Halloween is a great time for everyone to get together, dress up, and enjoy some spooky snacks, but if you are the one who is going to be the hostess with the ‘mostess’, then the pressure is on to create a solid buffet that your guests will rave over.
If you are looking to do it yourself, then this piece is the one for you.
Read on to be inspired by what treats you can make for Halloween!
Eyeball Cake Pops
Cake pops are one of the best treats going. Not only are they a fun ball of deliciousness, but you can decorate them with plenty of fun ideas! For a real freaky treat, why not paint the pop with an eyeball design? Human eyeballs would probably be the most squeamish-inducing look, especially impaled on a stick, but you could also get a little creative and paint snakes or cat’s eyes too for something a little different!
“Blood” Sandwich Cookies
What is Halloween without a little blood? Or cookies, for that matter! Combine the two by creating a cookie sandwich!
Pick some cookie cutters of your choice, choose a cookie recipe that you love the look of, and then get to work! Roll out your cookie dough and cut out 2 cookies for every sandwich. After they have baked, fill between the cookies with the red-colored buttercream “blood”.
Rice Crispy Mallow Ghosts
Rice crispy treats are simple and yet a timeless classic for a reason. These little puffed grains are the perfect companion for all things delicious such as chocolate sauce, peanut butter, toffee, and marshmallows, to name a few. To make the mallow ghosts, opt for melting a bowl of white marshmallows and then mixing rice crispies until it solidifies.
This is where you can shape the mixture into your ghost shapes! Decorate them however you like, but icing eyes would not go amiss, and you can even add an extra coat of mallow or melted white chocolate on top if you are feeling adventurous! This is a particularly good one for the children to get involved in, as the method does not involve any baking or complicated steps.
It is true, not everyone can or wants to eat cookies or chocolate for Halloween, but healthier alternatives can look just as cool! For something simple, peel a satsuma and place a small stick of apple or green bean on top to create a mini pumpkin!
Also, bananas are the perfect shape for ghosts too! Just use raisins or sultanas for the eyes and mouth for another healthy Halloween treat option.
Candy Corn Cobs
For the polar opposite end of the spectrum, why not make a vegetable that is pure candy? That sounds like it could be a welcome trick and treat!
To make candy corn cobs, all you need is some cookie dough and some candy corn.
Roll the middle of your ‘cob’ from the cookie dough, and shape accordingly. Then simply press the candy corn into the cookie dough middle to make it look like a cob!