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Halloween, for some, is their favorite time of the year. It's spooky fun! If you are like me and Halloween decorations are put up way in advance, and Halloween party plans are managed way before October, then you need to try out some of these treats.
Here are a few Halloween desserts to try for your party. These easy to follow recipes are quick to make.
Included in this article are the recipes for the following Halloween desserts:
- Cake pops with gummies
- Spooky chocolate cupcakes
- Panna cotta eyeballs
- Ghostly Orange muffins
Cake Pops with Rat Gummy
Recipe for Easy to Make Cake Pops with Rat Gummies
This is an easy recipe using a boxed cake mix. You can really get creative with this one.
1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 cup of water
3 large eggs
½ cup of vegetable oil
1 package prepared chocolate frosting
2 cups crushed chocolate rice crispies
½ cup chocolate melts
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
2. Beat cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a bowl using an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes more.
3. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool for about an hour.
5. Crumble your cake in a bowl mixing it with the chocolate frosting. Do this until the mixture becomes sticky. Place the bowl inside the refrigerator for an hour.
6. Using your hands, roll them into balls. Line them up onto a flat pan. Place a stick into each ball.
7. Melt the chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl for about 20 seconds. Dip each cake pop in the melted chocolate. And roll them onto the crushed rice crispies, covering it entirely.
8. Dab a bit of chocolate onto the top portion of the cake pop and place the gummy rat on top.
Note: You can use other gummy shapes for this recipe like gummy worms, eyeballs, or gummy skeletons. Have fun decorating it any way you want!
Recipe for Spooky Chocolate Cupcakes
Having themed cupcakes is a must! You can really get creative with these since there are so many ready-made Halloween themed cupcake toppers to choose from. If you are feeling creative, you can make your own. Get a package of really made fondant and food color and make your own toppers.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup of water
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups salted butter
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixer, adding ingredients slowly.
- Add wet ingredients. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Mix well for about 2 to 3 minutes. Make sure to mix everything well evenly.
- Pour the mixture into muffin tins lined with cupcake paper, about 3/4 way.
- Bake for 20 minutes until the cupcakes meet the toothpick test.
- Make the frosting by beating the butter until fluffy using a hand mixer. Add in cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Beat until combined. Beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time.
- Place the frosting in a piping bag with your desired tip. Pipe the top of each cupcake.
- Decorate with store-bought toppers or your own fondant creations.
Fun Cupcake Toppers
Suggested Fondant Topper Shapes
Create your own toppers with store-bought fondant or make your own.
- witch's hats
- bones and skulls
- witch's kettle
If you do not want to get a store-bought fondant, you can also make your own. Get a bag of marshmallows and place them in the microwave until it gets fluffy but not burnt. Add powder sugar until it is pliable or moldable. You can color these with food color and make it into any shape you like.
Eyeball Cake Toppers
Panna Cotta Eyeball
Panna Cotta Eyeballs
These Panna Cotta eyeballs will have everyone talking! Not only are they simple to make, but they are also exciting to eat and look at. Not unless they are looking back at you!
⅓ cup skim milk
1 (.25 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
2 ½ cups heavy cream
½ cup white sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1.Pour milk into a small bowl, and stir in the gelatin powder. Set this aside.
2. In a saucepan, stir together the heavy cream and sugar and set over medium heat. Bring to a boil; the cream will quickly rise to the top of the pan, so make sure to pay attention to it.
3. Pour the gelatin and milk into the cream, stirring until completely dissolved. Stir constantly. Remove from the stove, stir in the vanilla and pour into dome-shaped molds.
4. Cool the mold uncovered at room temperature. When cool, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.
5. Before serving, unmold the Panna Cotta, invert it onto a shallow plate.
6. Place a slice of kiwi on top, add the chocolate ball and spoon some strawberry sauce around the base of the Panna Cotta.
Ghostly Orange Muffins
Ghostly Orange Muffin Recipe
This is perfect for the adult palate. Try serving this orange muffin at your party for those who are not too fond of overly sweet cakes. This has the right degree of sweetness. You can even add a bit of alcohol to this recipe for a bit of punch.
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup white sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup of orange juice
⅓ cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 package fondant
black food color
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease bottoms only of 12 muffin cups or line with baking cups.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, orange peel, and salt; mix well.
- In a bowl, combine orange juice, oil, and egg.
- Add dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened but not smooth.
- Fill cups 2/3 full. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool before removing from the pan.
To make the toppers:
- Stand a large marshmallow on its flat end.
- Roll out a 4-inch x 4-inch fondant.
- With a sharp knife, cut it into a circle. It doesn’t need to be a perfect circle.
- Place the fondant on top of the marshmallow.
- Using your fingers, shape the fondant a bit to make a “ghost shape.”
- Paint the face on the fondant with food color.
Halloween Table Decorations
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