Perfect for Halloween but perfectly wonderful any time, pumpkin spice caramel tricky treats are sticky sweet nuggets of spiced caramel popcorn. Made from natural ingredients and sugar-free, these little bites are deliciously good, ridiculously simple to make and naughty in all the best ways.
We don’t really do Halloween in these parts but we do love us a little hocus pocus. While the elf is a little small to hit the streets after dark for trick or treating, she loves all things spooky. We are currently saying goodnight to the skeletons living in her wardrobe before bed each night which, is either another of her scary/awesome quirks or a future therapy bill. I choose to believe she developed a love for the spooks in utero during my Buffy marathons rather than entertain the idea that we’ve already broken her.
When she does go trick or treating she wants to go as a vampire or a dragon, perhaps both. I look forward to the day.
In the meantime I have conjured these pumpkin spice caramel tricky treats for her special stay-at-home Halloween. We may have to organise a ghostly treasure hunt or the like. The Elf is a slave to all things sweet like her mother so these little guys, being sugar-free and mostly healthy might be a mother’s best friend. Inspired by this vegan maple caramel popcorn from Cookie and Kate, I’ve included cinnamon, nutmeg, all-spice and ginger; I never met a food pumpkin spice didn’t like. Except an unfortunate Starbucks coffee years ago while travelling through upstate New York, it was dreadful enough to burst my pumpkin shaped bubble for a while.
But I digress…
As with all successful sneaky foods, in this case tricky treats, the goodness is hidden. These pumpkin spice caramel tricky treats are made from pure maple syrup, almond nut butter, vanilla extract, home popped corn, pumpkin seeds and spices. That’s it.