Monday, October 3, 2011

Sweet Escapes - Halloween Goodies Pt 1

It is OCTOBER everyone!

I know you are all as excited about this month as I am. Not only is it the month of changing leaves and crisp, cool weather; it is also the month of my birthday AND Halloween! Like I said, best month ever.

So, since this is the best month ever, I decided that every Sweet Escape this month will be Halloween-themed (with maybe some other fall favorites sneaked in too!). If you plan on having any event this month, these are desserts that are sure to impress and get everyone into the Halloween spirit.

1. Candy Corn Cupcakes via Our Best Bites

I just love how vibrant this little cupcake is. The coloring is perfect and just screams Halloween. I don't even like candy corn but I love this. Why can't I get one of these instead of real candy corn for Halloween?

Now this is an inventive idea. Take a rice krispie (either homemade or store bought) and flatten it slightly. Stick a lollipop stick in melted chocolate the pierce rice krispie. Dip in chocolate and sprinkles, then add a split Halloween-themed peep on top. Ta-Da! An adorable treat full of marshmallow and rice krispie treat goodness!

3.  Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse Via Glorious Treats

Cheesecake Mousse? Halloween themed? Absolutely. What a great way to keep to the theme with a delicious cheesecake in candy corn colors. Again, if we have all these great ideas that look like candy corn, but are way better than candy corn, why not just avoid the candy and go for the dessert?!

I love Bakerella's bite-sized treats, and this is adorable for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. She gives a great tutorial on how to make these teeny tiny pies, and they are cheap AND impressive. Leave off the jack-o-lantern face for tiny pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, or keep them on for a ghoulish treat. :)

Okay, I know what you're thinking. "She doesn't even like candy corn! Why so many links to candy-corn themed treats?!" But really, you can't have Halloween without candy corn. Even if I don't personally like the little candies, they inspire fabulous desserts and goodies, just like these sugar cookies. So simple, yet so adorable and impressive. These are definitely on my "to-bake" list.

This has been this week's Sweet Escape! I hope you enjoyed this first segment of fun Halloween treats. Keep an eye out for a new post on Apple Crumble Muffins in the near future!


  1. Well this is a great way to get into the spirit of halloween! I especially like the cheesecakes. Thanks for sharing these.

  2. Oh, so many ideas! Wonderful! I'm so excited! Thank you!

  3. Oh this all looks so good! I love Halloween. I can't get enough of spooky treats:)