13 Quirky Treats For a Spooky Halloween Party
Why Do We Really Celebrate Halloween?
A while ago, I wrote a post about why, how, and when humans celebrate Halloween and take the time to cook and bake all sorts of quirky treats meant to symbolise the meaning of the scariest holiday of the year.
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What shocked me the most in my research for that article was the insane amount of cash globally spent on this holiday, even if it is a relatively new tradition in many parts of the planet.
Take my country of origin, for instance. Romania had never heard of Halloween before 1990. In less than ten years, it became one of the biggest holidays after Christmas and Easter.
Although not the wealthiest in the world (not the poorest, either), Romanians would throw raging parties, rent expensive locations and fill them with lush decorations, serve celebrity chefs foods and drinks and buy funky designer costumes for one night only. They do spend a crazy amount of cash for a holiday that was never even celebrated in Romania because this was not a country’s tradition. And our traditions do go back over 8000 years – not many can say this!
But who can resist the shiny glitter of what others have? A tad too snobbish for my taste, but they are my people, I must accept them as they are (although I do wish they would read more about the fascinating history of this amazing country of ours!)
Of course, the champions at spending are the Americans, with total expenses overtaking Valentine’s Day. Western European countries are following the trend and see increasing amounts spent on Halloween year after year.
Since we love any reason to celebrate anything, especially after so much hardship lately, why not do it in style then?
Hopefully, after all the time spent decorating the house and surroundings efficiently enough to scare the treats or tricksters (after all, everybody counts on it and it is the reason why they venture out at night!), you have some time and resources left to get baking.
I was looking for the quirkiest Halloween treats to make this autumn, and I found a few fabulous ones to put together and inspire everybody’s baking. I will make time and make a few, especially since some won’t even require baking, just time for preparing and assembling.
Whether you host a Halloween party or go to one, these ideas will inspire you and pleasantly surprise either your guests or your hosts if you show up at their spider web-covered door with a box of quirky and luscious homemade treats!
Have a spooky and delectable Halloween!
Quirky Halloween Treats
What is better than tempting your Halloween party guests’ taste buds than with a few seriously scary-looking but delicious buttercream sugar cookies? Don’t they look fabulous on a dark background? Just imagine how amazingly spooky they will look on your Halloween tablescape!
Recipe provided by buttercreamparties.com.
Great for dessert, bake sales, and class parties, the spooky eyeballs not only look impressive–they taste great too! Kids, especially, would love the gross-out factor, and these red velvet cake “eyeballs” surely tick the box!
Recipe provided by shugarysweets.com.
Are you feeling crafty? Super cute and easy to make, Eye of Newt Halloween Wands are perfect for parties. Kids love them, and they make a great gift too!
Recipe provided by whoneedsacape.com.
The delectably spooky cupcakes are delightfully fun for all you witches out there obsessed with Winifred (Winnie), Sarah, and Mary and their exploits on Halloween night. They will surely put a spell on you!
Recipe provided by houseofnasheats.com.
Arachnophobic much? Treat your fear with these adorable little guys – the hit of the Halloween table! All you need is two-bite brownies, some chocolate frosting and a few decorations.
Recipe provided by tastesofhomemade.com.
Halloween festivities aren’t complete without a ghoulish recipe. Would you ever guess this Swampy Frog Egg Pudding is a modern spin on a classic dessert gone to the dark side? Gluten-free, dairy-free and fright-filled. Boo!
Recipe provided by boulderlocavore.com.
Monster Halloween Marshmallow Pops are easy treats that anyone can make. They require only five ingredients and come together in just a few minutes. Suitable for people following a gluten-free diet. I will definitely make some!
Recipe provided by recipesfromapantry.com.
Fun to make, fun to eat, Cocoa Krispy Owls are marshmallow treats made with cereal, cookies, M&M’s and candy corn. It’s time to get those kids in the kitchen, and make some clever and really quirky Halloween treats!
Recipe provided by anaffairfromtheheart.com.
This festive candy bark is made with different colours of candy melts, candy eyeballs, gummy worms and frogs, candy corn and jelly slugs for a “ghoulish” combination of sweets! A spooky treat for Halloween movies night!
Recipe provided by marathonsandmotivation.com.
Heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk and white cake mix plus food dyes is all you need to make spooky-looking ice cream. A fun and easy frozen Halloween treat!
Recipe provided by xoxobella.com.
11. Meringue Ghosts
Crisp on the outside and marshmallowy on the inside, the Meringue Ghosts will perform a quick disappearing act from your Halloween table – straight into your guests’ tummies! Deliciousness with only two ingredients!
Recipe provided by somethingsweetsomethingsavoury.com.
A healthy cute and still spooky treat is always welcome to balance all that sugar debauchery at Halloween! Big or small, we all deserve it!
Recipe provided by twohealthykitchens.com.
The cherry on the cake (or should I say the cross on the grave?) and an absolute favourite among the other quirky treats you should prepare for the spookiest party of the year – indulgent salted caramel in silky chocolate ganache. Such an exquisite truffle would surely tick anyone’s fancy and make your Halloween party a guaranteed success!
Recipe provided by andreajanssen.com.
Hopefully, these amazingly quirky Halloween treats will inspire you to get busy in the kitchen before the big party. Have fun making, spooking your guests and eating them!