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As parents, we try to make the holidays memorable for our children. Unfortunately, life sometimes gets in the way and may cause us to forget days like Halloween until it’s almost too late.


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If Halloween just happens to sneak up on you this year, this is a festive last-minute lunch or dinner you can make for the kiddos before they rush out to trick-or-treat.

(Of course, if you’re supermom and want to go completely over the top this Halloween, this recipe will work for you too.)

You will need:

  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich (I used an Uncrustable; you can also make one from scratch)
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Chocolate chips

In just a few seconds, you can turn an ordinary peanut butter and jelly sandwich into a Halloween spider. It’s so simple — and so perfect for exhausted or forgetful parents.

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Elissa Benzie About the author:
Elissa is a millennial wife and mom with two toddlers. She's neurotic and disorganized, she's over it and exhausted. But it's OK, that's life! Follow her on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest or Instagram
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