Forget the tricks: I’m concentrating on the Halloween treats. New recipes are fun to try, but I like to mix them with some of my favorite tried-and-true Halloween treats. This year I’ll be treating family and friends with:
1. Candy Corn and Peanuts Mix
I’m a sucker for candy corn: I can (and have) eat the whole bag. But a few years ago a friend clued me into mixing candy corn with equal parts of salted peanuts. It tastes just like a PayDay candy bar! Plus, the orange and yellow and brown colors are great Halloween decor. I like to take the mix to tailgates too!
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2. Scarecrow Crunch
Every Christmas I make a big batch of Holiday Puppy Chow, so I was happy to see this Halloween version: why didn’t I think of that? Family blogger Just Make Stuff has an easy recipe for Scarecrow Crunch that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
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3. Pumpkin Pretzels
Sweet and Salty, orange and green: the perfect Halloween snack. Butter With a Side of Bread had the cute and clever pumpkin pretzel recipe that I can’t wait to try: I’m going to gift a batch too!
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4. Butternut Squash and Apple Soup
I’ve been making this soup for a long time, adapted from several recipes until I got the taste my family loves. I shared it a few years ago on ShesShoppingNow, and now HaveDeals fans can enjoy one of my favorite tastes of Fall. Its a nice orange color: perfect for a quick and easy Halloween supper. I serve it with toasted cheese sandwiches.
5. Pumpkin Muffins
Start the day of with a Halloween breakfast: I’m baking Pumpkin Muffins from food blogger Big Red Kitchen. Only 2 ingredients: its a fast and easy (and sort of healthy) start to a festive day. She made a pumpkin cake, but I like the ease of muffins with the apple cider glaze.