Line baking sheet with buttered waxed paper; set aside. Combine caramels,
marshmallows, and water in medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly,
until caramels melt. Cool slightly while preparing apples. Rinse and dry apples. Insert
skewers into apples. Dip each apple in caramel mixture, coating apples. Place on prepared
sheet. Refrigerate until firm. For variety roll apples in crushed peanuts or drizzle with
Halloween Cat Cookies
|Chocolate sandwich cookies
|mini baking bits
red/black licorice lace
Spread each cookie on one side with frosting. Dab some frosting on the bottom of 2
pieces of candy corn and place on top of cookie for ears. You many have to hold for a
minute. Decorate the "face" of the cat with mini baking bits for eyes and red
licorice for nose and black for whiskers.
Halloween Chocolate Spiders
4 cups semisweet chocolate baking chips
Melt chocolate chips in top of double boiler. Let stand over the water until water
is cool, about 10 minutes.
Place wax paper on cookie sheet. Pour chocolate into a pastry bag that is fitted
with a 1/8-inch or 1/4-inch tip. Squeeze chocolate onto wax paper in the shape of spiders.
If chocolate is runny it needs to be cooled longer. Chill the spiders for about 10
minutes. When hard peel off wax paper. Store in refrigerator laid flat.
Halloween Instant Pumpkin Pie
Any crust you like although graham cracker crust is the best with this.
|2 cups instant vanilla pudding
1 1/3 cup milk
2 cups cool whip
|16 oz pumpkin
Mix and pour into crust, chill in fridge for 2 hours
Halloween Crispy Marshmallow Ghosts
For the Crispy Marshmallow Ghosts use a ghost cookie cutter to cut out the shape.
The icing looks like "fluffy white icing" when it is being made. Unlike the
"fluffy white icing", however, this icing is not sticky.
1 c sugar
3 tbs. water
1 egg white
|1/8 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
|1/4 c reduced fat margarine -- melted
6 c miniature marshmallows
|8 c crispy rice cereal
1/3 c semisweet chocolate chips -- melted
To prepare icing, combine sugar, water, egg white, cream of tartar, and salt in a
the top of a double boiler. Heat to a boil. With electric mixer, beat at high speed for
seven minutes or until stiff glossy peaks form. Fold in half teaspoon vanilla. Cover and
refrigerate for one hour or until thickened.
To prepare ghosts, combine margarine and marshmallows. Mix until smooth. Stir in
remaining vanilla. Place mixture into a mixing bowl. Add in cereal. Mix until well coated.
Set bowl over saucepan of boiling water.
Using rubber gloves, shape cereal mixture into four inch ghost shapes. Let stand for
30 minutes or until firm. Spread with icing. Let ghosts stand for 30 minutes or until set.
In top of double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate; pipe onto
ghosts to make faces.
NOTES : Variation: Jack-O-Lanterns: Add orange food coloring with vanilla extract.
Shape into 2" balls. Create face with currants, red fruit leather, and licorice
shoestrings and twists. Ghosts can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 3 days.
Put chocolate pudding in clear plastic containers and imbed a gummy worm or two.
Cover the top of the pudding with crushed chocolate cookie crumbs. It looks good if a worm
is peeking out of the dirt.
Halloween Eyeball Potion
|1 tub Cool Whip, thawed
blueberries or raisins
1 large pkg cherry or grape Jell-O
|1 cup cold water
Using a small ice cream scoop, place 2 scoops whipped topping into each of 10
dessert dishes for "eyeballs." Place a blueberry or raisin in each scoop for the
"pupil". Freeze 30 minutes or until firm.
Meanwhile, stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least 2 minutes until
completely dissolved. Mix cold water and ice cubes to make 2 1/2 cups. Add to gelatin,
stirring until slightly thickened. Remove any remaining ice. Pour about 1/2 cup gelatin
into each dish around eye balls, leaving the tops of the eyes balls exposed. Refrigerate 1
1/2 hours or until firm.
Krispies Treats and form the treats into balls, about 1-2 inches across.
Add a pastel M&M or other small round candy for the iris and dot the candy with
frosting or gel for the pupil. Fingers: Cut wedges out of circus peanuts candies. Cut red
jelly bean fingernails to fit. Press in place!
Halloween Ghost Poop
(Put a handful of miniature marshmallows in a baggie and add this poem)
I hear that you've been playing tricks, So listen, here's the scoop...... I'm
running short on candy treats, So this year you get Ghost Poop!
Halloween Ghosties and Ghoulies!
Use your creativity or use; for eyes, Mini baking bits (M&M's) work well, as do any
small candies. Also have ready tubes of piping gel (use red, green and black), red, blue
and orange food color and a bit of light corn syrup as "GLUE" to stick on
Halloween Ghostly Snack
Using a tube of refrigerator biscuits, let the children separate biscuits and shape
each like a ghost. They can roll the biscuits in butter and then in cinnamon and sugar
mixture. Bake biscuits as directed and watch the goblins gobble them down.
Pull and press regular or mini marshmallows into ghost shapes. Dot eyes with black
food color w/ toothpick.
Halloween Grave Yard Dessert Crust
2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) margarine, melted
|8-oz package cream cheese
12-oz tub whipped topping thawed
2 cups boiling water
|2 (4-servings) packages orange gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
Decorations: 1/4 cup chocolate wafer cookie crumbs, 7 rectangular shaped sandwich
cookies, 7 oval shaped sandwich cookies, Decorator icing brown, green, orange, white,
Candy corn, Candy pumpkins
Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 13 x 2" pan with cooking spray and
flour. To prepare crust, combine 2 cups cookie crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and margarine in a
small mixing bowl. Press firmly into prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes and then chill. To
prepare filling, combine cream cheese, remaining sugar, and 1/2 cup Cool Whip in a mixing
bowl. In another mixing bowl, combine boiling water into gelatin until completely
dissolved. Mix cold water and ice cubes together to make 1 1/2 cups. Stir ice water into
gelatin until thickened. Remove any remaining ice cubes. Spoon gelatin over cream cheese
layer. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Spread remaining Cool Whip over gelatin layer.
Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cookie crumbs. Decorate as a "grave yard" by
poking sandwich cookies on end into dessert. Decorate the cookies as tombstones with the
decorator icing. Scatter candy and pumpkins around the surface.
Halloween Gumdrop Spiders
Cut two black pipe cleaners into eight pieces. Buy black licorice gumdrops. Insert
four pipe cleaner spider legs on each side of a gumdrop.
Halloween Hairy Head Creatures
Cut a regular size marshmallow in half crosswise. Pipe a thin line of red gel on
edge of half the cut side. Press lightly against one end of another marshmallow. Pipe
green gel stitches across red line. Glue on candy eyes (mini M&M's) and ear bolts
(tiny tarts). Insert red licorice lace hair.
Hershey's Hugs and Hershey's Kisses Pumpkins Hershey's Hugs and Hershey's Kisses
chocolates, Hershey's Miniatures chocolates and Hershey's Nuggets chocolates to make
'jack-o-lantern faces on paper plates or placemats. Kids will love designing, then
devouring, their personal creations!