Halloween just passed but some of us seem can’t get enough of the treats for sure. The sweet treat is a must when it comes to Halloween celebrations.
Speaking of treats, apparently, there are a lot of traditional treats from different countries across the globe that people eat on Halloween. Now, let’s take a look at a bunch of Halloween treats from across the world!
Candy Apples (United States)
Let’s start the list with the United States. Halloween in the US wouldn’t be complete with the most well-known candy of all, candy apple. Also known as toffee apples in the UK, candy apple is a treat by covering a whole apple in a sticky sugar coating. The sugar coating is usually made by mixing water, corn syrup, cinnamon, and red food coloring.
Bonfire Toffee (United Kingdom)
From the US now we move to the UK. Other than toffee apple as we mentioned, the UK also has a traditional Halloween treat that is widely known across the country, which is the bonfire toffee.
Not only on Halloween, bonfire toffee (also known as treacle toffee) is usually also served on Guy Fawkes Night. This treat is made from butter, sugar, and black treacle, broken up into bite-size chunks.
When it comes to traditional Halloween treats, Ireland has something called barmbrack, also known as báirín breac in Irish. This treat is basically a loaf of bread filled with raisins and sultanas. The Irish would enjoy barmbrack with some bother alongside a nice cup of tea.
Huesos de Santo (Spain)
From Ireland now we move to Spain. When it comes to celebrating Halloween, Spain usually enjoys Huesos de Santo. Huesos de Santo means “holy bones” in English. This treat is made out of marzipan, has various fillings, and is often covered in syrup.
People in Spain usually eat this treat around All Saints’ Day or also known as Día de Todos los Santos. If you’re not familiar with All Saints’ Day, you might want to take a look at the history of Halloween first.
Pan de Muerto (Mexico)
If you’ve watched Disney Pixar’s Coco, you must be familiar with Día de los Muertos which means Day of the Dead. This holiday is celebrated in Mexico from October 31 to November 2.
The treat that you will find during this celebration is Pan de Muerto or Bread of the Dead. This treat is a sweet bread roll and depending on the region some people would flavor it with orange-flower water, anise seeds, and other ingredients. Interestingly, the bone-shaped bread roll is eaten next to a loved one’s grave in celebration of their life.
Pan dei Morti (Italy)
In Italy, they have something similar to the ones in Mexico, called Pan dei Morti, which is also translated as “Bread of the Dead”. Also known as Fave dei Morti (“Beans of the Dead”) owing to their oval shape, this Halloween treat is traditionally eaten on Commemorazione dei defunti (All Souls’ Day) on November 2. These chewy Halloween biscuits are made with pine nuts, almonds, cinnamon, and lemon zest.
Last but not least we have Pão-por-Deus (“bread of God”), the Halloween treat from Portugal. Also known as soul cake, this treat is a small sweet ball made with coconut, rum, lemon zest, and vanilla. Traditionally, this treat is eaten on All Saints’ Day on November 1, but originally, this treat was given to children and the poor as a treat when they were singing and reciting verses for the dead from door to door.
So, which Halloween treat would you like to try? Do you have your favorite Halloween treat? Share with us in the comment section below!
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