Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Scare Up Some Halloween Fun- Part One

Halloween Treats 


  • ½ cup (1 stick butter)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 TB. light corn syrup
  • 2 heaping cups miniature marshmallows (or 12 large)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 drops each green and yellow food coloring
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • Place butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a 3-quart sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat,add marshmallows and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
  • Add the green and yellow food coloring to create desired color.
  • Put the popcorn in a large bowl and pour the “green slime” marshmallow mixture over the popcorn. Stir with a large spoon until coated. Cover until ready to serve. Store in an airtight container.
8-10 large servings

Hocus Pocus Halloween Fizz Drink Recipe
Recipe from

  • 1- 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract (or 1/2 cup rum)
  • 1/4 tsp. coconut Extract
  • 3 drops red food Coloring
  • 2 drops yellow food Coloring
  • 1 bottle sparkling white grape juice (or sparkling white wine)
  • cranberries (optional)
Rimmed glass with orange tinted sugar
  • 2 TB.  sugar
  • 5 drops red food coloring
  • 5 drops yellow food coloring

  • Mix pineapple juice, almond extract, coconut extract and food coloring in a small picture or large measuring cup.
  • For each drink, pour 2 ounces pineapple juice mixture into beverage glass. Top with 4 ounces sparkling white grape juice or white wine.
How to Rim Glass with Orange-Tinted Sugar: 
  • Place 2 tablespoons sugar in small resealable plastic bag. Add 5 drops red food coloring and 5 drops yellow food Coloring. Seal bag. 
  • Knead sugar until the color is evenly distributed. Pour out onto shallow plate. Dip rim of beverage glass in water, then into orange-tinted sugar to lightly coat.
  • To top it off, drop cranberries into the glass to float on top.
Spooky Spidery Deviled Eggs
Recipe from Delicious As It Looks
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, halved
  • 3 TB. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. dill weed
  • 1 tsp.vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • whole black olives
  • Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Slip out yolks and mash.
  • Stir in mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, dill, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Cut whole olive in half lengthwise.
  • Put one half on mashed yolk for the spider's body.
  • Thinly slice the other half of the olive for the spiders legs. Put four legs on each side.
Bloody Band-Aid Cookies
Recipe submitted by Katherine Marie
Cook's notes-So simple you don't even need a recipe.
Break graham crackers into 8 small sections. Spread with white frosting or softened cream cheese. Top with decorator red gel or strawberry jelly. 
Garnish with real band-aids.
Scarecrow Bars
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup candy corn 
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Beat cake mix and butter until combined. Add egg and beat until well mixed.
  • Press into the bottom of ungreased 13×9 baking pan. 
  • Bake until it sets and the edges are lightly browned (about 15 minutes). 
  • Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle marshmallows over hot crust.
  • Bake another couple of minutes until marshmallows puff up.
  • Remove from oven. Combine corn syrup, sugar and brown sugar in saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  • Add in peanut butter and vanilla and stir until smooth. 
  • Stir in cereal and peanuts. Spoon over marshmallow topped base and spread to cover.
  • Sprinkle candy corn over mixture evenly and gently press in.
  • Cool and cut into bars.

Easy Halloween Decorating
DIY Melted Crayon Pumpkin

1 comment:

  1. You always have such fun ideas for celebrations and holidays.