I am a procrastinator.
I am just finishing my part of the dinner menu for a new family tradition. Our family and a few close friends' families are gathering to feast and carve pumpkins. My assignment for our Halloween buffet was salads and a few cookies. I waited until the last minute and managed to scrounge up a few fun additions to our smorgasbord.
I thought I would share a few treats!
Here is a preview of what our little carvers will be feasting on tonight:
SPIDER WEB PRETZELS
I was searching the Internet and stumbled upon a wonderful blog, Tip Junkie and her spider web treats inspired these simplified webbed treats. I filled a simple sandwich bag full of melted white chocolate and using scissors I snipped a small opening in the corner. Carefully, I piped "webs" over pretzel sticks. To create the illusion of webs, I attached small gummy spiders we found in the grocery store.
WITCH HAT COOKIES
We fell in love with these little witch hats at our local grocery store. They are simply overturned fudge striped cookies with a dark chocolate kiss secured with a bit of frosting or white chocolate. Cute!
JACK-O-LANTERN FRUIT CUPS
I decided on a frozen fruit salad and placed individual servings into orange cups. Black permanent mark was used to draw the Jack-o-lantern faces on. It was simple, frugal, and festive enough for a night out with friends.