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3 Treats You Need to Make This Halloween

Need a halloween treat for a party? Want it just to enjoy yourself? We got you covered!


By: Tyler Davis


A black background with pumpkin cookie, ghost cookies, bat cookie, an apple dipped in white chocolate with a red drizzle to imitate blood, and skull cake pops
Graphic By: Emma Hill

Ghoul-ish Sugar Cookies


Get in the Halloween spirit with these spooky sugar cookies! With this recipe, you are encouraged to create any themed shape, whether it’s a ghost, pumpkin, or bat.


Try this recipe from Taste of Home:


For the base of the cookie, you will need ½ cup of butter, ¾ cup granulated sugar, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and ½ teaspoon salt.


A pro-baking tip is to brown your butter before you add it to the mixture for a nuttier and deeper flavor profile.


Jack Skellington Cake Pops


If your favorite Halloween movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas, these cake pops are the perfect way to elevate your watch party.


For this recipe, you can purchase any regular boxed cake mix and premade frosting, perfect for a quick party dessert. However, if you want to elevate your game to impress your guests, try this chocolate cake and frosting recipe by Tasty.


To assemble the cake pops, you will need to combine the frosting and cake to make a mixture that will stay in its rolled shape. After you have rolled your cake pop balls, dip cake pop sticks in candy melts, stick them in the balls, and let them sit in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.


As for decorating, all you have to do is melt white candy melts to dip the cake pops in and use a small piping bag with black candy melts to pipe on a face.


Bloody Candy Apples


Candy apples are a classic treat that you can turn spooky and are super simple to make.


All you need for this recipe is your favorite kind of apple, wooden skewers, some red food coloring, and sugar.


When you’re heating up the sugar, you want to make sure you are measuring the temperature with a candy thermometer until the mixture reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s super important not to burn the sugar because it will not be a pleasant taste for your guests.


After the sugar reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit, remove it from the heat to add your food coloring, and then you have your spooky and bloody candy apples ready to be served!



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