3 Spooky Treats for Halloween

Since Halloween is a few days away and some of us aren’t going trick or treating here are some spooky desserts you can make with your family and friends!

 

Graveyard Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of a brownie mix (any will do)
  • 1 package of candy corn pumpkins 
  • 1 bag of Milano cookies 
  • 1 package of chocolate chips or chocolate candy melts
  • 1 can of vanilla frosting
  • green food coloring (gel or liquid will do)

Utensils:

  • toothpicks
  • plate 
  •  a sharp knife
  • silicone spatula
  • small bowl

Instructions:

  1. Bake brownies and put them in the fridge overnight so that they are easier to cut. When you take them out of the fridge you want to cut them into rectangles wide enough to fit a Milano cookie on top.
  2. Take out the Milano cookies and cut each cookie in half. These will act as the headstone. Then, melt your chocolate, If you have chocolate candy melts follow the instructions on the bag, you won’t have to use the whole bag. If you simply have chocolate chips you can melt the chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl in 15 or 30-second intervals stirring in between until smooth.
  3. Grab a toothpick and dip the toothpick into the melted chocolate. You will need a small glob of it on the toothpick and drag the chocolate on half of the Milano drawing the letters RIP. Put off to the side to dry and repeat however many times needed.
  4.  Put a scoop or two of the canned frosting onto a plate and put a few drops of green food coloring and mix with a toothpick until there is no white left.
  5. Cut the brownies into long rectangles,  assemble one at a time by adding the green frosting to the bottom of the headstone (Milano cookie) and placing it at the top of the brownie, you may have to push it into the brownie for it to be secure.
  6. Next, you add the frosting to the bottom of the candy corn pumpkin and place it in front of the headstone slightly to the right or left side. You can add more green frosting to look like grass if desired. Repeat this however many times you’d like.

 

Caramel Apples

Ingredients:

  • 5 apples
  • 1 package of caramel cubes (follow needed ingredients for caramel apples)
  • Oreos, peanuts, candy bars or anything else you’d like to roll the apple in)

Utensils:

  • candy apple sticks
  •  a wooden spoon
  • parchment paper
  •  a heavy bottom pot
  •  a sheet pan

Instructions:

  1. Wash the apples and dry them very well. Grab a sheet pan and line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a bag crush cookies, nuts or candy of your choice if you want to add a little extra to regular caramel apples.
  3. Push the candy apple sticks through the stemmed part of the apple until the stick securely fits.
  4. Unwrap the caramels and put them into a pot, make sure the pot is a heavy bottom pot. Follow the directions for melting the caramels for caramel apples on the package.
  5. Make sure you do not boil the caramel. After the caramel is completely melted take an apple by the stick and tilt the pot, whilst dipping and spinning the apple until evenly coated. You can also use the wooden spoon to coat the apple with caramel.
  6. Sprinkle the caramel apple with toppings you like or just leave it plain. Then place it on the parchment paper-lined sheet pan.
  7. Repeat for the remaining apples and put them in the refrigerator for an hour. After an hour you can enjoy your caramel apples.

 

Chocolate Witch Hats

Ingredients:

  • fudge stripe cookies
  • Hershey kisses (any kind you’d like)
  • 1 can of vanilla frosting
  • red and yellow food coloring

Utensils:

  •  a toothpick
  •  a spoon

Instructions:

  1. Unwrap as many Hershey kisses needed. Open the can of frosting and then spoon out a few spoonfuls of frosting, depending on the color of orange you can do 1 drop red and 1 drop yellow for a true orange or you can do 2 drops yellow and 1 drop red for a lighter orange. Mix in the food coloring with a toothpick till fully orange, you don’t have to do orange but it’s a classic Halloween color.
  2. Flip over the fudge stripe cookie so that the chocolate-coated bottom is facing up and put a glop of the frosting in the center of the fudge stripe, be generous as it will result in a ribbon or border for the top half of the witch hat.
  3. Top the frosted part of the fudge stripe cookie with the Hershey kiss, smooshing the icing down to create a ribbon of a sort. Repeat as many times as you like and enjoy these cute and easy treats.