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Hauntingly Adorable Halloween Treats

Get festive this fall by whipping up these simple and fun recipes.

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Come, We Fly Caramel Apples

Autumn wouldn’t be complete without indulging in some caramel apples. Spruce up your creations by adding these spooky witch cutouts.

You Will Need:

Instructions:

  1. Clean and prep your apples, placing them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  2. Unwrap the caramels and place them in a microwaveable bowl.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream to the bowl.
  4. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat for 30-second intervals, stirring in between. Make sure to mix the caramels and whipping cream well so they will melt evenly. Don’t be afraid to add more whipping cream to make the caramel even creamier.
  5. Once the caramels are melted, insert a metal
    or wood skewer into an apple and dip it into the caramel. Note: Caramel dries fast, so make sure to move efficiently to avoid a sticky mess.
  6. Once you have dipped your apple and covered it well, immediately place it on parchment paper and add your topping of choice. Repeat with each apple.
  7. Place your apples in the fridge for the caramel to harden.

Add flying witches to your apples:

  1. Click here to download the witch silhouette.
  2. Save the file to your computer and print it out.
  3. Once printed, cut out the number of witches you need.
  4. Go outside and find small twigs. Make sure to clean them well after you bring them in.
  5. Once you have your twig and witch silhouette cut out, use a hot glue gun to attach the witches to the twigs for a flying effect.
  6. Lastly, insert the twigs in the apples using the hole from dipping skewer.
    The hole should be big enough for the twig to slide right in. Once the twig is placed in the hole, the witches can go riding!
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Spooktacular Sheet Cake

Looking for a recipe that isn’t overly time-consuming? This eerie sheet cake is quick to whip up with some help from your kids—and it just happens to be delicious!

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You Will Need:

Instructions:

  1. Cook the pudding as instructed on the box; let cool.
  2. Once the pudding is cool, mix it with dry cake mix in a mixing bowl.
  3. After the two are completely mixed, grease an 11-by-17-inch jelly roll pan. Pour the batter in the pan and spread to the edges.
  4. Sprinkle the bag of chocolate chips over the top of the batter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.
  6. Let the cake cool, then frost it with chocolate icing. Place candy eyes on top for a Halloween touch.

Makayla Shartle loves to share recipes, crafts, and all things holiday on her blog, ​​makaylaandco.com.

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