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    Halloween Treats for 5th & 6th graders?

    Ridgely
    Thu Oct 24, 2002 3:41 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    I just got called last night from the room mother of my daughters 5th/6th grade class and she asked me if I would do the treats for the class. I wasn't expecting to help with this holiday, but that's okay I just need to get my mind in gear...

    The teacher wants it to be a treat that they can make without a lot of mess. That's simple isn't it?!? These are older kids so I can't do something to easy, so my daughter says...

    Any suggestions? I could use any ideas at this point. Oh, there are 34 kids in the class.

    Thanks!
    Lennie
    Thu Oct 24, 2002 3:52 pm
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    I'm a little confused .... you need a recipe for a Hallowe'en treat that 11 and 12 year olds can make as a class project? This would be great to make for the kids, but it wouldn't be appropriate for an in-class project: Choose-A-Colour Popcorn Treat.

    Do you have access to a microwave? You could make this -- Candy Cane Bark -- but use smashed up lifesavers or jolly ranchers instead of candy canes.

    This is fun to make, but unfortunately it's not edible! icon_smile.gif Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

    How about these? Cherry Delights
    Tish
    Thu Oct 24, 2002 4:20 pm
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    You didn't mention if you have access to the kitchen...here are a couple of suggestions
    Pumpkin Seeds
    Bewitching Ice Cream Cones
    Marshmallow Ghosts

    or make and do crafts with the following:
    Scatch and Sniff Water Colors
    Non-Hardening Modeling Clay
    Dee514
    Thu Oct 24, 2002 4:20 pm
    Forum Host
    I was going to suggest "no-bake" bar cookies, but after looking over the recipes I have, I noticed they all contained nuts and/or chocolate. With so many children having nut and/or chocolate allergies these days, I have rethought my suggestion icon_sad.gif

    Perhaps someone has a no-bake lemon or orange cookie bar recipe to share.

    Would your daughter think caramel apples are "too easy"?
    Ridgely
    Thu Oct 24, 2002 4:33 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    Sorry, I should have been more clear. Definately no kitchen. Just something that can asemble or decorate. The room mom suggested that I go to the Hostess outlet and buy those "Snowballs" which are orange this time of year and have them stick licorice legs in, etc. My daughter didn't go for it.

    I was leaning toward making dirt cups and letting the kids put their own stuff on top, like a cookie toombstone, gummy worms, those little pumpkins that taste like candy corns. Something like that..I don't know, then I thought that some would have to take them home on the bus, maybe that would be too messy.
    My other thought was to take Rhodes Bread Dough, the texas-style rolls and show them how to make miniature mummies
    out of the dough, then they could take them home in disposable pie tins and bake them. But that would cost me a fortune in pie tins for 34 kids. Ugh!
    Sherri Gamblin
    Thu Oct 24, 2002 4:35 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    My son is a 6th grader. Last year I was recruited to make treats also. I took clear plastic gloves (bought by the box) and filled them with cheese ball snacks and popcorn. the kids thought that it was a great change from all the other sweet treats that were provided. Or you could make a punch for them (orange colored or black colored is a great idea too)
    crazymom
    Thu Oct 24, 2002 7:31 pm
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    the idea for plastic gloves is a good one, place candy corn in the fingers like fingernails.
    SilentCricket
    Thu Oct 24, 2002 7:44 pm
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    Ridgely,
    Hi! My daughter is in 6th grade here in Australia. What about good 'ol rice krispie marshmallow treats? The kids could even stir in candy corn, cinnamon red hots, M&Ms, and perhaps they could even make the marshmallow mixture orange!
    Also, I know there was mention of sensitivity to nuts, etc....but I can't resist adding a recipe that is my 6th grader's absolute favorite...

    recipe ID#37472 Scotcharoos

    Sounds like a fun time! ---Martha icon_smile.gif

    Oops! Just reread the thread and saw that there's no kitchen...So, what about some kind of GORP or trail mix...made with some kind(s) of cereal, pretzels, M&Ms,raisins, maybe even some nuts, etc....I love the classic GORP made with peanuts, M&Ms, and raisins...but there are probably a lot of variations out there!
    hokiegal
    Thu Oct 24, 2002 8:58 pm
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    If you make punch- freeze water in clear plastic gloves (NOT LATEX WITH POWDER)for hands floating in the punch.

    I also saw this in a magazine: Mix green food coloring into sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought)Cut in the shape of a hand. Use a cookie cutter or cardboard pattern. Stretch the fingers out a little before you bake. Add candy corn fingernails when still warm from the oven.
    Ridgely
    Thu Oct 24, 2002 9:14 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    Good ideas!
    Sue Lau
    Thu Oct 24, 2002 9:52 pm
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    Here is one they could make together in small groups (making several of them), but they would need to use a refrigerator, probably from the cafeteria or the teacher's lounge to chill it before it gets finished:

    Haunted Graveyard Pudding

    Hope you find great ideas for the class and have lots of fun! icon_smile.gif

    Sue
    Mysterygirl
    Thu Oct 24, 2002 11:19 pm
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    How about Harry Potter Delight recipe #41311
    papergoddess
    Fri Oct 25, 2002 2:47 am
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    Real simple and easy, and in keeping with the season, how about apple slices with fruit dip?

    Mix 8 oz. cream cheese with 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Blend with hand mixer. Serve with fresh apple slices.

    You can buy small dixie cups to dish out the dip.
    Michele7
    Fri Oct 25, 2002 10:19 am
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    There is a cute recipe called "Holiday Spider Stacks" on the Keebler web sight. They look adorable and easy.
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