Spooky Cabin Treats

Our Pigeon Forge cabins come with one very important amenity: a fully equipped kitchen! When you’re on vacation, having access to a place to cook and whip up snacks or drinks is a must. It’s great to have an easy place in the cabin to warm up leftovers from downtown, pack picnic lunches before heading out for the day, store treats from downtown, or make meals for a group. This is especially true around the holidays, when you want to be able to make the things you love most – even when you’re away. 

Halloween is such a fun time in the Smokies, and it’s also a great time to try your hand at cooking or baking – or just making simple treats. If you’re lucky enough to be hanging out in a Pigeon Forge cabin this Halloween, you’ll want some fun ways to celebrate! One of our favorite things to do for Halloween in a cabin is making Halloween treats! Read on for some fun and spooky treats that are easy enough to make with the kids! 

And keep scrolling for some spook-tastic ideas for fun in your Pigeon Forge cabin this Halloween!

Reese’s Bats | delish.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 mini Reese’s cups
  • 5 oreos
  • 20 Candy eyes
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut all Oreo cookies in half and gently remove the cream. Cut each half in half to create the wings.
  2. Using a toothpick or a small spoon, apply a small dab of peanut butter to one end of each Oreo. Press onto the Reese’s cup to make wings.
  3. Next, place a small dab of peanut butter onto the back of two candy eyes and place on top of the edge of the wings. Serve.

Dracula Dentures | delish.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tube chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • red food coloring
  • mini marshmallows
  • slivered almonds

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll cookie dough into 1 ½” balls and place on baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely then cut in half.
  2. Add a few drops of red food coloring into vanilla frosting and stir until smooth. Spread a thin layer of red frosting onto each cookie half.
  3. Place mini marshmallows around the round edges of half of the halves. Place the remaining halves on top, then stick a slivered almond on each side to create fangs.

Halloween Candy Bark | delish.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 c. white chocolate, chopped
  • 15 drops Flo-Coat Candy Coating
  • 1 drop purple food coloring
  • 1 drop green food coloring
  • 1 drop orange food coloring
  • 2 tbsp. large Halloween-colored nonpareils
  • 1 tbsp. Halloween-colored sprinkles

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until completely melted.
  2. Divide 3 tablespoons melted white chocolate into three separate bowls. Add five drops Flo-Coat and one drop of food coloring to each bowl; stir to combine.
  3. Pour remaining white chocolate onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using an offset spatula, spread chocolate until it’s 1/8″- to 1/4″-thick. Drizzle colored chocolate on top and drag a toothpick to create swirls. Dust top with nonpareils and sprinkles.
  4. Transfer to the refrigerator to set, 20 minutes. Break into pieces to serve.

Pumpkin Fudge | delish.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 1/2 c. white chocolate chips
  • 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 c. pumpkin purée
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin spice, plus more for dusting (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch kosher salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Line an 8”-x-8” pan with parchment paper and grease with nonstick cooking spray. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on medium power for 1 minute intervals, stirring after each minute, until smooth.
  2. Fold in pumpkin purée, pumpkin spice, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Pour into prepared baking pan and place in refrigerator for 3 hours, or until fudge is set. Sprinkle with more pumpkin spice if using, cut into squares, and serve.

In-Cabin Fun for Halloween

You’ll find Halloween fun downtown, but you can also stick around the cabin to celebrate! Need some ideas for celebrating Halloween in your Pigeon Forge cabin? Try…

  • Bake holiday goodies
  • Have a spooky scavenger hunt around the cabin (think a bag of candy corn, mini pumpkins, spider toys, parts of a skeleton, etc.)
  • Color Halloween pages and make seasonal crafts 
  • Play candy Bingo 
  • Have a costume contest (pups included if you’re in a pet-friendly cabin!)

Pigeon Forge Fun for Halloween 

Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights will be going on through October 31, and it’s about as festive for Halloween as you can get! Thousands of jack-o-lanterns dot the landscape at Dollywood, and you’ll have your pick of tasty seasonal treats. Some fun features include special sunflower pumpkins at Wildwood Grove, the sparkling lights of the Wildwood Tree, pumpkin frogs at Drop Line Pond (in Timber Canyon), and a 40-foot-tall pumpkin tree! 

If you want a trick-or-treating experience, The Island will once again offer candy to costumed kiddos! Stop by for treats and enjoy unlimited rides for $5 if you’re in costume. Check back later or call 865.286.0119 for a start time. 

On Thursday, October 29, local businesses will offer candy to kids at the Pigeon Forge Community Center. It’s free and family friendly, with a non-scary setting so the little ones can enjoy!