Trick or Sweets – Recipes for a Completely different Form of Halloween


This Halloween might look lots completely different than in years previous…as just about every little thing has to this point this yr with COVID-19 precautions. As some cities supply options for trick-or-treating, others may outright cancel this beggar’s paradise.

So, what are you able to do to assist create a enjoyable and protected Halloween to your kiddos this yr? We’ve acquired some further enjoyable recipes for candy treats that you would be able to make for, and even with, your children to assist rejoice,–no methods concerned.

Auguste Escoffier Faculty of Culinary Arts Austin campus Teacher, Chef Tammie Barnhill shares her recipe for Carmellos….an elevated Rice Krispie deal with. It’s a recipe that she began making when her children have been little.  Immediately they’re of their 30s and so they nonetheless love them! We’re even treating you to 2 variations of this ooey-gooey ghoulish goodness, one with retailer purchased caramels and–for the extra bold house cook dinner–one incorporating selfmade caramels!

Chef Tammie-CarmellosCarmellos

Chef Tammie Barnhill-Austin CampusBy Chef Tammie Barnhill, Austin campus Teacher

Makes 2 dozen


  • 1 (14 oz) bundle kraft caramels (40-50) -OR make your individual caramel. Recipe under*
  • 1/Four lb unsalted butter
  • half cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 4-6 cups Rice Krispies
  • Giant (Not mini) marshmallows (about 36-40)
  1. Over a double boiler, soften the caramels with the butter and sweetened condensed milk
  2. Dip a marshmallow into this combination
  3. Instantly place it in a bowl of Rice Krispies and roll it round to cowl fully – forming a ball
  4. To make them extra spooky, combine the Rice Krispies with some Halloween or fall themed sprinkles
  5. Cool on waxed paper

*To Make Caramel

  • 5 ozsugar, granulated
  • 6 ozheavy cream
  • 7.5 ozlight corn syrup
  • 3.5 grams sea salt
  • Three tablespoons butter, unsalted
  1. Mix sugar, cream corn syrup and salt in a 2 quart saucepan.
  2. Place over medium excessive warmth and stir till the sugar is totally dissolved. Add the butter and stir till it melts into the sugar syrup.
  3. Utilizing a digital or sweet thermometer, cook dinner the combination – with out stirring – till the temperature reaches 248ºF.
  4. Don’t use a double boiler on this methodology.
  5. Add immediately into the saucepan, the ¼ lb (Four oz) butter, ½ cup sweetened condensed milk. I normally scale back this butter quantity to solely 2-Three oz. versus Four oz. Stir to soften and mix.
  6. Proceed with process above – Step 2.

When Chef Colette Christian will not be educating baking and pastry to Auguste Escoffier Faculty of Culinary Arts on-line college students she’s managing her personal firm (Baking with Colette) and experimenting with new and thrilling recipes. ACF licensed as an Government Chef and Licensed Grasp Baker by Retail Bakers Affiliation, she is sharing her most up-to-date artful creation, simply in time for Halloween sweets.  These sugar cookies are devilishly scrumptious, however the very best half is that as a result of cream cheese base, they received’t get laborious whereas they wait to be devoured. She additionally shares her straightforward royal icing recipe in order that tiny arms will help with the method.

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Escoffier Chef Instructor Colette Christianby Chef Colette Christian, On-line Baking and Pastry Teacher
Makes approx. Three dozen (relying on measurement of cutters)



  • Three cups (383g) All function Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract (non-compulsory)
  1. Within the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar, vanilla and almond extracts collectively on medium velocity till the sugar is included, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the cream cheese and blend on medium velocity for one minute, totally incorporating the cream cheese.
  3. Add the egg, combine on low/medium velocity for about 45 seconds till mixed.
  4. Sift collectively the flour, baking powder and salt and add to the butter combination in two increments on low velocity, mixing simply to mix.
  5. Press the dough onto a parchment lined quarter sheet pan, wrap in plastic wrap and chill a minimal of two hours earlier than utilizing.
  6. To roll out, roll ¼” thick between 2 sheets of parchment paper. A yardstick reduce in half or perfection strips for baking are helpful for getting the thickness excellent.
  7. Bake at 350 – till the dough is ready with little or no coloration.

Royal Icing with Meringue Powder

  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons meringue powder
  • Three Tablespoons water
  • Gel meals coloring

In a bowl, mix the powdered sugar, meringue powder and water. Beat at medium velocity for 5-7 minutes till thick. A stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or hand-held mixer could also be used. If icing is simply too thick, add a few drops of water. Tint ice with desired meals coloring. Embellish cookies as desired.


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