Students at Riverside Elementary West in Taylor are scaring up some fun this Halloween.
Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey visited the school in Lackawanna County on Thursday.
Students showcased a few spooktacular snack ideas you can make and home. Their recipes are listed below.
If you need more frightfully fun food ideas, head here to see a recent episode of WNEP's Home & Backyard.
To see more Halloween and fall happenings across Northeastern & Central Pennsylvania, check out WNEP's Falloween page here.
Candy Corn Punch
- 1/3 Orange soda
- 1/3 Yellow Gatorade
- 1/3 zero calorie lemonade Vitamin Water
- Fill your container to the very top with ice.
- First, pour the orange soda in until you've filled about 1/3 of your glass.
- Second, slowly pour the Gatorade on top of the ice and let it trickle down on top of the orange soda until it fills 2/3 of your glass.
- Last, slowly pour the lemonade water on top of the ice and let it trickle down on top of the Gatorade.**Do not stir or pour the ingredients too fast, or the candy corn effect won’t work.Source: High Heels and Grills
- 1 block of almond bark - broken up into pieces, melted
- 1 bag of orange candy melts
- 10-12 cookies (Oreo’s)
- Mini pretzels, broken in to bits
- 1/2 cup candy (Reese’s’ Pieces, M&M’s, Reese's PB Cups, etc.)
- Lay parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
- Break up the cookie and spread on the pan.
- Sprinkle candy around the pan.
- Melt the almond bark and candy melts in separate bowls in 30-second intervals, stirring in-between until melted.
- Spread melted bark over the cookie/candy mix. Next, spread the orange candy melt over the top of the almond bark and swirl it with a straw or chopstick.
- Chill for 2 hours in the fridge.
- Break up and serve!
TIP: You can use any type of Halloween candy you like.
Source: Adapted from Grace and Good Eats
Fruit Cup Scary Pumpkin & Ghost String Cheese
- Fruit cups
- Packaged string cheese
- Black Sharpie
All you need to do for a quick and easy Halloween surprise is a black sharpie! Just draw spooky faces on the top side of the mandarin orange cup and the backside of the string cheese to look like spooky Jack-O'-Lanterns and ghosts! You can also use Jello cups or pudding cups.
Caramel Apple Dip
- 16 ounces, (2 packages) Cream Cheese, Softened
- ½ cup Powdered Sugar
- 16 ounces Old Fashioned Caramel Apple Dip or Caramel Sauce
- 1 bag Heath Bits / Toffee Bits
- 4 Large Granny Smith or Honeycrisp Apples, Sliced Thick
- In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar until fluffy.
- Spread mixture evenly onto a serving platter; a pie plate or 9”x13” glass dish works well.
- Spread caramel apple dip on top of the cream cheese layer.
- Sprinkle the top generously with toffee bits.
- Serve with thick apple slices.
TIP: To prevent your apples from browning, soak slices in Sprite or Pineapple juice.
Source: Tasty Kitchen
Pumpkin BOO Tic-Tac-Toe
What you need:
- 10 Small Pumpkins
- Paint, Paint Brushes
- Mod Podge
- Duct Tape or Masking Tape
- Wipe your pumpkins with a damp cloth and let dry.
- Paint a letter B on 5 of the pumpkins and the letter O on the other 5.
- Once the paint is dry, coat the pumpkins with Mod Podge.
- Let Dry.
- Use the tape to make a tic-tac-toe board.
Tip: No paint, no problem. Use 5 mini white and 5 mini orange pumpkins.