Halloween Snacks: No Tricks, Just Treats

October 10, 2017



It was still summer when giant bags of Halloween candy started appearing on store shelves. Don't let this holiday trick you- now is the perfect time to start thinking about your dessert table at your Halloween party. Halloween is around the corner and if you're hosting a Halloween party, you'll want to check out these three Halloween treats that will take your dessert table to the next level!

3 treats to create for your Halloween dessert table:
Halloween Snacks: No Tricks, Just Treats

1. Witch Hat Cake Cones

Ingredients:
• Black food coloring spray
• Orange purple and gold decorating icing
• Cake mix
• Sugar cones
• Store bought cookies

Directions:
1. First prepare your cake mix and fill the cones with 2 tablespoons of cake batter. Bake the cake batter in the cones following package instructions. Make sure to place the cones in a baking rack, so that the cake batter doesn't spill out!

2. Next, trim any excess cake off the top of the cones with a knife. Place the cones wide side down on paper towels, along with the cookies.

3. Using the black color mist, spray the cones and the cookies black. Let them dry for about 10 to 15 minutes and then transfer cones and cookies to parchment paper.

4. Time to decorate! Pipe a small amount of icing in the middle of the cookies and place the cone wide side down on top of cookie.

5. Prepare three decorating bags. Fill them separately with orange, purple and gold icing. Use the orange and purple frosting bags to pipe a band around the wide end of the cones and let it set, about 15 to 20 minutes.

6. Lastly, take the gold piping bag and draw on a small buckle on the purple or orange band.

7. Serve and enjoy!

Halloween Snacks: No Tricks, Just Treats

2. Crawling Cookies

Ingredients:
• Sugar cookie mix
• Mini Reese's peanut butter cups
• Candy eyes
• Chocolate frosting

Directions:
1. Get started by preparing your sugar cookie mix and baking them as directed on box.

2. Once they are out of the oven and have cooled for about 5 minutes, place a Reese's peanut butter cup in the center of each cookie. The surface of the cookie should be hot enough for the chocolate cup to stick, but if it has already cooled to the point where it doesn't, go ahead and use a dollop of frosting to hold it still.

3. Next, use chocolate frosting to stick on two candy eyeballs on each cookie to create the illusion of a spider's face.

4. Finally pipe on 4 legs on each side on the cookie for a total of 8.

5. Once the frosting has set, serve and enjoy!

Halloween Snacks: No Tricks, Just Treats

3. Graveyard Cups

Ingredients:
• Chocolate pudding
• Oreo cookies
• Milano Cookies
• Chocolate frosting
• Clear shot glasses
• Optional:
       - Candy pumpkins
      - Gummy worms

Directions:
1. Fill each shot glasses 3/4ths with pudding and place 1-2 gummy worms into the pudding so that half of the worm is hanging off the side of the cup.

2. Next, scoop out the cream from each Oreo cookie and crush it up to create the "graveyard dirt". Removing the cream with keep the cookie crumbs from sticking together and will allow you to spread them more easily into each shot glass. You can crush the Oreos by placing them into a ziplock bag and crushing them with a rolling pin or using a food processor.

3. Once the cookies have been crushed, sprinkle the crumbs generously on top of the pudding.

4. The next step is to decorate the Milano cookies. Using the chocolate frosting, draw on "RIP" to create a tombstone for your graveyard cups. Once the frosting has set, place a cookie into each cup so that half is in the pudding and the other half is sticking upwards.

5. Last but not least, place a candy pumpkin right beside the Milano tombstone and they're ready to serve!

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