This post is sponsored by Mondelez and all opinions are my own.
Given the kind of year 2020 has been, I think it is safe to say that Halloween is going to look a bit different. With traditional trick or treating pretty much cancelled, I have decided to get a bit creative with my own socially distanced celebration for my kindergartener. Instead of going house to house, we are going to be having a backyard scavenger hunt proceeded by a spooky at-home party. So join me as I team up with OREO and NutterButter to pull out all the stops for a ghoulish gala that is sure to make up for any Halloween shortcomings. Who wants to party at the Witch’s Apothecary?!
My daughter just turned 5 years old and so she’s ready for the creep-factor to be dialed up a notch this season. And a Witch’s Apothecary is just the sort of party theme that is sure to set the tone. Poison bottles, bats wings, and all the ingredients to create potion serve as the perfect backdrop to a deliciously frightening dessert table. So I am transforming OREO cookies and NutterButters from my Walmart Online Pickup order, my daughter’s favorite cookie brands, into spooktacularly eerie Halloween treats to be the feature of my Witch’s Apothecary…
Captured Butterfly Medallions
A witch is only as good as her tools! And what better tool than the magical whimsy of a beautiful insect for her sinister potions?! Captured Butterfly Medallions feature OREO cookies at the base of an edible rice paper butterfly suspended in delicious mint jelly. These medallions are incredibly simple to make and yet offer up a gooey, delicious treat that even the little one’s can help create.
- 1 pack of OREO cookies
- 1/2 cup of mint jelly
- 20 – 25 edible rice paper butterflies
- Lay the OREO cookies out on a serving plate.
- Top with each cookie with a teaspoon of mint jelly.
- Place an edible rice paper butterfly on top. Enjoy!
The combination of the OREO flavors with a dab of mint jelly is absolutely delightful! And do not be deterred by the deceptive complexity of the edible butterflies! They are easily made with an edible printer… or even more easily, ordered from your favorite online home-delivery shop.
Coagulated Dragon’s Blood
What skilled witch doesn’t have Coagulated Dragon’s Blood in her apothecary stores?! Delightfully scrumptious, and sure to get little finger’s covered in goo, these cookies are perfect for an eerie celebrations. Coagulated Dragon’s Blood feature NutterButters that are covered in green cookie icing, topped with green maraschino cherries, and then drizzled with apple-flavored gel icing. Once again, all the ingredients can be found at your local Walmart and are simple enough for the little one’s to help create.
- 1 pack of NutterButter cookies
- 1 green cookie icing pouch
- 1 apple-flavored gel icing
- 1/4 cup of green maraschino cherries
- Lay out 8-10 NutterButter cookies on parchment paper. Then squeeze a generous amount of cookie icing on top of each.
- Use a toothpick to gently spread the icing over the tops and down the sides of each cookie. Let dry and set for approximately 20 minutes.
- Stack the cookies in a serving tray. Add the maraschino cherries to the cookie stack and then drizzle with the gel icing. Enjoy!
Once again, the flavor combinations of delectable NutterButters with cherry and apple flavors make for a fabulous Halloween cookie. Plus the tactile gooeyness of eating the Coagulated Dragon’s Blood makes for a fun time… expect lots of “Ewwws!” Now all that is left to do is lay out the cookies with some spooky bottles, decor, and witch accessories…
The best thing about putting together this Witch’s Apothecary cookie table is that all the ingredients can purchased at Walmart and through their Online Pickup and Delivery. And let’s be honest, can you really have a proper Halloween celebration without OREO and NutterButter cookies?! Happy haunting! Check out creepitrealhalloween.com for more ideas!