Halloween Favorites


Halloween is a great time of year to dust off  your aprons and whip up a special treat. With a few, key ingredients and a little creativity, you can easily make a treat that everyone will ask for year over year. No tricks, just great recipes:

Candied apples – This recipe is delicious, festive, and fun for the whole family. It’s an easy recipe to make and the result is sweet perfection, and everyone will remember the gorgeous flecks of vanilla beans.

Halloween chocolate cupcakes – Festive, beautiful and DELICIOUS! These cupcakes are unlike any other. We’ve added caramel squares to them so once you bite into them they are filled with a sweet, ooey, gooey center.

Spider web white chocolate bark – Easy, sweet and delicious! This vanilla bean white chocolate bark will dazzle with its flecks of vanilla bean and is so easily customized, you’ll make it again and again!

Vanilla bean cheesecake – This is a fun twist on a traditional cheesecake with a seasonal decoration! Beth over at Hungry Happenings shared this creative dessert with us and we hope you love it as much as we do at Rodelle!

Vanilla bean caramel apples – An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Get yours in with an extra helping of delectable vanilla caramel.

Vanilla pumpkin whoopie pies – The trick is, these little hand pies have some healthy ingredients, the treat is you also get an incredibly delicious recipe!

For the adults…

Vanilla bean pumpkin liqueur  We haven’t seen anything like this, so we created it. This delicious liqueur is a delectable alternative to coffee house seasonal fare. Add to your coffee for a SPIRITED after dark treat!

Pumpkin spiced mulled wine – Served warm, this adult beverage will become a seasonal favorite for fall gatherings or to take around during trick’or’treating!


Our favorite pumpkin recipes!


Now that October is here, we are indulging in every pumpkin recipe we can sync our teeth into! There is something so magical about how well pumpkin’s subtle fall flavor blend with spices – specifically vanilla and traditional “pumpkin pie spices.” And, this year, we’ve been adding our NEW pumpkin spice extract to everything – even recipes without any pumpkin in them!!

Pumpkin spiced recipes

  • Pumpkin spiced vanilla milkshake – Creamy, a little sweet and lightly spiced from Rodelle’s Pumpkin Spice extract – this milkshake is a great twist on the traditional vanilla flavor! Taste fall in a glass – perfect for a new twist on vanilla milkshakes for the person in your life who doesn’t love pumpkin!
  • Pumpkin spiced coffee This homemade coffee is the next best thing to a Pumpkin Spice Latte – but with all-natural ingredients that you can easily control. And, it won’t break the bank!
  • Pumpkin spiced horchata – This refreshing Mexican drink is traditionally made with rice, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. We added Pumpkin Spice Extract to make it extra special!

The best pumpkin recipes

Check out all of our fall inspired recipes over on our website! Get cookin!!

Meet Melanie!


Melanie Bauer is the talent behind Melanie Makes. Melanie’s aim is to make everyday eats a bit more interesting. She thinks every dessert can be made better with chocolate ganache and believes menu planning is a must for a more enjoyable week. We are in love with this Mocha Hot Fudge Sauce recipe…it is dangerously good!

And, to continue the obsession of chocolate, allow us to introduce you to Melanie’s Death by Chocolate Poke Cake. This one is perfect year round but we love what Melanie did with the Dark Chocolate Milano cookies for a fun Halloween spin!

Check out all of Melanie’s recipes to get inspired in your kitchen! We look forward to Melanie’s creative meal plans and recipes each week!