MOV Parent: Halloween treats for kids

Chocolate Raspberry ‘Brains’ Cupcakes

With Halloween festivities on hold for this year, a different way to celebrate with kids or family is making some spooky delicious baked goods.

Simple Mills, a whole-food ingredient company that uses nothing artificial, put together recipes that are not only good for you, but taste great. In the Mid-Ohio Valley, you can find their products at Krogers, Mother Earth Foods and Giant Eagle.

Below are some spooky recipes:

Chocolate Raspberry

‘Brains’ Cupcakes


1 box Simple Mills Chocolate Muffin & Cake Mix

3 eggs

1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1 cup Simple Mills Vanilla Frosting

1-3 tsp raspberry or strawberry powder


PREHEAT oven to 350 and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

ADD the cupcake mix, the eggs, the almond milk, the coconut oil and the vanilla extract to a bowl. Whisk to combine.

SPOON the batter into the parchment-lined cupcake cups, filling them 2/3 full.

BAKE for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

PREPARE the frosting by adding the Simple Mills frosting to a small bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of raspberry powder. Mix to incorporate. Add more powder for a more vibrant pink color.

TRANSFER frosting to a pipping bag or a Ziploc bag with the tip cut off.

SPREAD some frosting onto each cupcake to cover the top of the cupcake.

PIPE a straight line onto your cupcake. Then pipe a continuous “S” shape on both sides of the line. Create another set of two “S” shapes on top of the ones you just piped.


Leftover Halloween

Candy Brownie Bars


1 box Simple Mills Chocolate Muffin & Cake Mix

3 eggs

1/3 cup melted butter or melted coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

Garnishes: Chocolate covered pretzels with Halloween sprinkles. Dark chocolate peanut butter cups, Coconut butter cups, Coconut clusters, Edible eyes


PREHEAT oven to 375 and line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper.

ADD brownie mix, the eggs, butter, coconut sugar and vanilla extract to a bowl. Whisk to combine.

POUR mixture into the prepared pan.

BAKE for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately garnish with your chocolates and edible eyes.

LET cool completely before cutting into squares

Tips: To make the chocolate covered pretzels, melt chocolate over a double boiler. Carefully dip pretzels, one at a time, into the chocolate. Shake off the excess chocolate and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with Halloween sprinkles. Place in the fridge until set.


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