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Easy Halloween Treats

I love to bake but come up short in the decoration department and I signed up to bring in treats for my daughter’s first grade Halloween party this year. Seems somewhat redundant to have treats on the biggest candy day of the year but it’s all in good fun and comes but one day a year. That said, the pressure is on – I can’t bring in my standard cupcakes with m & m decorations – although swapping out for candy corn would be easy…..In any event, I found some great ideas online that I think I’ll try out:

Look at these spider cupcakes – I like the cute spider – it’s not a scary spider – and they look easy – regular cupcakes with some licorice and candy decorations (on familyfun.com). 

I love these ghost cookies (from halloweentreats.com) – no baking required! Just dip peanut butter sandwich cookies in melted white chocolate, let set on wax paper, and use mini chocolate chips for eyes (of course make sure no peanut allergies apply to any kids who may be eating these…).

Everyone loves apples on a stick – especially dipped in chocolate and/or peanut butter chips (I found this on hersheys.com). These couldn’t be easier – put the sticks in the apples and dip in chips melted with a little shortening, and chill. Plus, a good way to sneak some fruit into Halloween.

This adorable pumpkin cake recipe from familyfun.com is made from two bundt cakes – their recipe is home-made but I am going to give it a try with a cake mix.

These worm cupcakes also from familyfun.com look even easier – regular frosted cup cakes sprinkled with crushed cookie “dirt” topped with white chocolate “worms” (chow mein noodles).

Do you have any ideas for easy Halloween treats?

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