BOO-YA! Share your Tricks and Treats

I have always enjoyed Halloween. For me, it signifies the start of fall.

Of course, having two kids now in school also means double the classroom treats for classroom parties. {stick a fork in me}

So I look for the easy-peasy stuff to create. This means using my good-‘ol standby Kraft Food & Family magazine:

Easy Ghost Cookies:

How stinkin’ cute are these?!! And they take mere minutes to make {swoon}…

Easy Ghost Cookies
What You Need
1 pkg. (6 oz.) BAKER’S White Chocolate
18 NUTTER BUTTER Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
decorating gels and/or assorted small candies
Make It
MICROWAVE chocolate in medium microwavable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 minutes or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
SPREAD chocolate onto one side of each cookie for the ghost’s “body.” Cool slightly.
DECORATE with gels and/or candies to create “faces.” Cool until chocolate is set.


Spider Cupcakes:
another super easy, yet adorable recipe

Spider Cupcakes

What You Need
1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
1/3 cup KOOL-AID Orange Flavor Sugar-Sweetened Soft Drink Mix
2 Tbsp. hot water
1 can (16 oz.) ready-to-spread white frosting
24 OREO Cookies
12 pieces black string licorice (32 inch each)
48 miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces
Make It
PREPARE cake batter as directed on package; blend in dry pudding mix. Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool completely.
DISSOLVE drink mix in hot water. Stir into frosting until blended. Frost cupcakes, reserving some frosting for attaching candies.
CUT each licorice piece into sixteen 2-inch pieces; set aside. Place 1 cookie on top of each cupcake. Insert 4 licorice pieces into each side of each cookie for the “spider’s legs.” (Eight licorice pieces for each cookie.) Add 2 candy-coated chocolate pieces to top of each cookie using some of the reserved frosting for the “spider’s eyes.”


Candy Corn Clay Pots:

These are fun and inexpensive to make. I have picked up the little clay pots for these at Hobby Lobby for less than $1.00

Directions available at Reader’s Digest.

To take part: Please add the link FOR THE POST FOR BOO-YA! onto Mr. Linky. (do not just link to your home page)
Next to your name, indicate whether it is a decoration, craft, or treat (or any combination)
[And please link back to my site in your post.]

As always – Thank you for participating! I hope you enjoy traveling around to view all of the posts as I know I will.


  1. Karla @ Ramblin' Roads says

    I get to be first! Hmm… two Karlas in a row. Wonder how often that happens?

  2. Lil This Lil That says

    Aw… thanks :) You seem to be an amazing woman! Can’t wait to follow and get to know you better! Luvs from Kansas!

  3. Cottage Magpie says

    This is so fun that you’re organizing this! I hope we get lots and lots of fun ideas. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!
    ~Angela :-)

  4. Sandy Toes says

    Very very cute!!! I love the kitty cookies!!!
    -Sandy toes

  5. I’ve done those nutter butter ghosts before. They’re very easy (albeit a bit messy!), so tasty and seriously cute!


  6. I too enjoyed many a nutter butter ghost. They are YUMMY!


  7. I don’t do much in the way of Halloween stuff, but i do have a couple of those clay pots in a cupboard somewhere! I might just have to get those out. Great ideas!

  8. Mandy @ Adventures of a Millennium Mom says

    I will definitely try making the ghost cookies. They are so cute!

  9. Kim @ My Journey says

    I LOVE the ghost cookies and spider cupcakes…. Look forward to making both with my children! Thanks for the recipes…

  10. Mines not exactly a craft, but it’s a devotion to use while you’re carving your pumpkin.

  11. Short Stop says

    Gonna have FUN looking through these links! I’m not the craftiest person around, but a little inspiration and I’m not so intimidated.

    Thanks for the great carnival today! :)

  12. Great idea, Karla! I’m making little black bat cupcakes tonight for a party the baby is going to tomorrow morning!

  13. Laura Harvey says

    Whats everyone doing for safety precautions for Halloween? My husband came across an article ( with some info about background checking neighbors. I thought that may be a little overboard, but it had some other good suggestions for some precautions I haven’t thought about. Last year my youngest son came down with a massive fever after Halloween. I almost thought about just taking the kids to our church’s fall festival this year instead of door-to-door to prevent that from happening again. I don’t know yet. What’s your advice? Am I over-reacting or just being a concerned mom?

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