ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Fun Halloween Recipes: Marvelous Monster Treats

Updated on November 27, 2011
Fun Halloween Recipes
Fun Halloween Recipes | Source

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


  • 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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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...


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.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • brennawelker profile image


      9 years ago

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

    • profile image

      rorshak sobchak 

      9 years ago

      I love Halloween. Creative ideas. Voted up :O

    • Eiddwen profile image


      10 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.


    • JT Walters profile image

      JT Walters 

      10 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.


    • profile image


      10 years ago from United Kingdom

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

    • wavegirl22 profile image


      10 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!

    • Mrs. Menagerie profile imageAUTHOR

      Mrs. Menagerie 

      10 years ago from The Zoo

      Thanks Simone!

    • Simone Smith profile image

      Simone Haruko Smith 

      10 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!

    • Mrs. Menagerie profile imageAUTHOR

      Mrs. Menagerie 

      10 years ago from The Zoo

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

    • kashmir56 profile image

      Thomas Silvia 

      10 years ago from Massachusetts

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

    • Mrs. Menagerie profile imageAUTHOR

      Mrs. Menagerie 

      10 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!!!

    • LABrashear profile image


      10 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

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

    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 

      10 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.

    • profile image


      10 years ago

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

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      10 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.

    • FloraBreenRobison profile image


      10 years ago

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


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)