Halloween is a little less than a week away, and we are trying desperately to cram in as much spooky fun as possible! Last week for our Disney Dinner & A Movie Night, we wanted to watch another Halloween movie, and we settled on Hocus Pocus.
Hocus Pocus is a movie about a group of kids who accidentally frees a coven of witches. With a magical cat’s help, they have to steal the witches’ book of spells to make the witches go away forever. It is such a classic Halloween movie, and I love watching it. I knew that this movie might be a little over my two-year-old daughter’s head, but I still thought it would be a fun movie to enjoy together as a family.
I wanted to make ALL of the Halloween treats this week. I had a tough time narrowing down the foods I was going to make, but we ended up with a delicious menu. Let me share what we had!
For our main course, we had Stuffed Jack-O-Lanterns. This super easy entree is one of my favorite things that I have ever made. I started by cutting off the top of 4 orange bell peppers and cleaning out the inside. Then, I took an Exacto knife and “carved” a jack-o-lantern face in each pumpkin. I browned some Italian sausage, added rice, marinara, and spices, and then topped them with mozzarella cheese. I baked these cute stuffed peppers in the oven at 425 for 30 minutes; they were cute and delicious!
For the sides, we had Witches Fingers, which were just frozen mozzarella sticks that I baked in the oven and served with marinara sauce on the side (yum!). I wanted to make some caramel apples (which I thought were perfect for Halloween) but then decided caramel apples could be too messy with a toddler. I ended up slicing some Honeycrisp Apples and served them with caramel dip. The perfect compromise!
I made some cute Witches Brew Brownie Bites for dessert, and they were so good. I wanted to share this recipe with you because it ended up being perfect! Funnily enough, I never planned on putting the brownie bites in cauldrons, but I had some laying around, and the brownie bites fit perfectly on top!
I found the tiny cauldrons that I used on Amazon, and I am an Amazon Affiliate, so if you purchase them from the link, I will receive a small commission.
Witches Brew Brownie Bites
Green Food Coloring
Green Sprinkles/Nonpareils in different sizes
I started by placing a brownie bite top of each little cauldron. Next, I added green food coloring to the vanilla frosting and mixed it around until it was the perfect green color. When the frosting was ready to go, I scooped and frosted the top of each brownie bite (this doesn’t have to be perfect, it can look like witches’ brew that’s bubbling over). Finally, I topped each little green brownie bite with different Sixlets candies and sprinkles to look like bubbles, and that’s it!
We only watched about half of the movie until my daughter decided that she had enough and wanted to watch something else, but it was still a fun night. This meal was full of things we don’t usually eat, but I think that we all enjoyed the food. We have one more week of Halloween fun; I can’t wait to share our next Halloween movie night (hint: it won’t be a Disney movie).
Sending love and magic.