Halloween Desserts, Is This a Treat or a Trick

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Caramel apples, pumpkin seeds and Halloween cupcakes, cookies and pies. These Halloween desserts are sweet and just a little spooky. These desserts better be a treat and not a trick but they’re to die for… Don’t forget to comment below to let us know what you think.

foodandwine.com
foodandwine.com

These spice cakes look like tiny pumpkins when they’re covered with orange glaze and topped with a piece of dark licorice, twisted to look like a stem.

sweetapolita.com
sweetapolita.com

I named these sprinkles Glam Rock (Twinkle Sprinkle Medley) because they really do bring me back to my “glam rock-ish” teenage life (and yep, all of the components are not only edible, but sweet and tasty). As a teen in the late 80s/early 90s, I was as devoted to rainbows, showy rock stars and glam metal bands as one frosty-haired girl should be. And I don’t see one good reason why there shouldn’t be a sprinkle mix to celebrate it. 😉 But no matter what we call it, bright colours = happy, and that’s what works. This colour combination could represent so many things, and truth-be-told, I’ve been dying to make a jet-black frosting cake!

millionmoments.net
millionmoments.net

In case you didn’t know, I’m a huge Halloween fan.  I love everything about it – the festivities, the decor, the crafts, but most of all I love the food!  I mean, what Halloween celebration would be complete without decadent candy dishes and spooky concoctions of yummy goodness?  Not one I ever want to see!  With that said, I will go ahead and get down to it with two of my new favorite Halloween recipes.  The first is a caramel apple creation dipped in Mars minis and the second is a super easy Hawaiian eyeball punch.  Yum, right?!  Now lets get started!

prettyprovidence.com
prettyprovidence.com

Hey friends! I’m so excited to be sharing these fun and easy mummy brownies with you guys today! I am a sucker for themed treats– mostly because my kids love them so much! The best thing about these brownies  (besides that they are freaking delicious) is how simple and fun they are to make! I love baking with my littles and these are definitely simple enough for kids to be able to help in the creating!

chelseasmessyapron.com
chelseasmessyapron.com

I’ve kept the text brief on this one to basically include the ingredients and where I’ve found them. Please note that each recipe is for making an entire batch of ONE type of truffle. If you want to make all four or an assortment then you’ll want to make a regular batch of the oreo truffles and then scale down the decoration parts to exactly how many of each oreo truffle you want. The quantity of truffles you get of course depends on the size you roll them out.

iambaker.net
iambaker.net

I love the simplicity of black and orange for Halloween. What I like that this treat could not be easier yet it has a big impact. Also I enjoy that I made them while most of my kids were napping so that no one knew how many there really were and I had to explain to no one why I ate 13 at once.

wilton.com
wilton.com

Devilishly clever cookies complete with horns give any Halloween celebration a slightly mischievous edge. The wicked shades of crimson and black are easy to achieve using the Wilton Color Right Performance Color System.

handmadecharlotte.com
handmadecharlotte.com

There is little else in the world more spooky to me than spiders. My children would strongly agree with me as they seem to have inherited my arachnophobia. This fear extends to spider webs, without a doubt. So when we are itching to create a spooky, extra creepy Halloween treat, the spider theme easily tops the list.

These cupcakes are covered in marshmallow “webbing” that is made by melting down mini marshmallows and using your fingers to stretch the gooey mixture over a HERSHEY’S Kiss topped chocolate frosted cupcake. The Kiss on top gives the shape of the frosting a somewhat sinister element with it’s delicious chocolate point.

shoresociety.com
shoresociety.com

Every year, I find myself browsing the Williams-Sonoma fall catalog and lusting after their awesome seasonal products. I couldn’t pass on this super cool mini skull cake pan this time around — they’re the perfect serving size for a Halloween party, and can be decorated differently for an impressive display.

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stephinthyme.com

Halloween is here! Dark chocolate and orange are well suited for Halloween, don’t you think?

And the source of inspiration for these irresistible Orange and Dark Chocolate Macarons.

Because of the delicate nature of macarons, they require more precision, patience, and attention-to-detail than other sweet treats.

However, this doesn’t mean they require pastry chef-level expertise. You CAN make wonderful, picture perfect macarons.

simply-delicious-food.com
simply-delicious-food.com

As a child, eating a toffee apple was the ultimate delight. I never felt guilty because well, it’s an apple! Yes, it has tons of sugar around it but who cares? It’s fruit! I would always crack the candy coating on the table because it was just too hard to bite through and I loved how it always made me feel so jolly when I ate it. And I now see that same joy on my kidlets’ faces when they eat them.

Making them is equally fun. Even more fun when they candy coating is a glossy, sinister black. They remind me of something Maleficent would serve. Just perfect for Halloween. I have made a whole batch and have wrapped them in cellophane, ready to give to the trick-or-treaters who have become a fun addition in the last few years. As South Africans, Halloween is not a holiday we normally celebrate but I just love the dressing up and the festivity of it all. These apples make a beautiful center piece and will add the appropriate amount of wickedness to your party.

lapechefraiche.com
lapechefraiche.com

There’s a ghost in my lungs and it sighs in my sleep, Wraps itself around my chest as it softly weeps. Then it walks, then it walks with my legs To fall, to fall, to fall at your feet.

thecakeblog.com
thecakeblog.com

Now that we’re officially in the Halloween spirit and inspired to bake, here is a super easy DIY for you to try at home.  There’s no piping, no painting and no wrong way to do it!  You just need marshmallows, two hands and some imagination!  It’s a creepy, crawly Marshmallow Spiderweb Cake!  And I have a simple tutorial to show you how to do it!

I think this cake would be a fun project, no matter your experience or skill level.  If you’re a medium to advanced baker, this cake will seem super easy and you’ll be finished in no time flat.  Beginners…. your end result will look more challenging than it actually was.  Bonus for you!  And you certainly don’t have to tell anyone how easy it was.  And if you really just don’t bake at all, why not try out the marshmallow technique on a plain white cake from the market.  It could be a fun way to get your hands a little sticky and surprise everyone, including yourself.  There’s really no right or wrong way for a spiderweb to look… so just go for it!

halifaxbloggers.ca
halifaxbloggers.ca

This Chocolate and Peanut Butter Drip Cake is completely sinful. With smooth peanut butter buttercream and a moist, rich chocolate cake topped with MORE chocolate AND peanut butter cups, it’s hard to say no to a slice of this!

One of life’s simplest pleasures is a good ol’ chocolate cake. Towering rounds of decadent chocolate fudge layered with smooth sweet cocoa buttercream… I can’t think if anything else I’d rather have as a birthday cake.

thelittleepicurean.com
thelittleepicurean.com

As a child, Halloween was easy.  Without a doubt, I would be trick-or-treating with my little brother around our neighborhood.  And every year, I would choose to be some sort of princess, and my mom would make me a fabulous one of a kind costume that any Disney princess would be jealous of.

abeautifulmess.com
abeautifulmess.com

Halloween is right around the corner, can you smell the sugar in the air? Day of the Dead is also coming up. If you’re not familiar with this Mexican holiday, it’s also celebrated on October 31 (through November 2nd) and is a time of remembrance for family and friends who have passed away. Sugar skulls that are decorated with lots of color are used as gifts as well as to honor the dead. The sugar skull broke tradition from being the only form used, and can now be seen in other cultural ways portrayed by beautiful artwork, makeup, and costumes.

 

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