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Terrifyingly Sweet treats

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

By Masako King

Staff Writer

 

October is here, and the fear grows near! This is the month where frights are what makes the night. And what better way to indulge all things scary than a favorite snack. Healthy, simple or monstrous goodies are guaranteed to do more treat than trick.


Simple little treats can put a smile on anyone’s face, and as senior Arianna Herrera says, “Everything is better when they [the Halloween snacks] have a theme to go off of.” We couldn’t agree more as Halloween truly is the time when the grisly creativity within us all is expressed through these delightfully daunting treats.


So let’s get started and hope not to gain a scary cavity!

 

Starting with a snack so easy, it could be prepared by anyone, as long as they know the basics of handling a kitchen knife, Creepy Apple Bites makes for the perfect light Halloween snack, especially for those that are cavity conscious. You could whip this up in the kitchen in less than fifteen minutes!


Healthier Option: Creepy Apple Bites


Using:

  • Apples

  • Jam of your choice

  • Peanut butter

  • Slivered almonds


  • Optional:

  • Blueberries

  • Lychee

How To:

  • Cut the entire apple vertically (not too thin, but not too thick)

  • Cut the vertically sliced pieces in half

  • On the skin of the apples, make a long triangular cut as this will be the mouth

  • Fill the mouths with as much jam or peanut butter as you desire

  • Place slivered almonds for the teeth


  • For added fun, insert two toothpicks with lychee at the end as eyes

  • Insert one blueberry in each opening of the lychee as the pupils

 

Next up is a cute little snack that requires not ten, not five, but only three ingredients. Enjoy this fa-boo-lous snack with anyone or yourself!


Simple Option: Mini Ghost Cookies


Using:

Vienna Fingers (Vanilla Cookies)

White Candy Coating

Mini M&Ms


How To:

Melt white candy coating chocolate as directed on package

Using a fork, place the cookie in the melted candy coating making sure that all sides are coated

Set on waxed paper and repeat for all cookies

Chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes

Melt more candy coating, place in a ziploc bag, snip the edge, and drizzle over cookies

Add M&Ms as eyes

 

This snack here makes for a great bite! Sweet ‘n Scary Dentures are similar to the Creepy Apple Bites, but this is a treat that any person with a sweet tooth cannot resist.

Simple Option: Sweet ‘n Scary Dentures


Using:

1 tube chocolate chip cookie dough

Red frosting

Mini marshmallows

Almonds


How To:

Preheat the oven to 350°

Line your baking sheets with parchment paper

Roll cookie dough into 1.5” balls and place on baking sheets

Bake for about 12 minute, let it cool down, then cut in half

Spread a thin layer of red frosting onto each cookie half

If you don’t have red frosting, add red food dye to vanilla frosting and thoroughly mix

Place mini marshmallows around the round edges of one of the halves

Top it off with the remaining half and then stick a slivered almond on each side as your fangs

 

Last but not least, Halloween Candy Bark is a candy that you’ll never forget as it’ll haunt you forever with the frightful amount of sugar packed inside of one piece of it! You have been warned. Eat with caution.

Monstrous Amounts of Sugar Option: Halloween Candy Bark


Using:

A pack of vanilla or chocolate chips

1 cup orange candy melts


You can get as crazy as you want with toppings, but here are a few options:

Candy corn

Candy eyeballs

Crushed pretzels

M&M’s

Leftover Halloween candy


How To:

Lay out a large sheet of wax paper and get all of your toppings ready

Melt the chocolate in the microwave according to package directions

Pour chocolate onto wax paper and smooth out with a spatula

Melt orange melts in the microwave according to package directions, place spoonfuls onto the chocolate, and then swirl with a toothpick

Top with your toppings quickly

Let it chill in the fridge and then break into pieces or cut with a knife


 

Try out one of these snacks if you dare, and of course, have a Happy Halloween. Stay safe, everyone, and continue to follow the COVID guidelines during the most ominous day of the year!





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