Welcome to the week of little witches goblins and ghouls…
Who are you for Halloween? Are you dressing up?
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Here are some fun *Halloween recipes* for you to try this week!
- - Chocolate Cake Mix
- - Chocolate Frosting
- - Oreo Cookies
- - Candy Corn
- - Chocolate chips
Make cake mix, pour into cupcake liners and bake as directed.
Separate oreo cookies into two halves, careful to keep the cream on one side only.
Frost your cupcakes and place two oreo ‘eyes’ on each cupcake.
Cut off the tips of candy corns.
These make great little hook beaks! Now add some chocolate chips for eyes for a hoot.
Reese’s Witches Hats and Brooms:
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, regular and small sizes
- Hershey Kisses
- Purple Frosting
- Pretzel Sticks
For witches hats turn regular Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups upside down.
Put a blob of your purple frosting (most grocery stores carry frosting supplies) in the center of the peanut butter cup and place a Hershey’s kiss on top.
Abracadabra – a witch’s hat! Now for the broom – for these you will need the small Reeses Peanutbutter cups.
Making sure these are room temperature, gently push a pretzel stick into the center of the upside down peanut butter cup.
And now for a round of quidich…
…there are witches in the air…
Your family will say eeeuww!
- Sugar Cookie Dough
- Almond slices
- Rasberry jam
I think some bought cookie dough will make fingers fun and quick.
Roll out in finger sizes and have some fun shaping them – cut some stripes for knuckles with a knife.
Then make an indent at the end of the finger, push almond firmly in place. Bake as directed. After baking, your fingers may be a little fat. I like to use a knife to reshape them a little while they’re still hot.
Now heat a few tablespoons of raspberry jam in a saucepan, stirring till all lumps disappear.
Then dip your fingers for a gory effect. You can also run a little jam around the nails for a real squeal!!!
What you will need:
- Oreo (double stuff)
- White melting chocolate
- White frosting
- Edible eyes!
- Kebab sticks
Oreos to the rescue again!
Melt some white chocolate in a sauce pan over boiling water. While the chocolate is melting push some Kebab skewers through the cream center of the Oreos.
Very quickly dip the cookies on skewers into the chocolate. Immediately put them into the fridge after you dip each one. The chocolate is hot and will melt the cream if you take too long over this step.
While the Oreo pops are cooling and setting in the fridge make some butter cream frosting. Place a piping head that is flat into a piping bag.
Fill bag with frosting and “stripe” the frosting over the surface of the cookie to create the bandage effect.
Remember you do not have to make the bandages perfect. Their supposed to be messy.
Place cookies pops back into the fridge to set the frosting. I used googly eyes for the effect but there are plenty of edible eye options out there.
Halloween Night Soup
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 chopped onions
- 2 cups butternut squash, cleaned and diced
- 1 granny smith apple, peeled and chopped
- 3 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1-2 tsp. curry powder
- Pinch nutmeg
- 3 cups chicken stock
- Grated rind of 1 orange
- 1 ½ cups milk
- Pinch of salt, pepper and sugar to taste
- Chopped parsley
- Dollops of whipped cream
Saute onions in butter until soft and flavorful. Add butternut and saute to absorb butter for about 3 minutes. Add flour, curry powder and nutmeg, blending with vegetables. Now add chicken stock, orange rind and juice. Simmer slowly for 15 – 20 minutes until vegetables are tender. Add milk last 5 minutes. Liquidize solids in blender. Add salt, pepper and a little sugar to taste. Serve topped with cream and a sprinkling of parsley.
- Medium to large sized chocolate chip cookies
- White Frosting
- Mini Marshmallows
- Red Tube Icing
- Almond Slices
Spread a thin layer of frosting on the inside of two chocolate chip cookies. Now line the edge of each cookie all the way around with mini marshmallows.
Outline the teeth with your red tube of icing for gums. You can also place a sliver or two of almond slices dipped in red for a set of chompers that even Dracula would sink his teeth into.