One of the best parts of any holiday is the yummy and festive foods that come along with it. Halloween doesn't have specific foods like Thanksgiving and Christmas do, but here are some delicious fall foods you can start eating every year to make your own tradition.
Popcorn balls are such a tasty treat and what goes better with Halloween than sticky, crunchy, sweet popcorn? Popcorn balls are not difficult to make, but they do require patience and care. You can give them out as gifts wrapped in festive cellophane and tied with ribbons, or you can wrap them in plastic wrap and keep them around the house to munch on during scary movies. Simply heat up water, sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a saucepan. Spread out some popped popcorn on a baking sheet and carefully drizzle the syrup mixture over the puffed kernels. Roll handfuls of popcorn into balls and let them cool on wax paper. They’re ready to eat once they’ve cooled enough to handle.
Toasted Cinnamon Pecans
Nuts are always good in the fall, and toasted cinnamon pecans are the perfect way to celebrate. Not only do they taste delicious, but they also make your entire house smell like a pecan pie. These are also good to wrap up and give to loved ones as gifts or to hoard away in your cabinets for a late night snack. They take very little time to make. Simply place the pecans on a baking sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with melted butter, and bake them for no more than four minutes at 350 degrees. Let them cool and eat them up!
These snacks are great for kids to make and to eat. Simply cut a red apple into thick slices and spread peanut butter onto one side of each slice. Once you've spread the peanut butter onto each slice, separate them into pairs. Create "teeth" by placing mini marshmallows flat side down into the peanut butter. Place a second apple slice on top of the first, pressing the peanut butter onto the top of the marshmallows. To keep these snacks from turning brown prematurely, soak each apple slice in lemon or pineapple juice beforehand. It will not change the taste of the apple, but will keep each slice golden and delicious.