Halloween Treats

I love Halloween. I hosted a party last night and I thought I would share pictures and recipes of all the treats I made! Enjoy!

Hot Apple Cider (recipe at the end)
Caramel Popcorn (recipe at the end)
Monster Bark
Pumpkin Cookies
Monster Cupcakes

Monster Cupcakes.
Monster Cupcakes.
Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Cookies
Caramel Corn
Caramel Corn
Mmmm. Caramel Corn
Mmmm. Caramel Corn
Pumpkin Cookies!
Pumpkin Cookies!
Treats!
Treats!
Getting a bit spooky.
Getting a bit spooky.
I'll have to make all these next year.
I’ll have to make all these next year.
Monster Bark
Monster Bark
Cider Center. The apple cider was in a pot on the stove.
Cider Center. The apple cider was in a pot on the stove.
Spirit Tree.
Spirit Tree.
Pomegranate Turkish Delights! Store bought.
Pomegranate Turkish Delights! Store bought.
Roasted pumpkin Seeds
Roasted pumpkin Seeds
Chocolates that I got too lazy to finish painting.
Chocolates that I got too lazy to finish painting.
Suckers right out of the molds. Need to be cleaned up.
Suckers right out of the molds. Need to be cleaned up.
Most treats!
Most treats!
<3
<3
Happy Halloween.
Happy Halloween.
The other side.
The other side.

 

Apple Cider Recipe (Easy)

I can’t say that I made the apple cider from scratch. I bought organic apple juice (2L), added a 1/4 cup of brown sugar and then added 6 large teaspoons of a mulled spiced mixture I got for Christmas last year. Once all the ingredients were¬†together in a large pot, I let it simmer all day while I prepared for the party. It is best to serve it hot! It is an easy recipe if you can get your hands on some mulled spice mixture. If you can’t, take a look through Pinterest until you find one that is suitable for your taste buds!

 

Caramel Popcorn

  • 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels
  • 30-50 Caramel Squares (I get the wrapped ones in the bulk section)
  1. Follow the instructions on the popcorn bag (microwave or stove top).
  2. Put the popcorn in a oven safe bowl and then let sit in the oven on low while you make the caramel (to keep it crisp and warm!)
  3. Melt the Caramel in a glass bowl (to keep it from burning; use a double boiler). You may be able to melt the caramel in the microwave (I don’t own one so I had to use a double boiler).
  4. Remove caramel from heat and let cool for a minute.
  5. Remove popcorn from oven and slowly pour the warm caramel over the popcorn.
  6. With buttered hands (yes, butter your hands), gently mix the popcorn and caramel together. MAKE SURE IT IS COOL (don’t burn yourself).
  7. As the caramel cools, you’ll be able to press the popcorn together to form balls.

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