Festive Treats, Pressed-Leaf Gift Tags & Happy Halloween!

triple treat cupcakes

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Here in the Stafford household we’re feeling particularly festive. Ella has been dressed in her costume since Monday. Yesterday I made candy corn-topped mini cupcakes. And today I found myself making pressed-leaf gift tags. What can I say? The spirit is strong this year.

The truth is that I made these treats against all of my instincts. I mean, it seems a little unnecessary to bake a peanut butter cup into a cupcake to then top it with more candy. Right? I’d so much rather just eat a brownie. Or a good cookie. Or the peanut butter cup on its own.

That said, these mini cupcakes are festive and fun, and if you’re looking for a way to spruce up your Halloween dessert spread, these triple-treat bites would certainly fit in. Feeling crafty? Adorn a clear plastic goodie bag with a pressed-leaf gift tag (see below) to make lovely little party favors.

Ella wishes you all a very Happy Halloween!
My little trick-or-treater

candy corn topped mini cupcake

Martha Stewart Pressed-Leaf Gift Tag:
gift bag with pressed-leaf gift tag

Halloween candy

unbaked treats

Mini Triple Treat Cupcakes
Source: Everyday Food October 2011

Notes: I used dark chocolate peanut butter cups. I prefer these treats frozen or chilled — they definitely taste better once they’ve cooled to room temperature at the very least.

Pressed-Leaf Halloween Gift Tags
Source: Martha Stewart

Reese's topped mini cupcakes

27. October 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Fall, Gifts | 12 comments

Comments (12)

  1. Your little skeleton is so cute! I love the look of the cupcakes too – I don’t think a peanut butter cup inside a little cupcake is overkill at all!

  2. How cute! And I love the idea of a treat in a treat. You can’t deny the combination of peanut butter and chocolate anywhere, let alone inside a cupcake.

  3. Ali, could Ella be any cuter? She has that pouty look down! Thanks for the inspiration to be a bit more festive for Halloween!

  4. Ella: “Um, you are going to give these away to other people?”

    • Haha. Yes, we’re going to be the crazy people on the block who give out homemade goodies on Halloween :) Sike. Wish you were here to have some of these, but truthfully they’re not the best homemade treat I’ve produced. Hope all is well!

  5. Very elegant and chic and cute at same time. And, I’m sure delicious.

  6. Wow! I love it all! The yummy looking cupcakes, the awesome leaf tags and little Ella looks super cute too! :)

  7. I love the look on Ella’s face! She’s so adorable.

  8. I love this idea! These treats just love so delicious. And can you daughter be any cuter with her little frown. :) Too cute!

  9. All of these treats look so good, but none are as cute as your little skeleton! She looks like she’s not so sure about Halloween :)

  10. Well yes, those look amazing but the picture of Ella is really priceless. That is how I feel these days. :)

  11. what a frown! if only i looked that adorable when i’m unhappy. :)
    great treats, alexandra!

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