Providing the BEST candy options for all your friends & neighbors is serious business on this spooky night… but with so many candy choices out there, which ones do you choose?? Luckily, we found 4 fun, spooky, and EASY treat recipes you can quickly make tonight before your trick-or-treaters come to your door! (Did we mention that they are EASY?!).
Please remember to check for any food allergies prior to making any recipe mentioned below.
Mini Donut Spiders
Total time: 5 min
- Large pretzel twists
- Mini donuts of your choice (ex. Dunkin Donuts munchkins!)
- Chocolate frosting/melted chocolate
Use a sharp knife to cut the 2 curved sides off the pretzel. Push 8 pretzel curves on the sides of a mini donut to form spider legs!
Place a bit of chocolate frosting/melted chocolate on 2 M&Ms to create eyes. DONE!
Mini Witch Hats
Total time: 5 min
- Oreo cookies
- Cream cheese frosting
- Hershey Kisses
- Green or orange food coloring
- Spooky/festive sprinkles (optional)
Separate the cream cheese frosting into 2 bowls. Dye on bowl green and one orange (or any other fun, festive colors you choose!)
Place a blob of frosting in the middle of your Oreo. Evenly press down an unwrapped Hershey Kiss on top.
Sprinkle your festive sprinkles around the frosting. DONE!
Chocolate-covered Strawberry Ghosts
Total time: 5-8 min
- White Chocolate of your choice
- Candy Eyes (small)
Melt your white chocolate of choice as instructed on the package. Dip strawberries one at a time in the melted chocolate, dragging out some of the chocolate on the bottom to create a ghost “tail”.
Place strawberries on wax or parchment paper to harden. Place candy eyes on the front of strawberry. DONE!
Rice Krispie Treat Monsters
Total time: 5-8 min (approx. 15-20 min for an optional cook-time)
- Rice Krispie Treats (optional: make your own batch! Recipe included below)
- Candy Melts (suggested colors: pink, vibrant green, blue, orange)
- Candy eyes (in various sizes)
- Cooking Oil
Melt approx. 1 cup of candy melts in a small bowl in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir & continue microwaving for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
Add approx. ½ teaspoons to 2 teaspoons of cooking oil to the melted candy melts & stir to combine (the more you add, the smoother the finish! But add slowly)
Dip your Rice Krispie Treats in the different colored candy melts & set on parchment paper. Gently press the candy eyes into the candy melt coating to create monster faces! Use a variety of sizes to create goofy & spooky monsters.
Allow treats to cool at room temperature for approx. 40 minutes, or until the candy melts have completely hardened.
Optional (bake your own batch of Rice Krispie Treats):
- ¼ cup of butter
- 1 large bag of marshmallows (approx. 40)
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 6 cups of Rice Krispies
Spray a 9” x 13” baking pan with cooking spray.
In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat until melted.
Add the marshmallows & stir until completely melted. Combine with the butter.
Remove from the heat & add the vanilla extract & the Rice Krispies. Stir to combine.
Pour the mixture into the baking pan. Spray a spatula with cooking spray & gently press down until the pan is evenly coated.
Allow to cool until firm. DONE!