Do you ever wonder what strangers toss into your children’s trick-or-treat bags? What ingredients are really in the candy you and your neighbors are handing out year after year? Here are some startling facts about the popular candies bought and given out at Halloween.
• M&M’s are filled with petroleum-based dyes – enough dye that multiple countries have already banned them. There is also a petition which over 100,00 people have signed to change the dye.
• The palm oil used in most of the popular Halloween candies, such as Snickers and Starbursts, is causing deforestation and endangering orangutans. Palm oil is extremely unhealthy anyway.
• Kit Kats, Milk Way, Nerds, Whoppers, Skittles, Butterfingers, and Twizzlers all contain more than fifteen types of artificial dyes and sugars!
So now that you are now informed about the ingredients in Halloween candies, we are going to take a wild guess and say that you might not want to hand out these harmful candies at Halloween this year. You may wonder what the alternative to these candies is. It’s simple – homemade Halloween treats. Trust us!
Here are some of the best homemade Halloween sweet treats to give out to trick-or-treaters coming to your door. You can thank us later when you are the talk of your neighborhood this Halloween!
Halloween Puffcorn Party Mix
This Halloween popcorn is packed with both sweet and salty goodness! It is the perfect snack to put into a plastic bag and hand out to trick-or-treaters. It’s also a snack to enjoy at the end of the night while watching Halloween movies with your family!
Homemade Candy Corn
The nutritious and better tasting value of your own homemade candy corn would even knock a witch off her broom! That is how you know it is worth it!
Witch’s Cauldron Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange “Scream” Filling
This is a project to have your little ones participate in! These chocolate cupcakes filled with orange cream filling are something to be excited about. The toppings look like something made in a witch’s cauldron itself!
Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pie
Pumpkin Hand Pie? That might sound scary for those of you that just can’t cook any of their pies correctly. Don’t worry, even if you can pull off a homemade pumpkin pie, you can master the adorable hand pies.
Spider Chocolate Chip Cookies
We know what you are thinking – how do I make chocolate chips that look like spiders and put them in cookies? Simply put legs on them! Click on the link and see how simple these spider cookies really are!
Believe it or not, there are many more homemade Halloween recipes out there; these are just a few of our favorites at Madison Mutual. Be a little different this Halloween and create cute treats with nutritious value for the kids!
The employees at Madison Mutual can’t wait to hear from you! Call us today at 1- 800-766-MMIC (6642) or visit us at www.madisonmutual.com to find an agent that fits your insurance needs!