Halloween Room Mother

Have you ever been a room Mother at school for your child?

This can be lots of fun especially if you use a little bit of creativity with it. For Halloween one year my son's teacher needed a volunteer for being a room Mother to bring in treats and pass them out on the day of the party. I volunteered and made cupcakes...it wasn't anything fancy, but it meant a lot to my son!

I had the best time ever passing the cupcakes out to the kids. After the cupcakes...the kids colored pumpkins on some poster board paper. They used glitter glue, buttons, and yarn to dress their drawings up. I remember walking up and down the rows encouraging each child with their project. It made me feel really good inside being a part of the festivities that day.

Here are a few Halloween recipes for room Mothers to use and bring in to their child's school

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup water
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ounces melted unsweetened baking chocolate
Candy corn
Halloween paper liners (get them at a party supply store)
Chocolate frosting

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
Combine all ingredients into mixing bowl. Mix at low speed for 30 seconds, and scrape bowl. Mix at high speed for 3 minutes.

Fill liners 1/2 to 2/3 full of batter. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pans then remove from pan, and place on wire racks to cool completely.

Frost when chocolate cupcakes are completely cool.

Top with candy corn to make a smiley face

Biscuit Doughnut Treats

Ingredients

1 can of store bought biscuits
Vegetable oil
Deep fryer (sauce pan will work as well)
Chocolate frosting
Orange sprinkles

Directions

Pour vegetable oil in deep fryer. Plug deep fryer in to heat.
Find a small glass or something to cut the biscuits into doughnuts. Don't discard the holes.

Place 2 doughnuts into fryer at a time. Let brown on one side then flip them over. Deep fry until golden. Place doughnuts onto paper towel-lined plate to drain access oil. Deep fry the rest of the doughnuts including the doughnut holes.

When cooled, top doughnuts and holes with chocolate frosting. Top with orange sprinkles.

Black Forest Twinkie Delights

Ingredients

Hostess twinkies
White frosting
Empty food coloring bottle
Red, blue, and yellow food coloring
Orange sprinkles

Directions

Add one third of a bottle equal parts of red, blue and yellow food coloring to the empty bottle...in that order. Secure the lid on the bottle. Shake the black food coloring vigorously so it is mixed. Test the food coloring by putting a couple of drops into a small amount of white frosting.

Mix the black food coloring into the white frosting thoroughly. If you find that the food coloring is not as dark as you like it, add a little more red food coloring to the mixture.

Top the twinkies with the black frosting. Top with orange sprinkles.

Use your creativity to come up with your own recipes as well

Being a room Mom would be an excellent opportunity for you to participate in your child's school experiences as well as their education, and celebrations.

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Article Written By Tammy Embrich

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