Try Out Some of These Spooky Breakfast Treats This Halloween

Halloween can be so much more than one night of trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. It can be a showing of Hocus Pocus or It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. It can be teeming with ghoulish drinks made with dry ice, and it can even be served up–dare we say it–for breakfast!

This month, we spoke with Jerry’s Foods’ digital marketing manager Elizabeth Kriel, who gave us the low-down on some spooky donut treats you can create that will be a hit with the kids and will definitely be Instagram-worthy. “All are super easy to make and require assembly with mostly premade and [store]-bought ingredients,” she says. “Very kiddo-friendly, and fun to do!”

So don’t be afraid to try these with the kids (or just to treat yourself). Happy haunting!

Mummy Donuts

• White powdered donuts
• Vanilla bark or white candy melts
• Candy eyes
• Squeezable bag or bottle
Place donuts on wax paper. Melt bark or candy melts according to package directions and pour into a squeeze bottle. Use melted candy to glue eyes on each donut. Drizzle melted candy back and forth across the donuts to make the mummy. Repeat back and forth until covered—but be sure to leave the eyes peeking out!

Spider Donuts

• Plain cake donuts
• Chocolate donut holes
• Chocolate icing in squeezable bag or bottle
• Candy eyes
Put a circle of icing around the hole of the plain cake donut to glue the donut hole into place. Use more icing to create eight legs coming from the donut hole and add candy eyes!

Monster Donuts

• Honey glazed donuts
• Plastic vampire teeth
• Chocolate coated candies
• White icing in squeezable bag or bottle
Fold plastic teeth to fit inside the hole of the donut. Use icing to glue chocolate coated eyes on the donut.
 
Spooky Mini Donuts and Donut Holes

• Mini donuts
• Donut holes
• Gummy Lifesavers
• Chocolate coated candies
• White frosting in squeezable bag or bottle
Using frosting as glue, place candy on the donuts to mimic the look of eyeballs.

A Sip of Scary

We can’t survive on donuts alone (don’t we wish!), but you can keep the spooky vibe going with the kids’ beverages, too. On a cold fall night, whip up your favorite white chocolate hot chocolate, and add a few drops of green food coloring. Top with some Halloween-themed marshmallows and/or gummy worms and you’ve got witch’s brew.

If you were hoping for something that wasn’t pure sugar, try this breakfast smoothie with a few festive touches.

Gravestone cookies

• Your favorite oval cookies (like Pepperidge Farm Milanos)
• Chocolate frosting in a piping bag

Place cookies on wax paper for easy cleanup. Using chocolate frosting, decorate the top half of the cookies with gravestone symbols: RIP, skull, etc. Let frosting set (to prevent smudging) for 30 minutes to an hour.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

• ¼ cup milk (or your favorite milk substitute)
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
• 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
• Whipped cream

Place first four ingredients into a blender and blend until desired consistency. Pour into a glass, and top with whipped cream and gravestone cookies.

D.I.Y. Design: Halloween Edition
Snip here, cut there, and you’re all set to scare!

Pumpkin Cups:
Using black paper, cut out the eyes and mouth of a jack-o’-lantern. Glue or tape the cutouts to a clear juice glass, and fill with orange juice.

Mini Pumpkins:
Peel the rind off tangerines or clementines. Cut celery into thin, ½-inch slices. Place celery in the center of the tangerine.

Boo! Bread:
Cut aluminum foil into a jack-o’-lantern face and place foil on a piece of bread. Put bread under the broiler until golden. Remove foil, and enjoy the terrifying toast!