My favorite sweet treat is one that is sweet and savory. This week I combine my love for chocolate and salt and created these easy and delicious Spider Web Sweet Treats to celebrate Halloween. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you! Candy is not something I dabble in regularly, but during Halloween, it’s hard not to be inspired by candy.
Halloween is a treat for all ages.
Many adults and children enjoy letting their imaginations run wild for Halloween. I have always loved the costumes and sweet treats. Back when the kids were younger, I was all about the holiday! I would start planning our celebration and looking for the kids’ costumes months in advance.
Each year, the night before Halloween we would have a pumpkin carving party and competition. Early in the week, my husband would start researching his pumpkin carving design. (He is very competitive!) We’d spend hours the night before Halloween carving our pumpkins with the kids and family. Once everyone was done, we’d take a photo of the jack-o-lanterns together all aglow. Everyone was a winner. (Unless you ask my husband, in which case, he won every year.)
Pumpkins, spider webs, bats, and more.
On Halloween, I would spend the day decorating the house and garage while everyone was away. Pumpkins, spider webs, bats, and black cats lurked around every corner. I’d make chili, cornbread, and sweet treats for the evening when family and friends would come over to celebrate.
As soon as the sun started to go down it was time to get spooky. I loved helping the kids get ready for the fun night ahead. I did their make-up, hair, and helped them style their costumes… Costume prep was my jam! Once they were ready, I’d take a thousand photos, and then then the night of celebrating would begin. It was so much fun watching the street we lived on come alive with Halloween fun.
Sweet treats for everyone.
After dinner, before heading out to trick-or-treat, I would set out lots of sweet treats for everyone to nosh on throughout the evening. Of course, they were mostly for the adults who weren’t gaining any sugar advantage from trick-or-treating. Adults deserve treats too! Don’t kid yourself though, there were also plenty of little hands helping themselves. This was one night when sugar restrictions were virtually non-existent.
As the evening came to a close and the kids all gathered together taking inventory of their candy haul, what was left of the sweet treats in the kitchen always disappeared as everyone visited throughout the night.
Spider web sweet treats are always a favorite.
What I love about these sweet treats for Halloween is that you can keep them plain and simple or you can add fun sprinkles or candies to them. This year I used a spider chocolate mold. I loved the addition of the spiders to the webs and who doesn’t love extra chocolate?!
Though there may have been a brownie or a cookie left on a plate once Halloween night came to a close, there was never and Spider Web Sweet Treat left on the platter. If you ask me, it’s the sweet and savory appeal that makes these delicious treats impossible to resist.
I hope you and yours love them as much as I do. Happy Halloween!