Many are deciding which costume to wear while others are concentrating on Halloween recipes, costume parties, and what to prepare for trick or treating.
Many adults and children alike are getting prepared with their costume selection for this big day.
Below are some great recipes--some even haunted, to get you started on your Halloween recipes:
HAUNTED PIZZA -
18 ounce roll refrigerated sugar-cookie dough
4 3.5-ounce containers vanilla pudding
2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs or
20 chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling, finely crushed
Black, green, red, and white decorator gel icing
Assorted candies, such as fruit-flavored jelly worms, candy-coated, chocolate-covered peanuts, and gumdrops.
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease a 12-inch pizza pan or 3 baking sheets. With lightly floured hands, pat the cookie dough into prepared pizza pan. If using baking sheets, divide dough into thirds and pat each third into a 7-inch circle onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes for pizza pan or 8 to 10 minutes for smaller circles of dough, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.
Spread vanilla pudding over baked cookie. Sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Cover and chill. Meanwhile, decorate cookie tombstones. Press cookies into pudding layer of pizza. If necessary, support back of cookies with some of the candies.
Decorate "graveyard" with candies. Create peering eyes with candy-coated chocolate peanuts; make shoes, feet, and hands with gumdrops; and arrange jelly worms.
Cover and chill up to 4 hours before serving. Makes 16 to 20 servings.
Halloween recipes from Hershey’s and Cooking Cache.
CANDIED APPLES - Halloween Recipes
12 red delicious apples
12 wooden skewers
4 ½ cups sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp red food coloring
1 ½ cups water
1 cup chopped peanuts
Grease a large cookie sheet and set aside. Wash and dry apples. Insert a stick through stem, leaving about two inches sticking out. In saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, food colouring and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until ingredients are dissolved and liquid boils.
Set a candy thermometer in mixture and continue cooking, without stirring until temperature reaches 290 degrees, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile place shopped peanuts in a bowl. Remove syrup from heat and dip the apples, one by one, to coat evenly. Work quickly. As you dip each apple roll in peanuts to coat then place on prepared cookie sheet. Let apples cool for at least an hour.
WITCHES BREW - Halloween Treats
2/3 cup TANG
4 cups cold water
one small chunk
2 cups chilled ginger ale
1 pint blackberry or orange sherbet
Dissolve drink mix in water in punch bowl or pitcher. Refrigerate. Just before serving, stir in ginger ale. Serve in punch cups and top each serving with small scoop of sherbet. Drop the chunk of dry ice in the bowl or pitcher before serving to create the smoke effect.
SPOOKY EYE TACOS - Halloween Recipes
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) Taco Seasoning Mix
12 Taco Shells
Thick 'N Chunky Salsa or Taco Sauce
Sliced pitted ripe olives or chopped red or green pepper
Mix ground beef and seasoning mix. Shape into 36 (1-inch) balls; place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through. Fill each taco shell with 1 meatball, salsa and other desired ingredients. Top with 2 meatballs dipped in sour cream. Garnish with olives or bell peppers to make "eyeballs."
DIRT PIE - Halloween Recipes
1 (8 oz) cream cheese
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup powdered sugar
2 (3 oz) instant French Vanilla Pudding
3 1/2 cup cold milk
1 (12oz) Cool Whip
1 package Oreos
At room temperature mix the cream cheese, margarine, powdered sugar. In a separate bowl, beat until thickened, pudding and milk. Then fold in Cool Whip and mix with cream cheese mixture.
Crush the Oreos. In a large bowl, make several layers, of the Oreos and then the cream cheese mixture.
WORMY APPLES - Halloween Recipes
1 package caramel apple mix
1 bottle red crystal or decorating sugar
8 or more gummy worms
Prepare caramel apples according to package directions. As each is done, roll it in red sugar while still warm. Place on individual plates and put a gummy worm on each.
PUMPKIN PIE MUFFINS - Halloween Recipes
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 c packed brown sugar
2 tsps. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup canned solid pack pumpkin
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup plain yogurt
Preheat oven to 375 F. Line muffin tin with paper or foil cups. In a large bowl, combine 1st nine ingredients . In a medium bowl, combine all the wet ingredients until well blended. Add all at once to the dry ingredients; stir only until moistened. Batter will be slightly lumpy. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups.
Bake 20-25 min until golden and springy to the touch. Remove muffins from the pan and let cool on a wire rack. They taste better when hot. You can freeze them and reheat for 30 sec. in a microwave.
CHOCOLATE GRAB BAG BROWNIES - Halloween Recipes
Any combination chopped HERSHEY'S and REESE'S candy bars to make 2 cups
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
4 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Remove wrappers from candies. Cut each candy into 1/2-inch pieces; set aside.
Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Add sugar and cocoa; stir to blend. Remove from heat. Stir in eggs. Stir together flour, salt and baking soda; stir into chocolate mixture. Stir in vanilla and candy pieces. Spread in prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan and begin to crack slightly; do not overbake. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. About 36 brownies.
WICHES' BREW ICE CREAM SODA - Halloween Recipes
3 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Syrup
Cold club soda, seltzer or ginger ale
3 scoops (about 3/4 cup) orange sherbet
TWIZZLERS Strawberry Twists
Combine syrup with small amount of club soda in 16-ounce soda glass.
Add sherbet; fill glass with club soda. Garnish with candy. Serve immediately. Makes one 16-oz. serving.
WITCH'S HAT CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES Halloween Treats
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1-2/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/3 cups water
Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl on high speed of mixer 3 minutes.
Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
ORANGE CREAM FILLING
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup marshmallow creme
1-1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 3 teaspoons orange juice
Red and yellow food color (optional)
Beat butter in small bowl; gradually beat in marshmallow creme. Add powdered sugar, orange peel and vanilla, beating until blended.
Gradually add orange juice and food color, if desired, beating to desired consistency. About 1-1/3 cups filling.
Cut 1-1/2-inch cone-shaped piece from center of each cupcake; reserve. Fill each cavity with scant tablespoon filling. Place reserved cake pieces on filling, pointed side up. Refrigerate before serving. 2-1/2 dozen cupcakes.
Have a safe and enjoyable Halloween!
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