Why settle for store-bought treats this Halloween? Instead, Boca Raton in-home caregivers can work with their senior loved ones to create some delicious and easy-to-prepare snacks for the trick-or-treaters. Just remember to make extra so the two of you can enjoy some of your handy work after the doorbell stops ringing.
Melt white chocolate in a microwaveable bowl or glass measuring cup in the microwave. Dip and coat peanut-shaped cookies like Nutter Butters into the mix covering each cookie at least three fourths of the way. Use miniature chocolate chips for the eyes and place the cookies on waxed paper and chill. You can also use colorful gel icing to draw moaning mouths on these delicious little ghosts.
Bake a batch of gingerbread cookies using a standard recipe online or buy some from the store. Arrange the little men on waxed paper and place two chocolate chips on the heads for the eyes. Frost each cookie with ribbons of white icing. Move back and forth while partially covering the eyes to make it appear as though the gingerbread men are covered in wrapping.
Little Witch Hats
Use a dab of frosting to stick a Hershey’s chocolate kiss on top of chocolate-coated shortbread cookies. Pipe a decorative ribbon and bow around the bottom of each kiss to make them appear like proper witch hats.
Slice apples into thin wedge shapes. Coat one side of each wedge with peanut butter. Position white, miniature marshmallows on the thick edge of one wedge and top with another to create a delicious and eerie grin trick-or-treaters will love.
Halloween Dirt Cups
Using clear plastic cups, make alternating layers of chocolate pudding and crumbled chocolate cookies. Make sure that the top layer consists of cookie crumbs to emulate dirt. Top each cup with gummy worms and pumpkin-shaped candies.
Jack Skellington Cookies
Melt white chocolate in a microwavable bowl or measuring cup. Poke 12 sandwich cookies with a lollipop stick. Dip the cookies into the white chocolate to coat them evenly. Put the cookies on a foil-lined sheet to cool. Create Jack’s iconic face using black gel icing. Use black ribbon to finish each with a black-bow tie.
Learn more about other fun activities to stimulate your senior loved one’s creativity by calling Home Care Assistance in Boca Raton at (561) 826.9282 today. Our flexible live-in and hourly in-home care is specially designed to meet all of our clients’ unique needs in order to boost physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Talk to a friendly Care Manager to set up a free consultation.