HALLOWEEN DIY: (TRICK OR) TREAT RECIPES

Boonanas are everything

If you don’t want to eat exclusively trash this Halloween, make these chocolate covered frozen Boonanas. They’re taking ghosting to a whole new level.

YOU NEED

3 bananas. 1 banana makes 4 Boonanas so choose your own amount. I wanted to make a dozen! 

2 cups white chocolate

Mini chocolate chips for the eyes

Popsicle sticks

A tray or large plate

Wax paper

STEP 1

Cut the banana in half lengthwise and then in half again – each banana will make 4 ghosts. Insert the popsicle stick into the banana, and freeze ‘em on wax paper or a cookie sheet so they don’t stick to your dish.

STEP 2

Once they’re frozen – 30 to 50 minutes later – fill a coffee mug with the white chocolate. Melt in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time. Every 30 seconds take the mug out & stir. Do this until it’s totally melted.

STEP 3

Dip the bananas into the chocolate and cover them completely. Add the mini chocolate chips for the eyes – do this part quickly because the chocolate hardens.

Now on to those Pumpkin Pretzels

These little treats are perfect for any Halloween party. There’s no mess & no fuss; you can even eat these lil guys on the go! 3 steps to teeny pumpkins for you & your homies coming right up!

YOU NEED

Pretzels

1 cup white chocolate

Food coloring. Some stores do have orange food coloring, but not all. I couldn’t find it so I opted for buying red & yellow, and mixing them. I’m basically Bob Ross.

Smarties or M&Ms – green ones, for the stem! Cut them into halves.

A tray or large plate

Wax paper

STEP 1

Place the white chocolate in a glass bowl, or any bowl you have that is good for microwaving. Heat on high for 30 seconds, take it out to stir and keep heating at 30-second intervals until it’s completely melted.

STEP 2

Add coloring to chocolate and stir. To get the orange using red and yellow its: 1-2 drops red and 10 drops yellow. Be sure to mix a small sample of the white chocolate in a separate bowl with the food coloring to test out your colour before you mix all the chocolate.

STEP 3

Dip each pretzel into the bowl of colored chocolate. Use a fork to get the pretzels out so it’s completely covered. Place the pretzels on a tray or plate that’s covered in a sheet of wax paper. Just add the little green stems – Smarties or M&Ms – and you’re done!

If you have a bit more time on your hands – never too many puns – make these epic witch fingers!

Witch finger cookies

These are probably my fave Halloween treat. They’re super creepy and gruesome! They’re not too sweet which I like too, they’ve got a buttery shortbread taste with a hint of almond. You may have to close your eyes while eating them though.. eeek!

These will take 40-45 minutes prep time, and 20 minutes baking time. This recipe makes 5 dozen so you’ve got tons to give to your friends.

YOU NEED

1 cup salted butter

1 large egg

1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

¾ cups blanched almonds

1 tube red decorator gel

STEP 1

Heat up the butter in the microwave so it’s soft, but not totally melted. Get your (let’s be honest it’s your mom’s) egg beater and in a large bowl beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond and vanilla extracts.

STEP 2

Whisk together flour & salt in a separate bowl. Now add the wet mixture from before and mix them together. A dough will form, then cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

STEP 3

Preheat your oven to 325F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

STEP 4

Take out the dough, and start to roll (take a heaping teaspoonful) the dough into finger shapes. Press the almond into one end for the nail. Squeeze the fingers in the center to create the knuckle shape. Use a small knife to make the little slashes to complete the “look” of the knuckle.

STEP 5

Place the fingers on the baking sheets and bake for 25 minutes. Let them cool for 4 minutes. Lift up the almond – this part is honestly really creepy, not gunna lie – and squeeze red decorator gel underneath. Press the almond back into place so that the gel oozes out from underneath. Make it gross!

Witch treats will you take a stab at this Halloween?

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