Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year. You can disagree, but you’re wrong. Whether you’re snuggling up on the sofa to watch the latest horror, or you’re sat in front of the fire with a steaming mug of hot chocolate, Autumn is one of the best seasons there is. Here are some of the best treats you can make at home with the kids, or just for yourself, there’s no judgment. From spooky pizza to witches brew cupcakes, you’ll have a blast making these recipes at home. Making the following in bulk is also a great life hack for trick or treaters! It also stops you picking at leftover cupcakes the day after you’ve baked them…Become the talk of the town with these Cheap Halloween Treats You Can Make At Home.
Yes, pizza can be spooky. This recipe is great to make in bulk for a Halloween party, or for a one-off Halloween treat with the family. First, start with the base. This can be made in any way you’d like, pre-made, made from scratch, gluten free and so on. What really matters here are the toppings. Top your base with tomato puree, salt and pepper. Once this has been done (don’t scrimp on the cheese) you can start to add your toppings. You’ll need pepperoni slices and olives for this recipe.
So, let’s start with the pepperoni. Even spread out slices all around the pizza. Then, cut tiny eyes from an olive and place them as eyes on the pepperoni. Once this has been done, you can get to work on the spiders. To create the spider look, cut an olive in half. Place this half directly onto the pizza. With the other half, slice 8 tiny legs and place them correctly around the spider “body” on the pizza. Voila! Spooky Pizza. Cook your pizza in the oven at around 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
If you’re not a great cook, but would still love to bake something around Halloween, why not try these ghoulish flapjacks? They’re delicious and so easy to make once you know how! You’ll need 100g brown sugar, 200g of butter, and 3 large tablespoons of golden syrup (or more if you have a sweet tooth). In a pan, stir the butter, sugar and golden syrup on a low heat until you have a smooth consistency and no lumps. Then, pour the mixture into a deep tin which has been lined with baking parchment and greased with butter. Then, bake the mixture for about 40 minutes at around 130 in a fan assisted oven.
Once the mixture has been cooked, take the tin out of the oven and let it cool for five minutes before cutting. Once semi-cool, cut the flapjacks into shape by hand or use a cookie cutter in the shape of a ghost. Create eyes with chocolate chips and you have ghoulish flapjacks!
Witches Brew Cupcakes
These cupcakes, along with the Pumpkin Patch cupcakes below, make the perfect Halloween treat for trick or treaters, or for your young ones to take into school. Make up a batch of simple cupcakes at home, the ingredients for which can be bought in bulk from stores such as Costco. Once this has been done and your cupcakes have cooled down, mix up some green frosting and pipe the mixture as a swirl on top of your cakes. Then, from black and orange icing, create your own witches hat to stick on top, or buy witchy cake toppers at stores such as Co-Op and Tesco. Top with edible glitter for an even spookier vibe…
Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
As above, these cupcakes are made by swapping the green frosting for orange, and the icing for green and orange. Swirl your frosting on top of the cakes and get crafty with the icing in order to make some amazing pumpkins as a topper!
Spider Web Donuts/Cookies
These are also great if you’re not an amazing chef… Simply make up a batch of cookies or doughnuts (depending on your preference), and pipe your favourite type of a chocolate over the top of your treats in the shape of a spider web. Is it the most innovative recipe? No? Is it easy? Yes.
Zombie Hand Punch
If you’re throwing a party, this recipe is a must. You’ll need some marigolds, gummy bears, and punch! To create your own adult punch, add some melon liqueur, tequila, pineapple juice, sprite and a dash of green food colouring into a bowl. Mix well and put aside. Now it’s time for the zombie hand. Fill a marigold glove 1/3 of the way with water. Then fill the rest of the glove with gummy bears – using a mix colours adds to the gruesome effect. Tie the glove is a tight knot at the end and freeze overnight. Once you’re ready to serve the punch, Peel the marigold away from the zombie’s hand and place it inside the punch. There you have it it!