Back in elementary school, the music teacher, Mr. House, had us sing songs during the various holidays. Every year around the end of October, we would sing a song that spelled out Halloween…and quickly it became one of my favorite holidays due to this “catchy” song!
Another fun part to Halloween are the parties that I went to as a child where the host served Halloween-themed snacks/desserts…what child does not enjoy eating something fun?
Here are some spooky Halloween recipes for you and your family to create:
Boo-nana Chocolate Pudding Cups
- 2 tablespoons Peter Pan® Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 pkg (13 oz each) Snack Pack® Chocolate Pudding
- 2 small bananas, peeled, cut in half
- 12 milk chocolate morsels
- Stir 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter into each pudding cup
- Decorate each banana half with 3 chocolate morsels for ‘ghost’ eyes and mouth
- Insert a decorated banana half in each pudding cup.
- Serve immediately
- 1 (18 oz.) roll refrigerated sugar-cookie dough
- Green food coloring
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tube brown icing 20 mini green M&M’s
- Divide dough in half.
- One half–Color one half with green food coloring, knead until desired shade
- Place in plastic wrap and roll into a 2-inch cylinder
- Freeze until cold, about 1 1/2 hours.
- Knead other half with cocoa, flatten into a disc, wrap in plastic and chill thoroughly
- Unwrap green dough and slice into 1/8 -inch-thick rounds.
- Space well apart on 2 cookie sheets
- Roll chocolate dough between plastic wrap to 1/8 -inch thickness
- Using a knife, cut triangles for hats (freeze for a few minutes if dough is too soft)
- Take chocolate scraps and cut thin lines to make hair; place strands on sides of each green face
- Put a triangle on top for hat
- Freeze until very chilled, 15 minutes.
- Baking: Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Bake cookies right out of freezer, rotating sheets halfway through baking, until done, about 10 minutes
- Cool on sheets
- Pipe on brown icing eyes. Dab on an icing dot and stick M & M to it for a nose
Creepy Eyeball Cupcakes
- 1 box cupcake mix (can be any flavor
- 1 container “white” frosting
- Cupcake baking cups
- Red decorating gel
- Brown M & Ms
- Bake the cupcakes according to directions and allow to cool completely.
- Frost the cupcakes and top each one with 1 M&M.
- Draw red lines out from around the candy piece. Use a toothpick to pull the red gel out around the sides to make smaller veins.
Pumpkin Rice Krispy Treats
- Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 Bag of Marshmallows
- Red & yellow food coloring
- 18-20 tootsie rolls (unwrapped)
- Frosting for leaves is: powdered sugar, green food coloring, and a little water
- (Optional) Chocolate cookies crushed for bed of “dirt”
- Follow the recipe on the back of the cereal box
- When marshmallows are mostly melted, add red and yellow food coloring to create the orange color
- Once you have the mixture, rub some butter on the palms of your hands and roll the mixture quickly into balls
- Place a tootsie roll in the center of each pumpkin and draw a leaf with the homemade frosting