Halloween treats were always the best as a kid. There was nothing better than coming home, dumping out your bag of candy, and admiring your spoils. Now, things are a little different. You most likely don't go trick or treating, and the closest you get to admiring your candy gold is that sweet feeling that comes with seeing all of the chocolate go on sale post-Halloween, but that doesn't mean we can't still have fun. This year, we're bringing out the fun a little differently and saying sayonara to your typical candy with some amazing boozy Halloween treats to enjoy if you're 21 and up.
I know what you're thinking — that sounds like effort. And true, it is, but it's actually way more fun (and easy) than you might think. These tutorials make it simple AF to kick your Halloween treats up just a notch or two. Your hostess game has never looked better.
These five boozy Halloween hacks are perfect for all of your Halloween parties and bashes. Try them out this weekend with friends, or keep them to yourself for your own boozy little secret. You'll be surprised just how easy these recipes make it to take your Halloween treats to the next level.
1. Bloody Good Vodka Cupcakes
These cupcakes are almost too dangerous to eat (note: almost). This time, our Tipsy Bartender is showing us how to infuse one of our favorite treats with some of our favorite sips. All you'll need is vodka, Baileys, RumChata, corn syrup, sugar, cream of tartar, freshly baked cupcakes, and powdered sugar.
2. Just A Little Wine-y Gummy Candy
You can't go wrong with gummy candy, especially if it's this Prosecco-infused recipe from Cody Goldstein, bartender and epic cocktailer. All you'll need for this recipe is one cup of Maschio Extra Dry Prosecco, six packets of gelatin, a half cup of sugar, a few gummy bear or wine bottle molds, and a cup of cranberry juice. As much as plain Prosecco gummies may sound good, you'll want the cranberry juice for a kick of added flavor.
First off, you're going to want to warm up your Prosecco, cranberry juice, sugar, and gelatin in a saucepan. Keep the setting at medium-low heat, and while the mixture is heating up, stir with a whisk for a few minutes. Carefully pour this delicious concoction into your gummy mold, and then let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour and half. Enjoy!
3. A Gummy Bear Bigger Than Your Head
Don't tell me you haven't seen a giant gummy bear around and wondered what it'd be like to have one of your own. Now you can, and it's a little boozy to make things more fun. Go pick up your own giant gummy, and infuse it with vodka.
4. Sangria Lollipops
This is another Cody Goldstein recipe for all of you sangria fans out there. For these fabulous gold lollipops, all you'll need is a cup and a half of sangria, three tablespoons of corn syrup, an eighth of a teaspoon of kosher salt, three quarters of a cup of sugar, 12 lollipop sticks, and edible gold glitter for the finishing touch.
The first thing you'll want to do is warm your sangria to a simmer until only about a third of a cup of sangria remains. Then, take it off the heat, and allow it to cool while you gather your ingredients for this next step.
Next, take the cooled-down sangria, corn syrup, sugar, and salt, stir it all together, and bring to a boil. Do this until it reaches 305 degrees. Take the mixture and pour it into your molds with the lollipop sticks. Once they've cooled, you can cover them with your gold glitter. A true masterpiece!
5. Mouthwatering Rum Chocolates
You can't do Halloween candy without chocolate, right? These Captain Morgan treats will be a total hit. All you'll need to put together this divine treat is spiced rum, gelatin, chocolate bars, sugar, and vegetable oil. With just a little effort, you'll be shocked at what you can make.
6. Caramel Apples With A Boozy Twist
If there's one thing that screams fall and Halloween, it's caramel apples. Who knew you could make your fave autumn treat a little boozy? These little snacks are infused with caramel vodka, covered in caramel, and decorated how you want.
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