Delicious and easy Halloween (trick-or-) treats

Don’t let the Halloween trick-or-treaters catch you unprepared with an empty cupboard. Get ready with our simple tricks that will help you create the best treats, which will impress every visitor who comes tapping, rapping or knocking upon your door.

Upgrade your favourite recipe

A statement recipe that everybody is impressed by can be easily turned into a Halloween masterpiece by simply decorating it in a different way. Around the shops you can already find cookie and biscuit cutters in shapes of ghosts, pumpkins and witches among others, coloured icings and sweet decorations in all kinds of shapes. If you want to create your biscuit treats with the things you already have, you can always go with classic round biscuits and draw on them with different icing options to create ghosts, spiders, or even spider webs. When creating different types of icings Hisense induction hobs are brilliant thanks to their Gentle Melt function, that maintains a constant temperature of 42°C and helps you melt even the most difficult ingredients without burning them. And in case you have some leftover icing in your freezer, the Gentle Melt function can be used for light defrosting as well. The best part about creating your own Halloween treats is spending time with your little ghouls and having fun decorating your new creations.


Choose healthy snacks

If unhealthy food is the thing you fear the most, you can impress your family and friends with healthy snacks on Halloween. There are many different options that only take a bit of time, a few ingredients, and a spoon of creativity. Like peeled mandarins, which can be turned in to adorable mini pumpkins if you put a bit of celery (that looks like pumpkin’s stem) in the middle of it as a stalk. Or create the sweetest little banana ghosts, by cutting a peeled banana in half and adding eyes and mouth on it with a few drops of dark chocolate icing. For those little ones who fuss over fruit, maybe even a chance to try some. Because eating a ghost is way better than eating a banana.

Remember to use what you already have

Have you created an amazing Halloween decoration and are especially proud of your impressive pumpkin carving? Don’t throw the leftovers of it away. The seeds within the pumpkin are a great and healthy snack (or addition to recipes or salads) throughout the year. Simply remove the seeds, separate them from the pumpkins pulp, wash and dry them. After that you can season them with salt and olive oil or if you prefer more flavour, you can add garlic powder, paprika, black pepper. Once the seeds are seasoned spread them evenly around the greased baking sheet and roast them at 177°C for 12 to 15 minutes while shaking them every 5 minutes to prevent the seeds from over baking. This is easier with Hisense ovens’, that have a shape which is inspired by traditional wood-burning ovens and will heat the seeds evenly, and therefore cook every dish perfectly, creating the perfect crispy snacks.

Once Halloween is over don’t throw the carved pumpkin away – if you cut off the bottom half of the pumpkin and hang it up, it makes a great bird feeder. This way you will create great treats for local wildlife as well.