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All treats and no tricks

October 27, 2017

Traipsing door to door, kids panhandle their way through the streets, ringing doorbells and knocking on the door. Adults wait to hear “trick-or-treat” before allowing them to stick their chubby little fingers in the candy bucket while saying “Oh, look how cute you are!” But what happened to the tricking? Does anyone really pull down the underwear of those that don’t give out candy? No need to worry, because there are plenty of tasty treats to tingle those taste buds and keeping those hangry monsters tucked in their costumes.

A Halloween tradition, peanut butter balls turn into ghouly eyeballs with the help of white almond bark, some red gel, and a green M&M. A tasty treat takes minutes to make, with only refrigeration required. Bite size, they are sure to pack the protein and keep those tummies satisfied until the next stop.

Another favorite, the popcorn ball, is just as easy to make. With some melted butter and marshmallow, add in some popcorn. Once melted together, mold with your hands into a ball shape and voila! A tasty treat that can take the form of a pumpkin with some orange food coloring and a green fruit slice to act as the stem.

More whimsical and just as easy, buy a package of fudge striped cookies. Don’t eat them all. Instead, get some icing, color it with food coloring of your choice, and “glue” a chocolate kiss to the underside, or the non-striped side. Enjoy treating kids, or yourself, with a witch’s hat!

For a no-bake treat that is frighteningly easy, get a box of Nutter Butters. Grab the trusty white almond bark and mini chocolate chips. Dip the cookies into the melted goodness, quickly drop two chips on one end and BOO! The ghosts are more of a treat than a trick.

For a fall favorite that truly is eye candy, bob for an apple. Boil in a saucepan corn syrup, water, and sugar over medium heat. Wait until it reaches a scorching 300 degrees before removing. Add food coloring of your choice and mix. Stab the apple with a stick and dip it in the candy coating. Be creative by adding sprinkles or candy to make it extra sweet and watch teeth become filled with cavities as those indulge in the sweet treat.

It’s all treats and no tricks when it comes to easy to make, without an Easy-Bake, Halloween treats that will satisfy those taste buds. Impress guests and be the go-to house on the block with these simple no bake goodies that any witch, ghost, or mother would approve of.

Tessa Jones
Features Editor

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