Haunting Halloween Desserts
Written by Debra Eddy. Media by Kelsey Neier.
When anyone thinks of Halloween, they think of candy, chocolate, and popcorn balls. The desserts in this article take these traditional Halloween goodies and put a unique and delicious spin on them. Below are some great recipe ideas for the Halloween season.
1. Caramel Apple Dump Cake
In the favorite fall desserts article I mentioned how a dump cake is a scrumptious fall dessert. This version of the fan favorite features other ingredients that bring memories of Halloween past into the future. This recipe is great because it can be made ahead of time and it is easy and cheap to make. Click on the link below for this recipe.
2. Cookies and Cream Rice Krispies Treats
The houses that gave out these packaged or homemade treats had a place in the heart of my kids, especially my youngest son. When I saw this recipe I thought of him, because it combines two things he loves, Rice Krispie Treats and Oreos. Who doesn’t love an Oreo? The recipe follows the iconic traditional Rice Kripsie Treat method, except you add the rice cereal and crushed Oreos at the same time! No worries, if you don’t have Oreos, you can add the generic cream filled cookies of your choice. For a double treat, cover the finished Rice Krispie treats in melted chocolate. The recipe for this dessert is located in the link below.
For more Halloween inspired Rice Krispie Treat recipes that you will love, click on the website link below.
3. Halloween Cookie Pizza
I love watching Chopped on the Food Network with my older son Greg. On Chopped, the contestants have to create meals with odd ingredients and common ingredients. This recipe may seem mundane but the addition of candy corn makes it unique. What’s a better way to use leftover candy corn than to use it as a topping on a dessert pizza?! This pizza is a sweet and savory pizza pie. This dessert calls for the use of peanut butter as a sauce, instead of the traditional tomato sauce. However, if you are not a big fan of peanut butter, you can substitute Nutella, softened cream cheese, or even Hershey’s spreadable chocolate. This dessert is perfect for a great Halloween party because it is a finger food that requires no utensils, only a napkin. The recipe for this easy Halloween dessert is below.
4. Popcorn Balls
As a kid, I remember getting these timeless treats every Halloween from an old neighbor. I always looked forward to going to her house to trick or treat because I knew she would handout popcorn balls. I came across this website and it brought me back to a time of great Halloween nostalgia. This website not only has the basic recipe for popcorn balls, but other popcorn ball recipes as well. The recipe for these popcorn ball treats can be found in the link below.
I hope these websites and treats help you have a Happy Halloween!