Vampire Blood Lollipops

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If you like drinking blood, you will probably not like these lollipops because they taste like candy, however, if you like candy they are delicious.

 

Recipe Courtesy of : Tissuepapers

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How to Make Homemade Tootsie Rolls

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For some reason, I always thought that making tootsie rolls was a mysterious and difficult process successfully attempted only by the likes of huge candy companies or people like Willy Wonka…but as it turns out, you can make it in your kitchen with only a few ingredients and a little know how. Thanks to Recipe Sweet for the perfect end of summer no bake no cook candy recipe that will be going right into my Halloween treat repertoire.

Homemade Tootsie Rolls
Makes 22-24 pieces

½ cup honey
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup powdered sugar, sifted
Pinch of salt
1 to 1 ¼ cup instant non-fat dry milk powder

In a large bowl, combine honey, cocoa powder and vanilla using a whisk. Add the melted butter and whisk until well incorporated. Add in the powdered sugar and pinch of salt; whisk again until well combined.

Using a wooden spoon, mix in the instant milk powder ¼ cup at a time until a dough forms. When you can no longer stir the mixture with a spoon, knead it with your hands. Keep adding in milk powder until a firm dough forms. You may not have to use all the milk powder. The finished dough should be firm and a little sticky but not so sticky that you can’t handle it. Roll the dough into a ball and place on waxed paper lightly sprayed with cooking oil or coated with butter or vegetable oil.

Let dough rest uncovered on the wax paper for 5-10 minutes. As the candy stands it will relax from a ball shape into a disc. Cut candy into ¾-inch strips and then into 2-inch lengths. If candy sticks to the knife, spray it with cooking oil or coat it with butter.

Cut wax paper into 3 ½ x 5 inch pieces. Wrap candies with the wax paper pieces.

Store candies in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Courtesy of: Recipe Sweet – Heather’s Homemade Tootsie Rolls.

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies

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How can you possibly make peanut butter cups taste any better? Here’s the answer…add brownies…

CAKE. | events + design: peanut butter + chocolate = perfection

Courtesy of: CAKE. | events + design: peanut butter + chocolate = perfection.

No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecakes

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All the taste of a Carmel Apple without the sticky mess…and you don’t even have to bake it…

Courtesy of: gimme some oven | No Bake Caramel Apple Cheesecakes | Gimme Some Oven.

Black Velvet Halloween Trifle

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All you need to stage this simple yet beautiful dessert is a clear trifle glass…and with it’s combination of black velvet cake and butterscotch pudding, it’s as tasty as it is pretty.

Kitchen PLAY: Black Velvet Halloween Trifle | Bluebonnets & Brownies.

Halloween Linzer Cookies

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These Halloween themed Linzer cookies swap the traditional jam filling for a more festive orange butter-cream…the cute cut outs can be had by buying a Halloween Linzer cookie set like this one: http://www.wilton.com/idea/Halloween-Linzer-Cookies

Halloween Linzer Cookies.

Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes

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Healthier than regular old fried donuts, these little darlings are baked then rolled in cinnamon and sugar.

 

 

Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes | Feastie.