I am so excited to be sharing something so fun, so cute, and so Halloween-y with you! I usually don’t make such a big deal about holidays in general, but this year, I promised myself that I would be a bit better at this. So today, I am going to showing you one of my favorite little Halloween recipes for kids! Seriously, this was such a hit and such a fun one to actually make with the kiddos! It’s not healthy though, but hey life is all about balance, right? 😉
Halloween Recipes for Kids – Adorable Mummy Bark
If you are a long time reader, you will know this already, but for those of you who are new – I live in the Netherlands. I grew up in the United States, where my family moved to when I was a child. One of the strangest traditions to me as a child was Halloween. It took a little bit of time to adjust to the idea of dressing up and asking strangers for candy, but I loved the fun celebrations at school and spending time with my friends.
Now that I live in the Netherlands and have kids of my own, I can’t help but associate Halloween with such a special time of year. I just miss the pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and apple cider I so associate with the fall after living in Michigan for so long. I love it here and all, but I wouldn’t mind if our farmers would just make a little corn maze for us to wander through.
All of this nostalgia really inspired me to try to put a little bit more effort into celebrating this time of year, not only with my kids at home, but I am really excited to try to show my kids at school (I teach English) a little bit about the US. This year, I am very excited that I have convinced my fellow teachers to let me teach our kiddos all about Halloween – filled with fun activities, books, and basically whatever I come up with 😉 Like this all too cute mummies!
So, I’m super tempted to bring a batch of these to school for the kiddos to enjoy.
These would really be perfect for a little Halloween get together though! I don’t know if I’m brave enough to risk a class full of kids with quite so much chocolate in their systems, but these little mummy dudes are too cute not to share!
Making them though is just as fun as satisfying that sweet tooth craving! Even though this is totally a sweet treat, I still say this fits into the category of Halloween recipes for kids because it is perfect for little hands to help! No matter how you splatter the melted chocolate or sprinkle the oreos, it will likely get a bit messy and nothing has to be perfect.
I have to admit that I struggle with the mess when cooking with my kids. I like things to look neat and am constantly cleaning as I cook. But when I cook anything (or really do anything) with my little ones, I can guarantee a spill and a mess. I try to keep my calm since it’s all part of the process, and it’s important to me that they learn practical life skills, but still… I can’t help my perfectionism (which I try to fight since we love Montessori and all). This recipe was perfect because I knew going in, nothing really had to look a certain way.
Really, it was just too fun to sprinkle, pour, and create together! I love how these little guys turned out! Almost too cute to eat …. almost 😉
What You Need
- Spread a piece of parchment paper over your counter to work on.
- Melt the white candy melts in a bowl according to package instructions.
- While melting, crush 6-7 Oreos.
- Spread ¾ of the melted candy melts over the parchment paper.
- Sprinkle crushed Oreos over the top.
- Place candy eyes into the melted candy melts.
- Finish by drizzling the remaining ¼ melted candy melts over the top to make the ‘’mummy wrapping’’ look.
- Allow to set and harden.
- Break into pieces.
- Store in an airtight container.