Quick & Easy Treats for the Spooky Season

Madison Hays, Assistant Editor

There are amazing desserts for all the busy families to make for a small or large group of people when getting ready for this Thursday. These are a few classic desserts with a spin to make them fit the spooky season.

Monster Rice Krispie Treats.

Monster Rice Krispie Treats

Rice krispie treats can be transformed into monsters simply with candy melts. When making this dessert, follow the recipe here: Rice Krispie treat recipe or buy a box of premade wrapped treats. Once the treats are unwrapped or cool and cut, microwave candy melts and stir. If the consistency is too thick, add canola oil to make it thinner. The consistency needs to allow for the chocolate to drip down the bar. Once the candy melt bowls are ready, dip a fourth of the bar into the color and tilt it upwards. Grab a few edible googly eyes and place them however. Once the candy melts harden, (refrigerate for faster results) these monsters will be ready for any party.

Mummy Brownies







Mummy Brownies and Cookies:

The classic brownies and cookies are always a good choice for any holiday. However, there are ways to spice up these classic treats for any halloween occasion. Start off by using your favorite brownie or cookie recipe, buy a box mix, or purchase premade cookie dough. Follow the directions stated and allow the dessert to cool (put treats into the freezer to speed up the process). While the brownies or cookies are cooling, grab out white candy melts, pour into a bowl, and microwave until melted, taking time to stop and stir. Take a ziplock bag and cut the corner to whatever thickness you would like the mummy’s lines to be. Fill the melted candy into the bag and pull out the cooled brownies or cookies. Cut the brownies or cookies and pull them out of the pan and place them on wax paper. Then, create a zigzag motion till the brownie or cookie is covered with lines. Add edible googly eyes and these mummies are ready to roll. These mummy brownies or cookies will be a fan favorite. 

Chocolate dipped Halloween pretzels:

Pretzel Dipped in Chocolate

Chocolate dipped pretzels are always a quick go to, but put a little twist this year by making them Halloween themed! Choosing candy melts with different colors such as orange for pumpkin, green for Frankenstein, and brown for bats will be a way to spice up these treats. Melt the candy melts, and dip the pretzels into the chocolate and set them on wax paper. Quickly add decorations like sprinkles and edible googly eyes (check out the picture for a few ideas) before the chocolate hardens.

These treats can be made quickly without spending a huge dollar on ingredients So get in the kitchen and start spicing up the original desserts for the spooky season!