Chef Alekka Sweeney, owner of Give Sugar, a cake decorating school and studio in Roscoe Village, came into our ABC7 studio to demonstrate easy Halloween treats you can make with your kids.
Give Me Some Sugar
2205 W. Belmont
Chef Alekka's Recipes:
Round chocolate truffles (purchase anywhere)
Wilton Candy Melts in Dark Chocolate (purchase at Give Me Some Sugar or other craft stores)
Candy sprinkles (purchase at Give Me Some Sugar or grocery or craft stores)
Candy eyeballs (purchase at Give Me Some Sugar or craft store)
1. Melt chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave.
2. Pour melted chocolate into resealable plastic bag (with the corner snipped off), a piping bag or plastic squeeze bottles.
3. Pipe spider legs onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with sprinkles (if desired). Chill legs in the refrigerator until firm.
4. Squeeze small circles of melted coating onto another waxed paper-lined baking sheet and insert eight chilled legs into each circle.
5. Add a 1-inch candy truffle on top of each circle for the spider's body.
6. Add small candies or frosting for eyes; chill in refrigerator until firm.
White Chocolate Ghosts
Wilton Candy Melts in White Chocolate (purchase at Give Me Some Sugar or other craft stores)
1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper; set aside.
2. Melt chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave.
3. Pour melted chocolate into resealable plastic bag (with the corner snipped off), a piping bag or plastic squeeze bottles.
4. Pipe small ghost shapes on prepared baking sheet. Add Candy Eyeballs or two miniature semisweet chocolate pieces to each ghost for eyes. Allow to stand until white chocolate sets. Peel off waxed paper.
White fondant (purchase at Give Me Some Sugar or craft store)
Decorating gel (purchase at Give Me Some Sugar or craft store)
1. For a tall white ghoul, use clean scissors to snip one end each from two large marshmallows. Press the cut ends together.
2. Roll fondant to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out a 4-1/2-inch-diameter fondant circle. Shape the fondant over the marshmallow stack.
3. Add eyes and a mouth with decorating gel.
Pumpkin Cookie Pops
Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe into a fun cookie pop simply by pressing a paper lollipop stick to the unbaked cookie dough.