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Fun Halloween Recipes: Marvelous Monster Treats

Updated on November 27, 2011
Fun Halloween Recipes
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Halloween Treats and Recipes

When we think of Halloween treats, we often think of those mini-chocolate bars, tootsie-rolls, and candycorn in individual packs. But Halloween treats don't have to be the store bought variety, here are some fun Halloween recipes for delicious, easy-to-make, creepy candies and cookies.

Note: I am not suggesting that you try to pass these out at the door, it is safer to stay with the wrapped stuff for that. Besides, these are so delicious, you may not want to share!

Recipe: Chocolate, Coconut Monster Eyes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1¾ cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1¾ cup Powdered Sugar (a.k.a. Confectioners sugar or Icing sugar)
  • 1 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups Milk Chocolate, Semi-sweet Chocolate or White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 separate cup of White Chocolate Chips

INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine sweetened condensed milk, coconut, powdered sugar and almonds in a large bowl. Use your hands to shape into "eyeball" sized balls; set on waxed paper and refrigerate until firm.

In a microwave safe dish (I use a Pyrex measuring cup) melt your chocolate chips. Stir chocolate until smooth. You can add melted butter if your chocolate seems too thick. Using toothpicks, dip coconut balls into the chocolate. Use your creativeness here, you can dip them all the way, halfway, or just leave a white "eye." It is up to you; it's your monster. Place them back on the waxed paper and let the chocolate harden.

Melt the remaining white chocolate chips for the irises. Use a bit of food coloring; blue, red whatever color eyes you like best. Dip just a tiny bit of the chocolate balls into the colored dip to customize your monster eyes. Use an upside-down chocolate chip for the pupil, if desired.

Enjoy! These are a modification of a Christmas candy I have made in the past and everyone just loves them!

Recipe: Cinnamon, Almond Monster Fingers

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup of Sugar
  • 1 cup of Softened Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 1/3 cup of Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Whole Almonds

INSTRUCTIONS:

First, place your cookie sheets in the refrigerator and preheat your oven to 375°. Next, in a large bowl, mix sugar and butter until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Gradually mix with the butter mixture.

Roll dough with your hands into "fingers." Place onto ungreased, chilled cookie sheets. Press an almond (as a monster claw) on the end of each finger. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes. Cookies should be just starting to brown at the edges. Let cool briefly before removing to a cooling rack. Enjoy!!!

Nutty Monster Scales

Recipe: Monster Scales
Recipe: Monster Scales

Recipe: Nutty Monster Scales

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1½ cups Brown Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of Light Corn Syrup
  • 1½ tablespoons of White Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1¼ cups of your favorite whole nuts: i.e. peanuts, pistachios, almonds...

INSTRUCTIONS:

Spray a large cookie sheet with non-stick spray and set aside. In a large iron skillet, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, vinegar, water and salt. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Cover and cook for just a few minutes more.

Uncover and use a candy thermometer to bring mixture to 280°, keep stirring constantly.

Add butter. Cook and stir until mixture reaches 300° (hard crack stage.) After removing thermometer, quickly stir in nuts and immediately pour onto greased cookie sheet. Spead the nuts into a single layer and let cool.

Break completely cooled candy into "scales" and eat them with a bunch of little (or big) monsters.

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    • brennawelker profile image

      brennawelker 5 years ago

      Great ideas for Halloween treats!Wanna use them too! Thanks.

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      rorshak sobchak 5 years ago

      I love Halloween. Creative ideas. Voted up :O

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi thank you so much for sharing this gem and I am bookmarking and handing over to my family.

      I vote up up and away here !!!

      Take care and have a great day.

      Eiddwen.

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Mrs. Menagerie,

      I am book marking this one for Halloween but sadly children don't realy trick or treat anymore.

      JT

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      TajSingh 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      These are great recipe ideas. Halloween is just a few weeks away. Thanks for sharing them.

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      Shari 6 years ago from New York, NY

      You can bet I am going to try the coconut eyes! My mouth is absolutely watering from all these delicious Halloween treats!

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      Thanks Simone!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago from San Francisco

      These are positively fabulous ideas! The almond monster fingers are such a fun idea, too. I think I've seen them done on a couple of cooking shows around this time of year and they look great!

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      Hiya Tom...you've gotta make these coconut eyes, they are so good!

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Thanks for all these great trick or treat Halloween recipes they all sound so frightfully yummy !

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      Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

      Helloooo Flora, Susan, Marellen, Lizzy and LAbrasher...thanks for the comments and votes!!! I sure hope you enjoy these treats!!!

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      LABrashear 6 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

      Yum! Can't wait to try some of these. Thanks for sharing.

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      Liz Elias 6 years ago from Oakley, CA

      ooohh....I recognize a recipe for coconut macaroons when I see it... Yum, yum, yum!! Will definately have to give these a try.

      Voted up and bemoaning the lack of a 'delicious' button.

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      marellen 6 years ago

      Fun ideas and I bookmarked this hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Those nutty monster scales look yummy and I know my husband would love the coconut monster eyes. Thanks for some new recipes to try.

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      I've never even heard of these. I wonder why?