Halloween is here again, which means it’s time for fun foods and festivities. This holiday really lets your creativity shine with scary snacks and tricky treats. Everyone knows food is the crux of a great party (besides adult spirits…slow wink). To make your next fright fest a monster smash, follow these easy recipes to trick out old treats in new ways.
This easy snack will be a delight for the young ghouls and young at heart. A cool twist on Pigs in a Blanket is Mummy Wrap Dogs. You’ll cut your crescent rolls into strips and wrap around your hot dog in typical mummy like fashion. Bake as directed on package. Then when all cooked, add eyes with your favorite dipping sauce.
Poison apples are an advanced version of candy apples. They are beautiful black and blue sheens. These will be sure to give all the neighbors chills. Recipe to follow:
- 2 cups white sugar
- ½ cup corn syrup
- ¾ cup water
- 1 teaspoon purple gel food dye
- 1 teaspoon black gel food dye
- 6-8 granny smith apples
- Wash and dry apples thoroughly.
- Place on a baking sheet and poke firmly with candy sticks.
- Line a second baking sheet with buttered parchment paper, and set aside.
- Place a candy thermometer in a medium saucepan and add sugar, water, and corn syrup.
- Place over medium heat; whisk until sugar is dissolved.
- Let the temperature rise without stirring until it reaches the hard-crack mark at 290-310F.
- Remove pan from heat and carefully remove thermometer, and stir in food coloring.
- Holding the pan at an angle to gather the syrup in one side for easy dipping, dip and swirl each apple in the syrup, let excess drain off back into the pan, and then dip, swirl and drain a second time.
- Place on buttered baking sheet.
- Repeat with remaining apples.
Bubble bubble, toil and trouble. Now all you need is a perfect concoction to poison your guests…whoops, I mean serve your guests. You can use your favorite punch recipe, lemonade, or cocktail to make this delightfully dark drink. All you have to do is break open activated charcoal tablets and stir into your beverage until you have a black potion of your desired ebony. Bonus points because charcoal is cleansing to the system.
Back in my day, my mother would mix peanuts and candy corn and that was our Halloween treat that we would munch on for days. Now there is fancy Harvest Hash, which sounds amazing. This will be the first recipe I try this year.
- 1 12 oz Box Chex Cereal, flavor of your choice
- 1 7oz bag of Bugle Chips
- 4 cups Pretzels
- 3/4 cup Melted Butter
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
- 2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Candy Corn
- 1 cup Candy Corn Pumpkins
- 1 8oz bag of Reese’s Pieces
In a large bowl you will mix 1 box chex cereal, 1 bag of Bugles, and 4 cups of pretzels. Melt ¾ cup butter mixed well with ¾ cup brown sugar, and 2 Tbsp vanilla extract. Pour this sauce over your cereal mixture. Combine well then spread over cookie sheets lined with parchment paper to bake for 45 min on 275 degrees. Once baked and cooled you can add 1 cup candy corn, 1 cup candy corn pumpkins, and 1 bag of Reese’s Pieces. Mix well and enjoy some harvest time.
You are now ready to make a graveyard smash.