Yummy Halloween Treats That Will Creep the Hell Out Of Your Friends

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Everyone loves Halloween and this season means different things to different people. However, there is one aspect of Halloween that is consistent; the yummy foods. Between the usual daily activities; work, home, school, there is at least one fun Halloween party that you will be bringing yummy treats to.

Whether you are looking for a creepy dessert or a scary-sweet appetizer, there is a Halloween themed recipe just for you. You don’t need to rack your brain too much to know what to take to your Halloween party.

We have recipes of Halloween party foods like one of these coles specials you can find in the coles catalogue for this week that won’t take too long to prepare and won’t break the bank when shopping for the ingredients.

So, now that Halloween is a few days away, get ready to start menu planning for this year’s Halloween party (Yay!) with a variety of Halloween party treat ideas ranging from simple to sweet-scary and creative.

Halloween Ghost Dips

Ingredients

  • 4 packages of ghost Peeps
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream, warmed
  • 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Graham crackers, for serving

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Spread out chocolate chips in the bottom of a square baking dish and pour cream on top of the chips. Cover the creamed chips completely with a single layer of ghost Peeps. Place the mini chocolate chips over the eyes and mouth. (The already-drawn faces will fade when it is in the oven.)
  2. Bake the chips until the chocolate has melted and the ghosts have turned golden. This should take 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Serve the chips warm with graham crackers for dipping.

Halloween Candy Apples With Gummy Worms

Ingredients

  • 4 Grammy Smith apples
  • Wooden sticks
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. praline crunch ice cream topping
  • Pinch cream of tartar
  • 4 gummy worms
  • Green food coloring

Directions

  1. Wash and dry the apples. Drive the wooden sticks into the tops of the apples. 
  2. Get a baking sheet and line it with foil and Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the praline crunch topping over the foil.
  3. Get a medium saucepan. Combine sugar, water, and cream of tartar in the saucepan. Bring it to a boil. Cover it and boil for 3 minutes. Uncover the mixture and cook until a candy thermometer reaches 300°F or it reaches the hard-crack stage. The cooking should take 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the stove and put it in a bowl of hot water. Tint the mixture green if you like with a few drops of food coloring.
  4. Dip the apples into candy to coat, one at a time. Hold up to let excess candy drip off then place the apple on the prepared sheet. Sprinkle the apple with the remaining praline crunch and add gummy worms.
  5. Repeat this process with the remaining apples and ingredients.
  6. Let apples cool off before removing from the foil.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
  • 1 3.4-oz. instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • Ginger snap cookies, for serving

Directions

  1. Beat heavy cream and vanilla pudding in a stand mixer. Mix the ingredients until stiff peaks form. This should take 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add into the mixture pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice and stir well to combine.
  3. Chill if desired.
  4. Serve your treat with ginger snaps.

Halloween Caramel Apples

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup 
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • Kosher salt 
  • 6 medium very crisp apples, well washed and dried  

Directions

  1. Pour sugar, corn syrup, and 1/2 cup water into a small saucepan and place it over medium-high heat. Stir the mixture a few times before the sugar starts boiling to combine the ingredients. Fix a candy thermometer to the inside of the saucepan and bring the syrup to a boil. Cook the syrup until it begins to turn into an amber color, then swirl it to even out the color.
  2. Continue to cook the syrup until it is a deep amber and the candy thermometer reads between 375 and 380 degrees F, then take if away from the heat. Pour in the cream carefully and gently whisk it to combine. Stir in the vanilla, butter, and a pinch of salt until it is smooth. Don’t keep it on the heat but let the thermometer remain attached to the saucepan.
  3. With candy apple sticks, Pierce each apple through the stem ends about halfway through. Get a baking sheet and line it with parchment and lightly spray it with nonstick cooking spray.   
  4. Check the temperature of the caramel to see if it reads around 190 degrees F. If it does, dip an apple, using the stick as a handle and swirl it to coat completely. Let the excess caramel to drip off the bottom and use a spatula to help remove caramel if it is too much, as excess caramel will pool around the apple when you leave it to cool on the lined baking sheet.
  5. Repeat the process with the remaining apples. It the caramel gets too thick for dipping, gently heat it on the stovetop over low heat, stirring.
  6. Leave the apple to let the caramel set and cool completely before serving or wrapping the apples. This should take about 1 hour.

Halloween Spider Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) pack of chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) can white frosting
  • 1 pound black shoestring licorice
  • 48 cinnamon red hot candles
  • 48 pieces candy corn
  • ¼ cup orange decorator sugar

Directions

  1. Prepare your cupcakes according to package directions. Let the cupcakes cool completely.
  2. Cut the licorice into 3 inch sections. Pick one or two cupcakes at a time, so the frosting doesn’t set before you decorate, and frost the cupcakes with the white frosting.
  3. Insert the licorice pieces into the outer edges of the cupcakes to form the spider legs. Insert 3 legs on each side.
  4. Put two pieces of candy corn on the front of the cupcake to form the fangs and red hots as the eyes.
  5. Sprinkle cupcake with decorator sugar.
  6. Repeat the same with remaining cupcakes.

Now that you have different Halloween treats to pick from, you can prepare one or two or choose a treat from coles specials and take it with you to this year’s Halloween party!

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