The Best Ideas For Decorating Halloween Desserts With Candy
Halloween is when ghosts, goblins, and witches are out in full force. Children trick or treat, while adults go to fun parties - but everyone enjoys delicious treats this time of year.
There's no better time to be decadent, and with so many treats to choose between - there's something for everyone.
If you're looking for some ideas on how to decorate your Halloween desserts with candy, look no further. In this blog post, we'll reveal some of the best ways to do just that. So put on your thinking cap and prepare to create spooktacularly delicious treats.
Use Candy Eyeballs
One of the simplest - but most effective ways - to decorate your Halloween desserts with candy is to use candy eyeballs. You can find these at most party stores or online, making them a great decoration.
All you need to do is stick them onto cupcakes, cakes, cookies, or brownies for an instant Halloween look. If you can't find any ready-made candy eyeballs, you can use foam sweets for the eyes and liquorice for the eyeballs.
Top Off Cupcakes With Candy Corn
Candy corn is a classic Halloween candy, so it only makes sense to use it to decorate your desserts. Top off cupcakes with a few pieces of candy corn - or go all out and cover the entire top of the cupcake in candy corn. Either way, it'll be sure to impress your guests.
While candy corn is famous in the USA, it will be more of an exotic treat in the UK and something that will delight adults and children alike.
Decorate Brownies With White Chocolate Ghosts
If you're looking for something a little more sophisticated, why not try decorating brownies with white chocolate ghosts? It shows off your culinary skills and impresses your guests.
You'll need some white chocolate and a piping bag to make the ghosts. Melt the chocolate down and then pipe it onto baking parchment in the shape of ghosts. Once cooled and set, you can place them on top of your brownies.
The ghosts will add a spooky touch to any dessert - and they taste great too.
Use Jelly Sweets To Make Worms In Dirt
Worms in dirt is one of those classic Halloween treats that never fails to disappoint. All you need are some chocolate pudding cups, Oreo cookies, and jelly sweets. They're also easy to make and won't take much time.
First, crumble up the Oreos and use them to top the pudding cups. Then, cut the jelly sweets into thin worms and place them in the pudding cup, so they look like they're wriggling around in the dirt.
Worms in dirt are a great option if you're looking for something that's both easy to make and looks impressive. Plus, it's sure to be a hit with the kids.
Get Children To Use Sweets To Decorate Cookies
One of the best things about Halloween is that it's a great excuse to get children involved in the kitchen - especially if you're unsure about letting them trick or treat. The best way to get everyone involved is by allowing them to use sweets to decorate cookies.
All you need are some plain cookies - store-bought or homemade - and a selection of sweets. Then, let the kids go wild and create their designs. You'll be surprised at how creative they can be.
Not only is this a fun activity for the kids, but it also results in some delicious decorated cookies.
Make Black Cat Cookies
Black cats are a Halloween staple, so why not make some black cat cookies? They're easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients. All you need is some sugar cookie dough, black food colouring, and chocolate chips.
First, tint the dough with the black food colouring until it's a deep black. Then, a small cookie cutter cut cat shapes from the dough. Place them on a baking tray and press two chocolate chips into the dough for the eyes.
Bake according to the recipe instructions - or until they're golden brown and then use M&M's to make noses. You can also find liquorice laces for the whiskers and use foam sweets for the eyes.
These cookies are perfect for anyone who loves cats - or wants to add a touch of whimsy to their Halloween dessert spread.
Offer Simple Pick and Mix Bags
If you're looking for a Halloween dessert that's both easy to make and popular with kids, why not keep it simple with pick-and-mix bags? All you need is a selection of Halloween sweets, such as chocolate eyeballs, candy corn, and some cellophane bags.
Let the kids choose their favourite sweets and then fill up the bags. You can even add some spooky labels if you want to get creative.
Not only are pick-and-mix bags a great way to let the kids have fun, but they're also bound to be a hit with your guests. After all, who doesn't love candy?
Put Sweets In Cakes
Hiding sweets in cakes is one of the fun ways to bring some spookiness to the best day of the year, and you can use leftover sweets.
The best thing about this idea is that you can be as creative as you like, including hiding sweets under the icing, or placing them into the sponge once it finishes cooking.
Whether it's jelly snakes, skulls and teeth or chocolates, people will love the surprise element of this idea.
Halloween is a time for fun and scary surprises, so why not make the most of it this season? Even if the kids are going trick or treating, they'll still appreciate the extra effort you put into creating tasty treats.
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