Halloween is one of those festivals where I face a dilemma; do I prepare treats for trick or treaters or not?
This is not from any objection to the celebration, but, in England it really depends on the area you live in whether there are local traditions that still take place or if children go door to door for trick or treating. As another popular celebration is on 5th November, Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night), Halloween is not quite on the same scale as it can be elsewhere.
With the previous experience of a day spent making cupcakes and buying bags of themed chocolate, it turned out there was not a knock on the door the whole night. I decided on a re-think for future Halloweens.
Popcorn. It’s easy to make, fairly inexpensive if no-one turns up to eat it (apart from me and Mr Other Half!) and allows for a bit of fun with flavours. Here’s two recipes I’ve used: one for a honey caramel and one for salt and balsamic vinegar. These also work well if you want nibbles for a Bonfire Night party too!