10 Halloween Candy Alternatives

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Looking for some Halloween Candy Alternatives to hand out this year?   With all the food allergies around – it’s nice to offer a different sort of treat.  Here are some, creative and inexpensive favors that will make great Halloween Candy alternatives!  Also – you might have heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project - that’s where you set out a teal pumpkin to let families know your house offers non-candy treats!

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Pumpkin Cake Balls

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Jamie here, I love making Cake Balls – they’re easy and scrumptious and they don’t need to be perfect to be impressive at a gathering. (Um hello – anything covered in melted chocolate is going to impress chocolate lovers!). The outside is a nice hard chocolate shell and the inside is a cakey-truffle consistency. So. Good. So since we have our annual bake sale coming up at church, I decided to whip up some Pumpkin Cake Balls with the kids.

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Let me start by saying that I’m not a patient person when it comes to baking with my kids.  They frazzle my nerves if I’m wanting to make sure things turn out “pretty”.  But cake balls have a couple steps that are just right for the littles to help with – for instance, after you bake the cake and it cools a little, let them be the ones who crumble it up with their hands in a big bowl.  Then they can stir the frosting around in the bowl until the cake is a stiff play-doh consistency.  AND they can even be the ones who roll the cake into balls.  (Although I recommend scooping out equal size balls with a cookie scoop for them so they end up the same size).

Now all that’s left is for you to shoo them out of the kitchen for the dipping in chocolate step.  That’s literally the ONLY part of this recipe that needs some skill and patience.:)  Don’t you feel like this could be a good family baking project after all?  I promise it’s pretty darn stress-free!

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