How on earth is it already mid-October!? That means Halloween is just around the corner. Are you ready? I still need to buy bags of candy for handing out to mini specters, but as for cute Halloween party treats - I'm so ready! These four no-bake sweets are easy to make and they'll bring plenty of cute spooky fun to your table.
All of these recipes were made for a special Halloween treats workshop I taught at HGTV headquarters. It was such a fun day hanging out with all of the HGTV blog editors and contributors. There's nothing like being in the midst of so many creative people!
First up are these super cute mummy cake pops! You begin with a pre-packaged Twinkie snack cake, and cover it with chocolate and frosting. You can use homemade buttercream, or if you're in a hurry then ready-made white frosting will do in a pinch.
Get the recipe for Easy Mummy Cake Pops HERE!
Next up - these crazy monster apples! I used dried papaya and mango slices for their tongues. Sunflower seed and almond slices make funny looking teeth. This is a perhaps a more healthful addition to the candy craze that is Halloween.
Get the recipe for Healthy Monster Apples HERE!
These candy-coated ghost and jack o' lantern apples are a quick fix, and you'll find plenty of step-by-step instructions and how-to pictures with the recipe! TIP: Be sure to use a fresh bag of Tootsie Rolls to make the faces because old candy can be hard and difficult to flatten.
Get the recipe for Candy-Coated Ghosts and Jack-O Apples HERE!
Finally, and perhaps my favorite of all four - a salty-sweet treat! These lucky black kitties are made with pretzel twists and melted chocolate. Chocolate sprinkles give them a furry appearance. The ears are made with cut chocolate squares, and the eyes and nose are candy pieces.
Get the recipe for Lucky Black Cats HERE!
I hope this post has given you plenty of inspiration for October 31st - It'll be here before you know it!