Monday, September 18, 2017

25+ Must-Have Spooky Halloween Treats

A must have collection of treats that are PERFECT for Halloween and beyond! Are you ready for all the spooky recipes?

September is racing by and w are all getting ready for Halloween! With parties planned, menu designed and preparations on; everyone needs this list of 25+ recipes that are made for Halloween! With contributions from some of my favorite bloggers, this collective is all you need for all your planning! 


To get the recipe, click on the title of the recipe or the image! Have a great time reading all these! 


The starting point of all things Halloween, this Fake blood is perfect for decorating desserts or for getting ready for the Holiday! 




Aren't these cupcakes just super adorable?! Plus, they’re vegan, incredibly chocolatey, and pretty easy to make! 



A seven ingredient recipe that comes together in 15 minutes; yet super delicious and perfect for Halloween! 



These adorable Apple Mummies are such an easy, healthy Halloween treat! Your little ghosties will gobble them up! A perfect fruit snack for Halloween parties, spook-tacular fruit trays, or a fun October after-school nibble! 




Vampire bite cupcakes are perfect for Halloween or watching your favorite scary movies! These cupcakes are filled with strawberry jam to scare everyone that takes a bite!



If you’re entertaining this Halloween or just need a tasty snack while you’re trick or treating, this Halloween popcorn is easy to make and the orange and black bring a spooky look to your food. No tricks, just treats.



Vegan Pumpkin Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes with Bat Bites

These super cute cupcakes are a healthier, vegan holiday-inspired dessert. The pumpkin spiced frosting is made from whipped coconut cream and real pumpkin purée. Plus, the cupcakes are rich and chocolatey! 




Super cute kiwis shaped as Frankenstein; these are ready in under 30 minutes and are perfect for Halloween! BOO!! 



Scare up some smiles this Halloween with these Easy Meringue Ghosts Cookies! Make these hauntingly delicious Meringue Ghost treats that both your big and little monsters will love.



A creepy no bake dessert that is perfect for Halloween! You need these for your upcoming party folks! 



Bloody Beet Bowls (aka chocolate cups brimming with white chocolate and beet pudding) are PERFECT for the upcoming Holiday season! Are you making these for Halloween??

 

These Peanut butter cup spider cookies are a fun, homemade treat for Halloween. Adorable peanut butter cup spiders sit on top of soft, chewy peanut butter cookies.



A spooktacular and delicious Halloween treat that’s easy and fun to make. These can be made 2 days in advance and this recipe makes 12.




Chocolate Peanut Butter Pumpkins. A scarily good Halloween treat, dark chocolate pumpkin shells filled with salty and sweet peanut butter.



Spooky Red Velvet Cupcakes
Make Halloween spooky with eggless Red Velvet Cupcakes. Topped with vanilla cream and fake edible blood, these are super easy to make. These are MADE for Halloween! 




This super awesome turmeric bark has just TWO ingredients and is ready in SEVEN minutes. You need these for Halloween right?




Perfect Halloween treats made from cereal and peanut butter; these are perfect for your Halloween table this year!




Can you wrap your head around eating gory brain food jello for Halloween? Try not to 'think' about it too much, and you’ll be just fine. 



These Halloween Orange Scream Pudding Cups are the perfect treat for your little goblins! They are super easy to make (the kids could even make them themselves!) and they are also super tasty too! These would be a great Halloween party idea too!




An easy to make yet super delicious Halloween bark. You need this for Halloween!!




The drink that is MADE for Halloween! If you can get your hands on Blood Oranges, this will be super awesome for Halloween!



Chocolate Dipped Caramel Rice Crispy Treats

Rice crispy treats are delicious as is, but if you want to take them up a notch…swap out the marshmallows for caramel. It’s as simple as that and they are decadently delicious!And then if you want be really crazy, dip them in chocolate and decorate them for Halloween. 




If you’re planning a Halloween or Fall-themed party, you’ll want a sweet treat that fits in with the theme. These festive Halloween Cupcakes fit the bill! Plus, they are very simple to make. 




A spooky yet healthy snack for Halloween, this is PERFECT for Halloween!! Are you making these bananas or not? 




This is the perfect Halloween Frozen Oreo Pudding Cake because it’s just like an ice cream cake that doesn’t melt! That makes it ideal to put out at your party without the worry that it will be a puddle in a few minutes time! Plus it tastes SO good!




Who needs a yummy bread for Halloween?? You need this recipe to make your Halloween spooky and yummy! 




Easy Halloween Fudge requires no stove-top prep. In fact, it's ready in under 10 minutes and has only 6 ingredients. How will you decorate your batch?



Can witch fingers be made eggless?? Yes sure! You need this recipe to make them. A Halloween classic, this recipe never goes out of trend! 




Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Ombre Chocolate Mousse Cups

This post is in partnership with Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are mine alone. 

A delicious, super easy to make and FULL of Chocolate dessert is here! Are you Holiday ready with these Mousse cups?


Can you imagine we are already in September and we are all getting in the mood for the Holidays? I think it was not long ago that I was gobbling all my Holiday desserts, and now I am making new ones for this year! Gosh, 2017 was super quick. 

Are you in the same boat as me? Then, this post is MADE FOR YOU!!! Ask me why? It is because this is my second dessert for the season (first being these really cute Pumpkin Bundts) and is super easy to make through the holiday season! It is NO BAKE, NO COOK and make ahead! Ask for more? Read on! 


Here is the simplest way to make the dessert. Just walk into your closest World Market store, grab all the items you need; use a couple of ingredients from your refrigerator, grab your kids, and start making this dessert! Find your closest store here: World Market Store Locater. I did all my shopping from my favorite store in Mountain View, CA!

While you are there, do not forget to check out their Baking ProductsCookies and Cakes, Christmas food and drinks and the Christmas Baking section. Plus there is more! World Market and Bahlsen are currently having a sweepstakes where the winner will receive a trip for 2 to the famed Christmas Market Festival in Germany. Prize includes: A trip for 2 to Munich, Germany (hotel, city excursions, dining and more). Do not forget to enter here till 9/29/17.




Coming to the recipe, this yummy dessert has only a few ingredients and is super easy to make. I love seeing Ombre colored desserts and finally made my own! This one is a single serve dessert; has Bahlsen Butter biscuits and THREE MOUSSE layers! Yes, it has mousse on top of mousse on top of mousse. Yet it is not daunting to make this one. 


I used heavy whipping cream and three flavors; vanilla, hazelnut and salted caramel to complete this dessert. You can pick and choose your favorite flavors from fruity to chocolate and beyond! The colors in the layers are due to the varying amounts of unsweetened cocoa powder added to the layers. You can also use colors of your choice to make the dessert colorful.


Why is this dessert my FAVORITE?

When it comes to Holiday season, it is really busy in every household. From Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas to New Year, I feel like it is 60 days of celebration. And in between all that, we also celebrate Diwali. So it is really important to have recipes that can be made before hand, do not need too many complex procedures and are fairly simple to serve.

Guess what; this one is just that and more. It is no cook and no bake too. Last time I made a mousse like this, I had my niece help me whip up all the cream; proving that kids can actually make this or atleast assist in making it! 


How to make an Ombre Mousse? 

Lately you must have seen a lot of Ombre desserts around you. A layered dessert that ranges in color from light to dark is referred to as an Ombre dessert. Here I have three layers of mousse; ranging from white to dark brown. Thus the name.

The simplest way to make this mousse dessert is to make a plain cream mousse first. Then divide it into three parts, add the color and flavor you want and make the mousse. If you start whipping the layers separately, you will end up whipping all day! There is a rest time between pouring the layers, but the mousse can be refrigerated and works well.

So without any further delay, head straight to the recipe and do not forget to share your Holiday delights with me on my Facebook page

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Ingredients

Whipping Cream 2 cups (16 oz box)
Unsalted Butter 2 tbsp
Torani Flavoring Syrups (Vanilla, Classic Hazelnut and Salted Caramel)
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/2 cup
Bahlsen Leibniz Butter Biscuits 1 packet
Bahlsen Waffle Minis 1 packet
Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Mini 1 packet
Dr. Oetker Whip-It 2 sachets
Chocolate Curls to top
Maraschino Cherries to top



Method

Process 25-28 Butter Cookies to a fine powder. Some coarse particles are okay. Put 1 cup away for topping. Melt the unsalted butter and mix to the remaining to a grainy mixture. 



Divide this in dessert bowls. I used three bowls, but you can use four small bowl too. Press down using an ice cream scoop.



Whip heavy whipping cream and Dr. Oetker Whip it in a stand mixer or using a hand blender. Continue till soft peaks are achieved. 

Divide the cream in equal parts. Refrigerate two bowls till ready to use. In the third bowl add 1 tbsp Vanilla Syrup. Mix well and divide the cream in the bowls. I like to use an ice-cream scoop to divide it equally. Place the bowls in the refrigerator for an hour.



Get the second bowl out of the refrigerator and mix in 1 tbsp Hazelnut syrup and 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder. Mix till no white streaks are seen. Divide this among the bowls and spread to get an even top. Refrigerate for another hour.

Using the last bowl of cream, mix in 1 tbsp Salted Caramel Syrup and 4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder. Mix well to get a uniformly colored mixture.

Divide this in the bowls and refrigerate for an hour.


The dessert is ready! Top it with the powdered biscuit set aside. 



Top with chocolate curls, Maraschino Cherries, Bahlsen Leibniz Butter Biscuits and Bahlsen Waffel Minis. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate till ready to serve!