Easy No-Bake Halloween Treats

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Your child wants to whip up a kitchen-full of Halloween treats. But you aren’t exactly the world’s best baker. What can you do? If you aren’t a from-scratch cook, don’t stress. You can still get creative in the kitchen with the kiddos. Instead of digging up your grandma’s intricate cake recipe, try these easy (and quick) holiday alternatives.

Candy Corn Cookies

Buy a dozen (or more) of your child’s favorite flavored cookies. Use sugar cookies, chocolate chip, peanut butter or any other variety your family enjoys. Coat the top of each cookie with a thin layer of orange-colored frosting. Add Halloween hued sprinkles and candy corn to the frosting.

Halloween Bark

Melt dark or white chocolate in the microwave. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it in 10-second increments. Stir the chocolate often and continue until it’s creamy. Mix candy corn into the chocolate and spread it on a wax paper-covered cookie sheet. Freeze the mixture until it’s hard. Take the chocolate out of the freezer, break it apart and enjoy!

Candy Corn Cake

Dress up a store-bought cake in a Halloween style. Cut a plain yellow or chocolate cake into a thin triangle shape and frost it with the iconic orange, yellow and white candy corn pattern.