Halloween is my favorite holiday and even though it is still September, it is time to start planning! I chose some of my favorite Halloween treats to share with you today. Some are sweet and some are savory, but all of them are delicious and would delight any litte ghosts and goblins at your house, or actually, even big ghosts and goblins. I am going to try a few new recipes this year and look forward to sharing them with you in the coming weeks.
Candy Corn Bark is so quick and easy! I like to add some of the Harvest Corn with the brown, orange, white coloring to mix it up a little bit. The pretzel pieces make it not too sweet, and who doesn’t enjoy sweet and salty together. This recipe can be found at Betty Crocker.
Okay, there is nothing extraordinary about these little Mummy Dogs. These are just little bite size weiners wrapped with strings of crescent roll dough and baked in the oven. Add a couple of mustard eyes right before serving and serve them up next to a dish of blood (ketchup), to dip them in, that only makes them better!
These simple chocolate chip cookies where the melted chocolate has been spread with a toothpick to simulate spider legs has been extremely popular on Pinterest. Where I pinned these on Pinterest they have been repinned again and again. I would like to have given the credit to the originator, but I couldn’t track them down. I discovered these on Pinterest, and they link to: http://cyberplank.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html, but I couldn’t find the cookies on there. These are easy enough to make, even using packaged chocolate chip cookie dough.
I made these this year and I just think they are adorable! Use marshmallows dipped in green candy melts, decorate with brown jimmies for hair, candy eyes, green M&Ms and add a black frosting smile. These are easy and fun! Older kids love making these, sticking on the eyes, and dipping them into the brown jimmies. I have tried black jimmies for these, but they tend to make your mouth black when you eat them, so I stick to the brown ones.
This creepy spider cake is fantastic. From Country Living you can download a template. Frost your cake smoothly and put down the template, add black sanding sugar, remove the template, and you have this scary treat. I haven’t tried this yet, as I am not the best at frosting a cake nice and smooth like this one. I guess that is a skill I need to work on.
Do you have a favorite Halloween treat? Is it a sweet one or a savory one? I would love to feature yours on my blog! Let me know what they are, or stop by and share them at Celebrate it Sunday! The party goes live at 8 PM EST, and is open for links until Fridays.