Chocolate Spider Cupcakes
It's no trick; these 13 treats are the perfect way to celebrate a healthier Halloween. From cookies to candy apples, these are some scary-good eats!
First up, our Chocolate Spider Cupcakes!
A pretty and sweet treat for the eyes and the stomach, these cupcakes are sure to be a hit at your spooky get-together.
Making the gooey homemade caramel for this classic autumn treat may take a little time, but it's totally worth the effort. These adorable apples make for the perfect fall craft that your kids will have a blast decorating. Dress them up with extra toppings, or keep them simple and sweet. Either way, this is a festive, exciting way to use up your farmers' market produce that your kids will absolutely love.
This dip makes a delicious break from the overabundance of Halloween sweets. It's perfect for enjoying with fresh apple slices.
Peanut Butter Caramel Corn
For those who can't decide between salty and sweet, this delicious concoction is sure to please. Packed with protein and healthy fats, this snack option offers way more nutrition than your average bag of greasy, oversalted popcorn. Peanut butter lovers won't be able to keep their hands off this nutty, delicious concoction. Beware of sticky fingers!
Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies
Use gingerbread cutters to make spooky skeletons out of these scary-good Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies. You can also use 2 1/2-inch cat or bat cutters, if you prefer. Look for meringue powder at craft stores or in the craft section of some big-box retailers.
Candy Apple Punch
Cinnamon candies and cranberry-apple drink help give this party-ready punch its fun, bright red color. For a toddy version, adults can substitute 1 cup rum for 1 cup water.
Our fans rave about this rich, creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a vanilla wafer crust that has only 256 calories per slice and less than 10 grams of fat.
Brownie Snack Cake
Don't be intimidated by the spiderweb design on this cake; it's much easier than it looks! Starting in center of cake, pipe frosting in 4 concentric circles. Then, starting at center circle, pull a wooden pick or tip of a knife through circles at regular intervals to edge of cake to form a "web" design.
Chocolate Spiderweb Cookies
Get festive with these delightful chocolatey cookies that are sure to liven up any Halloween party. For the spiderweb glaze, snip a very small hole in the corner of the plastic bag. If it's too small, you can always make it bigger. The fun design is a great way to turn your basic chocolate cookie into an adorable holiday hit in an instant, without having to head to the store and buy processed foods.
Whole wheat flour dons an excellent disguise in these delicious muffins, a treat for both kids and adults.
Homemade candied apples are a delightfully simple and sweet treat. Plus, making them at home allows you to customize the sweetness and any additional toppings that you want to tack on for added crunch. Take the kids apple picking, and let them use the fresh apples they've collected in this seasonal snack that they're sure to love.
Black Cat Sandwich Cookies
These yummy (and slightly spooky) confections are a tasty blend of shortbread-like cookies with a layer of soft chocolate. If you don't have a cookie cutter of this shape, use whatever you have on hand. The rich chocolate center surrounded by the crisp, butter cookie is enough to make your guests swoon/
And once the kiddies retire to inventory their candy haul, grown-ups can drink from our Black Cauldron—a spiked ice-cream float that bubbles and burbles.