Baking & Desserts

Halloween treat revival

Author: Canadian Living

Baking & Desserts

Halloween treat revival

As a child I loved Halloween - the dressing up, the trick or treating and especially the candy! For the kids in my neighbourhood, the highlight of the night was Mrs. Ross’s homemade Halloween treats; walnut studded chocolate fudge, fire-engine red candy apples, and caramel popcorn balls wrapped in wax paper were anticipated for months. Collected on the last stop before heading home, they were the first treats gobbled up since they were always deemed safe while the rest of the booty had to pass Mom and Dad’s safety inspection.

As concerns over safety and busy lifestyles have become a part of our modern day lives, homemade treats given out on Halloween night have mostly fallen out of favour. If you are feeling nostalgic for hallow’s gone by, there are still plenty of places for fun holiday creativity.

Treat kids in your child’s classroom with a ghouly, homemade centerpiece treat for a party or for dessert, or gross out a select group of friends and neighbours that you know will feel safe with your inspired confections. This collection of easy Halloween goodies will bring back those days of neighborhood treats. Crispy Marshmallow Ghosts or Goblin Balls are easy no-bake treats, great to make with the kids. We first came across these popular Creepy Witches Fingers back in the 90’s when of our readers, Emilie Dore, sent us her inspired recipe.

Planning a Halloween bash? Check out our recipes for Jack-O-Lantern Cake or Chocolate Coffin Cake to set a spooky mood.

Hopefully this collection inspires you to get creative making your own creepy creations. Happy Halloween!                    

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