Last-Minute Halloween Treats
Halloween is an exciting time when people get to dress up however they want to, but if we’re being honest, the best part of any holiday party is the food. Whether you are hosting a party, attending one, or handing out candy at home, you can put it over the top with these sweet treats that perfectly fit the occasion. The best part of these recipes is that they are quick to make and require practically no skill to look good. Whatever you decide to do this Halloween, these treats will spice up any celebration!
Halloween Oreo Pops (credit: www.chelseasmessyapron.com)
This is one of the slightly more complicated treats to make, but it’s definitely the most fun! Once you have made a few, let your creativity run wild. These are extra fun to make with friends. However you decide to go about these pops, you should have a great time!
- 1 package of your favorite Oreos (if you want to go all out, try the Pumpkin Spice Oreos)
- 1 bag (12 oz.) Candy Melts (you can get all sorts of colors depending on what characters y
ou want to create)
- Lollipop sticks
- Parchment paper
- Fun decorations! The options are endless for decorating your Oreo pop. Get inspired by these examples and shop for some colorful sprinkles, candy eyes, food gel, or even a matching ribbon to really impress your friends!
The process is relatively simple. Heat up your candy melts following the instructions in the bag, and dunk your oreos in. Lay them on a tray lined with parchment paper, and insert your lollipop stick. Now it’s time for you to get creative! Make sure you add your sprinkles, googly eyes, and other toppings that need to stick before the candy melts dry. Let them sit to harden before you serve and enjoy!
Harvest Hash Chex Mix (credit: www.onelittleproject.com)
If you doubt your skills in the kitchen, this is the perfect treat for you. All it takes is some dumping and mixing, a little time in the oven, and you are good to go! The mix is also completely customizable, and no matter how you make it, it will be a huge hit.
- ¾ cup butter, melted
- ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 box Rice Chex Cereal
- 1 bag Bugles
- 4 cups Pretzels
- 1 heaping cup of Candy Corn
- 1 heaping cup of Candy Corn Pumpkins
- 1 bag Reese’s Pieces
Preheat the oven to 275°F. To give some extra flavor to the mix you start off with a simple sauce. Mix together your melted butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. In a large bowl, add the Chex, Bugles, and pretzels. Pour your sauce over and toss until evenly coated. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and evenly spread your current mixture on top. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Let your mix cool and add the rest of your candy. Put it in a cute bowl and it is ready to serve! You can add in or take out whatever you want until it is to your liking. Some fun additions would be popcorn, marshmallows, or Goldfish.
This is by far the easiest halloween snack you could make, but it’s still just as tasty as the others! If you are really in a rush, you can put these together in a matter of minutes, and your friends will still be impressed.
- Miniature Reese’s cups
- Pretzel sticks
Simply remove your Reese’s cups from their wrappers, put them upside down, and stick a pretzel in the top. That is all it takes to make a cute witch broom and they are sure to be crowd pleasers.
Pumpkin Pretzel Bites
These sweet and salty bites are absolutely adorable and are relatively simple to put together. If you are looking for something more fall oriented than spooky Halloween, these are the treats for you.
- 1 bag of pretzels
- 1 bag of orange candy melts
- 1 large bag of M&Ms
Begin by separating all of the green M&Ms and maybe snack on the other colors in the process. Line a tray with parchment paper and melt your candy melts according to the label in a separate bowl. Dip each pretzel into the candy melts and place them on your lined tray. Quickly add a green M&M to the top of the pretzel to imitate a stem coming out of your pumpkin. Once they dry they are good to go! If you want to give them a creative flare, add some orange sprinkles before they dry. You can even decorate these pretzels similarly to the Oreo pops and make monsters, mummies, and any other Halloween creature you can think of. However you decide to decorate them, they will go quick!
Post-Halloween ‘Frankenstein’ Bark
Whether you go trick-or-treating or not, most of us have way too much candy sitting around come November. Even though this candy is good by itself, it can be fun to add a twist to your leftovers. If that sounds like you, whip up some of this Halloween bark featuring your favorite leftover candies!
- Leftover Halloween candy (or you can buy some since it will most likely be on sale)
- Your favorite Chocolate (this can be a funky-colored candy melt, Hershey’s cookies and cream chocolate, or the classic milk chocolate)
Find your favorite candy pieces, take them out of their wrappers, and have them ready to add to your bark. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper. Melt your chocolate of choice and pour it evenly over your tray. Quickly add your favorite candies, and let the chocolate harden for a few hours. Once it feels firm, you can break it apart and enjoy!
No matter how you are celebrating this Halloween, any of these treats will put it over the top. If you decide to try any of these treats, post a picture to Twitter and tag @ahslegacy to let us know how you liked it!