Simple Halloween Treats For a Scarily Good Time

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Halloween Sweets

Kids everywhere are preparing for one of their favourite holidays, and adults love being part of the fun too. Halloween is a firm favourite because it involves eating a lot of sweets, scary movies and dressing up. 

While the lockdown last year meant most people couldn't celebrate Halloween, restrictions have been lifted this year, so it's time to have some fun. 

Here are some simple Halloween treats that anyone can make. Whether it's for your children, trick or treaters or a party, these delicious treats are sure to please. 

Fruity Favourites 

fruity sweets

Fruit-based treats are popular all year, but fruit can be ideal for parents who want to let their children enjoy Halloween without the hard-boiled sweets binge. All you need to do is add some chocolate or coffee, and you've got an indulgent treat that has some health benefits. 

Toffee Apples

Nothing beats the classic toffee apple. It's technically a bonfire night treat, but why not break tradition and make them for your friends and family this year? You can add some spooky-themed treats to the outer layer or go for orange sprinkles. 

Ghoulish Bananas

When you look at the shape of bananas, it's clear to see why they make such amazing ghosts. All you need to do is cut horizontally through the banana and leave both ends. 

Then, you can use blueberries or raisins as eyes to finish the look. As bananas are one of the healthiest fruits around, they're an excellent choice for health-conscious parents during Halloween. 

Decadent Desserts 

Halloween Bark

Halloween only happens once a year, so it's perfectly fine to go all out and create some indulgent desserts. From cupcakes to bark and doughnuts, if you enjoy banking, you'll love these recipes. 

Halloween Bark 

Bark treats have become so popular in recent years because they often combine healthy ingredients such as Greek yoghurt and fruit. You can take the base idea of a bark dessert and turn it into a Halloween treat anyone will love. 

All you need is some white chocolate, a selection of candy treats and food colouring. Not only is this incredibly cost-effective, but it also looks so colourful, and trick or treaters will love it when you hand them this delicious bark. 

The Recipe

You'll Need: 

  • 250g of white chocolate 
  • Fifteen drops of candy coating (you'll find this online or at a specialist shop that sells baking equipment and ingredients). 
  • Orange, green and purple food colourings 
  • 2 tbsp of nonpareils or sprinkles

All you need to do is melt the chocolate, then place one tablespoon of the chocolate in three separate bowls. In each bowl, add five drops of candy coating and one drop of food colouring, then mix. 

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper, and pour the pure white chocolate into the tray, making sure it's spread evenly. You can then run the coloured chocolate over the top and use a small basting brush or toothpick to make shapes and swirls. 

Add the nonpareils and sprinkles, then place the tray in the fridge for 20 minutes. Once set, you can remove it from the refrigerator, break up the bark and enjoy. 

The Walking Ginger Dead 

We got this idea from Crumbs & Corkscrews, but it would be better if you went all out with the decorating. Instead of the skeletal icing, why not combine dramatic colours and recreate some zombies from The Walking Dead. 

Older kids and adults will love this idea, but feel free to keep the recipe as it is for younger children. 

Monster Cookies 

Another recipe we love is monster cookies from Sugar Salt Magic. If you're feeling creative, you can follow the recipe here - but you can also take a couple of shortcuts if baking isn't your thing. 

Option One: Buy premade cookies, which skips the baking steps and lets you focus on the icing. 

Option Two: Grab a box of Oreo cookies, and you'll only have to worry about adding some eyes to the treat. 

Halloween Sweets 

halloween sweets

If you're trying to juggle your career with family responsibilities, you'll know that baking treats from scratch isn't always practical. The typical Hollywood movie mom manages to do it all, while most people barely get their children to school on time in reality. 

Buying wholesale Halloween sweets means you can choose from a wide selection of delicious treats without having to lift a finger. 

Here are some of our most popular sweet choices for Halloween. 

Jelly Sweets 

Who doesn't love a fruity, jelly sweet? Packed with flavour, they're perfect for both children and adults alike. Haribo has plenty of delicious sweets available, and we highly recommend the Tangfastics collection or Yellow Bellies, which are foam and jelly snakes. 

Kingsway also provides a range of sweets, including Dracula teeth, bones, and fizzy snakes. 


When you have young children, you have to be careful, so parents usually opt for chocolate treats because they know they're safe. You can choose any chocolate, but we recommend going for white mice and skulls if you want to stick with the Halloween theme. 

Alternatively, you can create your own chocolate-themed treats, such as cornflake cakes, and decorate them with bright orange, green and purple icing.

Pick and Mix Bags 

Pick and mix is one of the many joys in life, and most adults remember standing at the infamous Woolworth's sweet stand, choosing from a selection of delicious treats. Well, you can recreate those memories by combining a mixture of jelly sweets, chocolate and sherbet flying saucers. 

The Takeaway

However, you choose to spend Halloween this year, make sure it's one to remember. After a year of lockdowns and missing out on fun occasions, we all deserve to enjoy some fun and indulgence this year. 

Appleton Sweets supplies wholesale confectionery to businesses, but anyone can take advantage of our low prices. Whether you want to fill up your cupboards or sell more sweets, we have a range of delicious sweets that you'll love. 

Don't forget to check out our post on the best sweets for children here.



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