Have you ever read the book, The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano? It’s one of my favorites to read to my kids during pumpkin season. After sharing this read aloud with your kids, you can make this fun and festive Spookley the Square Pumpkin Snack.
Not only are these pumpkin snacks adorable, they are also easy to make and delicious to eat. They are the perfect picture book activity to with a group of children during a Halloween party if you are a classroom teacher, room mom, or homeschool parent.
How To Make Spookley the Square Pumpkin Snack:
- Graham Crackers
- Wilton Orange Candy Melts
- Wilton Cocoa Candy Melts
- Orange Sugar Sprinkles
- Green Gum Drops
- Small Candy Eyes
- Parchment Paper
- Decorating Bags
How To Make:
To begin making your pumpkin treat, heat 2 cups of your orange candy melts in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Next, carefully pour your orange candy melts into a decorating bag and cut a small tip off the end.
Then, break your graham crackers in half and frost the top of each one. After frosting the graham crackers, sprinkle your orange sugar sprinkles on each one.
Next, place to candy eyes in the center towards the top of the graham cracker. Then, place a green gum drop on top of the graham cracker to look like the pumpkin stem.
Now, it’s time to give your pumpkin a face! First, heat one cup of your cocoa candy melts in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Then, carefully pour your cocoa candy melts into a decorating back and cut a tiny tip off the end.
Finally, use your decorating bag to draw a smile, eyebrows and a nose! After it hardens, eat your sweet treat!
I hope you and your kids enjoy making (and eating) this book-inspired, Spookley the Square Pumpkin Snack after reading the picture book.
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