3 Old-Fashioned Halloween Treats To Make At Home

You don’t have to live in a haunted house to conjure up ghostly goodies like homemade fudge, caramel apples, and popcorn balls in the kitchen. If this Halloween has you feeling nostalgic for holidays past, here are some frightfully festive, old-fashioned Halloween treats to make and enjoy at home. 

Homemade Fudge

Dark and decadent chocolate fudge is sinfully good, creamy and crumbly, and super easy to make. All you need are a few basic ingredients from your kitchen pantry cabinet, like sweetened condensed milk, bitter-sweet chocolate chips, and a dash of vanilla extract from your Lazy Susan. This sweet and salty Halloween Fudge recipe from Betty Crocker gives traditional fudge a fun twist, with the addition of coarsely-chopped pretzels, chocolate-coated malted milk balls, and everyone’s holiday favorite — candy corn!
Caramel apples

Caramel Apples

Picture a perfect row of caramel apples sitting atop your kitchen island. What could be more eerie and enticing? This fall staple may look challenging, but they are actually quite simple to make at home. You’ll need to pull a small saucepan from your cookware organizer to get started, but do not fear. There’s no need to mess with a candy thermometer when you follow this marvelous method from Delish. After preparing your apples and dipping them in melted caramel candies, it’s time to decorate. Place toppings like chopped nuts, crushed candy, or cookie crumbs in shallow pans on your kitchen island countertop, and gently roll your apples to coat before taking a bite.

 Sweet Homemade Popcorn BallsPopcorn Balls

Popcorn balls are an old-timey treat that’s fun to make and fun to eat! To learn how to craft this dreadfully delicious classic, check out this Traditional Popcorn Balls recipe from Taste of Home. All the ingredients are refrigerator and kitchen pantry cabinet staples, like butter, sugar, salt, light corn syrup, and popcorn, of course. Kids of all ages will enjoy the process of shaping sweet and sticky coated popcorn into a ball, but they’ll love eating this spook-tacular treat even more!

This Halloween, celebrate by whipping up one of these old-fashioned delights — or why not try them all? No tricks, just treats! And don’t forget to shop our Halloween Sale, October 23rd through November 2nd, online at TheRTAStore!


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