These five desserts are probably delicious anytime. Here’s how you can adapt them for your Halloween party:
Halloween Hostess Cupcakes
Submitted by kind lifer Shana
This vegan take on the classic Hostess cupcake can be customized for Halloween. Sprinkle the frosting with orange and chocolate sprinkles, or instead of squiggles, draw the word “boo.” Get creative and have your kids help you decorate the cupcakes. YUM!
Reserve some of the icing from your Halloween Hostess Cupcakes to decorate these homemade s’mores. You can draw ghosts and use grain-sweetened chocolate chips by Sunspire to make your ghosts’ eyes. You can also use the icing to draw a border or use it as a base for orange and chocolate sprinkles. Have a baking and s’mores decorating party, and create an assortment of patterns with your friends or your kids!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
For anyone who used to love getting Reese’s peanut butter cups in their trick-or-treating bags, my chocolate peanut butter cups from The Kind Diet are a must-have Halloween treat. You can serve them on a party platter or put them in little baggies as a take-home party favor. Try wrapping your party favors in this biodegradable cellophane and tie with twine.
Yummy Gingerbread Cookies
Submitted by kind lifer Madeline.
Gingerbread is traditionally a Christmas treat, but these cookies are packed with the flavors of fall, and they’re easy to cut into Halloween shapes. Just use pumpkin or ghost-shaped cookie cutters instead of Christmas trees and holiday bells, then decorate them with white icing, Sunspire chips, and orange & chocolate sprinkles. You can also make sandwich cookies out of these for an extra decadent treat.
Hot Apple Cider
I made this for Thanksgiving last year, but it’s great for Halloween too. My hot apple cider is delicious to sip on during the cool weather. Serve it in a punch bowl on a table decorated with seasonal veggies like corn and squash. Apples are part of the “dirty dozen” list of fruits and veggies that absorb pesticides easily, so be sure to make this recipe with organic apple juice. If you buy organic apples and juice them yourself, even better!
What will you be serving this Halloween?
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