Halloween treats for every sweet tooth

Halloween — a time where you can pretend to be something else and get candy, or you can have a really awesome party.

Whether you’re staying in or going out, the most requested item anywhere is always food — dips, cookies, cupcakes, the whole nine yards.

Halloween especially has some fun and spooky-themed treats for the occasion. From pumpkin-flavored treats to spooky chocolate, here are some fun recipes to try this Halloween.

Rosanna Pansino is a 31-year-old YouTuber and the creator of her online cooking show, “Nerdy Nummies.” Every year, Pansino makes her own DIY Halloween treats.

Of course, on a college budget, some things may come easier than others.

Here’s a Pansino Halloween recipe for chocolate-covered pretzels that look like pumpkins.

You will need orange melting chocolates, a bag of mini pretzels, green M&Ms and a squeeze bottle.

First, you heat up the melting chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and pour half of it into the squeeze bottle. Take a pretzel and dip it into the rest of the chocolate, taking it out and then placing it on a sheet of wax paper.

Once you have it on the wax paper, you can use the squeeze bottle to fill in the holes to make it more of a pumpkin. Afterward, place the green M&M at the top to make it look like a stem.

Refrigerate the tiny pumpkins, and then, you can serve.

If chocolate’s not your thing, this angel food cupcake may be more your style.

Made to look like a candy corn, it’s sure to be a hit at the Halloween party or maybe just for yourself.

Halloween Treats
Spooky Halloween cupcakes like this one spread the festivities with orange angel food, topped with a candy corn buttercream frosting.
(Photo courtesy of Becky Luigart-Stayner of MyRecipes.com)

You will need six large egg whites, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract, 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 sifted cake flour and 1 tablespoon of orange zest.

To create this tasty treat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place 12 paper liners in muffin cups.

Beat the egg whites and salt at a medium speed with a mixer until it looks foamy. After that, add the vanilla and orange to mix, followed by the cream of tartar until soft peaks form.

From there, add sugar a little bit at a time until firmer peaks form, and continue by folding in the flour slowly as well as the zest.

Once that is done, spoon the batter into prepared muffin cups and bake for 15 to 18 minutes. After cooling completely, you can ice to look like a candy corn.

No matter what the occasion, Halloween always provides a spooky and enjoyable time with great food, but as always, be safe.