Trick or treat: There's always something good to eat

Halloween is a holiday that brings the sweet nostalgia of overdosing on candy and reminiscing about what neighborhood had the best candy. Think back to those days and  make your treats the sweetest thing to remember. 

There are a variety of Halloween treats that will have your friends thinking that you spent countless hours on a dessert tray that only took you at least an hour. Here's a list of goodies that will trick and treat your party guests.

Chocolate Covered Crispy Bars

Update a childhood favorite with chocolate M&M’s.

2 tbsp. unsalted butter

1 10 oz. bag of marshmallows

6 cups rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)

12 oz. (1 1/2 cups) milk chocolate chips

1 cup M&M’s

Melt the butter and marshmallows over medium heat in a saucepan and mix until smooth. Add cereal and mix well. Press down evenly into a baking dish. Set on the side. Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave 25 seconds at a time, stirring periodically. Once the chocolate is smooth, pour over the rice mixture and smooth with a butter knife. Cover with plastic wrap and let cool in the fridge for 25 minutes, or until the chocolate is partially set, and take out. Press M&M’s into the top. Fell free to top with orange sprinkles, and put back in the fridge for 20 more minutes, until completely set. Cut into squares and serve.

Oreo Cookie Cupcakes

The crunchy bottom of these cupcakes will surprise your guests and serves as the perfect compliment to the creamy top.

1 box chocolate cupcake mix

24 Oreos

1 12 oz. container of whipped vanilla frosting

Follow the directions on the cupcake box. Line 2 cupcake tins with cupcake liners. Place one Oreo in the bottom of each liner and top with cupcake batter. Once baked and cooled, frost with the vanilla frosting. Get creative and create a spider web pattern on the cupcake by cutting a small hole in the corner of a ziplock bag and piping the frosting in a web design.

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

Everyone loves brownies. Everyone loves peanut butter cups. Combine the two, and the result is a divinely gooey spin on the typical brownie.

1 box of brownie mix

8 large peanut butter cups, roughly chopped (keep them chunky)

Follow the directions of the back of the brownie box. Fold the chopped peanut butter cups into the batter and pour into a greased baking dish. Bake as instructed. Let cool, cut into squares, and serve.


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