No tricks, just treats

Forget the candy: bake up some yummy treats to truly impress this weekend

Kelly Ashton, Arts & Culture Writer

As Halloween creeps along the corner this weekend, stores are selling out of costumes and decorations. While little ghosts and ghouls roam the neighborhood trick-or-treating, others prepare for a very scary Halloween party. These parties have three must needs: costumes, decorations and of course sweet treats. These five Halloween treats will impress all of the guests. Although they may look frightening, they are delicious! 

Cake eye-balls has a scrumptious recipe that will definitely catch your guests eyes. You will need a pre-made cake mixture, vanilla icing, white chocolate and cake-fondant. Start the recipe by preparing the cake package as directed. After baking the cakes, allow them to cool for 15-20 minutes. Once cooled completely, break sections of the cake off and begin to tear them and place them back into the bowl. The cake should eventually turn into a bowl of crumbs. Begin to pour pre-packaged icing into the bowl. Mix the crumble and icing together until fully blended. Next roll the mixture into ½ to 1 inch balls and place them on non-stick baking sheets. Let them freeze for at least an hour. While cooling, melt white chocolate and put either toothpicks or a fork out onto the counter. Once done cooling, begin to dip the cake balls into the chocolate and let cool for 15-20 minutes. Once finished, decorate with fondant to create your own creepy eyeball.


This next recipe for Halloween pretzels is easy, salty and sweet! Ingredients needed are log pretzels, two bags of chocolate chips, and sprinkles. Begin the recipe by melting the chocolate chips in a tall bowl or mug. Once chocolate is melted, begin to dip the top half of the pretzels into the bowl and place them on a non-stick baking sheet. Sprinkle the sprinkles (preferably Halloween colors) onto the pretzels and place the sheets into the freezer. Wait one-two hours and you will have delicious Halloween pretzels.



These delicious ghost chocolate-covered strawberries are absolutely faboooolous. In order to create this recipe, you will need white chocolate, washed strawberries and black cake-fondant. To start off, melt the white chocolate. Then, begin to dip the strawberries into the white chocolate and lie on a non-stick baking sheet. Place in the freezer for ½ hour to an hour. While letting the strawberries freeze, cut the fondant into multiple tiny circles and half circles. Once done freezing, place the fondant on the strawberries and place on the counter for guests to enjoy!



These pumpkin brownies will have your guests coming back for seconds. You will only need two ingredients, pre-made brownie mix and pumpkin puree. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the brownie mix with needed ingredients. Before spreading the mixture into a pan, add the pumpkin puree and mix thoroughly. Spread the mixture into a greased pan (any size) and bake for 15-20 minutes. Once done, let the brownies cool completely before serving. If extra flavor is wanted, sprinkle some powdered sugar over the brownies.


Last but not least, another delicious halloween recipe is for spiderweb s’mores. In order to make the treat, you will need a pack of graham crackers, a bag of chocolate chips, and a bag of marshmallow fluff. Begin by spreading one tablespoon of the fluff onto a section of each graham cracker. Once finished the amount of crackers desired, melt the chocolate chips and pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag. Begin to pipe the chocolate onto the graham crackers over the fluff and create a very scary- cobweb design. Let cool, and then serve to guests.


With all of these scrumptious recipes, your guests will for sure have some skele-fun! Be sure to make extras, because all of the Halloween candy will be gone before Thanksgiving.