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Web's Best Recipe for Halloween Treats

This recipe for Halloween treats is sure to please the ghosts and goblins in your neighborhood. These yummy Hallowe'en treats are made with chocolate, naturally.

Trivia: In early days, Celtic races carved faces out of turnips at Hallowe'en. Irish immigrants to the US switched to the more plentiful pumpkins.

You'll find four recipes for Hallowe'en treats on this page. The first three are fast and easy recipes suitable for children or for Hallowe'en parties. The third recipe Hallowe'en treats is a low fat recipe for the health conscious.

As always, I suggest you do yourself a big favor and use the best quality chocolate you can find or afford. It really does make a difference. You can order excellent chocolate chips and baking chocolate online if you like. Hallowe'en candy and other ready-made items are also available.

Recipe for Halloween Treat #1: Cool Ghoul Treats

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 (14 Oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 Oz.) milk chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In 13 x 9 inch baking pan, melt margarine in oven. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over margarine; pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Top with chips; press down firmly. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into bars.

This recipe for Hallowe'en treats is SO simple and SO good!

Recipe for Halloween Treats #2: -- Huge, Scary Spiders

2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg; beaten
1 tsp vanilla
"red hot" candies

Preheat oven to 375~. Grease a baking sheet. In a saucepan melt chocolate over low heat. Cool.

In a small bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl beat butter and sugar until creamy. Stir in egg, vanilla and chocolate. Add flour mix and mix to form a stiff dough.

Make spiders by shaping a 2 inch flat oval for the body. Flatten a circle about 1/2 inches wide for the spider's head. Shape dough for 8 legs, each 2 inches long and less than 1/4 inch wide. Attach the head and legs to the body. Use red candies for the eyes. This recipe Halloween treats makes about twenty spiders.

Bake in 375~ oven for 5-8 minutes. Let recipe Halloween treats cool on baking sheet before removing.

Recipe for Hallowe'en Treats #3: Witches Hats

1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate squares, melted
1 cup miniature marshmallows, melted
3 tbsp corn syrup
3 cups puffed rice cereal
12 ozs semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Heat oven to 350 F.

In a saucepan, melt unsweetened chocolate and marshmallows. Add corn syrup. While chocolate is melting, place puffed cereal in a shallow pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Then, place in prepared bowl. Pour chocolate mixture over puffed cereal. Stir to coat cereal evenly. Form into 8 cones to make the witches' hats. Flatten the large end to make a brim. In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips. Dip cones into melted chocolate to coat. Place recipe Halloween treats on waxed paper to cool and harden.

Recipe for Hallowe'en Treats #4: Easy Low Fat Black Cat Cupcakes

1 1/4 cup reduced fat oreo cookie crumbs
18 1/4 ozs reduced fat chocolate cake mix
24 pieces Halloween Oreo cookies
16 ozs reduced fat milk chocolate frosting
black string licorice
jelly beans
semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

Prepare twenty-four 2 1/2" muffin cups with cooking spray and flour; set aside.

Prepare cake mix according to package directions; stir in cookie crumbs. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack.

Make cat faces on each of the remaining cookies: using frosting as "glue", attach 4 1 1/2" licorice strings for whiskers, 2 jelly bean halves for eyes and 2 chocolate chips for ears. Let set at least 30 minutes. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting. Stand cat faces on edge on each cupcake. Place 3" piece licorice string on back half of each cupcake for tail.

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