The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook for Kids is a must this holiday!

This next one is filled with such fun holiday recipes!

Come little children (and their grown ups), we’ll take thee
away to a land of kitchen enchantment! Join the Sanderson
Sisters in your own “torture chamber” and whip up some
spellbinding treats in this first-ever Hocus Pocus cookbook
designed for kid chefs.
Introducing The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook for
Kids: 50 Fun and Easy Recipes for Tricks, Treats, and
Spooky Eats Inspired by the Halloween Classic by Bridget
Thoreson [ISBN: 978-1646045457; $17.95; Ulysses Press;
September 2023], a kid-friendly follow-up to the USA Today best-seller The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook (Ulysses Press, 2021).
Craft some fun kitchen magic just in time for Halloween with more than 50 recipes inspired by the two movies. These kid-friendly ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions are perfect for All Hallow’s Eve, Salem Scare Fest, or any time of year.
Young witches and wizards will learn to conjure:
• Magicae “Mac”-xima n’ Cheese
• Harvest Vegetable Pizza
• “A Good Zombie” Toast
• Life Potion Punch
• Fully Charged Crystal Candy

Here is one of my favorite recipes from the book:

Excerpted from The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook for Kids by Bridget Thoreson. Copyright © 2023 Ulysses Press. Reprinted with permission from Ulysses Press. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

They are yummy!

Krispy Rice Booooooks

These books may not have been bestowed by strange and ridiculously beautiful witches in a dark wood, but since they’re treats meant for children, that is definitely a good thing. Like a magical tome containing powerful and evil spells, these treats will tempt anyone from young magicians to “clever white witches.”

You can get as cute or as ugly as you desire with your decorations, but remember that all great boooo—ooo-ooooks have all-seeing eyes.


PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 20 minutes

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 (10-ounce) package of marshmallows

6 cups crispy rice cereal

12 White Milk Chocolate Hershey’s Kisses

1 tube black or brown cake-decorating icing

1. Place the butter and marshmallows in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir, then microwave for another minute. Stir until smooth.

2. Add the crispy rice cereal to the melted marshmallows and stir with a wooden spoon until evenly mixed.

3. Coat a 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray. Evenly press the marshmallow mixture into the pan, using a buttered spatula or wax paper. Let cool completely.

4. Once cool, cut into 12 rectangles, 2 x 3 inches each. Press a white chocolate candy, point-down, into the right side of each rectangle.

5. Cut the tip of the icing tube. Squeeze the tube gently to make eyelashes for the candy eyes, scars, or other decorations.

Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book to facilitate this post. Images and recipes were also provided.

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