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Halloween recipes to celebrate safely

As of Sep. 28, 2020, Santa Clara County health officials have declared trick or treating a high-risk activity because it increases contact with people other than those in the same household. Celebrating with candy and treats is still a crucial part of Halloween, so here are some fun and easy recipes to try while staying safe during this spooky season. 

Candy Corn Rice Krispy Treats

  1. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a pot
  2. Add one bag of marshmallows and stir until melted
  3. Add orange food coloring, mix
  4. Add 5-6 cups of rice crispy treats, mix
  5. Transfer to a heat-safe container and let cool
  6. While rice crispy treats are hardening, melt chocolate and white candy melts in the microwave in 30-second intervals, mixing in between
  7. Cut hardened rice crispy treats into triangles
  8. Dip the top end of the triangle into the white candy melts
  9. Dip bottom half into chocolate
  10. Refrigerate until hardened and serve

Spooky Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  1. Wash strawberries and pat dry
  2. Melt chocolate and white candy melts in the microwave in 30-second intervals, mixing in between
  3. Dip the strawberries into the white candy melts
  4. Let chill in the refrigerator until hardened
  5. Add three dots of chocolate with a toothpick or piping bag to look like a ghost and serve

Zombie Brain Cupcakes

  1. Follow directions on the box
  2. Bake cupcakes as suggested
  3. Let cool
  4. Spread a thin layer of pink frosting on each cupcake
  5. Pipe pink frosting in a squiggly design on each half of the cupcake
  6. Serve
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