This is Halloween, this is Halloween! Ok so maybe it’s not quite Halloween just yet, but we are smack dab in the middle of spooky season and we can’t help but be excited about it! And since we generally tend to take advantage of the cooler weather and enjoy more nights in during fall, movie nights are some of our favorite ways to cherish the season. Now we know not everyone is fans of Nightmare Before Christmas, but we sure are! We even love it so much, we designed a tee specifically for it! So to show our love for the pumpkin king, we created 3 movie night treats inspired by Jack Skellington and his Halloween Town pals.
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We were pretty excited when we found out that Nightmare Before Christmas is available to rent on Amazon Prime, so we could stream it whenever our little hearts desired.
So, onto the treats! I will warn you, these are all a bit on the sweet side. This is mostly because at the time of making these treats, I had been having an absolutely horrendous week, and well all I wanted was sugar. Gotta love those stress cravings right?! Who are we kidding, of course you don’t. But here we are, and luckily we were pretty happy with how these treats all turned out.
Jack Skellington Oreo Pops
Starting off with Jack Skellington, we decided to make white chocolate covered oreos. Simple, not too expensive and not too time consuming. We love oreos, so anytime we can incorporate them into any type of treat is always a win for us. All you’ll need for this treat is oreos, white chocolate, candy sticks and dark chocolate or black icing. We love the holiday or double stuff oreos because it gives the candy stick more to grab onto, but you can use whichever variety you prefer.
For Jack’s face, you can decide how you want to decorate. We chose dark chocolate just so we weren’t using massive amounts of dye in our treats, but black icing may be easier to work with. I let my daughter pipe his face on the cookies and she had a blast. It’s a great activity for kids and remember, it’s your movie night, so nothing has to look perfect. See full recipe below
Sally Popcorn Mix
Of course we can’t forget Jack’s best girl, Sally. We wanted to make something to represent Sally, but again wanted to keep it somewhat simple to make. So we decided on a sweet and salty candy popcorn mix and were thrilled with how it turned out. And besides, what’s a Nightmare Before Christmas movie night without popcorn?
The Candy popcorn was super simple to make and you’ll really just need a few ingredients and a candy thermometer. We used this recipe and used blue food coloring . We like this one because it’s not so heavy on the dyes.
Then we added candy corn, dark chocolate Flipz to cut the sweetness and add a bit of salty to it and red M&M’s to represent her beautiful red hair.
I’ll admit, I’m actually not a fan of candy corn, but we were really happy with how this turned out! And as always, feel free to substitute something according to your tastes. We found the spider buckets in the Target Dollar Aisle but you can use something like this too.
See below for full recipe
Snake and Spider Oogie Boogie Punch
How can we have a Nightmare Before Christmas movie night without the meanest guy in town?! That’s right, Oogie Boogie got his own punch. This was actually our favorite of the 3 treats and again, so simple and easy to make.
We recommend for serving size and effect using a high ball glass, but any clear cups will work with these.
And we found our spider stir sticks in the Target dollar aisle, but you can find similar ones here if your Target doesn’t have these ones. We added gummy worms for the “snakes” and just slid them onto the spider sticks. Super easy!
See Below for full recipe
Grab a cozy blanket, light your favorite fall candles and get ready for some movie night fun. Add in the Nightmare Before Christmas movie and you’re all set! Do you have any favorite recipes you like to make for Halloween themed movie nights?! Let us know! We love trying new things! And happy baking!
Oogie Boogie Punch
- Lime Sherbet
- Sierra Mist or lemon lime soda
- gummy worms
- spider drink stirrers
- Step 1 Fill highball glasses with desired amount of sherbet
- Step 2 Pour Soda over sherbet to create foam
- Step 3 Slide gummy worms onto stirrers and stick stirrers into glass
- Step 4 Enjoy!
Jack Skellington Oreo Pops
- White Chocolate
- Candy Sticks
- Dark Chocolate or black icing
- Step 1 Stick candy sticks into cream of Oreo
- Step 2 freeze if needed to firm up
- Step 3 Over a double boiler, or in a microwavable bowl, melt white chocolate pieces to a smooth consistency
- Step 4 Dip oreos into white chocolate, using a sppon to cover edges if needed
- Step 5 Once white chocolate is dry, add face using melted dark chocolate or black icing
- Step 6 Let set, freezing if needed.
- Step 7 Add ribbon if desired for bow tie
- Step 8 Enjoy!
Sally Candy Popcorn Mix
- Blue Food coloring
- Vanilla extract
- Dark chocolate Flipz
- Red M&Ms
- Candy Corn
- Step 1 Make Candy Popcorn(see recipe above)
- Step 2 Once Popcorn is baked, add Flipz, candy corn, and red M&Ms
- Step 3 Mix and pour into popcorn boxes
- Step 4 Enjoy!