One of my favorite, & easiest, Halloween treats is the Graveyard Cake.
Any Cake Flavor (
Frosting~ Works best with a darker, chocolaty frosting (again, see above)
For the "dirt"~ You can use any of the following:
Crushed Oreos or gingersnaps, Ground Chocolate Graham Crackers, or Shaved Chocolate (take a vegetable peeler or a box grater to the chocolate)
For the "gravestones" ~ Use Any oval, round or square cookie (here I've used vienna fingers & oreos). Write on the cookies using cake frosting. After "writing" on them, insert halfway into the "dirt".
Added touch ~ Candied pumpkins & candy corn. Or....
OK, this is my greatest idea yet for all holidays. Know those wonderful, fun & CHEAP silicone ice trays that have come out everywhere? Well they double fantastically as reusable candy molds! Just get Candy melts like I used here for the Chocolate-dipped Pretzels... Melt according to the package directions. Spray the clean mold with cooking spray (only original or canola oil flavored)... & fill the compartments in the "ice" tray with the melted chocolate candy. Allow to form & harden, then pop 'em out. Yummy, um, candy skulls... or pumpkins, etc.
|Inexpensive Silicone Ice Trays|
And, of course, there are always the Worm Cupcakes:
|Worms in Dirt|
|A Gabriel, easy, baby or toddler craft|