For my son’s very first class party, I made the rookie mistake of not pouncing on the snack sign-up sheet. It was for his preschool Halloween party, and by the time I got around to volunteering, all that remained was the dreaded “other” category.
But I’m always up for a creative challenge. So I retreated to my laboratory, pulled together some randomly yummy ingredients, and SPOOKY S’MORES were born! Mwaaa-ha-ha-haaaa!
But wait — aren’t s’mores supposed to be toasted? Technically, yes. But I wasn’t about to bring an open flame into a classroom full of three- and four-year olds. At least not at my very first party. Trust me — they’re plenty yummy without being heated, and certainly messy enough in this form. However, I may try them another time with pre-toasted marshmallows. That could make for some very cool melted eyes/zombie effects…
They’re super simple to make, and you can even employ the help of your kids. Just make sure they (and you) have a healthy snack beforehand, or be prepared to lose quite a few ingredients in the process of putting them together.
Hershey’s chocolate bars (any size, as long as they break into segments)
Marshmallows (jumbo & mini-sized)
M&M’s (plain & mini)
Candy corn & candy corn (mellowcreme) pumpkins
Feel free to use any other kind of candy or topping you like, and get as freaky and as fun as you want! The only one I wasn’t too pleased with was my attempt at a mummy (below, bottom center). Cutting marshmallows into thin strips is not an easy task.
At the party, one of the moms saw these lying out, leaned over to me and muttered, “Wow, overachieving parent…” I thanked her and took secret pride that my first foray into classroom snacks had been successful — not only at eliciting squeals of delight and being gobbled up by the kids, but by inciting jealousy in another parent. Mwaaa-ha-ha-haaaa!
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