These are five great and delicious treats for your Halloween Party!
Shrunken Heads: Start by getting six Granny Smith apples that are about the same size. Using the tip of a knife carve out eyes a mouth and a nose. (These can be as simple as jack-o-lanterns or as complex as a fully sculpted face.) Follow your favorite Baked Apple Recipe (mine is Paula Deen’s Baked Apple Recipe on Food Network) The apples will shrivel up and look like little shrunken heads.
Spider’s and Webs: Carefully split Oreos in half removing the top cookie from the bottom. Using Rope licorice and white icing, peanut butter, or marshmallow fluff, lay four strips of licorice across the bottom of the Oreo using the icing, peanut butter or marshmallow fluff as glue. Put the top cookie back on. Using a bit more of the “glue” attach 2 M&M’s or Reese’s Pieces for eyes. Set on a bed of cotton candy for the web.
Ghosts: Start by making up your favorite Marshmallow Recipe (Mine is Alton Brown’s Homemade Marshmallows on the Food Network) Using his variation for miniature marshmallow’s pipe instead of a straight line into the shape of a ghost (They don’t need to be perfect no two ghosts are the same!) While still gooey at chocolate chips, M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces or Skittles for eyes.
Witches Brew Stew: This one I like to think of as my pantry cleaner as I usually empty all my vegetables into it. Start by browning two cups of cubed stew meat with salt, pepper, and your favorite spices. As the meat is browned swap to large pan with 4 to 6 cups of beef broth. Cut and add into it onion wedges, carrots, chunks of squash, celery, potatoes, etc. Any of your favorite veggies. Cook until the potatoes are soft and tender (you may need to add more water or broth as the stew simmers.) Serve in a cleaned out pumpkin.
Broomsticks: This is a great accompaniment to the Witches Brew Stew. Get a can of Pillsbury Breadsticks (or make your own from your favorite recipe) Instead of twisting as instructed stretch out each breadstick, using a knife cut the end into four relatively equal pieces and stretch them out a bit to resemble a broom. Pre cut pieces of aluminum foil and cover the four cut portions with the aluminum foil (to prevent burning) half way through the cooking process remove the foil and let finish cooking. Alternatively you can do one large broom (But I would still use the aluminum foil to prevent burning).
I hope this has helped to inspire some fun and different Ghoulish Goodies at your Party this year. Enjoy!