Sweet vs. Salty – Top 5 Recipes of Your Favorite Halloween Treats

Posted: October 20, 2021 1:09 pm

Sweet or salty? It’s the great and timeless debate of mankind, especially when picking out halloween candy. Whether you prefer sweet chocolate pumpkins, salty bat-shaped pretzels, or the best of both worlds, it is time to spice up this spooky season with some new Halloween recipes! With a new spin on some old favorites, this Halloween is guaranteed to be exciting, spooky, and most importantly – tasty!

Spooky Snack Mix

Move over infamous Christmas Crack – Spooky Snack Mix is the perfect sweet and salty snack for the season. The best part is it’s super easy to make! All you need is chex chocolate cereal, Hyde and Eek Monster Mash Sprinkles or any spooky sprinkles, Peanut M&M’s Ghoul’s Mix, chocolate covered raisins, Reese’s Puffs Bats Cereal or Count Chocula Cereal with Monster Marshmallows, candy corn, mini bag of bats and pumpkins shaped pretzel, and of course, chocolate! For an added bonus, you can even include classic Halloween Circus Animal cookies! Let this recipe be a guide, but even more importantly let your spooky soul choose your favorite Halloween candy to add into the mix! Coat your Chocolate Chex mix with melted chocolate and throw the rest of these tasty treats and let the chocolate set. This process only takes about 10 minutes!

Salted Caramel Cookies

A dark treat for all of the dark souls this Halloween season. The second fall hits, salted caramel treats fill the aisles of your grocery store. This creative take on a favorite treat satisfies that salty and sweet craving while still fitting the Halloween candy mold! Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies are just as delicious as they sound! This is a made-from-scratch recipe but don’t let that deter you! It’s easier than it looks! Of course you’ll need the usual butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking soda, and dark cocoa powder. Simply mix the ingredients together and roll into a small ball. The delicious caramel inside? Just grab yourself a bag of fun-size Simply Caramel milky way bars and cut them in half and wrap the cookie dough around it! Sprinkle each dark chocolate cookie with a dash of sea salt – they look just as spooky after you bite into them as the caramel oozes out.

Mummy Brownies

Ever got a cosmic brownie while Trick or Treating as a kid? Embrace this nostalgic treat in a new way with Mummy Brownies! While you can get away with a box mix, nothing compares to fresh homemade brownies. Of course, you’ll need all the staples like flour, eggs, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips. Most importantly, make sure you grab candy eyes for these Mummy brownies.

M&M Halloween Cookies

If you want a fun take on a classic, cookies that include your favorite Halloween candy, M&M Halloween Cookies are the perfect easy-to-make treat! M&Ms are a timeless treat and are a key component to many favorites. If you want to skip a few steps, simply grab the Halloween themed M&Ms and fold them into some premade sugar cookie dough.

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Love it or hate it, candy corn is arguably the most popular Halloween candy. Candy corn colors are a staple decor! These homemade Candy Corn cupcakes require a bit more time than the other recipes on this list but the results are both tasty and adorable!

Resee’s Pumpkin Pretzel Spiders

Who doesn’t love a tasty Resee’s Pumpkin? Why eat just the pumpkin when you can add a salty spin to this favorite Halloween candy? With only three simple ingredients the cute Resee’s Pumpkin Pretzel Spider halloween treats are easy to make and a fun recipe to include the whole family on!

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