Best 5 Halloween Treats

by in Holidays, Recipes, October 27th, 2011

pecan caramel spiders
The Halloween season practically requires us to consume unusual amounts of sugary treats. This year, whether you are hosting a Halloween party or simply entertaining trick-or-treaters, offer homemade sweet snacks in addition to the community candy bowl. Our top five recipes for spooky Halloween treats are go-to classics that kids and kids at heart will enjoy.

5. Jack-O-Lantern Cupcakes — Sandra’s 30-minute recipe utilizes store-bought cupcakes, which she tops with rich, dark-chocolate frosting and shaped orange fondant.

4. Pecan-Caramel Spiders — Homemade caramel and pecan clusters become the spider bodies while licorice acts as legs and melted and shaved chocolate toppings add realistic color and texture.

3. Whoopie Pumpkin Pies — Light, fluffy and filled with a smooth cinnamon-laced cream cheese frosting, Pat and Gina’s sweet sandwiches are the ultimate pumpkin treat.

2. Ghastly Meringues — Requiring just four basic ingredients, this recipe is scary-simple to make and yields airy, crispy meringues.

1. Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Cakes — Paula uses a packaged mix to make her single-serving cakes (pictured above), baked with a pumpkin-cream cheese filling and topped with whipped cream and crushed candy pieces.

Browse Food Network for more of our favorite Halloween recipes and tips.

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