Top 5 Favorite Halloween Treats


It’s the holiday we’ve all been waiting for! Costume parties, trick-or-treating, and lots and lots of candy! It doesn’t get any better than this. Whether you have kids, are a kid, or wish you were still a kid, you can most definitely get excited for Halloween.

Here are some quick, last minute recipes that I absolutely love for Halloween!

1. Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

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- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
-. red & yellow food coloring or orange gel coloring
- 5-1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- 6 cups crispy rice cereal
- mini tootsie rolls
- candy for decorations, M&M’s, candy corn, etc
- In a large saucepan, melt and slightly brown butter on medium heat. Add vanilla extract and marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are completely melted. Add food coloring until desired orange color is reached. Add cereal and stir until completely combined. Turn off heat and let sit for a few minutes, until cool enough to handle.
- When mixture has cooled enough, spray your hands with cooking spray and mold cereal mix into circles (makes about 9). Unwrap a tootsie roll and press into each pumpkin top. Add candy for the eyes and noses (frosting to adhere).
- Eat and Enjoy!
2. Cobweb Cupcakes
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- A pack of yellow cake mix and all ingredients needed to make the cake
- Salted caramel frosting
- Sparkly gel black frosting
- Toothpicks
- Bake the cupcakes
- Frost them with salted caramel frosting
- Using a tube of black icing, draw a small circle in the center of the cupcake. Then draw two additional concentric circles.
- Gently drag a toothpick from the center of the cupcake to the outside edge to create the web effect. Repeat this several times around the cupcake, using a clean toothpick for each line.
 3. Marshmallow Ghosts
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- White cooking chocolate
- White marshmallows
- Black icing or food coloring
- Cocktail Sticks
- Pumpkin (to display)
- Melt white chocolate in the microwave or over a b bain-marie
- Push marshmallows on to cocktail sticks
- Dunk in the chocolate
- Stick them into the pumpkin to dry
- With another cocktail stick, dab little black dots of icing on for eyes

4. Green Slimed Popcorn

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– 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

– 1 cup light brown sugar, packed

– 2 tbsp light corn syrup

– 2 heaping cups miniature marshmallows (or 12 large)

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

– 6 drops each green and yellow food coloring

– 8 cups popped popcorn


– Place butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup in a 3-quart sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.

– Remove from heat and add marshmallows and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.

– Add the green and yellow food coloring to create desired color.

– Put the popcorn in a large bowl and pour the “green slime” marshmallow mixture over the popcorn. Stir with a large spoon until coated. Cover until ready to serve. Store in an airtight container.

5. Spider Cookies

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– Chocolate chip cookie dough

– 1/2 cup of chocolate chips for decorating


– Preheat over to 375F.

– Bake cookies. Make sure there are chocolate chips on the top for decorating spiders. If not, feel free to add some. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they start to brown.

– While the cookies are cooling, place the extra chocolate chips in a small microwavable bowl. Heat for 30 seconds at a time, taking out and stirring each time, until they are melted and smooth.

– Place the melted chocolate in a piping bag with a small, plain tip. You can also use a small decorating squeeze bottle or even a sandwich bag with the corner cut out.

– Pipe a head and legs onto some of the chocolate chips. That’s it! Allow the chocolate to set completely before storing.


I hope you all enjoy these wonderful recipes! Get your kids or friends involved to make this a family affair!

Feel free to share pictures with us if you make any of these recipes. Enjoy your Halloween and be safe!

-xoxo, Lexi

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