Welcome to Little Red Bear’s special Happy Halloween Spooktacularly Good Recipes!
We thought it good to share Halloween recipes now to give you ample time to assemble ingredients and get treats made up and ready for parties and trick or treaters. Because by the time you hear hooves and feet dashing up the street — it’s too late. And then a ghoulish trick may be your fate . . . .
It’s Autumn and October,
Scary things will soon be waking,
Rising from tortured, restless slumber,
To find what treats we have been making!
So gather ‘round for recipes,
Come in to see what we have in store,
It’s time to head into the kitchen,
Before hungry ghosts and ghouls are at the door!
The recipe for Caramel Apple Bread Pudding seemed to garner the most oohs and ahhs last week. Take a look by tapping on the link if you missed it.
If you are new to our Sunday morning recipe sharing and missed the first Little Red Bear Recipes Post explaining what we are doing, simply tap on the link to check it out.
We have a good assortment of Halloween inspired treats and goodies picked out this week for you, so grab your apron and let’s get started. “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble,” as William Shakespeare put it. Let’s get stirring, shall we?
This recipe features five easy decorating ideas to make special cupcakes for coming Halloween parties and events.
Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins
Rice Krispie Treats are one of my favorite things, so making them up with the Mini Rollo stem and green M&M leaf is perfect for a Halloween party.
Jack Skellington Oreo Pops
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is a favorite movie here, so these Jack Skellington Oreo Pops are a sure hit. If you cannot find the special Halloween Oreos, any will do. But the Halloween orange middles would be a fun surprise for little ones when biting into them.
Halloween Candy Corn Fudge
Sharing two Halloween Candy Corn Fudge Recipes, one including the special Fall M&Ms for an added chocolate flavor, and the other cut into realistic little Candy Corn shapes for fun. Little Red Bear liked one — I liked the other — sharing them both!
Ghost Popcorn Balls
I honestly do not remember how many popcorn balls that I received trick or treating over the years, back in the day. But I know for a fact that none of them looked this cool.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts
These are just too cute (and delicious!) for Halloween guests to leave out. And as a bonus, there are links to Halloween Eyeballs and Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats included at the bottom of the recipe, as well.
These yummy little pretzel treats are so easy to prepare and cool looking for Halloween parties. Better make a bunch and then watch them disappear!
Paranormal Pretzel Cookies
While in the snack aisle of the grocery store picking up a bag of mini pretzels for the Ghost Pretzels, pick up a bag of the little square pretzels to make up these ghostly-themed chocolate chip cookies, too. Mini pretzels dipped in white chocolate riding on a chocolate chip cookie. Guaranteed to warm the hearts of little ghouls and goblins!
Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Treats
Doing a two-fer here. Both recipes feature Creamy Smooth Peanut Butter as the main ingredient, one to make delightful little Pumpkin Bites and the other to make really scary looking Zombie Eyeballs for teen boys and those that are into that sort of thing. You could do the Pumpkin Bites for Thanksgiving, just as easily. Not so sure about the eyeballs.
Halloween Harvest Hash Chex Mix
We always make up a Chex Party Mix for Christmas and New Years, and love the idea of this Halloween mix with not only my favorite Candy Corn, Candy Pumpkins, and Reese’s Pieces treats added, but also incorporating a brown sugar, butter, and vanilla extract mixture to flavor it all with. Oh, we are definitely going to need to find some bigger snack bowls this year!
Halloween Swirl Cream Cheese Brownies
That title about says it all — a dark chocolate brownie covered by a layer of orange cheesecake. All swirled together to make it look spooky for Halloween. It’s always good to have some special treats for the grown-ups, as well.
Halloween Marshmallow Pops
Little Red Bear thinks these Halloween Marshmallow Pops are the coolest things for a Halloween party or get-together! Easy to prepare and fun. Please note that the recipe calls for the large size, Campfire Giant Roasting Marshmallows. You could use regular ones, too. They would just be smaller, of course.
Halloween Spider Cookies
This delightful Halloween treat is a peanut butter cookie with a Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup on top, decorated with candy eyes and melted chocolate for the legs. Little Red Bear reminds — each spider has eight legs. If you just make six legs then it’s technically an insect. And who wants to eat a bug for Halloween? Well, zombies maybe. But who really wants those fellas hanging around? Be safe — eight legs.
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And remember, all of these recipes are added each week to our “Little Red Bear’s Hand-picked Recipes” board on Pinterest for you to access anytime and find those from previous weeks if you missed them. I invite you to follow and check out my other Pinterest boards while there, including the Halloween Recipes & Ideas Board for many other great treats and decoration ideas.
Family Time is the Best Time!
Trick or Treating is not the same as when we did it as small kids years ago. With a small group of close friends, we would head out together as it was beginning to get dark like a band of tiny pirates with the whole subdivision lying ahead of us to plunder and loot for goodies.
Homemade treats were the norm then, coming home with bags of homemade cupcakes, brownies, cookies, popcorn balls, caramel apples, loose candies tossed into our bags, and more. And slices of cake wrapped in plastic wrap. Those never survived the trip home intact and I wondered then and still do what those people were thinking. But, cake crumbs are cake nonetheless, so nothing ever went to waste!
Pre-packaged candy bars were rare, and treasured! And then there were the helpful grandparent types handing out apples, oranges, bananas, and pennies. And an occasional pencil, believe it or not.
So much has changed. We liked to imagine spooky dangers lurking around every corner, and never thought of them being real or having to go thru and inspect our treats for hidden hazards, or to have them x-rayed. The only reason we dumped our trick or treat bag goodies on the floor upon our return home was to let our parents have a chance to grab some and share in the bounty. On a good night and in fair weather, we sometimes came home, unloaded a heavy bag and headed right back out the door again for more! After 3rd grade or so, we never felt the need to have our parents accompany us for safety.
But as I said, times change. All of the treats above are clearly for home parties and family in today’s world, not intended to be distributed at the door any longer.
Here is an informational link to the National Safety Council’s Halloween Safety Tips and Guidelines for children and motorists, alike. Have a wonderful Halloween, keeping yourselves and the little ones safe this year. Remember — Scare Safe!
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Thanks as always for spending part of your day with us! We hope you enjoyed the special Spooktacularly Good Halloween Treats this week and would be honored if you recommended our site and pages to friends and family. Little Red Bear and I look forward to your visits here, and hope that in our own way we help to make your day special, too!
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Wishing everyone a beautiful coming week. The leaves here should soon be changing colors, maybe they already are in your area. Speaking of changing, dare to change a life. Be the reason someone smiles this week! You may even end up changing your own. – Jim (and Red!)
“No amount of money or success can take the place of time spent with your family.”
“A full bag, tired feet, dry socks, and sticky fingers meant it was a Happy Halloween.”– JRM
“A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” — Erma Bombeck
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