Want to bring home a little New Orleans fun for your Halloween celebrations? New Orleans offers several locally themed sweets to liven up any party this Halloween. Here are four great ideas you can try for yourself at home.
Instead of traditional candy, pralines are a great sweet treat to have out at your parties or to have individually wrapped to give out to trick or treaters. Pralines are a classic New Orleans dessert comprised of glazed white and brown sugar (cooked with butter and evaporated milk) and traditionally served with pecans (whole or crushed) mixed in, though they’re not necessary if you’re worried about nut allergies.
Beignets are another sweet treat that locals and visitors alike love to indulge in at any time of year. Café du Monde sells mixes, and you can find recipes online for these light and puffy pastries. Mini versions are a perfect finger food for a Halloween party. Take the beignets up a notch for Halloween by drawing spiderwebs with black icing over the white powdered sugar covering the beignet.