Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

Easy Cheesecake With Candy Topping

It’s pretty well known that I rather decorate things than bake them. I am a big fan of taking store bought desserts and dressing them up to make them look great. Some people love to bake. Me? I love to decorate and hate all the dishes that comes with baking. I’m always picking up desserts from my local grocery store bakery and giving them a twist. Whether its turning pre-made cupcakes into ghost cupcakes, or adding a floral topper to a store bought cake for an engagement party, I’m all about keeping things simple. I got the inspiration for this easy cheesecake when thinking about ways I could use fun Halloween candy. It took under ten minutes to make and looked so cute!

This easy cheesecake recipe is covered with fun halloween candy and makes a great dessert for any party. It took less than ten minutes to make!

This easy cheesecake recipe is covered with fun halloween candy and makes a great dessert for any party. It took less than ten minutes to make!

Start with a store bought cheesecake (if you want to bake your own, this cheesecake recipe is so simple I didn’t mess it up when I made it the first time). If you get a frozen one, be sure to thaw it out before decorating. When you’re ready, melt chocolate and drizzle over the cheesecake. Next, top with your favorite Halloween candy. Seriously, that’s it guys.

This easy cheesecake recipe is covered with fun halloween candy and makes a great dessert for any party. It took less than ten minutes to make!

You could use any candy to make this beyond Halloween. I’ve done it for Christmas dessert and it was really cute! It’s a great way to use up leftover holiday candy as well.

This easy cheesecake recipe is covered with fun halloween candy and makes a great dessert for any party. It took less than ten minutes to make!

No one has to know you didn’t make it either! I won’t tell (promise!). This easy cheesecake should go in your arsenal of desserts, just saying. Here’s a short video if you want to see me making it in action!

Looking for more Halloween desserts? Check out these 4 simple Halloween treats. 

4 Simple Halloween Treats

I just realized Halloween is creepin’ up on me (ha, get it!), and I almost started to stress about. I mean, what cute treats am I going to make this year? What adorable crafts or will I think of? Who knows (really), only time will tell. I’m totally last minute lately but instead of freaking out, I ‘m just sort of rolling with it.

The good news is, I have a few great SIMPLE Halloween treats already here on the blog for you. I bet you’re nothing like me, and totally ahead of the game.

So, if you’re looking for something cute to make the kiddos, or prepping a party and looking for Halloween party food–I’ve got you covered with these four ideas. They are really easy to make (and you can even cheat and buy store bought cupcakes like I did!). Just click the links at the bottom to go to the individual recipe.

Halloween Treats

Halloween Ghost Cupcakes  | Mini Pumpkin Milkshakes | Monster Eye Lollipops | Cyclops Mini Cupcakes

Will one of these four sweet treats make a debut at your Halloween party? If you make any of them, be sure to share a photo on Instagram and tag me (@HostessTori) so I can check them out! 

You might also like these simple DIY Ghost Candles!

Simple Ghost Cupcakes

These spooky ghost cupcakes are easy enough for anyone to make. I used store bought cupcakes and simply decorated them to look like ghosts!

I’m not sure how it happened but Halloween is right around the corner (EEEEEKKKK!). Is it just me just me, or does it seems like the year is just rolling along at top speed. Crazy! Well, if you find yourself needed to make halloween treats in the next few weeks, these ghosts cupcakes are simple and super fun!

These spooky ghost cupcakes are easy enough for anyone to make. I used store bought cupcakes and simply decorated them to look like ghosts!

Want to know a little secret I have on keeping things simple? I don’t always make my own cupcakes (insert horror screech here, right?). In fact, I just go to my local grocery store bakery and ask them to sell me un-iced cupcakes. It’s so easy (you can totally do this for cake layers too!). Then I get to skip the baking and have fun with the decorating. Just keepin’ it real…. and simple. ;)  (more…)

Serve It :: Mini Pumpkin Milkshakes

I am a self diagnosed canned pumpkin junkie.  This time of year I come up with all sorts of reasons to use it; cooking, baking, or otherwise. That is just how this mini pumpkin milkshake came to be. They are so creamy and they taste like your favorite milkshake just collided with a pumpkin pie. They’re rich, so making them in mini form seems to be the perfect choice. (Plus, everything is cuter in mini version, right?)

Make a mini pumpkin milkshake for yourself or a crowd. These are so simple to make and my favorite fall dessert! Add sprinkles for a fun touch.

Served up in mini glasses also make them adorable to offer to guests or little ones during your next gathering or special dinner. Tall shot glasses work perfectly for these mini milkshakes. You can also pick up disposable plastic shot glasses which are handy if you’re entertaining.

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DIY Halloween Balloons

I’m pretty sure these simple Halloween balloons are my favorite decoration, ever!

Easy to Make Halloween Balloons make the perfect Halloween decorations

I love, love, love when things are cute but super simple (have you noticed?). With limited time for crafting but the passion for all-things-adorable… it’s really important that I choose projects I have to time to actually accomplish. Friends, it really can’t get easier than this!

Easy to Make Halloween Balloons

These Halloween balloons are so easy to make, the kids will love helping too! They can come up with unique faces for ghosts, pumpkins, and even silly monsters (purple and green balloons would be perfect for monster faces!).

You can make them for a Halloween party, or even to take to class. This would be a fun project to do with kids at school even. All you need are the balloons and a black sharpie. So easy!

If you’re having a Halloween party, let the kids create their own unique Halloween balloon as a party favor, or judge them in a contest!

How to make:

  • Blow up a balloon with helium and tie it with ribbon
  • Draw on your face using a black Sharpie
  • To make a bat balloon: Blow up a black balloon and tape on bat wings cut from black paper

If you’re into easy Halloween ideas, you might like these 4 simple Halloween treats and these easy DIY ghost candles, too. 

Halloween Candles

Monster Eye Lollipops

homemade lollipops I’ve never made hard candy before. To be honest, the idea of making any recipe that requires using a candy thermometer has scared me in the past. But, this Halloween I thought it was the perfect time to put my fears aside and give it a try. I’ve always wanted to make homemade lollipops so I decided to start there. After doing a bit of research, I discovered that the ingredients needed are super minimal. Like, two. TWO. That’s simple enough for me! The base of my lollipop recipe requires only two things; sugar and corn syrup. I added in food coloring and candy eyeballs (for the spook factor). I used Sugar In The Raw Organic White® which is unbleached and true to its natural color (like the original Sugar In The Raw®), but its finer crystals make it perfect for cooking and baking because it blends easily into any recipe. This was key for making our green lollipops!

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