Every Halloween I try to make the holiday just as much for the adults, as for the kids. When I first had kids, I would make a big deal out of it and have a big lunch, dessert, and invite my parents, in laws, and siblings. My grandma used to come…even some aunts and uncles! It was so fun, but those were the days when Halloween was a little more simple. No classroom parties, trick or treating consisted on showing off the cute costumes on our tiny kids to a few neighbors and the festivities ended by 7 with the kids tucked in to bed. Since my kids started school, I had to scale back the full out party that I used to have, but I didn’t want to lose that fun we always had each Halloween. We still have a fun meal, some festive snacks, and usually a guest or two (five!). It keeps the holiday fun for us grown ups too!
This year I made a simple soup recipe, some warm bread and a crisp green salad. I finished it off with some chocolate chip pumpkin bars for dessert with a taffy apple salad.
The taffy apple salad was a perfect accompaniment to the dinner. Crunchy and sweet, with just a little indulgence in there for a Halloween treat. Great for fall, delicious anytime. Even perfect for a Thanksgiving dessert to go along with all those delicious pies!
Taffy Apple Salad
2 Honeycrisp Apples, diced
2 Granny Smith Apples, diced
1/2 cup Snickers bar, cubed
1/2 cup salted peanuts
1 cup cool whip
Caramel for drizzling
Combine apples, snickers and peanuts. Fold in cool whip. Drizzle carmel over the top and serve immediately.