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Kidzworld Kitchen: Halloween

Whether you are invited to a spooky shindig or hosting one of your own taking the time to prepare an in-theme snack is a super fun activity that will make a big impression. Try carrot fingers in hummous dip, pizza mummies or peanut butter eyeballs.

Peanut Butter Eyeballs

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 12 ounces white candy coating, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 20 blue milk chocolate M&M's
  • 20 brown milk chocolate M&M's
  • Red decorating icing

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
  2. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until everything is well combined
  3. Shape firmly into 1 inch balls
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating and shortening; stir until smooth.
  6. Place a peanut butter ball on a fork and dip into coating allowing the excess to drip off
  7. Place on waxed paper
  8.  Using the red icing make swiggly lines from the center out creating the blood shot effect
  9. Place an M&M in the center (plain side up
  10. Chill before serving

Peanut Butter EyeballsPeanut Butter EyeballsCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Carrot Fingers and Hummous

Ingredients:

  • Baby carrots
  • Slivered almonds
  • 1 can drained chickpeas (15-19 oz)
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients and blend to a dip consistency
  2. If it is too thick, add more warm water 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Can be stored in refrigerator for up to 3 days
  4. Using a very small amount of hummous stick a slivered almond to the top of each baby carrot to look like a jagged fingernail
  5. Place ‘fingers’ around the bowl of dip or sticking out at different lengths to look like a hand
  6. Enjoy!

Carrot Fingers and HummousCarrot Fingers and HummousCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Pizza Mummies

Ingredients:

  • English muffins
  • Pizza sauce
  • Black olives
  • Scallions
  • Red or green pepper
  • Mozzarella or White Cheddar Cheese sticks or slices

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Split the English muffins in half and spread a tbsp. of pizza sauce onto each
  3. Lay strips of cheese across the muffin for the “mummy wrappings”
  4. Set olive slices in place for eyes and add round slices of green onion or bits of red or green pepper for pupils.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the muffin is toasty
  6. Enjoy!

Pizza MummiesPizza MummiesCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Happy cooking proud Americans!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

 

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bookwormlestrange
I don't have ADHD, but I know plenty about it. One of my friends has ADHD and Tourette's, and the teachers were always turds about it. Anyway, i think that a good way to deal with ADHD acting up is either changing medication or trying to eat foods or drinks with caffeine. I'm not sure if it works for you, but a lot of people with ADHD have seen significant improvements after putting caffeine in their systems. If your friends are acting like turds, you need better friends. I hope my advice helps.
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SmartSunnyShadow
I have one so annoying sister, that it feels like I have 200 of them, oh my god. She's pounding on the door right now, HELP! 
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SmartSunnyShadow
Dad, obviously. I can't even explain what he does to me!
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SmartSunnyShadow
Well, if they are your BFFs, they shouldn't be teasing you to make you feel bad. Me, and my BFFs tease each other all the time playfully, but I understand that this is different, and if it's making you feel bad it isn't playful at all.   Maybe your eldest friend is having some trouble with family issues, bad grades, body changes, etc. It's okay to be angry, so maybe you should leave her space for a few days, and see if it turns better. If it isn't, then try to first make her calm down. Then, make her talk to you about why she is so angry and ask if you can try to help. If nothing turns out better, tell her that you feel uncomfortable, and you want her to talk to you.  For your 3rd eldest friend, support her as much as possible, and stand up for her in this terrible situation. If you are all BFFs, then you should all be very close and comfortable around each other, and the fight shouldn't last long. If not, they are not your real friends, and you have to go on without them. I have tons of advice on how to make new friends, so just ask me if you want to know. Your 2nd eldest friend seems to be the main problem.  First of all, tell her to stop, and say how you don't like her bullying you. You must say what she is doing wrong, and how it makes you feel. If she doesn't care, tell her you're serious, and you hate what she is doing to you. If it continues, ignore what trash she is saying, and just simply walk away. Focus on other things that will help make you feel better. Remember, all she is is a person, and it's up to you to act appropriately.  Stay positive, and calm. Focus on other things, and if she continues, tell her that you can all be friends and you miss her. Go get another friend to stand up with you, and tell her that you will report to an adult if she won't stop. She may be your friend, but she deserves it. I told on my BFF when she was mean, so it's all okay now.  If all else fails, get a trusted adult, and hang out with nicer friends. Your other friends will learn from their mistakes. If not, warn them, and give them a sincere kindness note of how you miss being friends. Then, also give one to the bully.
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AnnaOfExquizurd
Yeah, @CyclonicBass the best option really is to find a girl with a quirky personality. Become friends with her. Possibly, over time, she'll grow close to you and accept a request to be with you. Hope it goes well!
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