Halloween Treats, Part 1!

Halloween is almost here! That means it is definitely time to start thinking about your spooky party to come. Check out these ideas for frightfully delicious Halloween treats below.

 

Halloween Marshmallow Crispies

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Toasted rice cereal is mixed with melted chocolate and Country Crock® Spread to make a perfect base for fun Halloween decorating with the kids.

  • Recipe Serves: 8
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Cook Time 10 min

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Country Crock® Spread
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. honey or corn syrup
  • 5 cups toasted rice cereal
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • Green food coloring, black food coloring, chocolate sprinkles, white chocolate chips or other small white candies

Directions:

  1. Melt Country Crock® Spread in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add marshmallows; reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are completely melted. Stir in chocolate and honey. Add cereal and stir until evenly coated.
  2. Press mixture into shallow baking pan. Refrigerate 10 minutes. Cut into bars.
  3. To make monsters, using whisk, combine confectioners sugar and lemon juice. Color some of the icing green adding a few drops of green food coloring and some black using black food coloring. (Add a few drops water if needed to create a spreadable consistency).
  4. Spread bars with green icing. Sprinkle tops of bars with chocolate sprinkles for “hair”. Add white chocolate chips for “eyes”. Spoon black icing into small zip-top bag. Cut small piece off 1 corner and pipe “pupils” and “mouths” onto monsters.

TIP: Have fun decorating bars with colored fondants, melted chocolate and candies to create some great creepy
decorations such as pumpkins, spider’s webs and tombstones.

 

Halloween Skeleton Cake Pops

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  • Makes 4 dozen
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Cook Time 1 hr
  • Freeze Time 2 hr
  • Stand Time 15 min

A fun and easy Halloween cake pop recipe decorated with a super-tasty chocolate frosting made with Country Crock® Spread. This simple Halloween party recipe is perfect for kids!

Ingredients:

  • CAKE:
  • 1 box (16 oz.) pound cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Country Crock® Spread
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup Country Crock® Spread
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped and melted
  • Lollipop sticks
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE COATING:
  • 10 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • DECORATION:
  • 1/4 cup Country Crock® Spread
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • Black food coloring

Directions:

  1. For CAKE, prepare pound cake according to package directions, using eggs water, cocoa powder, Country Crock® Spread and vanilla. Bake, then cool completely on wire rack. Crumble cake into fine crumbs into medium bowl; set aside.
  2. For FROSTING, beat Spread, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer until blended. Beat in melted chocolate, then cake crumbs intil blended. Shape cake mixture into 48 balls and arrange on aluminum foil or waxed paper lined baking sheet. Insert lollipop stick into each ball and freeze 2 hours.
  3. For WHITE CHOCOLATE COATING, melt white chocolate chips according to package directions. Stir in oil until blended. Dip balls into white chocolate mixture, swirling to coat and gently shaking to remove excess chocolate. Arrange cake pops on foil or waxed paper lined baking sheet and let stand until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.
  4. TO DECORATE, put Spread In small microwave-safe bowl and microwave at HIGH 5 seconds or until melted. Stir in confectioners sugar, then black food color to create a black piping frosting. Place mixture in pastry bag fitted with plain tip and carefully pipe “eyes” “noses” and “mouths” onto pops*. (Try practicing this first by piping out onto a sheet of foil or parchment paper.)

*Alternatively draw on the face details with edible black markers or
with black food decorating gel.

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