It’s the ghost wonderful time of the year! From filling up on sweets to telling spooky stories after bedtime, Halloween is frighteningly fun. Since we reckon your little monsters have probably got enough tricks up their sleeves for you, we’re going to take a look at our absolute favourite treats instead. Read on then get snacking; they’re scarily tasty…
Cookies are always super easy to make so these snacks are the perfect DIY project for younger bakers. Start out with any cookie mix you like (although we prefer a smooth shortbread base for this recipe) then bake your cookies into perfect – and quite flat – circles. Once they’re cooled cover them in your choice of white chocolate or white icing to make them look like a moon. When that’s done, add on decoration in black icing to make it look like a spooky silhouette; you can choose a witch flying across the moon on her broomstick or a cluster of bats, it’s up to you!
They can always be made into crescent moons if someone gets peckish…
Fancy Toffee Apples
Toffee apples are a pretty standard staple for any Halloween but this fancy upgrade is perfect if you’re throwing a party. Simply make toffee apples the normal way (there’s a great recipe here if you need help – all you need is sugar, vinegar and golden syrup) but then dip them in or sprinkle them with a variety of toppings before they cool; popping candy, crushed nuts or berries all work well. You can even use food colouring to vary up the toffee coating for a really eye-catching treat.
We love these poisonous looking black apples!
A simple but adorable idea for a Halloween party dessert, pumpkin patch cups are as sweet to look at as they are to eat. They’re easy too! Simply take the biscuit parts off a pack of Oreos and crush them up to get a very realistic-looking edible soil. Fill a cup with layers of your soil and chocolate mousse (you can buy this, we won’t tell anyone) then top with gummy worms or pumpkin jellies if you can find them.
This oh-so-cute ghosts are a little bit more *boop* than “Boo!”. Super easy to make, all you need to do is create a standard meringue mix and then pop it into a piping bag to pipe these adorable little ghouls. Finish off with your choice of icing or chocolate to add eyes and mouths.
More “Ahhhh” than “Aaaargh!”
A Pear of Ghouls
Of course we do have to remind ourselves to stay a little healthy for Halloween. For a treat that’s frighteningly good for you, decorate pears with blueberry eyes and raspberry mouths then stick them in the oven until baked. The high heat combined with the fruit decorations has a surprisingly terrifying result…
Don’t forget to lop one of their heads off and add a walnut brain for good measure. It is Halloween, after all.