My little trick-or-treater

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Here in the Stafford household we’re feeling particularly festive. Ella has been dressed in her costume since Monday. Yesterday I made candy corn-topped mini cupcakes. And today I found myself making pressed-leaf gift tags. What can I say? The spirit is strong this year.

The truth is that I made these treats against all of my instincts. I mean, it seems a little unnecessary to bake a peanut butter cup into a cupcake to then top it with more candy. Right? I’d so much rather just eat a brownie. Or a good cookie. Or the peanut butter cup on its own.

That said, these mini cupcakes are festive and fun, and if you’re looking for a way to spruce up your Halloween dessert spread, these triple-treat bites would certainly fit in. Feeling crafty? Adorn a clear plastic goodie bag with a pressed-leaf gift tag (see below) to make lovely little party favors.

triple treat cupcakes
candy corn topped mini cupcake

Martha Stewart Pressed-Leaf Gift Tag:
These triple treat bites will spruce up any Halloween dessert spread. Perhaps not as satisfying as a brownie or cookie (to me at least), these treats at the very least are festive and fun. // alexandracooks.com

Halloween candy
unbaked treats

Mini Triple Treat Cupcakes
Source: Everyday Food October 2011

Notes: I used dark chocolate peanut butter cups. I prefer these treats frozen or chilled β€” they definitely taste better once they’ve cooled to room temperature at the very least.

Pressed-Leaf Halloween Gift Tags
Source: Martha Stewart

These triple treat bites will spruce up any Halloween dessert spread. Perhaps not as satisfying as a brownie or cookie (to me at least), these treats at the very least are festive and fun. // alexandracooks.com