Sweet Autumn Treats


Melissa Burgett

Pumpkin seeds spread evenly over the pan.

Melissa Burgett, Print Editor-in-Chief

As someone whose pride is almost entirely in eating food rather than making it, the ability to be creative with treats has always intrigued me. Combining that interest with my love of a holiday almost exclusively about hunting for treats has brought about a desire for me to finally act.

I have found several easy treats to make with designs inspired by the fall season.


Halloween Fudge:

3 cups candy corn
1 cup peanut butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups white chocolate chips


  1. Line a pan with foil and cooking spray.
  2. Add candy corn and peanut butter to a medium saucepan and heat, over low heat, stirring every 30 seconds or so, for about 3 minutes. Add sweetened condensed milk, stir, and cook for another 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds (you don’t want the milk to boil; a slight simmer is okay). Add white chocolate chips, and stir until everything melts together.
  3. Spread evenly and chill until solid.



Crisp as Fallen Leaves Breadsticks:

1 (10 5/8 ounce) package refrigerated breadstick dough

Half a stick of butter
1⁄8 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

1⁄8 cup Romano cheese, grated

Pinch of garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to the instructions of your breadstick dough.
  2. Bake until golden brown (time will depend on your dough).
  3. Melt butter and garlic powder into liquid in microwave.
  4. Brush garlic butter over warm breadsticks.
  5. Sprinkle cheeses over wet garlic butter.



Apple Cider

2 cups of apple juice

⅛ tsp. ground cloves

⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper

⅛ tsp. ginger

⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon

1 cinnamon stick


  1. Mix all spices into glass with your apple juice.
  2. Warm in microwave to desired temperature.
  3. Stir your cider.
  4. Dip cinnamon stick in and enjoy.


Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:

3 c. fresh pumpkin seeds
4 c. water
3 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. olive oil
¼ tsp. paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Wash pumpkin seeds in cold water.
  3. Toss with olive oil and paprika.
  4. Spread evenly over pan and bake until golden.
  5. Sprinkle salt over seeds.