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Homemade trick-or-treat snacks for Halloween

Throwing a Halloween party and need some cute but spooky treats? We’ve got you covered with these three tried-and-tested recipes that’ll make your guests go wild!

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Amuse kids and even adults with these Cheesy Broomsticks

Cheesy Broomsticks

(Recipe from Expat Kitchen)

Cut cheese strings or sticks in half, and fray the ends to look like bristles. Use a pretzel stick for the handle and tie cheese on with a chive.

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Munch on these creepy and cute peanut butter and chocolate spider cookies

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Spider Cookies

(Recipe from aspicyperspective.com)

What you need:

  • Your favourite peanut butter cookie recipe (we like this recipe)
  • Candy eyes
  • Chocolate truffles
  • Semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Roll the cookie dough into small balls and bake for around 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the tray from the oven and press down a slight cavity in the middle of each cookie, using a small pestle or teaspoon.
  3. Return the cookies to the oven and bake for around 6-8 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  4. Once the cookies are out of the oven, let them cool until room temperature.
  5. Add the chocolate truffle to the middle of each cookie.
  6. Melt the chocolate chips and transfer it into a piping bag or zip-bag, then make a small cut at the end of the bag.
  7. Add the eyes to the chocolate truffle- use the melted chocolate to glue both together.
  8. Draw lines around the truffle to create the spider’s legs.
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Entertain your guests with these mummy cupcakes

Mummy Cupcakes

(Recipe from joyofbaking.com)

What you need:

  • Your favourite chocolate cupcake recipe (you could try this recipe)
  • Candy eyes
  • White buttercream frosting
  • Basket weave piping tip (Wilton #47 or #48)


  1. After baking the chocolate cupcakes, take them out of the oven to cool completely.
  2. Place the frosting in a piping bag fitted with a basket weave piping tip.
  3. Pipe lines back and forth on top of the cupcakes.
  4. Add two candy eyes on each cupcake.
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Serve up Halloween candy bark at your Halloween party

If you want something a little simpler, make a batch of this Halloween Candy Bark that scores on both looks and taste.

What you need:

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • Some candy eyes
  • Some M&Ms
  • Some sprinkles


  1. Line a tray with baking paper.
  2. Melt the semisweet chocolate in a microwave.
  3. Pour the chocolate onto the baking paper and spread it into an even layer.
  4. Sprinkle over the candy.
  5. Transfer the tray to the fridge to set for around 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the bark from the fridge and cut it into irregular shapes.
salad, jack-o-lantern's, halloween, healthy
Go healthy this Halloween with these Jack-o-Lantern’s

Jack-o-Lantern’s are healthly and easy. Take some red and yellow capsicums and slice the tops off. After cutting out the face shapes with a sharp knife, fill with lettuce and other salad ingredients. Or, for a hot treat, place spaghetti bolognaise inside – the spaghetti spilling out of the mouth looks ghoulish!
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Too busy cooking that you forgot to pick out decorations or even a costume? Don’t fret, check out our selection of party essentials that will have you covered in a jiffy. Or if you want to head out check out what’s on.