stir
  • Slice the banana and place it at the bottom of the cup
  • Fill the cup with the pudding
  • Crash the cookies in the bag
  • Add on top of the pudding
  • Decorate with the candy corn

Notes

TIP: Get the Halloween theme cups after Halloween season and keep them for next year so you can have more recipes made for less money.
Substitute anything that’s needed if there are food allergies.
You can use another fruit or decorating toppings of your choice

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