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5 Speedy Halloween Treat Recipes

Submitted by Sharon Hopkins on October 16, 2013

Halloween is a favorite family celebration in most American homes and the treats are probably the best part of this day! Anyone throwing a Halloween party needs to have a lot of creativity when it comes to planning the menu. The good news is that you do not have to spend hours just to whip up Halloween-themed food. Given below are 5 quick and easy Halloween treat recipes to die for!  

1.  Monster-Eye Hot Chocolate

Your guests won’t be able to shake off the eerie feeling of being stared at while they tuck into a cup of hot cocoa.

Preparation Time

20 minutes


  •  16 White marshmallows (large)
  • 16 Black soft candies (small)
  • 8 Cups of milk
  • 1 Cup instant hot cocoa mix
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips, mint flavored


  • Pour one cup of milk into a large saucepan.

    Add the cocoa mix as well as the chocolate chips and bring it to a boil.
  • Stir the milk on low heat; once the chocolate chips melt completely, add the remaining milk. Let the milk heat through for a few minutes.
  • Slit the top portion of the marshmallows, so that the black candies can be inserted through.
  • Pour the hot chocolate into 8 mugs or cups and place two eye-like marshmallows on top.

Serve this beverage while it is still hot.

2.  Witch-Hair Pasta Salad

Make sure that your little guests get their intake of fresh veggies even when they are gorging on their treats with this healthy side-dish.

Preparation Time

30 minutes + Refrigeration time


For the salad

  • 8 Ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 Cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Cup fresh cauliflower florets
  • 1 Cup black olives, halved
  • 1 Zucchini, medium-sized, julienned
  • 1 Bell pepper, small-sized, chopped
  • ¾ Cup pimento-stuffed olives
  • ½ Cup red onion, chopped

For the dressing

  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Clove garlic, peeled
  • ½ Onion, small-sized, chopped
  • ¼ Cup ketchup
  • ¼ Cup canola / olive oil
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt


  • Cook the pasta as per the directions, drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Pour the cooked pasta in a large bowl; add the tomatoes, cauliflower, black olives, zucchini, bell pepper, stuffed olives and red onions.
  • In a blender, pour the vinegar, sugar, paprika, garlic, onion, ketchup and salt. Cover and process till all the ingredients are blended.
  • Gradually add the oil in a steady stream, to thicken the dressing
  • Pour the dressing over the pasta and toss well.

Refrigerate the salad for a couple of hours before serving it.

Add a ghoulish place card holder to complete the look.

3.  Yummy Mummy / Mummy Dogs

This hot entrée will soon become a favorite with adults as well as children.

Preparation Time

20 minutes + Baking time


  • 6 Hot dogs
  • 1 Package crescent roll dough
  • 1 Teaspoon ketchup or mustard sauce


  • Cut the crescent dough into thin strips
  • Wrap the strips tightly around each hot dog, leaving just a little gap towards one end of the sausage, so that the “eyes” are visible
  • Bake the mummy in an oven, as per the instructions on the crescent roll dough package. Remove the rolls from the oven, once they turn golden brown.
  • Dip a toothpick into the sauce and apply it on to the sausage, to make the mummy’s eyes.

Allow the mummies to cool for a few minutes, before serving them.

4.  Trick-Or-Treat Turnovers

This simple, wholesome and filling (not to mention mouth-watering) recipe is ideal for feeding a crowd of hungry trick-or-treaters after a fun-filled evening.

Preparation Time

30 minutes + Baking time


  • ½ Pound ground beef
  • 2 Tubes large refrigerated flaky biscuits (16.3 ounces each)
  • 4 Ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon finely-chopped onion
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ Cup mustard


  • Heat the onions over a medium flame in a large skillet. Combine the minced beef with the onions and cook till the meat is no longer pink.
  • Add the mustard and cheese.

    Cook for a few more minutes, till the cheese melts. Allow the beef mixture to cool for some time
  • Flatten the biscuits, so that each forms a 4’inch circle.
  • Place 8 flattened biscuits on greased baking pans (you may need two pans) and spoon 2 tablespoons of the beef mixture on each.
  • Use a knife or a cookie cutter to shape jack-o-lantern faces on the remaining 8 biscuit circles.
  • Place these shaped circles over the ones with the beef and pinch the edges, so that they are tightly sealed.
  • In case you have any scraps, reroll them to cut stems for the pumpkins.
  • Brush each pie lightly with egg before baking them at 350 degrees, for around 10 to 15 minutes, or till they turn golden-brown.

Allow the turnovers to cool for a few minutes before serving them.

5.  Spider Web Munch

Not all Halloween sweets need to include pumpkin, apples or candy corn. This delicious chocolate recipe won’t let anyone leave… without another helping that is!

Preparation Time

30 minutes + Refrigeration time


  • 12 Ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Cups rice crisps
  • 1 Cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 Cup powdered sugar


  • Take a small, thick-bottom saucepan and place it on a low flame.

    Heat ¾ cup of peanut butter, along with the chocolate chips. Keep stirring the ingredients, till they form a thick, smooth and creamy paste.
  • Remove the chocolate from the heat before adding the sugar. Stir vigorously, so that all the sugar dissolves
  • Place the rice crisps in a large bowl and add one cupful of the chocolate mixture to it. Mix the ingredients thoroughly, so that the rice crisps are well-coated.
  • Pour the chocolate-coated rice crisps on to an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Use a spatula to make a 10-inch circle, with a raised border. Pour the remaining chocolate mixture into the circle
  • Place ¼ cup of the peanut butter into an icing bag, with a thin nozzle. Squeeze the bag to pipe concentric circles over the chocolate.
  • Pull the tip of a toothpick or knife from the center of the cake to the border, to give it a web-like design.

Refrigerate your cake for about an hour, before serving it.

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