Dare to Scare with Frightful Fare

What better way to ensure a spooktacular Halloween than to host a gathering? Surprise little monsters and goblins with some frightful fare, such as these cupcakes with cobweb design.


Dare to Scare with Frightful Fare


Cobweb Cupcakes

(Family Features) From little monsters to grown-up goblins, Halloween is when sweets truly take center stage. Make this October 31 a day to remember with these spine-tingling celebration tips.

Host a Spooky Story Night. Have family and friends dress up in their costumes and come over to tell haunting tales. Make a story chain by having each person tell a portion of a story and take turns adding embellishments and silly twists.

Practice Safe Trick-or-Treating. Contact your neighbors and suggest meeting as a large group to trick-or-treat together. Create a map of trusted houses for the group to visit, with each family hosting for a half-hour of games, snacks and refreshments. Rotate until everyone gets to play host.

Enjoy a Family Bake-tivity. On the night before Halloween, gather the kids to bake these simple but eye-catching cupcakes adorned with "cobwebs." Enjoy them the next night when it's your turn to host the neighborhood trick-or-treaters.

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Cobweb Cupcakes


  • 1 package (18.25 ounces) devil's food or yellow cake mix
  • 2 (2.1 ounces each) Nestl√© Butterfinger Candy Bars, chopped
  • 1 container (16 ounces) prepared vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) Nestl√© Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 small tube white decorator icing or gel
  • 1 package (1.38 ounces) Nestl√© Goobers Milk Chocolate-Covered Peanuts


  1. PREPARE cake mix batter according to package directions; add chopped Butterfinger to batter. Bake according to directions for 24 cupcakes. Cool completely. Frost cupcakes.
  2. PLACE morsels in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut small corner from bag; squeeze to pipe concentric circles on top of frosting. Using wooden pick or tip of knife, pull tip through chocolate from center to last circle to create a cobweb effect.
  3. MAKE 2 dots using decorator icing on each of 24 Goobers to resemble spider eyes. Place in center of each cobweb.

24 servings


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