Halloween is just days away, and what better way to celebrate the sweetest time of year than with more sweets? Whether it’s for your kid’s classroom party, a work treat, or just because you’ve always wanted to be a mad food scientist, try your Doctor Frankenstein hand at these fun hybrid Halloween desserts!
Cookies, Brownies and More
Cookie-bottomed cupcakes provide the answer to the age-old question: Should I make cookies or cupcakes? The answer should always be both. These sweet treats give you the moist, fluffy texture of cupcakes and the chewier texture of cookies all in one delicious package. Decorate the frosting with orange and black sprinkles, and you’ve got a great spooky treat!
If you’ve wanted to get out and spend some quality time by a campfire but either haven’t found the time or are more of an “indoor” person, then s’mores cookies bring the campfire inside (metaphorically speaking)! These are a fun, portable option for any sugar snack attacks that might creep up on you this Halloween.
If chocolate and peanut butter is an amazing combination, wouldn’t it make sense that chocolate and chocolate and peanut butter would be even more amazing? Peanut butter cup brownie bites are the answer to all of life’s questions, and an easy treat to make if you’re out the door in a hurry, but want to bring more than a bag of candy. The small size means one or two is enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard. These are also a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy (if there is such a thing).
To class it up a bit, try your hand at doughnut macarons, combining the delicate beauty of macarons with the deliciousness of doughnuts to make a yummy, pretty snack. With a little food coloring and sprinkles, these can be easily transformed into scrumptious little pumpkins to adorn any table!
To be a little healthy (term used loosely!), try cupcake-stuffed strawberries to tempt your palate. The fruit provides a nice respite to the sugar in the cake, and everyone’s heard of fruit-stuffed cupcakes, so why not the reverse? These are easily portable to impress your friends and family wherever you might find yourself this Halloween.
Bonus Savory Treats
If all the sweets have you riddled with the sugar shakes, end the monster feast with croissant pretzels to cut the sweet taste. There’s no reason why Doctor Frankenstein must limit the food fusion to desserts, after all.
Do you have any fun food combinations? Share in the comments!