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I like playing with my food. I know, we’ve always been told not to do that, but sometimes it’s okay to have fun. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not making mashed potato sculptures in fancy steakhouses, but when the time is right, food is a wonderful art medium.
Halloween is especially conducive to edible art projects. Whether you want something fun to do with the kids or just want to remember what it was like to be young, candy is an inherently fun food.
Vanilla Snack Pack Pudding is a blank canvas for whatever fun things I want to create. It has an awesome flavor that works well with other treats. Plus, it’s an indulgence we can all feel good about since it has as much calcium as an 8 ounce glass of milk.
Even better, right now when you shop at Meijer, like me, if you are an mPerks member, you can get a $1 coupon off 4 Snack Packs through 10/31. Visit mPerks and search for Snack Pack to find the coupon.
Once you’re all stocked up on Snack Packs, it’s time to have some fun. I made some easy haunted houses out of pretzel sticks and Peter Pan peanut butter. Just break the sticks in half and use the peanut butter as glue. They might fall apart, but at least they’ll still taste good! I used sour gummy pumpkins as accents, but feel free to use candy corn or gummy worms.
I also made witches’ hats. I took some caramel apple licorice twists I had and cut them lengthwise, then I just shaped them into hats by stacking little circles on top of each other. I wanted black licorice, but couldn’t find any at the store. The green is pretty cool for Halloween though.
These are easy, fun recipes that are perfect for kids to make. It’s a great break from the busy school year to make these fun pudding cups that taste even better than they look.
Be sure to check out more fun ideas on Meijer’s website to keep Halloween spooky good with Snack Packs and plenty of mix ins!
4 Snack Pack Pudding Cups
About 20 pretzel sticks, snapped in half
About ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
2 sour gummy pumpkins
2 caramel apple licorice twists
Candy corn, for decoration
Peel the wrapper off the pudding cups so they are ready to go.
For the haunted houses, use the peanut butter to make the pretzels stick together. Make three walls, about 5 pretzels high, and two roof panels, also about 5 pretzels high. Use peanut butter to assemble the house. Place in the pudding cup. Decorate with gummy pumpkin.
For the witches’ hats, cut the licorice lengthwise into long, thin pieces. Roll up one piece into a bottom round. Flatten with your fingers. Roll a couple more pieces into increasingly smaller rounds and stack, using your fingers to mold them into a hat shape. Decorate with candy corn.