5 Halloween treats you’ll actually want to eat

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5 Halloween treats you'll actually want to eat

Let’s be honest, the real reason we all put up with Halloween is for the treats, not the tricks. This year, skip the gummy Dracula fangs and make some treats you’ll actually want to eat.

1. The ghostly meringue

Why should Christmas get all the meringue love? Meringues will always look a little otherworldly, so if you’re looking for a fun Halloween recipe project, mini meringue ghosts will always go down a treat with kids – young and old. Bonus points if you serve them on top of a berry tart for a Tarantino-esque dessert.
Strawberry-curd-meringue-pieGet the recipe for strawberry curd meringue pie.

2. The gory red velvet cupcake

Not that we need an excuse to eat red velvet cupcakes, but they seem especially fitting for the lazy person’s Halloween celebrations thanks to their bloodied colour. Dot the icing with splashes of more red colouring for an extra gory effect if you like.
Red-velvet-cupcakesGet the recipe for red velvet cupcakes here.

3. The ‘death-by-triple-chocolate cookies’

These are great to make with any kids you’re entertaining over Halloween. If you want, add a bit of Halloween-themed food colouring to the filling.
Triple chocolate dipped Oreo cookiesGet the recipe for triple-chocolate dipped ‘Oreo’ cookies here.

4. The fairy cookies

For the people out there who aren’t into the scary side of Halloween, these cookies are the Disney princess-equivalent of a Halloween outfit.
Fairy-cookiesGet the recipe for fairy cookies here.

5. The trick-or-treat friendly caramel corn

Did you forget it was Halloween and now you’ve got angry trick-or-treaters banging down your door? In 25 minutes, you can have the best caramel corn ready. Set it in balls to make handing out even easier and mix in other sweets and chocolates if you like.

Get the recipe for maple caramel corn here.

Jess Spiro Article by: Jess Spiro

Jess Spiro is a freelance food writer, chef and restaurant critic based in Cape Town, who can often be found in search of the next great plate of food. Follow her on Instagram @jess_spiro to see what she's eating.

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