Want to serve your kids some spooky tasty treats on Halloween? You’ve come to the right place. Allow the kids to create some creative mayhem in the kitchen this Halloween to get into the spirit of things. These entertaining, festive, and simple recipes will provide them with a few delicious treats to munch on.
Make these adorable spider biscuits with your kids as part of a Halloween party feast. Children will love decorating the chocolate spider legs and icing eyes.
- 70g butter, softened
- 50g peanut butter
- 150g golden caster sugar
- 1 medium egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 180g plain flour
- ½ tsp soda bicarbonate
- 20 peanut butter cups
- 100g milk chocolate, chopped
- icing eyes
Set two baking pans with parchment paper in the oven and preheat to 180°C. Cream the butter, peanut butter, and sugar with an electric hand whisk until very soft and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla afterwards. Add the flour, bicarbonate, and ¼ tsp. salt after combining.
Place 18 to 20 tbsp of the mixture onto the trays, leaving room between them so that they can spread out. To the centre of each cookie, press your thumb. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are firm but the centres are still soft – they will harden slightly as they cool. Allow cooling for a few minutes on the tray before topping each biscuit with a peanut butter cup. Move to a wire rack to completely cool.
Melt the chocolate by heating it briefly in the microwave or in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Scrape into a piping bag, then allow to slightly cool. Each spider’s legs should be piped on before the two eyes are adhered. Allow setting. In an airtight container, it will last three days.
Serve these snake-shaped pastries as a spooky treat for kids at a Halloween party. Coat your snakes with a variety of seeds to keep the flavours interesting.
- 320g pack of ready-rolled puff pastry
- 50g grated parmesan or vegetarian alternative
- flour, for dusting
- 1 egg, beaten
- poppy seeds, nigella seeds, sesame seeds or celery seeds, to decorate
- black or green peppercorns
Preheat oven to 220°C. Toss a few handfuls of parmesan over the unrolled pastry before folding it in half. Roll out the pastry to a 2mm thickness on a lightly dusted surface. Cut into 1 cm wide strips, then twist each strip into a snake shape.
Place the snakes on a baking sheet, then give them an egg wash and more cheese on top. Each snake’s flat end should have two peppercorns pressed in for eyes. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden. Allow cooling. Will last two days if stored in an airtight container.
Ghoulish Halloween cupcakes
Make a batch of these spooky vanilla cupcakes if you’re looking for a sweet treat to serve this Halloween.
- 100g butter, cubed
- 100g plain chocolate
- 100g golden caster sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 125g self-raising flour
- 250g white fondant icing
- 500g mixed pack coloured fondant
You will also need paper cases, icing pens and icing eyes.
Preheat oven to 160°C. Put paper liners in a 12-hole cupcake tin. In a large saucepan, slowly melt the butter, chocolate, sugar, and 100 ml of hot water while stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.
Mix the egg and vanilla into the chocolate mixture. When the chocolate mixture is smooth, add it to the flour in a large mixing bowl. The mixture should be evenly divided among the paper cases, each of which should be about three-quarters full. For 20 to 22 minutes, bake on a low shelf. To test if the cupcakes are done, press on the tops; they should bounce up. Take the food out of the oven and let it cool.
To decorate the cupcakes, use your creativity. Make extra fondant decorations like hair and mouths and stick them on with some water. To create lines in the fondant, use icing pens. Place icing eyes as desired.
All of the above recipes require parchment paper for microwave use. The Asahi Kasei Cooking Sheet would be our recommendation if you were looking to buy baking paper online. Their baking paper has silicone coating on both sides, which makes baking more uniform by preventing food from sticking. Your treats won’t burn or turn black because this greaseproof paper will not crumble even at temperatures as high as 250°C for 20 minutes.
Happy Halloween! Happy baking!