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7 Recipes to Make for Halloween

Happy Halloween! Well, almost Halloween. Happy it’s almost Halloween and it is time to pick out what recipes to make this year! As if all the candy linked with this holiday isn’t enough sweetness, you have got to make your own recipes too. Perhaps more than any other holiday, Halloween is a great opportunity to get super creative with food and treats. Here are some of the best ideas I’ve seen around the Internet as of late…

Image Credit: Ree Drummond

Halloween Bark {via the pioneer woman}
Making bark is a really pretty and impressive, yet simple, candy that is totally customizable. The link above gives you the method and some suggestions for toppings for the bark but you can do absolutely anything you’d like here. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate could all be your chocolate base but I would suggest using white chocolate so the colors of the Halloween-themed candies pop on the bark.

Very Cute Vampires {via bakerella}
These are for the very artistic, very crafty people among us. Halloween as a holiday is about having fun and being creative, which is exactly what cake balls are. Plus, if you’re making these for a party chances are that everybody there will be in a costume — these pops are easy to eat and not messy at all. They look very impressive, border-lining on intimidating to make, but the way the steps are broken down take away much of that. Just go into it knowing that yours probably won’t look exactly like Bakerella’s, and that is going to be okay.

Halloween White Chocolate Popcorn {via yes i want cake}
In keeping with the snack theme that’s developed here, this popcorn is a sweet and salty treat. Popcorn balls are a semi-popular sweet that is handed out to trick or treaters often but I tend to find those overly sweet and processed. This popcorn allows you to taste many different flavors as opposed to just the flavor of sugar. Bonus points for it being supercute to look at!

Image Credit: Ree Drummond

Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles {via the novice chef blog}
What came first – the colors of Halloween and the realization that many colors of the Fall season match them OR did the most popular Fall colors give way to the colors of Halloween? Either way, it just so happens that one of the most popular flavors right now — pumpkin — is also half of the traditional Halloween color duo. When matched with a dark chocolate in this bite (you could use a lighter color chocolate if you don’t like dark chocolate) you’ve got Halloween all wrapped up in a truffle.

Pumpkin Soup {via the pioneer woman}
Here’s our savory dish of the night. When cooking or baking with pumpkin, it’s often mixed with other flavors and turned sweet, but when left alone it’s true flavor gets to shine just as it does in this soup. Additionally, pumpkin’s texture is perfectly suited for a soup and if you serve it as Ree did here, in the original pumpkin, it’s sure to be a showstopper.

Poisoned Apple Cocktail {via the little epicurean}
Doesn’t this name sound intriguing? So intriguing that you want to run out and get the ingredients for it right now and immediately make it? At least that is my reaction. The striking red color is very alluring and even though the name suggests it’s poisonous, I promise you won’t have the same fate as Snow White if you decide to make it!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting {via my baking addiction}
It’s fun to play around with artificial flavors and decorations for Halloween, but if you’d like to keep things more on the natural side the combination of chocolate and orange is waiting for you. Similar to pumpkin and chocolate, chocolate and orange can be somewhat of a controversial flavor choice — but it happens to be one of my favorites — and you can’t beat the orange and black colors for this holiday.

Bonus Post-Halloween recipe: It’s pretty probable that you’re going to have some leftover candy. It’s also pretty probable that while you’d like to eat it all, all the time you aren’t going to. My favorite way to get rid of a bunch of random candy is to bake it into a pan of blondies or stir it into a batch of cookie dough. You can use your favorite recipe and either chop up some of the candies and mix it into the dough or keep them full sized and press them on top. I’d only suggest doing this for chocolate candy though, I don’t think gummy candy would turn out too well.

What are your favorite Halloween recipes?

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