Ellie haines

OCTOBER 12, 2021

To celebrate this spooky holiday...

We have put together five fun and easy Halloween treats that are fun, delicious, and easy enough to make with the kids! Plus, they all use our Top Selling Manuka Blend to give them an extra flavorful kick that will delight your friends, family, and the trick-or-treaters who come knocking at your door.

  • 01

    Caramel Apples

    Replacing the sugar with Manuka South Manuka Blend will give your caramel apples a smooth, creamy texture. 

    What you need:


    • In a large saucepan, combine whipping cream and honey over medium heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thermometer reads 260°, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat; allow to thicken 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    • Meanwhile, insert a wooden pop stick into the core of each apple. Dip apples in caramel mixture, rolling to coat evenly. If desired, roll in honey-roasted peanuts. Place on waxed paper; refrigerate or store in a cool location until caramel is set, about 30 minutes.

  • 02

    Sweet Honey Popcorn

    We all know butter popcorn, but trust us when we say you must try 'honey popcorn'. This is sure to be a hit this Halloween.

    What you need:


    • Put your popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
    • In a saucepan, melt butter over a low heat. Add the honey, water and salt and cook and stir over a low heat until all is nicely incorporated. Bring to a boil for one minute and take off the heat. Pour over popcorn, toss to coat and use a spoon to mix the honey mixture and coat all of the popcorn.
    • Transfer the coated popcorn to a baking tray lined with parchment paper, spread evenly. Bake uncovered at 350°F/175°C for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Stir mixture every three or four minutes. Watch the popcorn carefully, it burns easily! Take out of the oven and keep stirring the mixture every few minutes. As the mixture cools, the popcorn will get nice and crispy.
    • Enjoy!

    Source: CakiesHq

  • 03

    Honey Monster Cookies

    We all love a cookie, but this Halloween try adding a 'scary' twist to theme it - these are sure to be a hit for the trick-or-treaters!

    What you need:

    • 1 tablespoon Manuka South Manuka Blend Honey
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 3/4 cup peanut butter
    • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
    • 6 1/2 cups rolled oats
    • 2 cups M&M's


    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • In a large mixing bowl, or stand mixer, cream together butter, sugar and eggs.
    • Add the remaining ingredients in order and mix until well combined.
    • Use a cookie dough scoop and place 6 scoops of dough on your cookie sheet, a couple inches apart.
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookie is a light golden brown. The center may look doughy, which is fine. Be sure not to overcook.
    • Cool, serve and enjoy!

    Source: Siouxhoney

  • 04

    Honey Brownies

    Surely these will be the best brownies you will have ever tasted. These are rich and chocolatey with a hint of our Manuka South Manuka Blend Honey for natural sweetness.

    What you need:

    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
    • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
    • 3/4 cup Manuka South Manuka Blend
    • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt


    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour an 8×8-inch baking dish.
    • Melt butter and both types of chocolate over low heat. When melted, remove from heat and whisk in honey, vanilla, salt and the eggs.
    • Stir in flour. When well combined, spoon into the baking dish.
    • Bake for about 15 minutes. Cool.

    Source: NatureNates

  • 05

    Halloween Fruit Salad with Honey Dressing

    Let's end on a slightly 'healthier' option - this fruit salad is full of your favourite fruit topped with honey lime dressing making it spooktacular! 

    What you need:

    Directions (This fruit salad is so easy to make):

    • Add your chosen fruit into a large bowl.
    • Mix the Honey and the lime juice together
    • Drizzle over top of the fruit.
    • Mix to ensure it covers all fruit.
    • Place the fake spiders on top!

    Source: NatureNates