Our Favorite Halloween Recipes

 

Halloween is all about the sweets, and if you’re like us, you’re getting creative in the kitchen this month! If you’re looking for the perfect shareable treat for your costume party or spooky soiree, try some of our favorite recipes below. Each features our fairly traded, organic chocolate or cocoa, sourced from co-ops in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama and Peru. We’re proud to offer delicious ingredients that support small farmers and an alternative cacao supply chain, and we hope you’ll enjoy sharing them! Tell us your favorite Halloween or fall recipe in the comments.

Chocolate Apples
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Chocolate-Covered Apples

Course Dessert
Keyword Chocolate, Halloween
Servings 1 apple

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry apple. Stick a candy-apple type stick (or something similar) into the stem. Make sure it is stable.
  2. Melt chocolate and oil in a bowl for 60 seconds, stirring every twenty seconds, until fully melted. The chocolate and oil should be evenly combined and the texture should be smooth. If the chocolate seems dry or clumpy, add a bit more oil- though there will be tiny caramel and sea salt crystals in the chocolate.
  3. Place the apple in the bowl with melted chocolate. Using a spoon, cover the apple in chocolate and smooth out as best you can. Take apple out of bowl and make sure it is evenly coated.
  4. Set apple down on wax paper or a plate, with the stick pointing up. Refrigerate for at least half of an hour.
  5. Eat soon after refrigeration.

Recipe Notes

Multiply the ingredients for desired quantity.

 

5 from 2 votes
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Halloween Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Keyword Cupcakes, Halloween
Servings 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

For the frosting:

  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter softened
  • 1/3 c. vegetable shortening
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 4 to 5 c. glazing sugar or confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract Pure Vanilla Plus, or a mixture of both
  • 1/4 to 1/3 c. milk
  • Natural Food Dye

Instructions

Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two standard 12-cup muffin pans with paper or silicone muffin cups, and grease the cups.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. In a large measuring cup or medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, oil, and vinegar. Stir this mixture into the dry ingredients, mixing until everything is well combined.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pans, filling the cups about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake the cupcakes for 20 to 22 minutes, or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center of one of the middle cupcakes comes out clean.
  6. Remove the cupcakes from the oven, and as soon as you can handle them, remove them from the pan, and transfer to a rack to cool. Store cooled cupcakes airtight.

Frosting:

  1. Beat together the butter, shortening, and salt.
  2. Add the sugar, vanilla, and ¼ c. milk, and beat until fluffy. Add additional milk if the frosting seems too stiff to spread.

 

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Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins

Course Dessert
Keyword Halloween, Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 15 oz pureed pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup Equal Exchange Organic Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease muffin pan(s) or line with muffin papers. 

  2. Mix flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. 

  3. In another bowl, break eggs and add pumpkin and butter. Stir rapidly until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour over dry ingredients and fold in. Do not over mix.

  4. Scoop into pan and bake 20-25 minutes. They should still seem a little underdone when removed from the oven – test with a toothpick.

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Black Magic Brownies

Course Dessert
Keyword Brownies, Halloween
Servings 9

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking dish.

  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. 

  3. Bake until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Katrina Morales from Rollin' Oats Market and Cafe, from a Cooking with Equal Exchange Chocolate Class.

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