Homes must be stocked with plenty of treats to ward off tricks on Halloween. Prepackaged candy cannot hold a jack-o- lantern’s candle to the treats made at home. These homemade goodies are ghoulishly good and are sure to cause moans and groans from the ghouls and goblins haunting your house.
The kitchen can be a scary place, especially at Halloween! This year, with this handy shopping list, your homemade treats will cast a spell on those who dare to taste. These spooktacular treats are quick, easy, and economical.
Spooktacular Shopping List
- Karo Syrup
- Round Cookie Cutter
- Hershey’s Kisses
- Soft Pretzels
- Instant Pudding Mix
- A variety of decorative candies
- Chocolate chips
- Chocolate Frosting
- Chocolate Cookies such as Oreos
- Sandwich Baggies to package your treats
Treats To Tickle Your Tongue
Popcorn balls are traditional treats. The Karo Syrup website has the best recipe for this treat. Be sure to buy some butter before attempting to make this treat. Your hands will need it. The ooey-gooey sticky mess that becomes the yummiest of treats globs onto your hands without butter slathered all over your fingers. Sandwich baggies are a must have to package your treats in individual packages.
Witches hats are another simple treat. Any of your favorite cookies: sugar or chocolate chip will work as the base. Cut each cookie with a round cutter. Bake each cookie with a thumbprint in the middle. When you bring the cookie out of the oven, place one Hershey’s kiss on top in each thumbprint. Use chocolate frosting to anchor the kiss on top of the cookie. This treat will be sure to stop the tricksters in their tracks. If you are a busy mom, and who isn’t? Betty Crocker has a quick and easy suggestion: use fudge-striped shortbread cookies straight out of the cookie aisle and dress them up with frosting and a kiss. This will definitely give the goblins something to glow about.
Graveyard cups are fast and easy to make. They are guaranteed to disappear like ghosts in a blink of an eye. Use a clear plastic cup for your pot so that the layers of this treat are visible. Crumble up your favorite dark chocolate cookies. Whip up instant chocolate pudding. Make alternate layers of cookie crumbs and pudding in each cup. Pack it tight. Then, sprinkle a layer of crumbled cookie on top. Cut one cookie in half. Use frosting to decorate the gravestone with the traditional RIP or ‘Boo!’ lettering. Place the cookie in the cookie dirt. These graves will be robbed of their gooey goodness in no time. There are many variations of this dessert. Adding candy corn or gummy worms in the pudding below the dirt will raise the scare factor when they bite into the grave.
The Haunted Owl is one of the wisest choices you can choose to make this Halloween. Made with pretzels, Oreos, jelly beans, licorice, chocolate chips, and white melted chocolate, this is sure to be a crowd favorite.
There’s no hocus pocus here. These treats are hauntingly good!