Last year we held our first ever Halloween party and it was a ton of fun for everyone (a ton of work too but let’s focus on the fun for now).
My husband and I baked, dipped, frosted, stirred, cooled, and heated till we were on sugar overload.
Below this picture of our buffet are four of the treats and how we made them.
Witches Hats: Use Keebler Fudge Stripes cookies as the base, melted chocolate (orange colored), Hershey Kisses on top
Eyeball Cake: Boxed cake mix prepared and baked in a soccer ball cake pan, colored icing
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies: I don’t particularly love pumpkin flavor but I found these irresistible – every time I walked by the kitchen I would pick one up. I found the recipe at Relatively Reagan.What you need: Box spice cake mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup butter 1 cup pumpkin pie filling or puree 1/2 cup milk Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and pumpkin with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add all the remaining ingredients and beat on low speed until combined. Using a small cookie schoop dop mounds of the dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, spacing them about 3 inches apart. Bake about 10 minutes and cool completely before frosting For the Filling: Stick of butter block (8 oz) cream cheese 3 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla and couple of dashes of cinnamon Put filling on one pie and cover with another
Oreo Mummies: Dip Oreos into melted white chocolate, place on wax paper, drag a fork sideways through the chocolate, place candy eyes on top, cool in fridge – Here are some sources for candy eyes (I have never bought anything from these companies so I’m not recommeding, just listing) : One Stop Candle and The Baker’s Kitchen. I am using some I found at Michael’s this year.
Do you have any favorite Halloween treats you make?