Easy Halloween Treats
Updated: Mar 12, 2018
Halloween is easily one of my favourite times of the year, next to Christmas. I love decorating the house and baking/making some yummy goodies for a party or just for my friends, family, and myself to enjoy. This year, I am crossing an item off my Bucket List by attending Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney in Orlando, on Halloween! It will definitely make the Disney lover and Halloween lover in me happy at the same time.
I found these treat recipes on Pinterest and decided to try them out. The best part - aside from them all being delicious - is that they are incredibly easy to make.
Orange candy melts
Green sprinkles or mini M&M's
Black writing icing
1) Melt your orange candy melts according to the packaging. Dip each Oreo in melts until all covered.
2) Set out on parchment or wax paper and add candy eyeballs and green stem. Let set. (This could take some time, I think mine didn't set for at least a half hour.)
3) Pipe on black frosting for mouths and add white sprinkles as teeth. Let set and enjoy!
Gooey Monster Cookies
1 White cake mix box
1/2 cup Butter, softened
1/2 tsp Vanilla
8oz Cream cheese, softened
Food colouring (I used the Neon ones)
1) Beat butter, vanilla, egg, and cream cheese until fluffy.
2) Add in cake mix until blended. Divide batter into bowls for the amount of colours you want. It's so fun seeing how colourful your cookies can be!
3) Add food colouring to each individual bowl and mix until all combined. Initially, I tried doing this with my hands but it was really messy and did not mix well. Using a spoon was far easier and less messy.
4) Cover and chill bowls for 30 minutes.
5) Scoop the dough into balls and dip them into the powdered sugar.
6) Place on a greased cookie sheet or a sheet with parchment paper and pat down a bit.
7) Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
8) Add candy eyeballs while cookies are still warm. Enjoy your yummy monster cookies!
Pretzel Candy Spiderwebs
8-inch Cake disk
White candy melts
Chocolate chips (optional)
1) Take your cake disk and line up 8 pretzel sticks to simulate the branches of the web.
2) Melt the candy melts in the microwave until melted. Then take the melts and put them into a ziplock-type bag. I used a cup to put the bag into so I had my hands free to scoop the melts into the bag. Once the melts are in the bag, cut a small piece in the corner which will help you pipe the webs.
3) Start piping out the melts to make your web. I did have some struggle with this as the pretzels were getting stuck to the melts as I dragged them across. You can customize the amount of webs that you have. In the original recipe, it called for the outer web point to be thicker so you can add the sprinkles there, but I decided to add the sprinkles to the entire web. It is important to get the sprinkles on the web before the melts harden or else the sprinkles won't stick to the web.
4) If you want, you can melt some chocolate chips and pipe them to create spiders along your little web. I added them as-is to the middle of the web.
And there you have your Halloween-themed treats! These are all great ideas that are very easy to make. Perfect if you are having some company over, if you want to make some treats for work, school, or if you want to make something with your kids.
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