Simple sweet trick-or-treats for Halloween

    Creating treats for your next family fun Halloween event doesn’t need to be scary. There are several sweet and simple trick-or-treat options that take minimal time to prep and make, and are sure to impress and delight.

    "Strawberry Ghosts" by amanda is licensed under CC BY 2.0
    Strawberry Ghosts” by amanda is licensed under CC BY 2.0

    White Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Ghost Faces

    These healthy sweet treats are very simple.

    • Start off with a 12 oz. package of white chocolate chips in a bowl.
    • Add 2 tablespoons of shortening.
    • Microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute and stir until chips are melted and the texture is smooth.
    • Hold the strawberries by the tip and dip the entire berry into the melted chocolate. Place berries on a tray covered with wax paper so the berries don’t stick to the tray.
    • Refrigerate until the coating is firm, about 30 minutes.
    • Melt 1 cup of dark chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of shortening in the microwave, spoon into a piping bag (plastic bags work well too).
    • Cut a small tip at the end of the piping bag and pipe on ghastly ghost faces on the strawberries.
    • Refrigerate until the face coating is firm.

    Wicked Easy Trail Mix

    You can purchase pre-made trail mix from the store or purchase special nuts and dried fruits for your own special mix. Simply select your favorite cereal, peanuts, yogurt-covered raisins, and banana chips and combine for a tasty treat. You can also add in candy corn for extra Halloween attitude. Place trail mix in Halloween-themed cupcake liners for easy-to-serve portion sizes.

    Spooky Sandwiches

    Conjure some welcome spirits with a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Make a standard PB&J using your favorite nut butter and jelly or jam. Then, use a Halloween cookie cutter to cut out ghosts, pumpkins, and witches hat-shaped sandwiches. Add on fun accessories like raisins for eyes and feed lots of hungry ghouls.

    Pretzel Fingers

    The perfect eerie party buffet option, pretzel fingers.

    • Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave (see instructions above) until the texture is smooth.
    • Using large pretzel sticks, dip the sticks ¾ of the way into the melted chocolate and set on a tray lined with wax paper.
    • While the chocolate is still wet, add one slivered almond slice at the end of the chocolate covered stick to represent the “fingernail.” You can display these frightening phalanges in a mason jar covered with an old shirt cuff to really give your guests a creep effect.

    Of course, if these spooky snacks give you the creepers, why not take yourself out for a Halloween breakfast in Denver? At the Original Pancake House, we are happy to serve all walks of life, from little ghostly goblins to Frankenstein and his family.