The best thing about Halloween besides dressing up is the yummy sweets. If you’re having a quiet night in or your hosting a party, you need to try and make these scrumptious treats!
1. Marshmellow Ghost Brownies
Warm brownies with gooey marshmallow on top? That sounds delicious. These ghost brownies are the perfect addition to any party menu or movie night. With the taste of pumpkin to get you into the Autumn spirit, even more, they’re simple yet creative and look yummy.
Brownies: Cooking spray, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, 1 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1 cup chocolate chips, 9 tbsp unsalted butter, 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 3/4 cups of pumpkin puree, 3 large eggs, 1 tsp pure vanilla extract.
Marshmellow ghosts: 1 1/4 tsp unflavored gelatin, 1/2 cups granulated sugar, black frosting.
2. Candy Corn Icebox Cake
Candy Corn is something you either love or hate, but if your anything like myself you love indulging in it especially at this time of year. The colors are always satisfying for the Halloween festivities. So, why not incorporate it into a scrumptious looking cake?
Cake: 12 oz (339g) cream cheese, 3/4 cup (155g) sugar, 1/2 cup+ 2tbsp (150ml) milk, 1 tbsp vanilla extract, 2 1/2 cups (600ml) heavy whipping cream, 1 1/4 cups (144g) powdered sugar, five Walkers Shortbread Triangles
Topping: 3/4 cup (180ml) heavy whipping cream, 6 tbsp (43g) powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract and of course be sure to add some candy corn.
3. Jack Skellington Cheesecakes
Mini cheesecakes decorated with the design of the Pumpkin King himself Jack Skellington, perfect for Halloween. They’re easy to make and look awesome and of course who doesn’t love cheesecake. Using chocolate ganache to perfect the features of Jack, but if you’d prefer to use icing in a piping bag that would also work.
Crust: 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs, 5 tbsp light brown sugar, 8 tbsp butter, melted.
Cheesecake filling: 2 blocks cream cheese, softened, 2/3 cup sugar, 2 large eggs, 2/3 cup sour cream, 1 tbsp vanilla extract.
Chocolate Ganache: 3 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped and 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream.
4. Reese’s Bats
Only taking 15 minutes to prepare and only having four ingredients are definitely a quick and easy treat. With the deliciously creamy taste of peanut butter combined with Oreos, these are a must!
10 mini Reese’s cups, 5 Oreos, 20 candy eyes, 1 tbsp peanut butter.
5. Jack O’ Lantern Bowls
Spooky but adorable little pumpkin bowls filled with vanilla ice cream and sprinkles. Anyone with a sweet tooth will be a fool to miss out on this one.
3 cups white chocolate chips, orange food coloring, 4 balloons, melted chocolate chips, vanilla ice cream and orange, and black sprinkles.
6. Blood Drip Cupcakes
These gory cupcakes are the perfect way to show how creative you can be.
Cupcakes: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cups of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 cups of malt powder, 1 3/4 cups sugar, 1 tsp instant coffee, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp sea salt, 2 large eggs, 1 cup buttermilk, 2/3 cups unsalted butter, 2 tsp vanilla extract and 2 cups of buttercream frosting.
Glass candy:1/2 cups of light corn syrup, 3 cups sugar, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar, 1 1/2 cups of water and a splash of red food coloring gel for garnish.
7. Voodoo Doll cookies
Sugar cookies decorated like voodoo dolls do sound creepy but they look so sweet!
Cookies: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp sea salt, 1 cup of unsalted butter, 3/4 cups of granulated sugar, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Royal icing: 2 egg whites, 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, black gel food coloring, and red gel food coloring.