A few of our favorite Halloween Recipes.. Caramel Apples, Cider, Party Mixes, Cakes Cookies and more!
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1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels
2 tablespoons milk
Lightly butter a baking sheet and set aside. Remove the stem from each apple and stick a craft (popsicle) stick into the top of each apple. Unwrap caramels and place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave approximately 2 minutes, stirring half way through. Carefully remove caramel from microwave and let cool for about 1 minute. Quickly roll each apple in caramel until well coated. Place on prepared baking tray and allow to set.
Monster Party Mix
* Be warned this mixture is very rich and contains quite a bit of sugar… serve in small amounts!
1(11 ounce) package of small pretzels
1 (10 ounce) package miniature peanut butter filled crackers
1 cup sugar
½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 (10 ounce) package M&M’s
1 (18 ounce) package candy corn
In a large bowl combiner pretzels and peanut butter crackers and set aside. In a large saucepan combine sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat and simmer for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over pretzel mixture and stir until coated. Transfer mixture to a greased baking pan.
Bake at 250F for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and break apart while warm then allow to cool completely. Transfer to large bowl and toss with candy corn and M&M’s. Store in an airtight container.
Easy Halloween Party Mix
10 cups prepared popcorn
1 package peanut butter chips
1 cup candy corn
1 cup chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Hot Witch’s Cider
1 gallon apple cider
1 (16 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate
2 cinnamon sticks
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Simmer over low heat for approximately 15 minutes. Transfer to punch bowl and serve.
Pumpkin & Goblins Punch
1 (12-ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 (1-liter) bottles of ginger ale
1 package orange sherbet
In a punch bowl combine condensed milk and orange juice concentrate. Add ginger ale and mix well. Right before serving top with scoops of orange sherbet and serve.
Scary Frozen Bugs
*These are great for serving in party punch or drinks.
Fill ice cube tray with water and place a raising in each ice cube. Freeze and use.
6 hot dogs
1 package ready to bake pastry
Wrap each hot dog in a pastry sheet and lightly brush with melted butter. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over top. Place “mummy dogs” on a lightly greased baking tray and bake at 350F for approximately 15 minutes or until golden and baked through. Top with “blood” (ketchup) and serve.
6 hamburgers or veggie burgers
6 slices cheese
Red and green bell peppers
6 lettuce leaves
6 hamburger buns (split)
Using a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter cut cheese into pumpkin shapes. Cut olives into shapes for eyes and nose.
Cut bell peppers into shapes for mouth and pumpkin top (green pepper). Cook burgers according to recipe and during the last few minutes of cooking top with cheese. Carefully remove and place into lettuce-lined buns. Garnish pumpkin face using olives and peppers. Serve open top.
2 packages red jello
Vanilla ice cream
Red decorating jell
Prepare jello according to package instructions. Fill individual glass serving bowls with jello and place in refrigerator to set. Once jello has set, using a spoon scoop out a circle of jello in center of bowl. Fill circle with one scoop of vanilla ice cream. Place one raisin in center of ice cream and using red decorating jell paint lines going down the side. This will create a “bloodshot eye” swimming in “blood”.
3 1/2 cups self-rising flour
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon all spice
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar and spices. In a separate bowl combine beaten eggs, vegetable oil and pumpkin puree.
Mix well and add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture. Mix well. Fold in chopped walnuts (if using). Place in a lightly greased pumpkin shaped baking tin. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for approximately 25 minutes or until golden and baked through. Decorate with orange frosting, candy corn and liquorice to form a pumpkin face.
Tip: If you don’t have a pumpkin shaped baking tin, you can use a regular tin and decorate as a pumpkin for a similar effect.
Frosting of choice
1 package gummy worms
1 package chocolate cookies or graham crackers
Place a few cookies in a plastic bag and using the back of your hand or a rolling pin press down until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Using a teaspoon make a small well in the center of each cupcake. Frost cupcakes around well and sprinkle with cookie crumb mixture. Stick a gummy worm into the center of each cupcake.
4 large egg whites
2 cups icing sugar
Preheat oven to 250F. In a large bowl beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually start adding the sugar, one tablespoon at a time.
Keep beating and adding sugar until you have a meringue. Line baking trays with paper. Using a piping bag with a plain nozzle pipe a straight meringue bone line (approximately 4 inches long). Pipe a meringue ball at the end of each bone. If necessary shape bones further using a small knife. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes or until bones have dried out.
Remove from oven and let cool on paper.