Dorm-Friendly Halloween Treats

Scrolling through Instagram, looking at Halloween treats, but disappointed because they’re too complicated for that #dormlife? Don’t fret! Baylor HC has got you covered. Keep reading for some dorm-friendly baking ideas to make this spooky season delicious!

Frankenstein Rice Krispy Treats

//www.cleanandscentsible.com/2014/10/frankenstein-rice-krispie-treats-printables.html

(inspired by Pinterest)

INGREDIENTS

4    Tablespoons Butter 

5    Cups Mini Marshmallows 

7    Cups Rice Krispies 

Green food coloring 

Candy Eyes 

1    Bag of Melting Chocolate 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large pot or pan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and continue stirring until completely melted. (It can take a while, so be patient) 

  2. Add drops of green food coloring to your liking

  3. Add Rice Krispies to the mixture until they’re coated evenly

  4. Take off heat, Press down into a greased 9x13 pan

  5. Let cool, then cut into rectangles

  6. Gently Press in candy eyes

  7. Break a toothpick in half and put a mini-marshmallow on each (these will be the ears)

  8. Melt chocolate in microwave per package instructions 

  9. Dunk the Rice Krispy Treats in the chocolate (for the hair)

  10. Dunk the marshmallow ears into melted chocolate 

  11. Pour some melted chocolate into a piping bag or plastic baggie with one corner cut off; carefully draw a squiggly line for Frankenstein’s mouth! 

  12. Let ‘em cool, and enjoy! 

 

Halloween Bark

How to Make Halloween Bark Recipe

(inspired by SnapGuide)

 

INGREDIENTS 

16-20 graham crackers (depends on size of tray) 

12 ounces white chocolate  

4 ounces semi sweet chocolate  

Food coloring (optional) 

Bag of colored candies (I used Reese's pieces) 

Chopped walnuts 

Crumbled Oreos  

Any other fun toppings (pretzels/dried fruit/etc) 

Large sheet tray 

 

  1. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and cover with graham crackers

  2. Crush preferred toppings and put in separate bowls 

  3. Chop up white chocolate and melt in microwave

  4. Pour melted chocolate on graham crackers and spread evenly 

  5. Immediately spread the toppings evenly on top of chocolate (before it dries)

  6. Chop up and melt semi-sweet chocolate and melt in microwave

  7. Drizzle chocolate over bark 

  8. Let cool, and enjoy!

 

Ghost Strawberries

Strawberry Ghosts @candiquik

(inspired by Candiquik)

INGREDIENTS 

24 strawberries 

White chocolate chips

Mini chocolate chips

 

  1. Pour two cups of white chocolate chips into a bowl and melt in microwave

  2. Place strawberries on a sheet of wax paper

  3. Dip each strawberry in melted chocolate and allow excess chocolate to drip onto plate. This will make the ghost tail

  4. Before chocolate cools, stick two mini chocolate chips near the stem of the strawberry for the eyes

  5. Place another mini chocolate chip in center of strawberry face down. This will be the mouth

  6. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes  

Chocolate-covered Apple Kebabs 

Chocolate Covered Apple Kabobs for Halloween parties

(inspired by Brit.co) 

 

INGREDIENTS 

3 large apples

Wooden skewers

Melted chocolate dip 

Your choice of toppings (mini m&m’s, spooky sprinkles, nuts, Reese’s pieces, etc)

 

STEPS

  1. Slice apples

  2. Stick skewers halfway into the side of each apple slice (the long way)

  3. Pour toppings in bowls

  4. Dunk apple slices individually into chocolate dip

  5. Immediately roll chocolate-covered apple slices in toppings and place gently on wax paper

  6. Chill in refrigerator for one hour

Candy Corn Pretzels 

(via sallysbakingaddiction.com) 

 

INGREDIENTS

Circular or square pretzels

Hershey's Kisses Hugs 

Candy corn

 

STEPS

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees 

  2. Line baking sheet with wax paper

  3. Lay desired amount of pretzels evenly on baking sheet and place a Hug in the center of each

  4. Put in oven for 3 minutes, or until Hugs are melted

  5. Place a piece of candy corn on top of each Hug. The Hugs should flatten, but if they don’t, put the tray back in the oven for 30 more seconds

  6. Put pretzels in refrigerator and let cool for 15 minutes and enjoy!

 

Cooking with the limitations of a dorm may be a "witch", but with these recipes you can brew up some spooky treats with ease!