Monday, 23 October 2017

Easy-To-Make Delicious Halloween Recipes

Halloween rice crispy cakes recipe

Easy-To-Make Delicious Halloween Recipes


When I was younger, I wasn’t allowed to go Trick or Treating, so I’m making up for lost times! I never really noticed it before but I love how big Halloween has become in the UK, I am more than ok with seeing Halloween chocolate everywhere I look.

I spend a large portion of the month looking for Halloween themed things to do - I’m too scared for horror films but I'm so down for fancy-dress parties, pumpkin carving, Halloween-themed homeware, and baking. Oh, baking. Something I'm not very good at but will attempt at every given opportunity (check out my easy-to-bake recipes here)

Halloween rice crispy cakes recipe

I’d love to tell you that I baked these sweet Halloween-themed Mars Bar rice crispy treats for my 1 and a half year old niece, Edie. But nope, they’re just for me (I told you I was making up for the lack of Halloween activity from childhood).

By the way, when Edie’s old enough, I’m definitely taking her Trick Or Treating… and watch Hocus Pocus (for the entire month of October) and do some (easy-level) baking together. I’m not very good at it, but I’m someone who much prefers the decorating element, so this is when it’s my time to shine! 


Halloween rice crispy cakes recipe
Halloween rice crispy cakes recipe


Mars Bar rice crisps are the easiest things to make, you literally can’t go wrong!

The recipe is as follows:


  • 4 large Mars Bar (add 1 more for luck…)
  • 120g Margarine
  • 2 tablespoons of Golden Syrup
  • 250g Rice Krispies

For decoration:


  • Icing Sugar
  • Food colouring (I used Dr Oetkers Food Gel. I bought the 3 primary colours so I could mix them, plus a black one for the eyes)
  • Sprinkles (optional - I went for a sparkly gold one)
Halloween rice crispy cakes recipe

Instructions:


1. Firstly, cut of the Mars Bar into cubes, for easy it’s best to use food scissors rather than a knife.

2. Heat the cubed Mars Bar, margarine, and Golden Syrup in a large bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. You will only need a small amount of water, don’t let it touch the bowl.

3. Once it has melted, pour in the Rice Krispies and gently fold until it’s all evenly covered.

4. Line the baking tin with greaseproof paper and place the mixture in to the baking tin. Gently press down so it binds together, you don’t want it to fall apart when you’re cutting them up. Cut into rectangles once it has set (give it up to 3-4 hours to set).

Halloween rice crispy cakes recipe

Decorating:


This is where the little monsters come to life. You’ll be mixing different colours throughout this stage so have plenty of small bowls ready, or even yoghurt pots.

The actually decoration and colour theme is of course totally up to you. You can go for a spooky vampire red and black, or maybe cover the whole crispy cake in white for a mummy theme. 

Admittedly, I tend to go over the top when it comes to decorating let's just say that I add too much of a creative (pffft, how much it too much, anyway?). I get far too carried away as soon as I step foot in the cake-decoration aisle in the supermarket. I’m not one to resist colourful icing, weird flavourings, sprinkles and edible glitter! I LIKE TO GO ALL OUT. So…that’s why my monster rice crispy cakes have ended up looking more like the ghosts from Pacman (oops - sorry, not sorry?). 

Icing is messy, and I always get the consistency wrong (hence why a couple of mine look a bit out of sorts. A bit melty.). Mix icing sugar, drops of cold water, food colour and cover the upper half with icing and add some sprinkles on the top (y’know, sprinkles always jazz things up a bit!). Leave this to dry completely before you add eyes; use a cocktail stick to apply the eyes, swirl it in a circular motion until you get the shape you want.

They’re fun and easy to make, plus they taste so good. SO GOOD.


Check out the infographic below for more delicious Halloween themed treats inspo, courtesy of Hotel Chocolat.


easy to bake halloween treats


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hotel Chocolat.  The opinions and text are all mine.

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2 comments

  1. Those little monsters are so cute! Great idea for any Halloween party.

    www.linderella.co.uk

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  2. these look heavenly! :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

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