This evening kids and parents will be dressing up to knock on doors and asking trick or treat? More often than not you will want to avoid the trick, especially if your neighbours have something horrid planned but rather than sitting in the dark and pretending you’re not home, why not spread some joy amongst the children and make something tasty that they will thank you for?

The following recipes are easy to make and will give the children something fun to enjoy on this Hallows’ Eve!

spooky rice krispie treatsThese fabulous rice krispies are shaped into the standard spooky shapes of ghosts, pumpkin heads, skulls, and pretty much any other character that you feel like haunting your trick or treaters with.

The recipe has been created by Penolopy Bulnick on Instructables.

Spooky Rice Krispie Treats

candy apple cauldronA candy apple, also known as a toffee apple in the UK, is a great traditional treat to receive on Halloween. These ones have been dipped in chocolate and decorated to look like a witch’s cauldron – much more interesting and exciting to receive from the kids’ perspective!

They are insanely easy to make and the recipe has been provided by hungryhappenings on Instructables.

Witch’s Cauldron Candy Apple

eyeball cakepopsCake pops are one of the best sweets that have been created in the past few years and their shape makes them ideal to customise as an eerie looking eyeball using some simple sugar craft.

The recipe for these eyeball cake pops can be found on BBC Good Food by Cassie Best.

Eyeball Cake Pops

chocolate spider web pattern muffinsEveryone loves muffins! These Halloween themed ones use a similar technique used for marble icing to make the top of them look like spiders webs.

The recipe for these yummy treats can be found on BBC Good Food by Angela Nilsen.

Spider Web Chocolate Muffins

pumpkin face shaped cookiesPumpkin heads are possibly the biggest icon of Halloween, in fact you might have already carved a face into a pumpkin at home.

These pumpkins are much smaller, sweeter, and easier to hand out as treats to your trick or treaters.

The recipe can be found on Channel 4 by Annie Rigg.

Pumpkin Face Cookies

creepy iced cookie shapesIcing sugar and good cookie cutting skills will allow you to create any spooky Halloween character that you want to on a biscuit. Similar to the pumpkin head recipe, this Nigela recipe will not only taste good but look bang on theme!

The recipe can be found on Nigela’s website.

Creepy Iced Cookie Shapes

How Popular is Halloween in the US?

Although Halloween isn’t celebrated as widely in the UK as it is in the USA, there are still plenty of people who enjoy dressing up their houses and families to get into the spirit of it all.

To see just how big Halloween is in the US, check out the following infographic that quantifies this spooky event (click on the image below for the larger version).

Halloween by the Numbers

Halloween By the Numbers. [Internet]. 2013. The History Channel website. Available from: [Accessed 31 Oct 2013].

Randal Whitmore

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