5 Not So Tricky Treats for Halloween
By: Alexandra Shea
The days of trick or treating are sadly over for us college students, but that doesn’t mean we can’t satisfy our sweet tooth this Halloween. Candy can be great and all, but if you’re anything like me, you can’t eat just one piece. Before you know it, the whole bag of candy is empty. But luckily, I have five not-so-tricky treats for you to make in a college dorm this Halloween that will haunt your taste buds long after your last bite.
1. Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins
These are super easy to make because all you have to do is make the normal rice krispie treat recipe but add in some red and yellow food coloring to make it orange. Once you make them, take a handful of the treats and roll it into a ball. Then, take a mini Rollo candy, stick it on top in the middle of the ball, then add a green M&M on the side as the pumpkin leaf. Voila! A Halloween treat to delight everyone!
2. Dracula’s Dentures
Take (or bake) a chocolate cookie and split it in half so that you have two semi circles. Spread red frosting on one side of both halves of the cookie. Then, on only one half, add a row of mini marshmallows over the red frosting. Once you have done this, place the other half of the cookie on top of the half with the marshmallows. To add the “fangs,” take an almond and cut it into slivers, then add two of these slivers in between two different marshmallows in the frosting. It’ll look so good you will be afraid the cookie will be the one biting you instead of the other way around!
3. Oreo Eyeball Cookies
Another really easy dorm treat, you just need Oreos, some decorating gel, red frosting, and brown M&Ms. Open the Oreos and keep the side with the frosting. Then take the food gel in whatever color(s) you chose and add a medium sized circle near the bottom of the frosting. Plop on the brown M&M in the middle of this gel circle. After this, take the red frosting and draw some small squiggly lines coming out of the gel circles on the white frosting. And if you are someone who doesn’t like people to watch when you are eating don’t worry, nobody is looking. ;)
4. Monster Munch snack mix
This may be the easiest of the bunch, but it is just as yummy. All you need is some spooky cups or bowls to hold your snack mix and then a bunch of hauntingly yummy goodies to mix together. You can use popcorn/ kettle corn, pumpkin candies, gummy worms, and then take the Oreo cookie that was not used in the above, crush it, then sprinkle it over the mixture. Once that’s done, you have yourself a snack so good it’s scary!
5. Witch Hat Surprise
If you are feeling tricky this Halloween, this is the perfect treat for you. You will need a chocolate ice cream cone, chocolate wafers, some chocolate chips (melted), some colorful frosting, and any and all (small) candy of your choice. First you should fill the cone with the candy you’ve chosen. Then, take the bag of melted chocolate, “pipe” the edge of the cone or wafer, and place the wafer on top of the cone so the candy is hidden and kept in place. Place your concoction in the freezer for about five minutes so that the chocolate can harden (and all your candy won’t fall out). Once this is all done, use that colorful frosting and make about a one inch high band around the cone. Then using any leftover melted chocolate add a square someone on this band as the “buckle.” And there you have a witchin’ snack!
Trick or Treating may be over, but making these treats may almost be better than asking strangers for candy. Although it can’t replace the childhood memories associated with Trick or Treating, these desserts can give you an opportunity to make new memories. And if you share them, an opportunity to make new friends which can be scary. But what’s really scary is how good these treats will taste once you try them. Happy haunting ghoulies!