Halloween Recipes to Treat Everyone
I love Halloween. Well, let me be more specific. I love the non-gruesome version of Halloween: the “cute scary” version of spiders and ghosts and witches and vampires and costumes and treats (not so much the tricks). So when I look for recipes for Halloween treats, I don’t want the “monster brains” or the “severed fingers.”
What do I want to serve up instead? Edible spiders: I’ve found three no-fail recipes, made with (1) Oreos (recipe from the cookbook Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies into Amazing Treats), or (2) peanut butter & pretzels, or (3) chocolate peanut butter cookies. And speaking of Oreos (one of my favorite subjects), you can use them to make bats too, just in case you suffer from arachnophobia. (If you suffer from chiroptophobia, go back to the spiders.)
Mummies are also scary-fun, especially when they’re (de)composed from Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies.
Kids and kids-at-heart always like jack-o’-lanterns, but even more so when they come in the form of smoothies or are filled with chocolate pudding.
Want to show that you’re “in the know” about what’s trending? One word: Zombies. Zombies. Zombies. (Hint: Zombies are on the rise … from cupcakes!)
Since Halloween isn’t Halloween without ghosts, I offer three versions: (1) ghostly cupcakes, (2) “boo-tiful” ghosts in cups, and (3) ghosts for scooping up your favorite dips.
Lastly, you’re going to need a drink to go with these spiders, ghosts, and mummies. Sure, you can pour that big glass of milk. But if you’re looking for something stronger to get you through the night, I suggest a Black Magic Martini. Don’t forget the dry ice: it’s the trick for this treat.
Now that I think about it, maybe these recipes won’t please everyone. If you’re looking for brains and fingers, just do a Google search.
This post (From Spiders to Ghosts: Halloween Recipes to Treat Everyone) is sponsored by Foodie.com (Mode Media), giving me an opportunity to take the time to search the web to find what I think are some of the funnest Halloween recipes to share with all of you. Opinions and recommendations are my own, as always.