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Your Halloween party isn’t complete without a dessert like Halloween Pumpkin-Shaped Cookie Cake! A classic cookie cake with pieces of peanut butter cups and other Halloween candies baked in. Decorated with orange frosting to look like a pumpkin.
ALDI is one of my favorite places to shop, and this year I discovered that it’s a great place to go for everything I need for Halloween!
I often get my baking supplies for my blog recipes from ALDI. They have everything I need at great prices! They also have a lot of organic products, which is important to me when I’m deciding where to shop.
During my most recent trip to ALDI, I discovered that they also had lots of choices for candies. I found some Choceur Fair Trade Peanut Butter Cups to use in this recipe, plus I stocked up on a big bag of Mars candies to include in the recipe and to hand out on Halloween.
I love that ALDI offers lots of fair trade products! They are currently working to convert all cocoa used in their exclusive brand of chocolate to Fair Trade Certified™, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certified sustainable sources by the end of 2020.
In order for products to be Fair Trade Certified™, there are strict requirements for farming management, safe and healthy working conditions, abolition of child labor and protection of the environment. You can learn more about Fair Trade here.
Halloween treats should be fun, colorful, and packed with candy! This dessert starts with a classic cookie cake.
The secret ingredient in this cookie cake is a vanilla pudding mix packet! It gives the cookie cake the perfect taste and texture.
Once the cookie dough is mixed up and spread in the pan, the fun part really begins! I chopped up pieces of Choceur Fair Trade Peanut Butter Cups and different types of Mars Chocolates to decorate the cookie cake with.
How to Decorate Your Halloween Pumpkin-Shaped Cookie Cake
After baking and cooling the cookie cake, it’s time to make it look like a pumpkin! I used another piece of candy at the top of the cake to create the pumpkin’s stem.
Next, I piped orange frosting around the edge of the cake to finish the pumpkin look. This cake is already extra sweet from the candy, so you only need a little bit of frosting around the edge.
Be sure to check out your local ALDI store for everything you need for Halloween! They have all the essentials for baking and party hosting.
In addition to all the candy options they have in stock, I also found some fun pumpkin spice products as well as whole pumpkins and pumpkin carving kits. Leave a comment below and let me know what you found during your ALDI shopping trip!