I love whipping up last-minute surprise treats. An unannounced macaron or pumpkin pepita caramel wins big grins from even the surliest ghouls. Need a recipe? Here are some fall favorites from my Recipe Box. (Click the photo to be taken to the original post.)
*To make the earl grey ghosts, I used these recipes for earl grey shortbread cookies and royal icing. I hand-cut the ghost shaped with a sharp knife and steady hand. (Try your best to not make them look like sperms.) I painted on the faces with a small paintbrush dipped in food coloring.
In related news, Kurt and I are nearing the end of our Snack Surprise tradition. Remember Snack Surprise? I've been posting updates on Instagram, and will follow up with a full report tomorrow.