This post is sponsored by Snack Pack®.
I currently work with teenage girls in my community. It’s so fun being with these girls, and they keep me feeling young. But besides having fun with them, I take the responsibility seriously because I remember being a teenager not too terribly long ago and the pressures I felt. And I remember the influential youth leaders during that awkward and difficult growing time when I thought my parents weren’t cool, but still needed adult leadership and counsel. At a time when it would have been so much easier to follow the crowd, those youth leaders reached out and supported me, and inspired me to want, do, and be better.
One of the opportunities I now have on the flip side as an adult youth leader (which I’m still in denial that I’m old enough for!) is to help the girls see that they can have good, clean fun—even if it means they have to plan it themselves. And boy, do they! They’re always coming up with ideas for the next Pinterest-inspired craft, project, or party, which I love. They’re the idea generators, and I teach them how to take the ideas and make them happen.
One thing they’ve been excitedly talking about since mid-summer is throwing a Halloween party, so recently we sat down to flesh out some of their ideas (which, thanks to Pinterest, were plentiful!). The common theme all the party planners requested (and I quote): “We want to do lots of ‘cute-scary’ food!”
Entertainment? Music? Decor? Secondary thoughts. First and foremost, we must plan out the “cute-scary” food.
And that’s how we came up with Creepy-Crawly Pudding Cups. This idea for a “cute-scary” treat featuring Snack Pack® pudding cups is super easy to mass-produce in large quantities for a party (or just a fun anytime snack!). Plus, the pudding cups come in their own individual serving-size portions, and they are easily adaptable to any theme—especially Halloween.
Supplies Needed for Creepy Crawly Pudding Cups:
- Snack Pack® pudding cups
- Crushed chocolate cookie crumbs
- Plastic Halloween or bug figures
Search around. These inexpensive plastic skeletons, spiders, and bugs came from the Halloween section at a dollar store.
To assemble Creepy-Crawly Pudding Cups, simply remove the top from a Snack Pack®, sprinkle with crushed chocolate cookie “dirt,” and accessorize with a creepy-crawly Halloween critter.
(In the case of the skeletons, we found it easier to place the skeleton in the pudding first, and then sprinkle “dirt” on top of the fella to weigh it down.)
So easy, super “cute-scary,” and just the right addition to your own party or kids’ snack!
This Halloween season, take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids. Snack Pack® comes in a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities the kids can help prepare. Each serving of Snack Pack® is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk,* so you can feel good about serving your kids Snack Pack®. For mix-in inspiration, visit Snack Pack® on Pinterest and Facebook.
*All Snack Pack® products contain 30% DV calcium, with the exception of Bakery Shop Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Pudding, and Snack Pack® Gels.