Halloween is on the way, and you know what that means— Halloween Candy! Really, it’s my one excuse per year to indulge in my favorite sweets… those Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins and Hershey’s fun size bars are my weakness!
I have as much fun celebrating Halloween as my daughter, and I like to get in the “spirit” by hosting an annual Halloween party for her and her friends (along with a few parents). It’s a great way to get together before the trick-or-treaters arrive, with spooky themed food and beverages.
This year I’ve partnered with Hershey to celebrate Halloween with some of their awesome candy. Instead of just giving it all away (and believe me, I have plenty left over to spread around the neighborhood!), I thought it would be fun to make a Kit Kat Halloween Graveyard Cake to share with my family and friends.
First and foremost, I had to start out with the best Halloween candy ever: Hershey. Seriously, they have an incredible assortment of new and classic Halloween treats that can transform any Halloween party from normal to paranormal. Have you seen the Cadbury Screme Egg Candies!? The white and green fondant center creeps me out a bit – but they taste soooo good!
Anyway, back to that cake. I used as many Hershey’s treats as I could fit — including Kit Kat® Halloween Bars, Kit Kat® Triple Chocolate Bars, Reese’s Pieces, Hershey’s Cookie ‘n’ Creme Bars, Reese’s Nutrageous Bars, and Hershey’s Candy Corn Bars — and decorated a decadent devil’s food cake to look like a graveyard! I know my guests are going to love it!
Here’s the spooktacular recipe:
Halloween Graveyard Cake Recipe
- 1 box devil's food cake mix prepared as directed
- 1 tub green frosting
- 1 tub orange frosting
- Kit Kat® Bars I alternated between Kit Kat® Halloween and Kit Kat® Triple Chocolate
- Hershey's Candy Corn Bars Reese's Pieces, Hershey's Cookie 'n' Creme Tombstone Bars and Reese's Nutrageous Bars to decorate.
Bake devil's food cake as directed in round pan - I used 8" size. Let cool on parchment paper set on <g class="gr_ gr_73 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="73" data-gr-id="73">cookie</g> rack.
Frost the sides of the cake with orange icing, and then the top of the cake with green icing.
Place Kit Kat® Bars around the perimeter of the cake, alternate colors if you wish.
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Use additionally Hershey candy to make graveyard scene. I used the Reese's Nutrageous Bars as a pathway lined with Reese's Pieces and Hershey's Candy Corn Bars and Hershey's Cookie 'n' Creme Bars to resemble tombstones. I used black candy gel to write RIP on Hershey's Cookie 'n' Creme Tombstone Bars.
Chill until ready to serve.
Hershey Helps Families Harness the Magic of Halloween
Did you know that Americans of all ages celebrate the paranormal activity and mystery of Halloween? – In fact, 34 percent of people attend or throw Halloween parties!
With Hershey Halloween candy, the sky is really the limit. I made this delicious graveyard cake, but there are all kinds of things you can do with Hershey Halloween candy. Seasonal favorites from Hershey include chocolate assortment variety bags with a little something for everyone, Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins, Kit Kat bars and Cadbury Screme Eggs candies.