Top Five Halloween Treats to Try This Year

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With all sorts of decorations and colored icing, there are many fun Halloween treats to make. Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPictures.

By Amy Simon, Reporter

Halloween is the one day out of the year that people can dress up in fun costumes and go out trick-or-treating. However, due to COVID-19, many fun treats usually seen in halloween parties haven’t been made. Instead of moping around, here are five easy halloween treats you can try this year.

 

Mummy Cookies

With this no bake easy recipe, there is no way you can go wrong. All you need is a Milano cookie, some melted white chocolate mixed with vegetable oil (for smoothness), and some black pearl sprinkles. Dip the Milano cookie into the white chocolate and vegetable oil mixture, drizzle some of the extra mixture on top, and add two black pearl sprinkles for eyes. Not only is this recipe fun, but it’s also very easy, leaving no room to mess up. For the full recipe, visit this link.

 

Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats

Nothing says Halloween without Frankenstein. For this recipe, you will need some Rice Krispies cereal, green food coloring, marshmallows, butter, chocolate, and any eye-shaped candy. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a pan, add the cereal and food coloring, press the mixture into a pan, and let it cool for 30 minutes. Once the mixture has hardened, remove it from the pan, cut it into squares, and decorate it however you like. I recommend dipping the top half of the treat into some melted chocolate and adding the eye-shaped candy on top. For the full recipe and creative ways to decorate the treats, check out this link.

 

Halloween Spider Oreo Pops

Oreo pops are one of my favorite treats to make. With all sorts of edible decorations, turning your average Oreo pop into a spider can be a very fun task. For this recipe, you will need Oreos, chocolate chips, edible candy eyeballs, black licorice laces, and some lollipop sticks. Stick an Oreo on a lollipop stick, dip it into some melted chocolate, and add some eyeballs and small pieces of licorice to finish the look. This recipe is easy and hardly makes a mess. For a more detailed step-by-step guide, visit this link.

 

Candy Corn Pretzel Hugs

This snack is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. This three ingredient treat is perfect for all ages. It is easy, quick, and doesn’t leave much mess. For this recipe, you will need any kind of Hershey’s Kisses chocolates, candy corn, and square or circle-shaped pretzels. Place a piece of chocolate and candy corn on top of a pretzel and bake it at 250 degrees for four minutes, or until the chocolate is melted. You can store them in your refrigerator for up to three days. For a more specific recipe, you can look at this link.

 

Pumpkin Bars

Finally, we have pumpkin bars. Nothing says fall like pumpkins. Although this recipe is slightly more difficult than the other recipes on this list, you should still consider giving it a try. You will need flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vegetable oil, three large eggs, brown sugar, granulated white sugar, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and pure vanilla extract. As an additional topper, you can add frosting and sprinkles. The instructions are simple; mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients together in separate bowls, and then combine them together and bake at 350 degrees for thirty minutes. Top with icing or sprinkles if preferred. This soft, cake-like, sweet, and fully-spiced-with-pumpkin-flavor dessert is the best way to end Halloween. For the full recipe and some baker tips, check out this link.

 

Although this holiday may seem less important in the midst of COVID-19, it is still important to find some way to incorporate it in your life. Holidays are a chance to relax and bond with the people you love. You never know how much you’ll miss something until it’s over, so stay safe, have fun, and enjoy Halloween.