If you’re anything like me, you LIVE your best life during the Halloween season and love EVERYTHING to be decked out and festively spooky for Halloween and, well, the whole month of October (often even more!)! With this weekend approaching, sure to be filled with Halloween parties, festivities, and events, we wanted to put together some of these spooktaclar recipes for Halloween desserts and sweet treats that we found and are sure that you, the kids, and anyone else who just can’t wait for Halloween, will LOVE!

Monster Matcha Waffles
Waffle Mix
Matcha Powder
Cooking Spray
Marshmallows
Chocolate chips
Candy bars
Maple Syrup

To get started, a few tablespoons of Matcha powder (we love the kind sold in Trader Joe’s that comes in individual packs) into your normal pancake mix in a large mixing bowl! A few tablespoons of the powder will work well for 3 cups of waffle mix. Add water or whatever your mix calls for and then mix vigorously!
Next, heat your waffle iron and be sure to spray it with non-stick spray, coconut oil, or whatever you love to use. Scoop on about 1/4 cup of mix onto each section of your waffle iron, and then cook.
Let the waffles cool just a bit on a rack and then decorate with candy!
To make the eyes of your monster, cut a marshmallow in half and then on each half press a chocolate chip into the center. Press the pointy-side of the chocolate chip into the marshmallow so the flat side looks like a pupil.
To make the mouth, break a kit-kat in half (to form one stick) for a mouth or use Snickers cut into cross sections so the peanuts look like funny teeth! Smoother with syrup and then serve up your ghoulish breakfast treats.
Enjoy!

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Matcha Monster Waffles

Batty Oreo Pops
1 package of your favorite Oreos (there ARE Halloween ones!)
1 bag (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips
48 edible candy eyeballs
1 package oreo THINS
Optional: chocolate sprinkles
Optional: vegetable oil or shortening — makes the chocolate easier to work with
Lollipop sticks
Parchment Paper

Line a large tray with parchment paper and set aside. Gently separate the oreos by slowly twisting them apart. (Some will break, it’s okay, just try to be gentle)
Separate the milk chocolate into 3 parts (this is to keep it from getting hard while you decorate) and place each section in a microwave safe bowl.
Into each bowl of chocolate chips add about 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil or shortening (more if needed to thin it even more).
Melt in 20 second bursts in the microwave (Microwave 20 seconds, stir 20 seconds, etc.)
Be patient when melting and stir well in between bursts to avoid burning the chocolate.
Dip one end of the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and press into the cream side of the oreo.
Separate the oreo THINS and remove the creme filling. Break the thin oreos in half (again there will be some that don’t work out; that’s okay!) and then dip each edge of the oreo thins in chocolate and press into the creme filling on either side of the lollipop stick.
Using a spoon, smear a little more melted chocolate on the other half of the oreo and then gently press on top of the “bat wings” and hold. Let harden completely (about 10-15 minutes).
Gently spoon melted chocolate over the top of the oreos and the “wings”. Lightly tap the oreo pop on the edge of the chocolate bowl to smooth the chocolate. Scrape the bottom side of the oreo pop against the bowl to remove excess chocolate and then place on the prepared parchment lined tray.
Gently place two edible eyes into the melted chocolate and if desired, add some sprinkles above the eyes.
Allow to harden at room temperature.
Enjoy!

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Halloween Oreo Pops #2

“Blood and Broken Glass” Cupcakes
1/4 cup golden corn syrup (this will make the amber colour.)
1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. Cornstarch
1/8 – 1/4 cup water
15 drops red food colouring
3 drops blue food coloring
For the broken glass:
Coconut oil or cooking spray for greasing pan
1 cup water
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar

In a bowl, add the corn syrup, cornstarch and water (start with 1/8 cup first and then keep adding more until you reach your desired blood consistency. Whisk until smooth and no chunks of cornstarch remain.
Add the red colouring and begin adding the blue, one drop at a time. I only added two drops and the colour was perfect, but found when the blood dried on the cupcakes, it turned almost pinkish in colour.
Pour over your cupcakes using a spoon, trying not to think about it too hard!
For the sugar glass:
Grease a baking sheet with coconut oil. Trust me, this mixture will stick otherwise.
In a small saucepan, attach a candy thermometer to the side. Place over low heat (around a 3 on my stove) and pour in all the ingredients. Stir to combine and every so often until the mixture begins to boil. Allow the mixture to reach 300F and then carefully pour onto the baking sheet, turning the pan to help the liquid spread out to a thinner consistency if desired. Set pan aside for a couple of hours so the mixture can harden.
Once the sugar mixture has hardened, give it a couple of good whacks (I used my rolling pin) to break the glass into shards. Use immediately!
Enjoy!

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Halloween Cupcakes: Blood Cupcakes with Broken Beer Bottle Glass Shards

Ghosts in the Graveyard Cupcakes
1 cup chocolate chips
2 cups heavy cream divided
8 oz cream cheese softened
28 Oreo Cookies pulverized in food processor
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
12 Milano sandwich cookies
1 tube Black premade frosting for writing

In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of heavy cream over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until chocolate chips are completely melted and mixture is smooth.
Remove from heat and pour into a heatproof bowl. Stir in vanilla extract.
Allow mixture to cool completely before continuing.
In a clean, medium-sized bowl, use an electric mixer to beat remaining 1 1/2 cups heavy cream to stiff peaks. Set aside
In bowl of a stand mixer, combine cream cheese and (cooled) chocolate mixture, stirring until completely combined.
Gradually add powdered sugar until completely combined. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
Stir in vanilla extract and 1 1/2 cups of the Oreo crumbs (reserve remaining crumbs to sprinkle over tops of shooters).
Fold in whipped cream and then stir on low-speed until completely combined.
Set out 24 disposable shot glasses.
Pour mixture into large Ziploc bag, snip off one corner and pipe filling into shot glasses, filling about 3/4 full.
Cover tops of each shooter with remaining Oreo crumbs.
Prepare Milano cookies buy using black frosting to write “RIP” on the upper half of cookie.
Press Milano cookies firmly into half of the shooters so that only half of the cookie reading “RIP” is protruding (like tombstones).
For the Ghosts:
Prepare whipped cream ghosts by combining heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in clean medium-sized bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form. (You may instead skip this step and use Cool Whip).
Pour whipped cream (or Cool Whip)into large piping bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe ghost-shaped swirls on top of the remaining half of dessert shooters.
Use black frosting to gently draw eyes and mouths on ghosts
Serve & enjoy!

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https://sugarspunrun.com/ghosts-graveyard-dessert-shooters/

There are so many incredibly creative recipes out there for some delicious, spooky, festive, adorable, and creepy sweet treats perfect for any Halloween party or even just for your friends and family to share, so we hope these few of our favorites have inspired you! I know I don’t even bake often, but researching these cute recipes have me so inspired to try out something new! There are even infinite vegan and gluten free recipes too! Have a blast with your pals enjoying the spooktacular treats you make for all of your ghouls! Happy Halloween!

~ Abby

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