Beyond Candy Corn: 5 Easy & Unique Halloween Treats
Say no to another Halloween candy rut! Here are 5 easy treats that will keep kids and grown-up kids happy this year.
5. Funny Bones
These little guys can be made in no time and are so sweet to eat. Who doesn't love a chocolate covered pretzel. Especially when that pretzel is dipped in white chocolate and pressed between two gooey marshmallows.
Simply melt white chocolate over a double boiler, throw some pretzel sticks in and once dry, stick mini marshmallows on each end. All you need now is a mini shovel to stuff your face.
4. Ghostly Pizza
Who says Halloween is only about candy and sweets. Let's make room for the savory side.
This ghostly pizza is perfect for trick or treaters before their long night out. It's also good for groups suffering from the munchies. This pizza takes 15 minutes to bake and is easy as pie. Use a store bought crust and a little olive oil and tomato sauce, then using a ghost shaped cookie cutter, cut ghoul-like mozzarella pieces to top the pizza. Use capers for the eyes. Bake it in a 475 degree oven for 15 minutes and dinner is on the table.
3. Broomstick Brew
It's hard to imagine any holiday where Harry Potter wouldn't fit in with the theme. It seems to work spectacularly well during Halloween. To celebrate everyone's favorite boy wizard, mix up a batch of this broomstick brew, made from ginger beer and butterscotch syrup.
In a large frosted mug, simply pour 1 tablespoon of butterscotch syrup and mix in a half can each of cream soda and ginger beer. This drink is rich and creamy and perfect after a long night of ding-dong ditch or whatever other shenanigans you've been up to. It wouldn't hurt to pour in a shot or two or butterscotch schnapps, you've earned it.
something about mini treats that make you feel special. You know that
extra bit of effort to make it just right. The best thing about
these tiny pies is they can be made in minutes and are a cinch to
Unroll a thawed store-bought pie crust and using a pumpkin
shaped cookie cutter, cut out 12 pumpkin rounds. Fit them into a mini
muffin tin, then mix the easy batter. In a bowl, mix the following; 8 oz
of cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup of canned pumpkin, 3 eggs, and 1
teaspoon of vanilla extract and pumpkin spice mix. Then you just fill
each pie shell up 3/4 of the way and bake in a 350 degree oven for 12
minutes, and voila, mini pumpkin pies!
know the name sounds weird, but you can't get more unique and easy than
this. The only ingredients are popcorn, butter, marshmallows and
whatever mix in you choose.
In a saucepan over medium heat, add
one 10.5 oz bag of mini marshmallows with 3 tablespoons butter and melt.
Add in 2 1/2 quarts popcorn and any other mix in until coated. Then
pour the whole thing into a greased bundt pan and allow to cool and you
have Halloween Popcorn Cake for everyone.
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