Halloween Treats You Can Make at Home
By Trina Bernal
Halloween heralds the unofficial holiday spirit where creative treat-makers rally to create delicious and sweet treats you can enjoy at festivals, parties, and whatnot. But you don’t have to be a pro to prepare these easy-to-make bites!
For Reese’s Witch Brooms, you will need fun-sized Reese’s peanut butter cups (if allergic to peanuts use chocolate-covered marshmallows; melt chocolate in microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, dip marshmallows with toothpicks in chocolate mixture, and set on waxed paper and freeze) and pretzel sticks. Turn the peanut butter cups upside down and stab them with pretzel sticks (make sure they stand on their own).
For Halloween Ghosties, you will need 1 (12oz) package white chocolate chips, 24 peanut-shaped peanut butter sandwich cookies and 48 miniature chocolate chips. This takes 40 minutes prep, ready in 1 hour. Put chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl to heat on low in microwave for 1 minute and stir. Reduce time to 30 seconds, and keep heating on low as much as needed, until white chocolate chips are warm and smooth. Take 2 forks to dip cookies into white chocolate. Set cookies on waxed paper-covered sheets. Put 2 miniature chocolate chips on each cookie for eyes. Place cookies aside until coating has hardened, about twenty minutes.
And for Witches’ Hats, you will need 2 (16oz) packages fudge-striped cookies, ¼ cup honey, 1 (9oz) bag milk chocolate candy kisses (unwrapped) and 1 (4.5oz) tube decorating gel. This takes 1 hour prep and will be ready in 1 hour. Put a fudge-striped cookie with bottom side up on a work surface. Spread (⅛ teaspoon) honey on the base of the chocolate kiss, covering center-hole of the cookie. Use decorating gel to adorn a small bow at the place connecting the chocolate with the cookie. Repeat with remaining ingredients.