One of the main goals I had when changing my blog to become completely recipe based, was to make sure that I shared plenty of quick and easy recipes with you all.
With that being said, as my passion for baking has grown over the last couple of years, my range of skills have also grown and understandably as I’ve learnt more techniques whilst baking, some of my recipes may be a touch more difficult.
One promise I’ll make to you all, right here, right now, is that I’ll NEVER sway completely away from my beginning goal. You can always guarantee there will be quick & easy recipes to make here on my blog. Today’s post being a reminder of that.
I absolutely love sharing all different types of Halloween recipes with you all but I do understand that around working, parenting etc some of the recipes I post just aren’t doable. So, I decided this year that I would share 3 incredibly quick, easy and child friendly recipes with you, that you can throw together and still impress those around you with.
Not only will you impress the kids but I know for a fact that you’ll impress the adults too. Not only do these bakes look great, they taste great also.
So if your looking for some new recipes to bake this Halloween, wether that be for your children, for trick or treaters or a party, look no further. Ya gals got you covered:
Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats!
First up are my Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats. These are the most time consuming out the three recipes I’m sharing with you today. With that being said, the base of the treats takes little to no time at all BUT if your like me and like decorating then that’ll be the part that takes up more of your time (especially if your a blooming perfectionist like myself).
But, the decorating side of these Frankensteins is completely optional. You do what you can do with the time you have in which to make them. That’s what I love about this bake, you can easily make it your own!
These go down an treat with the kiddies. So without further ado, let’s get into making them:
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 175g Of Salted Butter
- 150g Of Mini Marshmallows
- 150g Of Rice Krispies
- 2-3 Drops Of Green Food Colouring
- 150g Of Milk Chocolate, Chopped
- 30g Of Brown Sprinkles
- 2 Packs Of Rolo’s
- Pack Of Edible Eyes
- 1 Black Icing Pen
How To Make Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients and line a pyrex dish with parchment paper.
- Secondly, in a saucepan over a low heat, melt the 175g of salted butter.
- Once the butter has melted, add in your 150g of marshmallows and keep mixing until you have a thick and smooth mixture, this should take around 10 minutes.
- Whilst the marshmallows are melting, add in 2-3 drops of green food colouring.
- When melted, take off the heat and quickly mix in your 150g of rice krispies until fully incorporated (TIP: work fast as they set very quickly).
- Now, place the rice krispie mixture into your lined pyrex dish and using a spatula, press the mixture into the tin until evenly distributed.
- Place the mixture into the fridge to set for 1-2 hours.
- After 1-2 hours chilling in the fridge, take out the fridge and remove the rice krispie treat from the pyrex dish.
- Next, using a large knife, cut the rice krispie treats into rectangles (TIP: I managed to cut 12 decent sized rectangles out BUT if you’d prefer them to be smaller, you do so).
- When you’ve cut your Frankenstein’s out, it’s time to decorate.
- In a microwaveable bowl, add 100g of chopped milk chocolate and in 30 second blasts, blast the chocolate until it has fully melted.
- Now, dunk one end of the Frankenstein’s face into the chocolate, making sure you cover at least 1/4 of the face.
- Sprinkle the brown sprinkles over the chocolate.
- Repeat the steps above for each of the faces.
- In another microwaveable bowl, melt the remaining 50g of milk chocolate until runny.
- Using the melted chocolate, dunk one side of the eyes into the chocolate and stick them onto your Frankensteins face. Repeat this step for the rolo’s also, only this time, stick them onto the side of the face.
- Finally, using a black icing pen, add Frankenstein’s facial features.
Mummy Hot Dogs!
Up second are these Mummy Hot Dogs and I must say, these are up there with my favourite ever Halloween bakes.
These are such a crowd pleaser, with both adults and children. I absolutely love the simplicity of these, it uses only two ingredients and the finished effect it has is just amazing! These are the quickest bake out the three and I know for a fact they’ll be a hit.
So, let’s get into creating them:
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- Pack Of 10 Frankfurter Sausages
- 1 Ready-To-Roll Sheet Of Puff Pastry
- 20 Edible Eyes
How To Make Mummy Hot Dogs:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line two baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
- Secondly, take your ready-to-roll puff pastry out the fridge, allow it to adjust to room temperature for 5 minutes and then roll out flat.
- Next, using a pizza cutter or knife, slice the pastry into long, thin strips (TIP: I’d cut from side to side rather than up to down as the pieces will be longer)
- Now, take one strip and wrap it around the sausage, from top to bottom, leaving a little gap near the top of the sausage for the eyes to be placed (TIP: this doesn’t have to be perfect, if it overlaps or doesn’t quite reach the bottom, that’s fine).
- Once wrapped, place your mummies onto the two pre-lined baking trays and place into the oven for 10-12 minutes until the pastry is cooked through and golden brown in colour.
- When baked, take out the oven and allow to cool slightly.
- Finally, on the back of the edible eyes, use a dap of ketchup and stick the eyes into the gap you left when wrapping the pastry.
Spooky Chocolate Bark!
Finally, here is my Spooky Chocolate Bark. This may look difficult to make but honestly, it’s ridiculously easy to do and the finished effect is SO good!
This was inspired by an amazing food blogger on Instagram called SugarPusher (Instagram: https://instagram.com/sugarpusher?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=). I saw her post a video of her Halloween bark and i knew I just had to make it. The kids will absolutely LOVE this because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love chocolate?
If this takes your fancy, let’s get making:
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- One Bag Of Black Deco Melts (https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/funcakes-black-deco-melts-250g/6449171008.html)
- 50g Of White Chocolate, Chopped
- Purple & Gold Sprinkles (https://www.cakecraftcompany.com/cake-decorating-supplies-c338/sprinkles)
- Bag Of Plastic Spiders (https://www.amazon.co.uk/jeufun-Plastic-Realistic-Halloween-Decorations/)
How To Make Spooky Chocolate Bark:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients and line a decent size baking tray with parchment paper
- Secondly, place the bag of black deco melts into a heatproof bowl and in a separate heatproof bowl, place the 50g of white chocolate.
- Next, place two saucepans which are half filled with water over a medium-high heat and let the water reach a soft boil.
- Once boiling, place the two heatproof bowls which have the chocolate in, over the two saucepans and allow the chocolate to melt (TIP: use a spatula to mix the chocolates whilst their melting so they don’t burn).
- It’s likely the white chocolate will melt first so once that’s melted, place into a piping bag and set aside.
- Then, when the black deco melts have melted, pour it onto the lined baking tray and using a spatula, spread the chocolate around the tray (TIP: don’t spread the chocolate to thin otherwise it won’t brake into bark).
- Now, snip a tiny piece off the end of the piping bag which contains the white chocolate and pipe a small circle in the centre of the wet black chocolate and continue drawing circles around one another getting bigger each time.
- Using a cocktail stick (or anything you have to hand that has a pointy end), drag out the white chocolate from the smallest circle to the largest, continue doing this all the way round. This will give the spiderweb effect.
- Once your happy with your spiderweb, sprinkle over the purple and gold sprinkles.
- Then, add a few plastic spiders on and around the spiderweb.
- Next, place the chocolate bark into the fridge to harden.
- Finally, once the chocolate has hardened, using a sharp knife, cut the chocolate bark in all different directions and place the chocolate slices onto a plate to serve.
That’s your 3 Quick & Easy Halloween Treats made and decorated, ready for everyone to enjoy this Halloween!
I promised you quick, I promised you easy and I promised they’d taste good… did I deliver?
I really do believe these will be a MASSIVE hit with those your sharing these treats with this Halloween. Wether that be the little ones, the adults or the pet goldfish – I can guarantee these will impress!
Let me know in the comments below if you make any of these 3 bakes yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. What ones your favourite? Did you/everyone who tried them enjoy the taste?
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,