October 8, 2013

8 Fun and Easy-to-Make Halloween Treats

Posted by Treetopia in The Savvy and Sassy Kitchen Series

This season, ensure that everyone gets a slice of delicious Halloween fun. Dazzle your party guests by adding a quirky twist to Halloween munchies with these quick and clever recipes.

halloween graveyard treat with grated Oreo cookies and a gummy worm

A deep dish of Halloween treats

1. Witch Cupcakes

These easy-to-make witch cupcakes are so wickedly good they just might cast a spell over your Halloween guests. Any flavored cupcake, whether purchased or homemade, can be used to make the witch’s head. Use green frosting to make the face, vanilla frosting and chocolate chips for the eyes, red icing for the mouth, and green icing for warts. Shape candies or use candy corn for the nose. Pipe chocolate icing for the hair, and place a chocolate-flavored ice cream cone on top for that perfect pointy hat!

2. Monster Marshmallows

Whip up these not-so-menacing monsters for an easy Halloween treat. Simply dunk large marshmallows on sticks in melted orange or purple wafers. Decorate with different sprinkles, candy corns, and icing candies. Pipe cute or ghoulish face designs using melted chocolate.

3. Popcorn Balls

bookcase with a bowlful of popcorn balls in sealed bags

Balls of sticky goodness

This fun, sweet, and salty snack is perfect for Halloween. Best of all, it’s so easy to make! Just mix popcorn and dried fruit, pour syrup, and form balls (make sure you’re pressing firmly to ensure that the popcorn won’t fall apart), and you’ve got yourself some irresistibly sweet and sticky treats. Don’t forget to pack the popcorn balls in an airtight bag sealed with a nice ribbon.

4. Slime Punch

Spooky and thirst-quenching, this  green concoction tastes delicious and looks great on a Halloween table. You can use store-bought lemon-lime pop or homemade lemonade with meringue powder and seltzer for extra foam and sparkle. Stir in food coloring for a gruesome green and pour into glasses decorated with red gel for a bloody effect.

5. Roasted Apples with Salted Maple Cream

Old-fashioned roasted apples are perfect for those who want to skip candy treats this Halloween. This warm, comforting dessert is also ideal for kids coming in from trick-or-treating.  To turn a classic baked apple into a heavenly confection, top this warm dessert with vanilla and maple-syrup cream.

6. Dracula Dentures

Kids and adults alike will totally want to sink their teeth into these cool Halloween treats! To make these tasty, chewy Dracula dentures, split a chocolate chip cookie into halves and cover each with red frosting to resemble gums. Place marshmallows around the curved perimeter of the halved cookie for the teeth, and top it with the other cookie half. Add two almond slivers beside the two front teeth to act as Dracula’s fangs.

7. Boo Cups

Charm your Halloween guests with these sweet and simple creamy boo cups. Prepare this delicious concoction by whisking whipped cream and thickened orange gelatin. Pour the mixture into dessert dishes and wait until it firms up nicely in the fridge. Make the super cute ghost topping by adding two dollops of whipped cream and chocolate chips for the eyes.

8. Mummy Pretzels

Scarily cute, these mummy pretzel rods are the perfect sweet-and-savory addition to your Halloween desserts. Start by dipping half of a pretzel rod in melted semi- or bittersweet chocolate. Once the chocolate has hardened, you can pipe two dots of white chocolate for the eyes. Add pupils using a toothpick dunked in dark chocolate. Drizzle white chocolate to make the bandages.

Why not give more Halloween treats and less tricks this year? Try these wickedly fun-to-make treats at your next Halloween party!

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Photo Credits:

Photo by Pedro Vera via flickr. CC BY 2.0

Photo by kinwart via flickr. CC BY 2.0

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