When it comes to a Halloween themed party, adults are easy to entertain: give them costumes & booze and they shall smile. Kids, however, are quite demanding. They want fun, they want creepy, they want sugar. Though it is not every day that we should comply to all of those demands, on this particular occasion they've got the upper hand.
Allow me to explain. A social contract binds us: trick or treat. Make no mistake, their warning is real. And this warning doesn't only apply to the 31st. No! It extends to any and every such gathering that fancies itself under that theme. So you best beware and step up to the plate.
To help you do that, here are 5 amazing ideas for delicious Halloween treats:
One thing we love about this recipe is how reliable it is. They're chocolate cupcakes! Who isn't on board for that?
"What about that dirt looking thing on top? What's that?" You ask. Well, it's nothing but smashed Oreo cookies glued to the cupcake with chocolate frosting, so you’ve got nothing to fear. It's a simple chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting and Oreo cookie crumbles on top. No way that you can fail with this one. It’s certified. Sweet and sour worms. Either add or lose the spiders, and that's it!
Check out the full recipe at Like Mother Like Daughter!
This isn't as much a recipe as it is an ensemble, but you get the idea: all of the ingredients work well together and it looks super cute, and a little creepy. The pretzel-chocolate pairing has long been proven to be a good one, so there's nothing to fear here. A delicious treat with a cool new spin on it.
Check out the full recipe at it's always autumn!
Again, the strawberry-chocolate pairing has long been proven to be a good one, so you're covered. Use white chocolate to give these strawberries their ghostly appearance, and regular chocolate to give them their ghostly expressions and that's it.
Check out the full recipe at Candiquick!
These silly apple bites are so creepy and adorable! What you'll need is apple slices, sunflower seeds, strawberry slices and peanut butter (or sunflower butter). What's really cool about using sunflower butter is that kids who are allergic to peanuts can eat them too, so think about that. If one of your guests is allergic to peanuts, we definitely recommend using sunflower butter instead.
No one likes to feel left out.
Check out the full recipe at Fork&Beans!
These last two recipes have been a bit more work than the first three, but such is life. Sometimes, when you want to make delicious cute little creepy things, you have to put in the work. This is a fun cool spin on the classic Nutter Butter Cookie Pops recipe. The key lies in the mummifying process which relies, of course, on the careful application of frosting. Once you've got that figured out, this should be a walk in the park.
Check out the full recipe at delish!
There you have it, we really hope you enjoy these fun recipes and that you and your family have an awesome Halloween!