Here’s something I don’t say everyday: yesterday I spent snack time with a bunch of two-and-a-half year olds.
First of all, let me clarify by explaining that I was not just randomly creeping about with preschoolers but that I was hanging my nephew, Teddy, and his preschool class and teaching them to make these Witchy Pumpkin Butter Toasts. True, a few of them just shoved a the food in their mouths without one single thought or care that I was trying to get them to make these edible crafts but most of them were super psyched to get carte blanche to play with their food.
I was inspired by these Pumpkin Butter Toasts that Catherine first posted but I wanted to give it a little twist so I decided to make them into little witch hats. If you want to replicate it, here’s what you need to do:
Cut some bread slices into the shape above — I found it easiest to just cut the two sides of the hat by trimming the crusts off one corner of the bread and then just went free form to make a tapered half circle for the witches “face.” (There are surely more elegant ways to go about this but then again this is 2 year olds so I think this method works just fine.)
Next grab some pumpkin butter (I did a variation on this recipe by cutting the apple juice in about half then adding in some honey and lemon juice to taste.) Then just cut up some fruit to decorate the witches hat and face such as apple or pear slices, bananas, dried fruit, or chocolate chips.
Cover the bread with a good amount of pumpkin butter…
Then tile the apples or pears to decorate the hat… Then finish it all off with some chocolate chip eyes. Of course, you could go nuts here and decorate with all sorts of stuff like toasted coconut or what have you but the simplicity of this was a big hit — I mean Teddy had seconds so I think we were on to something!