Best 5 Halloween Treats
Even if you hardly find yourself craving sugar during the day, it seems that nearly everyone develops a sweet tooth come Halloween time, and with only a few weeks left until Fright Night, it's not too early to indulge in scary-good tricks and treats. From creamy chocolate to the rich flavors of caramel and the chewiness of candy corn, there are surely Halloween-inspired eats to please every palate. Read on below to find Food Network's top-five spooktacular treats from The Pioneer Woman, Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and more chefs.
5. Candy Corn Popcorn Balls — With a mix of sweet and salty tastes, these candy-studded snacks are ideal for kids' parties and adults-only bashes alike. Plus, they're ready to eat in only 25 minutes.
4. Spiced Caramel Roulade with Ginger Cream — The secret to this comforting dessert is rolling the cake on a sugar-dusted towel, which will help the fragrant cinnamon-laced cake roll easily with a fluffy ginger filling inside.
3. Pecan-Caramel Spiders — Homemade caramel adds a decadent touch to these deliciously creepy-crawly bites boasting a pecan base and chocolate topping.
2. Candy Corn — Skip the store-bought candy corn this year and make Alton's from-scratch version instead. His must-try recipe comes together with basic pantry ingredients, like confectioner's sugar, butter and food coloring.
1. Caramel, Chocolate and Candy Apples — Giada starts with a blanket of sweet caramel over crisp seasonal apples, then adorns them with melted dark chocolate and crunchy nuts or candy for an over-the-top presentation (pictured above).
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