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Easy Halloween Treats and Desserts

Posted by: Mira Roberts
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Getting scared never tasted so good...

Halloween is just a week away, and if you're planning on hosting a party, attending a spooky potluck or simply scaring/delighting your little ones with sweet treats, it's time to start getting prepared. Baking for Halloween can be fun for the entire family with simple recipes and creative ideas.

We've chosen our favorite, homemade Halloween treat recipes to help your family keep it easy, silly and spooky as you prep for your Halloween party or trick-or-treaters. From chocolate eyeballs to monster cupcakes, you'll delight your guests and your taste buds! Check out these easy recipes, and Happy Halloween!

Chocolate Eyeballs
Dip your favorite, store bough donut holes into creamy, melted chocolate and top with M&Ms in this simple, sweet breakfast or dessert treet on Halloween Day. You won't need time or a ton of ingredients to put these easy eyeballs into action. Set them beside spooky fingers, and you'll give your guests a double dose of fright and delight!

Spooky Fingers
Sweet meets savory in this simple and delightfully spooky dessert idea that'll have your guests coming back for more ghoulish delight! All you need is pretzels, white chocolate and pumpkin seeds to whip up these super spooky fingers. The combination of salty, sweet and crunchy makes these as fun to eat as they are to look at.

Halloween Donuts
This easy, sweet and spooky recipe idea takes no time at all, and requires minimal prep/baking. Pick up your favorite store bought donuts, and plan to decorate them in one of these 4 hilarious ways (or, try all 4!) for a perfect morning wake-up on Halloween day. A perfect idea for those who just don't have time to labor over treat ideas before a big party or potluck, you'll be able to throw these ghoulish donuts together in enough time to get your kids out the door on time (a miracle!).

Monster Strawberry Cupcakes
Sweet strawberries, vanilla buttercream frosting and crushed oreos make these cupcakes as good to look at as they are to eat. Hilarious monster strawberries make for cute toppings on these pink, moist cupcakes that every member of your family will enjoy baking and eating.

Halloween Candy Bark
White chocolate, food coloring and colored sprinkles are essentially all you'll need to create this easy, made-from-scratch candy bark. Let your inner artist out with this fun dessert for easy decorating, and invite your kids to help out (it's simple enough for everyone!). You'll love the way this Halloween bark looks almost as much as you love how it tastes.

Poison Candy Apples
It's not Halloween and fall without a few candy apples floating around. These creepy, eerie apples are a perfect twist on a seasonal favorite. All you'll need to make them are a few simple ingredients: Food coloring gel, granny smith apples, sugar, corn syrup and wooden dowels. You can bring these to a fall festival or have them at your Halloween party, and they're sure to be a hit with guests of all ages.

Peanut Butter Acorns
For those who want to balance out all of the creepy, spooky goodness with a festive and seasonal sweet treat, these simple peanute butter acorns are the perfect solution. Tiny peanut butter cookies and sweet Hershey's kisses make these easy to make in a jiffy, and they look lovely on a party platter. Bite sized and made for tiny mouths (as well as adult-sized mouths!), your kiddos will enjoy making these with you, and won't mind if you let them nibble on the kisses while you bake.

Chocolate Chip Spider Cookies
If you have the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies, you've got all you need to make these crowd pleasing, scary spider cookies. Cut the corner off of a plastic bag, and pour in melted chocolate to create the creepiest, chocolate spider legs around. With each bite, your guests will swoon, while being spooked!



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Mira Roberts

Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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