Halloween… my favourite holiday of the year! A time to play with lots of face paint and scary costumes, carve some quirky faces on pumpkins, and the best off all… the treats that come with the tricks!
All Hallow’s Eve, is thought to have originated with an ancient Celtic festival, involving people who wore costumes and left out food to ward off ghosts and spirits. Overtime, Halloween evolved into a community based event, which is now most popular in the United States, and involves activities of neighbourhood door knocking for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and a lot of scary story telling!
A lot of Australia take to celebrating this tradition; dressing up their children and taking them for an evening of trick or treating, and I personally try my hardest to take the holiday to the next level – by decorating the house, carving pumpkins, and of course whipping up some super scary treats to keep those little monsters happy!
So I thought I would share my favourite (scarily) sweet recipes I have gathered over the years. Why not get creative this Halloween and join in on spreading some spooky sweetness!
Halloween Candied Apples
These are an absolute all time favourite and a must have this spooky season! Simple yet delicious, these candied apples are sure to be a monster pleaser!
One taste of these 3 layered chocolate mice and they’ll have you squealing for more! You can’t not fall in sweet sweet love with these little guys!
Spiders Web Cupcakes
A spooky take on an all time classic, these scrumptious cupcakes decorated with a chocolate web are scarily easy to make and taste absolutely great!
Crunchy Donut Eyeballs
I know what you’re thinking, gross right? Wrong! These donut hole eyeballs are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, the kids won’t be able to take their eyes (or hands) off them!
Rice Krispy Treat Brains
Thought the last one was a bit gross.. well this is taking that one step further. If you really want to impress, these frightful favours will do just the trick! These brain-like rice crispy treats will satisfy all kinds of hungry zombies, and they taste really scrumptious!