Easy Halloween Treats

Well we’re just over one week away from Halloween and probably even less than one week for a weekend of Halloween parties. A few years ago, I had friends over for Halloween and decided to make some fun, yet quick and easy Halloween themed treats. If you’re looking for some food ideas for your parties, both adult and kid friendly, then here are a few!

Cut the top of the tortillas to have a “stem”, so they have a pumpkin shape. Then, cut eyes and a mouth into half of the tortillas. Use the tortillas without eyes and a mouth for the bottom. Add cheese and any other toppings like chicken, bell peppers, etc. and top with the cutout tortilla. Bake on foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Serve with salsa and sour cream.
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This recipe gives steps for a homemade dark chocolate pudding. I went the easy way out, and used instant chocolate pudding. Make the pudding and add to ramekins or small cups (I used plastic champagne glasses). Top with chocolate cookie crumbs. For tombstone cookies, the link will have linked recipe for them. I again did easy and used Arrowroot cookies for their shape, size and one smooth side. I used chocolate decorating icing to write RIP on the cookies. Do them a bit in advance so they can settle. Then add them to the pudding cups. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Let them sit a bit so not too cold.
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So this recipe is for actual pumpkin cupcakes. I didn’t want that, so I just made my favourite – rainbow bit cupcakes and just frosted them to look pumpkin-like. I dyed vanilla frosting orange, iced the cupcakes, and used orange sprinkles to rim the frosting or sprinkle on top of cupcake. Add pretzel stick pieces to look like stems. I didn’t want to overload the cupcakes with sprinkles, because they’re sweet enough, but if you check out the link, you’ll see what they did with the fully sprinkled cupcakes to look like pumpkins!
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Other food and snacks we had were puff pastry hors d’oeuvres, pizza, mozzarella sticks, ringolos, crunchy cheesies and candy corn mix – of course along with Halloween decorations! Yum!

So for this year for Halloween, I brought a Monster Munch to my friend’s party. Pretty quick and easy, and it was delicious! Pop about 12 cups of popcorn, add honey roasted or dry roasted peanuts (I used both), regular m&ms and candy corn (I used regular candy corn and the pumpkin ones). The recipe calls for Almond Bark or white chocolate melts, but I am a fan of milk chocolate so I bought milk chocolate melts at a bulk food store. Actually, I bought all ingredients except the kernels at a bulk food store. Melt the chocolate and pour overtop all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with a large spoon and spread over baking sheets covered with parchment paper. You’ll need two pans. Spread out evenly and let cool for around a half hour so chocolate is no longer melted. Then break apart, add to serving bowl and enjoy! And of course, the milk chocolate one may not look as nice as with white chocolate, but it didn’t stop anyone from digging in! 🙂
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More Halloween-themed Recipes:
Witches’ Hats Cookies
Heavenly Candy Bar Cupcakes
Candy Corn Krispie Treats
Spiderweb Nacho Spread
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