Halloween is the holiday of spooky sweets, terrifying treats and nasty nibbles. It's the perfect time to satisfy your sweet and sugary cravings. You literally get candy for free, and it's the only time you can knock on the door of a stranger and not get turned away.
Halloween is also the time for parties. Halloween parties, or any parties really, aren't complete without a few snacks. What better time to make your snacks super spooky and still terrifyingly tasty?
I'm a huge fan of good and a huge fan of Halloween. So I thought why not combine the two?
I'm going to give you five of my favourite treats to make around Halloween time. The majority of them are quick, easy and - of course - all of them are devilishly delicious.
1) Marshmallow eyeballs
This is one of my favourite treats to make at Halloween and it is so easy.
First off, make sure you have everything you need.
With a little dot of your icing, stick your Smartie in the middle of your marshmallow. Then using the black icing, place a reasonably sized dot of that on the Smartie wherever you like. This makes the pupil. If you couldn't get the icing, use a toothpick dipped in the food colouring to draw the pupil. Then with the red icing, draw squiggly lines from the edge of the Smartie all the way to the base of the marshmallow. Use a toothpick again if you're using food colouring. This makes it look bloodshot. It ends up looking really cool and spooky but still tastes good. Crunchy chocolate-y Smarties with fluffy soft marshmallows and sweet sugary icing. Mmmmmm.
2) Sausage fingers
If you're not a sweet kind of person and are more into meaty savoury treats, this could be just what you're after.
I've never made something as quick as these, but it does include using a stove so make sure you have an adult to help. About half of an inch down from the top of the sausage, carve a little bit out so that it looks like a fingernail. Carve some lines in the middle of the sausage to look like knuckles. Boil your hotdog in some boiling water so they're cooked through. Then cut a little bit off the bottom of the sausage so it's flat. Now you want to dip the bottom of the sausage in tomato sauce, so that's it looks like it's bloody. If you want, put them in hot dog buns and there you go. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
3) Toffee apples
Toffee apples are a Halloween classic, and not just then. Any stereotypical bonfire night or autumn evening is not complete without a toffee apple. Just make sure they don't break your teeth.
Put one lollipop stick in each apple, making sure they're ¾ of the way in and secure. Put them on a baking tray until you're ready for them. Meanwhile, melt your toffees with some water in a pan, stirring in a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Once your toffee is melted, dip your toffee apple in it so it is evenly coated. Do this with each apple. Sprinkle with nuts/sprinkles or cover/drizzle in melted chocolate if you so wish.
4) Sinful s’mores
S’mores aren't specifically Halloween related, but they're so good!
For s’mores, you need some kind of open flame. A campfire is best but any open flame will do. Make sure you get an adult to help. Have a plate nearby. Place one biscuit on a plate, chocolate side up. Thread a marshmallow or two on to the stick and toast it until soft and warm. Make sure they don't fall off the stick though. If they set on fire, that's okay - just blow them out and carry on toasting until done. When the marshmallow is all gooey and melty, slide the marshmallows off the stick and on to the biscuit. Put the other biscuit on top, chocolate side down and press down gently until the marshmallow starts to ooze out. If you want them to look neat, use a knife to get rid of the excess marshmallow, but is it really a proper s’more without a little ooze? They're best eaten when they're still warm but they're darn good when they're cool too.
5) Witchy guacamole
One more for the savoury lovers here. Guacamole is simple and yummy at the same time.
Guacamole itself is super easy - most of the ingredients are just for decoration. Mash the avocado in a bowl and add the chopped garlic, lime juice and salt and pepper. Mix it all together well and you've got your guacamole. Now to arrange it like a witch. Lay down a base of guacamole on a plate for her skin. Then use the carrot strips for her hair and arrange it around the guacamole. Chop the olives in half and use them for the eyes. Use a few chunks of bell pepper for her lips. Arrange the potato chips in a hat shape because what's a witch without her hat? In this photo, they use blue corn chips but you can just use normal potato chips. *cackle*
There you go! Some of my favourite easy Halloween treats for you to try this year. They all taste amazing to say that they are so quick and simple.
Let us know if you try any of them and we might post some of our favourites on social media!
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