Send Them Home Happy with Halloween Treats-To-Go

September 30th, 2010 by Karen Kohout

It’s my favorite time of the year. The leaves start falling, there is a crispness in the air and it’s time to get the sweaters out. My 4-year-old son also started preschool this year so it’s our very first school year. It’s also time for my favorite fall holiday – Halloween!

Halloween is a holiday that is all about Witch Finger Breadsticks fun without the pressure that other holidays bring – buying that perfect gift, wrapping presents, elaborate dinners, etc.

We have some really fun new Halloween products I was dying to try out so I invited my family over for a Halloween brunch. I made bread in our 3D skull pan, carved the head out and added spinach dip. I made green witch finger breadsticks in our witch finger pan and served them with a tomato dipping sauce.

Swampy Lime Sherbet Punch We had punch that looked extra creepy with our skull punch bowl ice mold. I added some of our black drink colors to give it an extra spookiness and it was quite a creepy sight floating in the swampy lime sherbet punch. We also had skull ice cubes using our ice cube tray that I colored green for our glasses. I served muffins that I baked with our Halloween baking cups and topped with a little cream cheese icing and skull icing decorations.

Witch Finger BreadsticksI was so inspired that we ended up with too much food so I sent everyone home with extra muffins and breadsticks in our Halloween cupcake boxes and skull treat boxes. The skull boxes are metallic silver with a sliding cover and they’re the perfect size for the witch fingers. I plan on baking witch finger cookies to put in the boxes to give as treats for the kids to bring to school. Imagine how much fun it will be for the kids to slide open the boxes and see little witch fingers inside. It’s a great creepy, fun Halloween treat to make for friends and family.

I also plan on baking some of our new witch cookies which I’ll put in our Halloween treat bags for the kids to take as treats. Our new cookie cutter set with the witch shoes, hat, cauldron and broom are adorable and will look oh-so-cute in our “Pick Your Poison” skull treat bags.

My kids are still very young – 2 and 4 – but they already love to help in the kitchen. Cupcakes are the perfect little canvas for these food-artists-in-the-making.Test Tube Sprinkles They can practice with our fun new bone sprinkles. Our new test tube sprinkles are also great for their little edible “science” experiments.

Kids love to show off their little works of art. We boxed up some of their decorated cupcakes in our Halloween treat boxes and took them to the Grandparents’ house as gifts from the kids. What grandparent doesn’t love treats homemade by their grandchildren. The trick is getting them to put the decorations on the cupcakes rather than in their mouths. Bake some spooky cupcakes for your family, just be prepared for a little extra “sugar”energy and lots of fun.

I hope you are as inspired as I am by our new fun and festive Halloween products. Have a haunting good time and Happy Halloween!

Karen Kohout Karen is the Director of Seasonal Product Development for Wilton Brands and works with Wilton’s various product teams to develop products for the holidays including Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas and more. She researches trends, develops pattern and graphics for Holiday promotions. “As a busy, working mom with 2 toddlers, I don’t have a lot of time to entertain but love the idea of it. My job allows me to be creative and develop ideas and products that inspire people to entertain or to just have fun with food.” She resides in Chicago with her husband and kids.

2 Replies

  1. i like your candy moldes and cake moldes and would like to know more and if you have any class for cake making.

  2. Karen Kohout says:

    Hi Susie,

    Yes, we have classes for cake decorating/making. You can find more information on our website: http://www.wilton.com/classes/local_classes.cfm.
    To find classe in your area, check here: http://www.wilton.com/classes/classlocator.cfm
    Thanks for your interest in Wilton!

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