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The Catholic practice of giving and eating soul cakes, small biscuits representing souls in Purgatory, is often seen as the origin of modern trick-or-treating.

Samhain Carrots

Samhain Carrots from Although the recipe says Samhain and the spices are well suited to the fall season you'll enjoy it at any time of the year.

Soul Cakes: Hallowed Offerings for Hungry Ghosts

A soul cake, a soul cake, please good missus a soul cake. An apple, a pear, a plum or a cherry, any good thing to make us all merry... Soul cakes were given out on All Soul's Night, to honor the dead. This is where the more modern "trick or treating" comes from. Make some for All Saint's Day, which is November 1.