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Spook-tacular treats and eats!

This time of year is awesome! There are so many ways to dress up everything that we do. I have to admit off the bat though, that I am not a huge breakfast person. I tend to stick to coffee or tea, and then eat a decent lunch. My kids however, love that first meal of the day – – followed by twelve more meals through the day. I am raising miniature hobbits. But we are total foodies. We take our food art seriously, and that means making those meals as fun as possible! With Halloween quickly approaching, I was happy to indulge. I pulled out some pans that I had, and we went to work making those breakfast treats ready to fly off the plate. The best morning snacks are muffins, but who wants regular boring muffins all the time?? Kicking the cupcake papers to the curb, we ended up with ghosts, pumpkins, burial mounds, and one Frankenstein head brownie.

Yup – you read that right.. brownies. Who says breakfast has to be healthy ALL the time? In all seriousness though, the brownies were for our dessert after dinner, but I could not resist putting one away to eat for mid morning snack (if my husband does not get to it first).  Creating a fun snack should not take your entire afternoon. These are by far the easiest treats that I could put together, and they are sure to get your morning off to a boo-tiful start! Everyone will want to sink their fangs into these creations.

What you will need:

  • Betty Crocker Banana Nut Muffin Mix – I used about five of them
  • Martha White Blueberry Muffin Mix – I used four of these
  • Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix – I used two
  • Oil, Eggs, Water, Milk as called for on the back of each mix
  • Optional: Fun candies, and goo to use on the top of your confections. Also if you prefer to add nuts to your brownie mix, these can be sprinkled on the top right before going into the oven.

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  1. Mix the Brownie Mix, and Muffins in their respective bowls per the directions on the back of the package.
  2. Grab your fun toppings and lay out as needed.
  3. If you choose to use a mini loaf pan (these are perfect for creating burial mounds) – fill 1/3 way full and bake.
  4. Should you prefer a more fun design (ghosts and pumpkins) fill the sections each 1/3 way full and bake until desired consistency. This will vary based on your oven. Let them cool about 30 minutes before you start decorating, or your gel will melt off, creating a scary mess.
  5. Grab your goo and create away! We used mini headstones, ghost candies, and colored gels to create a creepy delicious treat!

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Once these are done, they can be used so many ways! Take your neighbors some ghoulish treats, include a ghostly snack in a lunch box, or just set out on the table for your little goblins to munch on through the afternoon homework sessions. From start to finish, I spent about two hours baking these snacks! Not bad for some family fun! Kiddos will have fun decorating, and clean up is pretty simple (thank you dishwasher).