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Is it just us or is the decision between trick or treat the easiest choice of all time? Especially if we’re talking ooey gooey, fudgy brownie treats themed for Halloween. There’s no competition, even for the biggest pranksters.
We know that this is the time of year where you want to rush out and stock up on everything from sour candy to chocolate bars, but we’re here to tell you there’s a better way to enjoy Halloween. This will even beat the houses that hand out king-size candy bars. Bet you’ll never guess what it is!
You guessed brownies, didn’t you? We’re not very good at hiding our obsession.
Putting our complete bias to the side, we really think these easy Halloween treat ideas will change your Halloween from a sweet holiday to a full-blown party.
Check out just some of the fast and fun ways you can transform your brownie treats to make this Halloween the best one yet.
1. Ditch the Candy for Magic Morsels
This one is the quickest win for everyone. In your centerpieces, when you’re handing out candy to the neighborhood or when you’re bringing candy bowls to the office — just switch out the candy for Magic Morsels or Fairytale Sprites.
They’re the perfect size for a quick snack and a more exclusive treat than the same candy you can find at a gas station. Trust us, people will invite you to every Halloween party after you bring a bowl full of brownies.
2. Marshmallow Ghost Brownies
If you’re feeling crafty, this is a great, easy Halloween treat to make with young Halloween enthusiasts! Simple, fast, and super yummy.
These instructions are for large marshmallow ghosts, but you can make them in smaller finger food portions, too. Just use bite-size Magic Morsel brownies and mini marshmallows instead. Boo-tiful!
What You’ll Need:
- Fairytale Brownies
- jumbo marshmallows
- white chocolate chips
- black icing
- canola oil
Step 1: Melt the chocolate
Place some white chocolate chips in a microwave safe container. Add one tablespoon of canola oil for every cup of chips. Microwave for about 15 seconds at a time, stirring often, until the chips are all melted.
Step 2: Place the marshmallow
Set a marshmallow in the center of each brownie. Carefully pour melted white chocolate over the marshmallow, allowing it to drop down onto the brownie. Let the chocolate cool.
Step 3: Add the eyes
Using a small round decorator tip and black frosting, draw ghostly eyes and mouth on the side of the marshmallow.
3. Chocolate Spider Webs
This one is for those of you who love to hang out at home with a small group of your favorite people. Maybe you have a Halloween-themed dinner or maybe it’s just a movie night and you need an easy Halloween treat for dessert.
All you need to do to impress those around you is get a plate, draw a spooky spider web using black icing, then place your favorite Fairytale Brownies treat right in the middle. People will think you starred on an episode of Top Chef and we definitely won’t tell them otherwise.
4. Bite-Size Brownie Spiders
This Halloween treat is a bit more involved than the others, but way cool and worth it in the end! It’s still a fairly simple DIY project that doesn’t require any artistic talent. Just some basic craft supplies.
What you’ll need:
- Bite-size Magic Morsels (get a variety or buy in bulk)
- Black pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
- Tiny black pom-poms
- Double-sided tape and regular tape
Step 1: Create the Spider’s Legs
Take 3 pipe cleaners, spread them like a star then tape them to the back of the Magic Morsel. Bend the pipe cleaners into a zig-zag to create “knees.”
Step 2: Create the Spider’s Eyes
Glue a googly eye to a pom-pom to create an eye. You will need two for each spider!
Then cut a piece of double-sided tape, place it on top of the Magic Morsel, then attach two eyeballs onto the tape.
And that’s it! Just like that, you have an easy Halloween treat to add to the party snack table, at place settings, in goodie bags, or even in your mouth.
5. Magical Mystifying Masks
This next one isn’t a treat, but masks are always a fun trick!
These frightfully adorable Halloween masks are a fun and engaging arts and crafts activity to do with your kids or at a party. Even smaller children can join the fun! Just make sure an adult handles the scissors.
There are plenty of felt mask templates online, so take a look around and pick out some options for your guests. To start, check out the free mask templates available at The Printables Fairy.
Feeling extra creative? Ditch the templates and encourage everyone to come up with their own design! You can even make it into a competition for scariest Halloween mask — with a prize of brownies, of course.
What You’ll Need:
- Mask templates
- Felt in various colors
- Straight pins
- Elastic string
Step 1: Prepare your template
Print out your favorite mask template and pin it to the felt. Carefully cut out all the necessary pieces. Once you have everything, remove the pins.
Step 2: Glue pieces together
Apply a thin layer of glue to the smaller mask pieces. Firmly press them into place on the base of the mask. If you mess up, don’t worry! You’ll have a few seconds to move things around before the glue dries.
Step 3: Add the head band
Cut two vertical slits on each side of the mask. Cut a long string of elastic, thread it through the slit, and tie a firm knot.
6. Creepy Crawly Cookies
Don’t fear these spiders! Creepy Crawly Cookies using Fairytale Cookies are easy to make and tasty to eat.
These scrumptious little spiders look adorable at parties and get-togethers. They’re so simple, too — you can decorate dozens of these easy Halloween treats in just a few minutes.
Plus, you can mix up the candy topping to offer a variety everyone enjoys!
What You’ll Need:
- Fairytale Cookies in any flavor
- Black and/or brown frosting
- Round decorator tip
- Black licorice laces
- Candy googly eyes
- Large black gumballs
- Peanut butter cups
Step 1: Add the body
Apply a blob of black or brown frosting to the center of the cookie to act as a “glue.” Firmly place a gumball or peanut butter cup on top of the frosting.
Step 2: Add the eyes
Add two small blobs of frosting to the body, then attach the candy googly eyes.
Step 3: Add the legs
For the legs, attach licorice to the frosting ring or draw thin lines of frosting.
Effortless & Easy Halloween Treats
Try these out or create your own and share them on Instagram! We want to see how creative you get!
Putting in the time to bake or craft a cool Halloween treat for your friends and family is an awesome way to embrace your creative side and get into the Halloween spirit. We’re all for it!
But sometimes the easiest way to treat your Halloween party guests is by letting someone else do the work. Then you can focus on setting up the decorations, making the actual meal, or just partying and catching up with friends.
So we’re here for you there, too. If you want to order easy Halloween treats for your party that taste so good they’ll turn your guests into brownie zombies, take a peek at our Halloween gifts. Not only are they packed with irresistible treats, but they’re also wrapped in frightfully adorable Halloween-themed packaging.
No matter how you like to celebrate Halloween, we think you can be more creative than resorting to the age-old candy bar. Make it fun and it’ll be a Halloween to remember forever!
This blog was originally published on Oct 23, 2017. It has been updated with new Halloween treats, videos, and instructions.