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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oatmeal Pie Ghosts

Who is excited for the continuation of  HALLOWEEN week!  I am. I am. So today's recipe involves no baking no cooking... yup that is right. You may think I'm a little crazy. Laura you are writing a baking blog... there should be some form of baking in the recipe. I know. I know. 

So there is a story behind these ghosts. When I was in elementary school we were having a HALLOWEEN party and the rule for bringing in treats was that none of the treats could be homemade. So my mom and I came up with this cute idea to wrap oatmeal creme pies into napkins to make little ghosts. Pretty cute huh? My mom is a genius. 

Its been a long time since I was in elementary school but I'm guessing some still have rules like that. Plus this is a great way to deal with allergies. Someone who is allergic is going to know if they are ok with an oatmeal creme pie whereas there is a lot of guessing with homemade treats. These are also great for all you non bakers out there... Oh I know you are there and some of you may read my blog. I am so enertaining :)

The other genius things is that you can make them ahead of time. Have time tonight... but you know that next week is going to CRAZY! Then buys some Little Debbies and get started. 


These are the basic things that you need. 

White Napkins (I got party size at the dollar store)
1 Package of Round Pre-Wrapped Treats (Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies or Fudge Rounds)

Something to tie around the ghost. I used white curling ribbon but you could use yarn, string etc. 
A black sharpie


So start out by unfolding the napkin and spreading it out on the table. Then put the oatmeal pie in the center of the napkin.


 Then scrunch the napkin around the ghost like so. Make sure that the head part is relatively smooth. 


Then tie the ribbon around the ghost to secure it. 

The next step is to make the ghost faces. You have to be a careful to not press too hard with the sharpie... because it will accidently tear the paper. 

So I have to admit something... I made the first three ghost faces.


Then I took Ginny for a walk and told Jim that he could work on the rest of them if he wanted too. He is so much more artist then I am. These are his ghosts.


Oh.. and here are the other ghosts he did. The one in the middle is the McKayla Maroney not impressed ghost. 

I never knew he had such a hidden talent for ghost faces... Maybe we should all be ghosts this year for HALLOWEEN.

Now that we are fully trained on making non baked ghosts.... Here are the HALLOWEEN Song picks for today :)

This song has to be the first one people think of when they are asked for a Halloween Song
Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett listen to it here.  Buy it here:Monster Mash

You have to watch out for those gypsies....
Love Potion #9 - The Searchers listen to it here. Buy it here: Love Potion No.9 (Album Version)

My brothers would be disappointed if I didn't put in some 80s classic rock
Running with the Devil - Van Halen list to it here.  Buy it here:Runnin' With The Devil (Album Version)

Today's country pic.. doesn't get more country than this...
Ghost Rider in the Sky - Johnny Cash listen to it here.  Buy it here: (Ghost) Riders In The Sky

This may be the second Halloween Song you would normally think of for Halloween....
Thriller - Michael Jackson listen to it here.  Buy it here: Thriller

See ya on Thursday with another recipe and more HALLOWEEN song picks.

This post originally appeared on Laura's Baking Talent.

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  1. These are so cute! When I went trick or treating, there was a man that gave out oatmeal creme pies each year. It was my favorite. What a cute way to add some festive flair to an old favorite.

    1. That is a good idea you could totally give these out if you don't have a lot of trick or treaters in your area. We get like 15 since we live kind of in the country.

  2. These are too cute, if you were giving these out to trick or treaters I would stop by your house a few times! :)

  3. These are adorbs!! I want one in my Halloween bag!! Hehe!

  4. What a great idea! I love this, because I already anticipate feeling a great amount of bitterness someday when my kids are not allowed to bring my awesome baked goods to school on their birthdays. Solution!!