DIY 'Hocus Pocus' Halloween Snacks

Conjure up some spooky snacks for Halloween inspired by the wickedly beloved film Hocus Pocus. You don't have to be a Sanderson sister or possess any special sorcery skills to make them. In fact, we took some magical shortcuts by using all store-bought ingredients. Big on both flavor and fun, these bewitching bites are sure to put a spell on all who try them. We promise it's not just a bunch of hocus pocus!

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Spellbook Brownies

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Things You'll Need

  • Frosted brownies

  • Candy eyes

  • Black cookie icing

Step 1

Cut brownies into rectangles that resemble book shapes. Place a candy eye on the top right side, and pipe a circle of black icing around it.

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Step 2

Pipe a squiggle line down the left side of the brownie to resemble a book "spine."

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Step 3

Pipe figure 8s in each corner on the right to look like snakes, and them pipe two rows of stitches in the center of the brownie.

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Witches’ Brooms Peanut Butter Cups

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Things You'll Need

  • Black candy melts

  • Pretzel sticks

  • Miniature peanut butter cups

Step 1

Melt two tablespoons of black candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir, and reheat for another 15 seconds if needed.

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Step 2

Dip the tip of a pretzel stick into the melted candy.

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Step 3

Press the pretzel stick into the center of a peanut butter cup.

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Black Cat Cookies

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Things You'll Need

  • Black candy melts

  • Chocolate sandwich cookies

  • Peanut butter candies

  • Orange sprinkles

  • Chocolate chips

  • Edible black marker

Step 1

Melt black candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir, and reheat for 15 seconds if needed. Dip a chocolate sandwich cookie in the melted candy to coat it, and let the excess drip off.

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Step 2

Place two yellow peanut butter candies for the eyes, an orange sprinkle for the nose, and two chocolate chips for the ears.

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Step 3

Draw eyes onto the yellow candies with a black edible marker.

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Witches’ Potion Punch Bowl

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Things You'll Need

  • Black cauldron

  • Green fruit punch, 1 gallon

  • Lemon lime soda, 2 liter

  • Pineapple juice, 46 ounces

  • Dry ice

Step 1

Chill the green punch, lemon lime soda, and pineapple juice. When cold, pour into a clean black cauldron (or place a punch bowl inside the cauldron).

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Step 2

Stir everything together inside the cauldron.

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Step 3

When ready to serve, add dry ice for a spooky smoking cauldron effect.

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