Author Bridget Thoreson previously released the cook book “The Unofficial “Hocus Pocus” Cookbook,” a compilation of drink and food recipes for the adult fan of the 1993 Disney cult classic movie. Now for the Halloween season, author Thoreson releases a sequel but it’s for the kids, this time. Officially titled “The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook for Kids: 50 Fun and Easy Recipes for Tricks, Treats, and Spooky Eats Inspired by the Halloween Classic,” this 128 page hardcover book is a treat for the young “Hocus Pocus” fan in your life.
For anyone with kids in their lives that are big fans of “Hocus Pocus” and the Sanderson sisters, this tome is filled with recipes including Desserts and Treats (The Fully Charged Crystal Candy is a highlight), Breakfasts, Mains, Sides, and even non-alcoholic cocktails (that are safe for all ages). What’s even better is that the various recipes are easy to understand, completely uncomplicated, and allow for the kids to interact, as well. Every recipe instills the spirit of “Hocus Pocus” (Witches Hat Cookies look delicious) and or Halloween within it, offering up foods that can also double as activities to boot.
I’m a big fan of the “Hocus Pocus” movie series, so reading this book was a treat, which is saying something considering I’m not even a chef. I do have young kids in my life though and the prospect of digging in to this book and accomplishing some of the recipes was especially tantalizing to them. Among some of the better recipes there is the tasty Magical “Mac”-xima n’ Cheese, the Black Magic Meat Balls, The Witch Fuel Popcorn, and even drinks like The Peach Sunrise, which is right up my alley as a bonafide peach fan. Many of these recipes are good for pretty much any time of the year, but they’re great especially for Autumn and Halloween—perhaps even Thanksgiving.
The recommended age for “The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook for Kids” is ages 10-99, and is published by Bloom Books for Young Readers.