Strawberries may not be the first treat that comes to mind for Halloween, but the famous, sweet and heart-shaped berry is surprisingly ideal for dressing up (and the dressed up!) on the spookiest holiday of the year.
There are countless ways and reasons to get creative with strawberries on Halloween. Let’s start with how much fun they are to make with the whole family. While the little strawberry pumpkins, ghosts and mummies look like they took all day to make, they are super easy to whip up as demonstrated in this how-to video by Sarah from Snixy Kitchen.
Below you will find some of our favorite picks for the season. And don’t forget, berries can be dressed up for any season or holiday. For example, Be sure to check out our Strawberry Santas for when Christmas rolls around!
Chocolate Pumpkin Patch Cake
This gorgeous, rich, dark chocolate cake is a showstopper dessert that is perfect not only for your Halloween festivities, but for any fall occasion. Afterall, who doesn’t adore pumpkins, nevermind little bright orange mini strawberry pumpkins that can be popped in your mouth!
If you find that time won’t allow for you to squeeze baking a cake into your schedule, you can opt to just make the little strawberry pumpkins which take almost no time at all.
The instructions are included on the Pumpkin Patch Cake recipe page.
And if that’s not enough, check out a quick demo on how to make strawberry pumpkins in the video below by Sarah of Snixy Kitchen.
Fresh Strawberry Ghosts
While peak California strawberry season winds down in the fall, there are still plenty of juicy fresh berries in stores across the country.
For Halloween, try dipping strawberries in melted white chocolate to create strawberry “ghosts” and then create the cutest little faces with chocolate chips.
These strawberry ghosts are fun to make with friends and family and equally delicious to eat. They are super easy with just three ingredients and they are sure to be that treat that everyone remembers!
Strawberry Ghost Cupcakes
It really doesn’t get cuter than these fluffy and delicious Strawberry Ghost Cupcakes. Aside from being absolutely adorable, the cupcake is tender and moist and the frosting is sweet and fluffy – a winning combination!
Be sure to check out the recipe to find out the secret ingredient that makes the frosting so easy to pipe.
Show us Your Spooky Strawberry Ideas (and more!)
We love to see your spooky strawberry creations! Don’t forget to share and tag us on Instagram @castrawberries! And while you’re there, be sure to check out all our recipe inspiration and our monthly giveaways to enter to win some great prizes! You never know – maybe your creation will be a winner!