Spooky Halloween Treats
Festive baked goods that are frighteningly delicious.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: October 16th, 2012
e're getting a little sick of Halloween candy around here, but that hasn't curbed our sweet tooth. Instead of eating sticky caramels and candy corn, why not switch to some festive, themed cookies and treats that are great for a Halloween party? Here are a few of our favorite ideas for creepy treats.
Witch finger cookies are kind of morbid and gross, if you're not into the whole "disembodied body parts" thing. They are similar to sugar cookies or shortbread in flavor, but they're shaped into long, finger-like shapes. Before baking, you press an almond into the tip and make some knuckle-like creases with a string or a toothpick.
These are sort of like those treats from your youth that had gummy worms sticking out of it. In clear plastic cups, portion out chocolate pudding and top with crushed up chocolate wafer cookies (like Oreos minus their filling). Then, using Pepperidge Farms' Milano cookies, write things like "RIP" on the top and stick them into the pudding. Insta-graveyard.
These are great for people who are short on time but still want to serve something fun and festive at a party. Using Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies, you can turn a classic treat into a pointy witch hat. Turn the cookies upside down, then use frosting around the middle circle to "glue" on a Hershey's Kiss. Decorate the hat with piped icing if desired, and you're set!
For these Halloween-themed cookies, simply make your favorite gingerbread-man recipe or cut out cookies in the shape of people. Pipe on a skeleton using white icing (for gingerbread, or dark icing if it's a lighter-colored cookie), then serve.
For these, make cupcakes then either use rolled fondant cut into strips or frosting piped with a wide/thin tip that looks like a roll of paper. Draw on some eyes, and prepare to spook, well... no one. But they'll be tasty!