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Halloween Treats – Spooky, Easy, and Delicious Recipe #TrickUrTreat #shop

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 28, 2013 | Categories: Chocolate, Desserts, Food, Holidays and Observances, Recipes
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For Halloween, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Biasยฎ, I made these delicious chocolate cupcakes with a Butterfinger frosting and some spooky eyeballs, using Nestle Crunch bars for dessert to go along with a spooky Tombstone pizza.

#TrickURTreat Halloween Butterfinger Cupcakes #shop #cbias

One of our favorite times of year is Halloween. Yes, I said times, not holiday. Because the whole entire month of October is dedicated to Halloween in our home. From making lots of Halloween treats to the Halloween decorations and Halloween parties to the culmination of actually going trick or treating on October 31st… the month is full of spooky, scary fun.

I do make a lot of Halloween treats during the month of October. A lot. Like, really, a LOT.

Recently I did a trial run with a delicious Butterfinger cupcakes recipe. I wanted to make sure they would be good before making them for a Halloween party. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Right? And I’m always looking for Halloween ideas.

So I dropped by Walmart and picked up some Tombstone pizzas and ingredients for some Halloween treats and for giving out on Halloween, like, Nestle Butterfinger, Crunch, and Nerds candy.

My family loved them, so I guess they passed the test. Check out the recipe below:

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Halloween Butterfinger Cupcake #TrickURTreat #shop #cbiasMy husband said he could eat just the Butterfinger icing all by itself. It’s THAT good.

I also made these spooky eyeballs using Nestle Crunch Bars adapted from a Nestle Crunch Snowball cookie recipe I found. I just covered mine with white chocolate, so I could make them look like eyeballs, by decorating them with red gel food coloring and candies on top for the iris.

Nestle Crunch Spooky Eyeballs #TrickURTreat #shop #cbias

After having a spooky but delicious Tombstone pizza, we enjoyed eating our cupcakes and eyeballs. Speaking of Tombstone pizza, if you and your family are anything like mine, pizza is an easy and well-received meal. I can’t go wrong serving pizza, anytime, anywhere, as far as my husband and son goes, though.

Our trial run (like I said, we do this all month long) went smoothly. Here’s how our Halloween night should go….

Halloween candy Nestle Butterfinger Crunch Nerds for Halloween #TrickURTreat #shop #cbias

After I pass out some family fun-sized bars of Nestle Butterfinger, Crunch, and Nerds to our neighborhood kids, we’ll take our son out trick-or-treating, then meet up with his cousins at my mother-in-law’s house. Then it’s time to come home for our Halloween tradition of Tombstone pizza.

Tombstone Pizza for Halloween Party #TrickURTreat #shop #cbias

Tombstone Pizza for Halloween party #TrickURTreat #shop #cbias

Tombstone pizza makes a quick, easy, and tasty meal after an evening out trick-or-treating. By the time I preheat the oven, get the pizza in and out, we have sorted through our son’s candy stash and ready to dive into the pizza. Then it will be time to eat those yummy Butterfinger cupcakes and spooky eyeballs. Bwahahahahaha!

Halloween treat ideas for Halloween party #TrickURTreat #shop #cbias

Halloween is so much fun! We’ve already gone to one Halloween party at KCT (Knoxville Children’s Theatre). My son the Grim Reaper and I dressed as a Vampiress (minus the fangs – those things were not comfortable and kept me from talking – that just wasn’t happening).

Grim Reaper


Are you a Halloween enthusiast like me? What are some of your favorite Halloween traditions?


52 Responses to Halloween Treats – Spooky, Easy, and Delicious Recipe #TrickUrTreat #shop

  1. Mistee Dawn says:

    Oh wow. Everything in this post makes me hungry. We love Halloween at our house, too. Our favorite thing is pumpkin carving.

  2. Mer says:

    Love those eyeballs! And the cupcakes look fantastic, and a great way to use up any extra candy bars.

  3. Bren says:

    Oh my! Now your talking! Candy bars into sweet and delicious yummy cupcakes! Awesome! We’re not so big on Halloween here but I love to see everyone’s spirits and costumes! Oh and especially recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Tammy says:

    These are great treats to bring to a class party or for a party at home!

  5. Victoria says:

    I will definitely have to try those cupcakes. Butterfingers are my husband’s favorite candy. I like how the base is cake mix so they won’t be too hard for me to make!

  6. Alaina Bullock says:

    Halloween is one of our favorite holidays! We always throw a haunted dinner party the night of before we go Trick or Treating. I love these ideas you shared! I will definitely be adding them into my party this year! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Maria Iemma says:

    I specially like the Tombstone package. And I love love love Butterfingers. I am the only one that likes it at my house and the kids give them to me from the Halloween stash.

  8. Kelsey Apley says:

    Those cupcakes look SO good, and you can never go wrong with Pizza!!! Yum Yum!

  9. Marysa says:

    Great recipe! I like your step by step instructions and all the great photos! Love finding fun Halloween stuff!

  10. Those cupcakes look delicious! I didn’t do near as much for Halloween for my kids as I would have liked this year. This month has flown by!

  11. The icing looks the BEST – I’d LOVE to try that. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. Those cupcakes look terrific! I suspect they’d be gobbled right up around here!
    My favorite tradition, besides handing out candy to trick or treaters, is buying candy the day after Halloween 50% off!

  13. Corina Ramos says:

    Great ideas Donna!

    I usually make nachos and pizza for Halloween so I’ll definitely be grabbing some tombstone pizzas ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m not very creative when it comes to baking. I give it a try only to end up buying decorated cupcakes at a bakery, lol but I’m going to give it a try again in hopes this year will be different :).

    Thank you for sharing your ideas! Happy Tuesday ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. We absolutely love Halloween! I mean, who doesn’t like dressing up? Our favorite tradition is family costumes. This time by husband and I are bakers and our LO is going to be a cupcake!

  15. Sandra says:

    Great post! Those cupcakes look yummy!

  16. Lori Pace says:

    Oh how FUN!! I love your costume too!! Thank you for your awesome work! #client

  17. Ashley says:

    Your cupcakes look so fluffy and light! We usually are in high halloween spirits but this year has been so crazy we just didn’t have the time and/or energy. ๐Ÿ™ Hopefully next year is better!

  18. Savannah miller says:

    As someone who is addicted to butterfingers I have to say those cupcakes sounds DELICIOUS!!

    Every halloween I go trick or treating with my little guys, but I use to go to every haunted house with in 2 hours of my house with my brother and sister! I so miss doing that with them ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I love Butterfingers, to Savannah! And I can’t wait until my son is old enough to go to some serious haunted houses/mazes/tours, etc. I love stuff like that! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Yum! Everything looks and sounds delicious!

  20. You had me at butterfinger LOL I just may try this. I am not the best cake baker but I will try a recipe & you gave great illustrations. Thanks but my hips probably will not be happy LOL

  21. Those cupcakes look good! I am going to have to make them for my girls. Hope you had a Happy Halloween!

  22. I love the eyeballs! Great for halloween! You’re costume is super cute! I don’t usually get dressed for Halloween unless someone invites me to a party!

  23. Those look delicious! I know my husbands and kids would love them! I normally make a big pot of chili. It’s perfect for a cool night and very satisfying after all the trick or treating. Love the costume too!

  24. Sicorra says:

    Using crushed candy bars as part of your icing is a great idea. I love it, and your cupcakes look delicious. I should try that with some KitKats.

  25. Those are delicious treats for Halloween ๐Ÿ™‚ It makes me drool. Unfortunately, I cannot try the butterfinger coz my little girl has severe peanut allergy ๐Ÿ™ Last night at the party, she eat cheese pizza and she had hives ๐Ÿ™ Your little one has a spooky Halloween costume and you look lovely too ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Tanya says:

    Those look fantastic, Donna! My family would love them, although I must confess that butterfingers aren’t my favorite. I know; I am weird. Everyone seems to love them!! I love the idea of crushing them and mixing it in the frosting. I might even love butterfingers that way! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Those cupcakes looks mauvelous dahling!

  28. YUM! Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. Everything looks wonderful! #client

  29. Wow, Donna, you went all out for Halloween! Super job! Thanks for sharing it with so many great photos!

  30. Jheanna Nungay says:

    whoa!!! I love those cupcakes… yay!!! Happy Halloween everyone!!!

  31. Carol B says:

    Yummy treats! I do love Halloween, but life kind of snuck up on me this year, and we barely even got our house decorated. And when I was taking our sadly set up decorations down yesterday, I realized I hadn’t even made Halloween cookies nor anything else! Yikes.

  32. Toni says:

    Those cupcakes look delish, love your costume!!

  33. Courtney says:

    Love your costume!! No candy here but oooh I want pizza now ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Courtney says:

    Love your costume!! No candy here but oooh I want pizza now ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. I’m always a fan of new ways to use candy in baking! Thanks for sharing the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Love those butterfinger cupcakes. They look delicious.

  37. rebeccabasset says:

    The Cupcakes look delicious! Thanks for the recipe! On Halloween I like to read outside on the porch while I am handing out Candy, of course it has to be an Anne Rice Book, and by Candlelight.

  38. lisa says:

    Those just have to be good. Butterfinger is also good in home made ice cream.

  39. lisa says:

    Love the ideas. It took my a second to get the Tombstone pizza. That was a duh moment!

  40. Shannon says:

    These are so fun and I love Halloween. I usually don’t do a lot of Halloween baking since I don’t have a little one. I love your makeup and Halloween costume, BTW.

  41. Katie h says:

    Oh man, those cupcakes look great! My mouth is watering right now!

  42. Stephanie says:

    The cupcakes sound good.