Ever since I was a kid, I have always correlated Halloween with maple bars. Why, you might ask? Well, I am fortunate to have very creative parents. As kids, my parents, along with a handful of other parents in the small town I grew up in, would come together and create a scavenger hunt (which would lead us all over my parent’s twenty areas) as well as a haunted house. Now this only happened a couple of years, but it is a beautiful memory. And one of the best parts of this nostalgic tale is the food.
Maybe I was a foodie at heart even as a child because I LOVED the maple bar portion of the evening. My mom would make homemade maple bars for this particular party and continues to make them for Halloween every year. I have tried to carry on the tradition, at least for myself, but this year, my mother was in town to make them for my niece and nephew (and I made sure to stop by).
I’ve never been a huge donut fan, but let me tell you, when you have the opportunity to taste hot, freshly made donuts, do not hesitate. You will notice an immediate difference, and you’ll most likely never go back.
Here’s the recipe: