I’ve mentioned before that I don’t live in a neighborhood.
Which pretty much sucks at Halloween because I don’t get any trick-or-treaters.
And all I’ve wanted my whole life is to be a candy passer outer.
Of course, I would totally be that lady that gave out full size candy bars.
Snickers, probably. Or Reese’s Cups. I might even let them choose which one they wanted.
Except for the teenagers and parents with babies.
Babies who can’t even say “trick or treat”, let alone walk.
They would get a tiny box of raisins.
I’d have a special eye roll reserved for the teenagers. And I’d say something like “when I was your age, I was holding down two jobs so I could buy my OWN candy”.
Which really, I wasn’t and what I was probably doing was sitting at home reading Little Women for the 157th time and wondering why I wasn’t invited to any cool Halloween parties. But whatever, of course I’m not going to tell those teenage punks that.
Then I’d go in the house and tell my husband that if our son is still trick-or-treating at that age to remind me to slap him silly.
Which I really WOULDN’T slap my kid silly, but I’d be making a point. Plus, it’s important to say things like that from time to time because it helps my mom street cred.
So anyways, this whole rural living scene is throwing a major wrench in my candy passing out aspirations.
I had dreams, you know.
All that’s left to do is make treats.
And share them with you.
Wanna make Zombie Graves?
These mini loaf pans from Bake It Pretty.
Fill them about 2/3 full with cake batter and bake until done. Once they are cooled, frost generously with chocolate frosting.
Cover the frosting with crushed Oreo crumbs. You want to make sure you mound it up like dirt on a grave.
These chocolate wafer cookies are for the graves.
Using a serrated knife, gently saw two opposite edges off of each cookie, making a tombstone-like shape.
With a white candy writer, write RIP on each tombstone and allow to set. I placed mine in the freezer and they were ready after about a minute.
Insert grave into one end of the cake.
Insert a zombie hand topper in the cake.
These are so easy to make and come together very quickly. I hope you enjoy them!