Halloween — a time for crafty costumes, scary home decor and fun Halloween games. But if we are honest, the best thing about Halloween are the treats! Candy is easy to grab at your local market. But if you want to dazzle your party guests or want to have your family participate in a creative kitchen project, you’ll need to step up your spooky game!
That’s why Shari’s Berries has created these 12 easy to make Halloween treats with things you can easily get or already have at home. Scary donuts, peeping grapes and coconut little witches are waiting to be made. Your young (and old) little vampires will have a blast with these, so make sure to whip up a couple batches of each.
How to Spookify Your Treats
All of them took less than 20 minutes to make, unless of course you plan to bake your own cookies and cupcakes. We were excited to find edible googly eyes but using small marshmallows for eyes was also fun! Wanna set up all your easy halloween treats on a dessert table? Check out these dessert table ideas.
Here are some simple instructions for each treat:
Graveyard Shift: We took plastic (but you can use glass) cups and filled them with chocolate and vanilla pudding. Next we crumbled up a chocolate cookie and used that for the “dirt”. Top it with a bisuit cookie and use frosting to write on it. Add some fun decorations such as worms and plastic body parts, and you’ve got yourself a grave!
BeWitching: Dress up a marshmallow! Soak some coconut flakes with green food coloring and use a bit of the orange frosting to place it on the marshmallow. Layer the cookie, peanut butter cup and chocolate kiss to make her hat.
Ghostly Party: Take a pretzel stick, melt some white chocolate and dip! For the eyes, we used black frosting, but you can also use an edible black marker.
Mummy I’m Scared!: Place half a banana on a skewer stick and dip in dark chocolate. Wait until it dries a bit then take a spoon, dip it in white chocolate and start adding it over the dark chocolate to create the mummy bandage. Place googly eyes, or draw them in with frosting.
Skeletons in the Closet: Take a lollipop stick and dig it into a cupcake. Layer three white pretzels and add half a marshmallow for the head. Break two pretzels for the arms and place inside the last pretzel.
Spooky Rice: For these we molded puffy rice into a rectangular shape. Added ears for the cat. A gummy work for the head of the pumpkin and decorated with glitter, chocolate and frosting. For a fun Frankenstein treat check out Whipperberry!
Donut Fear: We took some plastic fangs and placed directly in the middle of the donut. The red frosting takes it to the next level!
Fangtastic: If you’ve got strawberries and dark chocolate, then you are set. Simply dip and decorate!
Peeping Grape: No need to be wary of these grapes, they are good for you! We used a bit of frosting to get the googly eyes to stick and added some “veins” with red frosting.
Spider Attack: These took less than 10 minutes to make. Simply break thin pretzel sticks, dip in chocolate and form them into little spiders. Eyes optional.
Monsters Under My Bed: We took toaster pastries (and a variety of other cookies), covered them in chocolate frosting and placed marshmallows where desired. Small marshmallows cut in triangles are great for the teeth!
Now that you’ve seen how easy to make these are, which will you be making first? If you have guests that aren’t able to indulge in your awesome treats, send a little spooky love their way with one of our treats from the Halloween collection.
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