Halloween Treats Kids (And Adults) Will Love This Spooky Season
Treat or treat, give me something sweet to eat! Get creative this Halloween with wickedly good, sweet treats that are scary-good and just as easy to make. Whether you’re going all-in and hosting a Halloween party or sharing seasonal snacks with your family after-dinner, this list will delight all your family.
Remember to head to the Foulgers Diary Shop to add the ingredients you’ll need to make and bake these spellbinding goodies!
Terrifying Jam Tarts
This simple jam tart recipe with a Halloween twist from Eats Amazing is tasty enough to satisfy the whole family and easy enough to make with your children.
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375g pack ready made shortcrust pastry
½ jar Tiptree strawberry jam
edible candy eyeballs
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Spray or lightly brush a 12 holed muffin tin with a little oil.
Step2: Roll the pastry out into a thin sheet, then use a large flower cutter to cut flower shapes from the pastry. Be sure to re-roll any scraps of pastry to cut out as many flowers as possible.
Step 3: Push a pastry flower into each section of the muffin tin to make a cup. Pop a spoonful of blueberry jam into each cup.
Step 4: Bake the tarts in the oven for around 15 minutes until the pastry is golden brown and the jam is bubbling. Delicious!
Step 5: Leave to cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes, then finish cooling on a wire rack. Be careful when removing the tarts from the tin - the jam will be very hot!
Step 6: Once the tarts are cold and the jam has re-set, decorate with the edible eyeballs, and serve.
Crunchy Candy Apples
Synonymous with chillier nights, bonfires, and Halloween, it’s candy apples! Not only are these sweet treats from BBC Good Food dairy-free and vegan, but you can also have lots of fun with vibrant colours to create the perfect crunchy treat this scary season.
8 red apples
400g caster sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
4 tbsp golden syrup
a few drops red food colouring (optional)
You will also need
8 sticks, chopsticks, or lolly sticks
Step 1: Remove the stalks from the apples, then put them in a heatproof bowl and pour over boiling water from the kettle to cover them and leave for 3-4 mins. Remove with a slotted spoon and pat dry.
Step 2: Push the sharpest end of each stick into the stalk-end of each apple, making sure it's firmly wedged in. Put a large piece of baking parchment on a board.
Step 3: Tip the sugar into a large saucepan, add the lemon juice and 100ml water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Swirl the pan gently to move the sugar around, but don’t stir. Add the golden syrup and simmer the mixture (be careful it doesn’t boil over) until it reaches 'hard crack' stage or 150C on a sugar thermometer.
If you don't have a thermometer, test it by dropping a small amount into cold water. It should harden instantly and, when removed, be brittle. If it's soft, continue to boil. When it's ready, drip in some food colouring if you like, and swirl to combine. Turn off the heat.
Step 4: Working quickly, dip each apple into the toffee, tipping the pan to cover it fully. Lift out and allow any excess to drip off back into the pan before placing on the baking parchment. Repeat with the remaining apples. Gently heat the mixture again if you need to. Leave to set. Best eaten on the same day.
From Delicious Magazine, these easy-to-make chocolate cookies look the part and taste just as good! Whether you’ll make and bake spooky ghosts or creepy bats, the choice is up to you. We’re sure that these creepy snacks will be a hit with everyone in the family this Halloween.
icing sugar for dusting
250g pack black and/or white ready to roll icing
1 tube black writing icing
You will also need
Bat and ghost cookie cutters (or make a paper template to cut around with a sharp knife)
2 baking sheets lined with non-stick baking paper
Step 1: Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Put the butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and using an electric hand whisk (or wooden spoon) cream the mixture until pale and fluffy. Add the egg and continue to beat the mixture until mixed in. Sift over the flour and cocoa powder and using a metal spoon fold the ingredients together. Wrap the dough in cling film and put in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Step 2: Sprinkle a little flour over a work surface. Cut the dough into 4 equal portions and roll each piece to 3-4mm thickness.
Step 3: Cut out shapes using cookie cutters (or a paper template), re-rolling any trimmings, then carefully lift onto the baking tray leaving a little space between each biscuit.
Step 4: Bake for 8-10 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies, until golden and cooked. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Step 5: To decorate, roll out the black and white sugar paste icing on a lightly dusted work surface and use the cutter (or paper template) to stamp out bats and ghosts. Use a pastry brush to wet the back of the icing and stick to the cooled biscuits. Decorate the ghosts with black writing icing.
If one of these tasty treats caught your eye, be sure to head over to the Foulgers Diary Shop to stock up on your apples, eggs and butter to make these fa-boo-lous treats!
From everyone at Foulgers Dairy, have a happy Howl-oween!