The trees are losing their leaves, the shorts and flip flops are firmly back in the cupboard for the months to come and that can only mean two things autumn is here, and so is Halloween! Its the time of year when people are starting to think about their costumes for the spookiest night of the year and preparing themselves to go trick or treating or for their fancy dress party (depending on their age of course!)
It doesnt matter which one youre doing, the chances are that youll be needing to make some delicious treats to ensure that you avoid a ghastly trick or that your guests are all filled with spectacularly-spooky surprises. What should you make though? Youve got plenty of choices with everything from biscuits right through to cakes and even spaghetti Bolognese made using real worms!
You can even get the kids involved, especially with delicious treats like these sweet white chocolate ghosts. Just line a baking sheet and chop around two ounces of white chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for about a minute (just long enough to melt the chocolate), stirring every twenty seconds until its smooth and creamy. Put your melted chocolate into a small, re-sealable plastic bag and close it up, snipping a small hole in one of the corners to form a funnel. Using your homemade funnel, create some spooky ghost shapes on your baking sheet and add two dark chocolate pieces for eyes and leave your ghosts to set.
For some great Halloween party snacks, you cant go wrong with these Hall-Owl-een treats. Take an ice cream lolly stick, packet of Oreos, some M&Ms, candy corn and sprinkles and youve got all you need. Melt some chocolate in a bowl and pour it over one side of your Oreo so you have essentially a blank canvas, and sprinkle your pattern on. Then, using your M&Ms and candy corn, create an owl face and then insert the lolly stick into the bottom so you have a handheld treat.
Caramel apples are a (relatively) healthy option for treats and easy-peasy to make. Take a caramel apple (you can buy these from shops at this time of year), and dip them into a bowl of melted chocolate. While the chocolate is still warm, dip them into a second bowl filled with sprinkles and other treats such as marshmallows and voila!