Happy Halloween, friends! Does everyone have their candy and costumes ready? I guess I should start by saying no candy corn were harmed in the making of this cake! This is simply a candy corn inspired layer cake that I just had to share with you!
Time for a little flash from the past today, guys! Popcorn balls are one of those treats that immediately take you back to childhood. Mixing buttery popcorn with sweet and sticky marshmallows all while giggling away in the kitchen was a Halloween tradition in my house and I don’t see that changing anytime soon! Today these nostalgic treats are getting a fun upgrade. Filled with candy corn and roasted peanuts, the sweet and salty combo is one not to be missed this Halloween!
I don’t think there’s anything like a caramel apple in the fall. It’s one of those treats that as a kid, you’re amazed by and I don’t think that ever really changes. I decided to step up my normal caramel apple game this year and deck them out for Halloween. A slightly tart apple covered in sweet, chewy caramel is pretty perfect, but they’re even better when you dress them up in chocolate. I mean, what isn’t better with chocolate? And let’s not forget the sprinkles!
Not only are we talking about these fun, festive and easy caramel apples today, but there’s also a sweet giveaway. I’m teaming up with my friends at Farberware to “Celebrate the Seasons” where we’ll be bringing you easy entertaining holiday inspiration! One reader will win a Farberware Dishwasher Safe Nonstick 15-Piece Cookware Set in the color of your choice!
1. Good morning, friends! Isn’t it completely ridiculous how it’s already the middle of October! I could pretend to be sad about time flying, but truth is I’m a little too excited about fall boots and pumpkin everything! Isn’t fall baking the best? My oven has been working over time the past week and I’m super excited about some new Fall desserts coming your way! If you’ve been following along on social media, you may have spotted some sweets I’ve been working on, like the chewy, chocolatey and totally necessary cookies from the other day. These may be my favorite oatmeal cookies to date and I’ll be sharing them very soon!
Brown butter trumps everything. Well, not sprinkles. I mean, let’s not get carried away or anything. But it definitely trumps everything else! That nutty aroma that fills your kitchen and those little browned specks floating around in baked goods. It’s kind of magical. And I believe it’s kind of mandatory in fall baking. It’s definitely mandatory in brown butter pumpkin bars, filled with cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans and a little white chocolate. Yep, these bars are all sorts of divine!
Where do I even begin? Cinnamon dusted apples parked on top of brown sugar and vanilla bean cheesecake, sitting pretty on my favorite brown sugar shortbread, all covered in a blanket of crisp topping. You know this is going to be good! I feel like Apple Crisp Cheesecake Bars are one of those desserts that really aren’t going to take much convincing. Like you should probably just stop whatever you’re doing and go make them. After you finish reading this post, of course!
Anyone up for a cupcake? How about some coffee? Even better, how about a pumpkin spice coffee cupcake? This is one of those recipes where I really wish I could just hand you one! You see, I’m a serious coffee lover and well, I think you know how I feel about cupcakes. So combining the two into one light and lovely confection filled with warm fall spices pretty much makes life complete. And that spiced cream cheese frosting? Yeah, we’re definitely going to get to that! So sit down, take a break and join me for a cupcake, okay?