No tricks here – only treats! Browse a bevy of spooky sweets that are perfect for your next Halloween party or fall gathering!
October 31st is just around the corner and I’ve been spending some time getting well-equipped for the occasion. I’ve been on the all-important Halloween candy-buying spree (and eating too much of it), I’ve haunted the house with bats and spider décor – and most importantly – I’ve developed some fun new recipes that are so Halloween party appropriate!
My friends at HGTV.com asked me to whip up some ghoulishly good party treats for the website, which are all featured and linked in this blog post!
These dipped apple slices were perhaps my favorite of all the treats featured here. They’re so colorful and cheerful – and I couldn’t stop eating them! The candy coating cracks between your teeth when you bite into the slice, and the fresh apple is crunchy and delicious against tart candy. This recipe is just the thing to make with leftover Halloween candy.
Next up – these silly fellas. I’d seen a few versions of these online made with mini pretzels, and wanted to supersize a few using puffy sourdough pretzels. I love how they turned out! This is such a fun salty-sweet treat that’s not too difficult to make.
These bubbling cauldron brownie bites are sweet little treats with big chocolate flavor! I was inspired by a few versions I’d seen on Pinterest, but wanted to up the ante with a witchy spin. A witch hat on the side of the cauldrons make these extra-cute, and they assemble quickly with a chocolate kiss, sour fruit lace, an Oreo thin, and a little buttercream to hold them together.
Invite a fresh bite to the party with a spooky Halloween fruit tray! Banana mummy pops are hilarious and tasty, while peeled clementine oranges make cute pumpkin lookalikes. Monster strawberries are scary-good, especially when dipped in 2-ingredient toasted marshmallow dip!
I love making baked donuts for any occasion, but I especially love giving them a spooky makeover with marshmallow webbing! The technique is simple and fun, and a fat chocolate spider completes the effect (along with some unlucky candy bugs that are caught in the trap!).
This post’s grand finale is a cute pumpkin pail cake that is brimming with trick-or-treat candy! The cake is made using two bundt cakes sandwiched together, and then frosted with orange buttercream. There’s a few steps involved, but they’re all pretty straight-forward. It’s such a fun edible centerpiece!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these treats! I sure enjoyed putting them all together. If you’re looking for more Halloween treat ideas, then check out the gallery curated by my pal and editorial whiz, Chelsea Faulkner, at the following link.