Gingerbread Mummy Cookies and Other Easy Halloween Treats

October 10, 2014

Halloween is just around the corner so it's time to take out the pumpkin cookie cutters, orange food coloring and skeleton candy molds.  Making these easy Halloween treats are a fun family activity that everyone can do together.  Whether it's simply decorating cookies or baking cupcakes, this holiday is about being creative and having fun.

Jack O'Lantern Cake Pops
Recipe from Art and the Kitchen

Nothing says Halloween quite like a Jack O'Lantern and what better way to enjoy this iconic Halloween symbol than in the form of a cake pop.  Chocolate cake crumbs are combined with homemade buttercream frosting to make the pops.  They are dipped into orange candy melts and decorated with icing to create their cute carved faces.

Graveyard Cupcakes
Submitted to Foodista by Emily's Kitchen

Graveyard cupcakes are an easy baked sweet to get you into the Halloween spirit.  Vanilla sandwich cookies are decorated to look like a headstone and driven into a chocolate cupcake.  The key to this recipe is to have fun with it.  Use your imagination to decorate.  Buy gummy worms, pumpkin candies and spiders, or simply crumble up cookies to resemble dirt.

Witches Finger Cookies
Recipe from Magda's Cauldron

Witch finger cookies are a terrifying Halloween treat.  Their realistic appearance will make eaters think twice before taking a bite.  The fingers are made from sugar cookie dough while the dark nail is represented by an almond.  While it's preferable to make the cookie dough from scratch, store bought dough will work in a pinch.

Halloween Chocolate Bark

Recipe from Just a Taste

If you're looking for a way to enjoy all your Halloween candy at one time, this easy chocolate bark is the answer.  Bittersweet chocolate is melted and studded with an assortment of different candies.  You can include candy corn, candy eyes, Reese's, M&M's, Kit Kat's. Snickers', Twix, Crunch bars and more.  This is also a great way to use up Halloween candy once the holiday has past.

Gingerbread Mummy Cookies
Submitted to Foodista by The Suburban Soapbox

These gingerbread mummies are a cute rather than scary Halloween treat.  Your favorite gingerbread cookie recipe is decorated with white royal icing and candy eyes to turn this classic Christmas cookie into a Halloween one.  This is a fun way to bring kids into the kitchen and have them help bake and decorate the cookies.

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