Halloween Treats

Halloween GoodiesHolidays are a great opportunity to explore fun and festive snacks, and also a great time to create your own innovative recipes. Use the food you serve at your party as additional decorations. I’ve seen scary “blood” dripped cupcakes that were a fabulous hit at a zombie themed party. Halloween can be so much more than just fun size candy bars and classic candy corn. I took some time to find and create exciting alternatives to the staples of October 31st.

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Tastykakes were a hot commodity in the lunchroom as well as my home. Everybody in my family is able to have a his or her own favorite ‘kake’ with the variety this brand offers. My sister especially loves the Ghostly Goodies coconut candykakes, but there are so many flavors to try and love. After moving to the west coast, I was delighted to receive the new flavors of Tastykakes to sample.

Halloween Tastykakes

Kandy Bar Kakes are the perfect combination of Hershey’s candy bars and the Tastykakes we know and love. The three flavors of this new type of kake include Smore’s Kandy Bar Kakes made with Hershey Chocolate, Peppermint Kandy Bar Kakes made with York peppermint flavor, and Peanut Butter Kandy Bar Kake made with Reese’s peanut butter.

Halloween Tastykakes

For fun Halloween treats, check out the following Tastykake recipes.

Coffin Cakes: Take a Peppermint Kandy Bar Kake and transform it into a coffin shape. Frost it with chocolate frosting and use white icing to trace the outline and add ‘R.I.P.’ to your coffin. Add candy skeleton pieces to finish the treat!

Spooky S’more Pops: Insert lollipop sticks into S’more Kandy Bar Kakes. Coat them in marshmallow fluff and roll them around in crumbled graham crackers. Place them in the freezer for around 15 minutes to have the marshmallow and graham cracker coating harden.

Creepy Crawly Cake Bites: Create a spider out of the Peanut Butter Kandy Bar Kake! Cut the kake in half and insert licorice pieces as legs and candy corn as eyes.

Devilish Dirt Cups: Crumble a Kandy Bar Kake and mix with chocolate pudding. Top the mixture with gummy worms!

Use marshmallow fluff as glue to attach lollipop sticks and candy corn. If you notice the fluff is melting too quickly, place your treat in the freezer for a bit and then resume working on your creation. Toothpicks might also help to insert candy pieces into the kakes.

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