Recipes to dress up Halloween chocolate treats

Chocolate bars are considered one of the better scores by Halloween trick-or-treaters. While they are great to munch on their own, they can be made to taste even better when bakes into Halloween-themed treats.

Here are some recipes from Nestle, the makers of those ubiquitous bars. They disguise the bars somewhat but the flavour experience is still a real treat.

Bite-size Aero Monster Brownies

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The Aero milk chocolate inside these delicious brownies gives the effect of having the icing on the inside. 

Ingredients

2 squares unsweetened chocolate 

1/2 cup butter or margarine 

3/4 cup all-purpose flour 

1/2 tsp baking powder 

1/4 tsp salt 

1 cup sugar 

2 eggs 

1 tsp vanilla extract 

30 Aero treat-size bars (2 squares per brownie)

1/4 cup walnut pieces (optional) 

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350•F. Lightly grease an 8 x 8 inch pan.

Melt chocolate with butter on medium-low heat and put to the side to cool. Meanwhile sift flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, beat sugar and eggs until light. Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until combined. Spread half of batter in a prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes. Remove Aero bars from wrappers and place on top of baked brownie, top with remaining batter and walnuts if desired. Bake for approximately 25 more minutes or until you can put a toothpick in the top half of the brownie and it comes out clean. Remove brownies from oven and add final Aero square to top of brownie. Cool for at least 15 min and cut into bite-size pieces.

Smarties Goosebumps Cookies

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A treat kids of all ages will love!

Ingredients

1 cup butter 

1 1/2 cup brown sugar 

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs 

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 

1/2 tsp baking powder 

1/4 tsp salt 

1 1/2 cups Smarties (about six treat size boxes)  

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375•F. In large bowl, beat softened butter and packed brown sugar with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in vanilla and eggs.

Beat in flour, baking powder, and salt.

Drop slightly rounded tablespoons about 2-inches (5 cm) apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten cookies slightly and press 5-7 Smarties into top of each. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes.

Coffee Crisp Skeleton Bone Cupcakes

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Easy cupcakes are made extra special with Coffee Crisp topping.

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter

2 eggs

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup milk

1 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 cup chocolate frosting

1 cup treat-size crushed Coffee Crisp

 

Preparation

Beat butter with sugar until creamy, add in eggs and milk.

Sift together dry ingredients and add in stages.

Using a 1 oz. ice-cream scoop, portion into greased mini muffin tins.

Bake in a pre-heated 350•F oven for 18-20 minutes or until baked though and golden.

Remove cupcakes from pan while still hot and transfer to a wire rack.

Once cooled, frost cupcakes using a piping bag, or a knife.

Sprinkle each cupcake with treat size Coffee Crisp topping to garnish.