Fall-iday Treats

Yummy Candy Corn Cookies. Photo provided by Dr. Langdon

Yummy Candy Corn Cookies. Photo provided by Dr. Langdon

Isabella Tejeda and Kat Davis

Although Halloween has passed, it doesn’t mean your sweet tooth was scared away. The smell of fall goods is in the air, and the Royal Reporter has a short list of easy treats you can make to add to the delicious aroma. Links are provided for step-by-step instructions for your baking adventure.

Apple Pie Bites:

Craving the savory goodness of an apple pie, but not really in the mood for a full slice? These Apple Pie Bites are perfect for a quick sweet-tooth conqueror. All that is needed:

  • 2 cans of crescent rolls
  • 1 can of apple pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
The delicious Apple Pie Bites. Photo by Brett Hondow


Pumpkin Patch Marshmallow Bites:

Can’t make it to the pumpkin patch this year? Make your own with these Pumpkin Patch Marshmallow Bites. You’ll need:

  • Marshmallows – 1 bag regular size
  • Brown chocolate melts (12 oz.)- Wilton preferred
  • Oreo Cookies – crushed
  • Pumpkin soft candies


Apple Crisp Bites:

Want to know what fall tastes like? Try these Apple Crisp Bites where apple, cinnamon, and graham cracker combine. You’ll need:

  • Graham cracker crumbs 
  • Butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Apples (any kind will do)
  • Sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Caramel topping


Owl S’mores:

If you don’t get to see many owls this fall season, create this fun treat. Owl S’mores are easy to make and tastes so good everyone will be asking, “’Who’” made these?” Some ingredients you’ll need are:


Caramel Apple Mini Pops:

Hate to deal with the mess of a full caramel apple? These Caramel Apple Mini Pops make it ten times easier to enjoy this tasty fall treat. All you’ll need is:

  • 1 big apple
  • 14 pieces caramel candy
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup of each topping (crushed pecans, crushed graham crackers, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, etc…)
  • 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 10 lollipop sticks


Delectable Mini Caramel Apple Pops. Photo provided by Max Pixel

Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix:

Here is a snack that you can bring on the go. The Pumpkin Spice Snack Mix lets you dive right into the pumpkin spice craze and makes a tasty little snack. Some items you will need are:

  • 3 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 2 cups popcorn
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • (1) 8 ounce bag White Pumpkin Pie M&Ms
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Spice morsels (use white chocolate if you can’t find pumpkin spice


Fall Candy Bark:

Why not have a few of your sweets melted into one? This Fall Candy Bark recipe lets you do just that. Suggested ingredients are:


Tasty Candy Bark. Photo provided by Shari’s Berries

Pumpkin Cake Roll:

Roll into fall with this treat. The Pumpkin Cake Roll is a delicious and easily shareable treat for you and your friends. All you need are:

  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1 cup sugar divided
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


A tasty Pumpkin Cake Roll. Photo provided by Max Pixel

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats:

Spruce up this traditional treat with the fall spirit. Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats combine childhood and fall into one. You’ll need:

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 10 cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 1/4 cup coarsely chopped candy corn, divided


Pumpkin Bread:

Lastly, the most traditional pumpkin dessert, Pumpkin Bread. Fill your house with this aroma, and anyone who walks through the door will feel a warm welcome. All you need are:

  • Unsalted butter, for the pans
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan (see Cook’s Note)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • One 15-ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons fine salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2/3 cup water


Amazing pumpkin bread. Photo by HomeMaker

Royal Reporter asked a few of their own Rosary and Servite students to test out these recipes and tell us what they think.

“I decided to make the pumpkin bread,” said Vanesa Farooq ’20. “It was so moist and delectable my taste buds instantly burst. I recommend  making this treat because not only is it extremely tasty, but it also makes your home smell really good.”

“I went over to my friend’s house and we decided to try out the pumpkin spice snack mix,” stated Juan Brito ’20. “I normally am not a fan of too much pumpkin flavoring, but this mix was really good.”

“I made the pumpkin Rice Krispie treats with my mom, and not only did they taste amazing, but it was also a major bonding experience,” exclaimed Analeah Salvado ’20.

Happy baking, and make sure to grab some friends and family to share all these delicious fall treats with.