It’s that time of year, that we all fear, so set into gear, ye’ holiday cheer, cause Halloween is upon us! Paint your faces, dress up nice, gather your loved ones and enjoy the night’s delight. Costume contests, parties, and the fun of trick or treat, what better way to celebrate than with these 10 fun and spooky treats for all to eat!
Witching Hour Chips and Dip
The witching hour is upon us, so cast a spell on your next Halloween party with this savory snack. Hat’s off to these taco-flavor cheese balls atop tortilla chips.
To make, follow these steps:
1. According to the recipe instructions, prepare the cheese dip and let chill for up to 24 hours.
2. Once thoroughly chilled, shape the cheese mixture into 1-inch balls, using about 1 tablespoon for each, then roll into cone shapes.
3. Roll the cone shapes in crushed blue tortilla chips, pressing lightly to adhere.
4. Use a vegetable peeler to get thin strips of carrot for the hat brim. Tie the carrot strip in a loose knot, or use the cheese ball mixture to secure the hatband.
Place each cone atop a tortilla chip to create hat brims. Serve immediately
Crispy Phyllo Wrapped Hot Dog Mummies
This is a great recipe for all mummy’s! Kids and adults alike will love this variation of pigs in a blanket. They’ll be dying to unwrapped these mummys!
One 16-ounce package bun-size hot dogs (8 hot dogs), each halved crosswise
2 ounces Cheddar, cut into 16 thin slices
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 sheets phyllo dough
4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
Ketchup, yellow mustard, barbecue sauce or your favorite dipping sauce, for serving and decorating
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut a slit in each hot dog piece and stuff with a slice of cheese. Set aside. Combine the salt, garlic powder and pepper in a small bowl.
Working with one sheet of phyllo at a time and keeping the rest covered under a damp towel or paper towels, lay a phyllo sheet on a large cutting board or counter and lightly brush with melted butter. Lightly sprinkle with some of the spice mix and fold in half lengthwise. Brush the top with more melted butter and cut into 1/2-inch-thick strips. Using 2 pieces of stuffed hot dogs per phyllo sheet, wrap half of the strips around each piece of hot dog to create a mummy look. Leave a small section of hot dog exposed towards the top so it looks like the top part of the face peeking out from the phyllo wrappings. Don’t worry about frayed edges or tears– it will add to the mummy look.
Place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining phyllo, melted butter, spice mix and hot dogs. Remelt the butter if it cools down too much while forming the mummies.
Bake until the phyllo is crisp and golden brown, about 25 minutes. If desired, dot ketchup or mustard eyes on each mummy using a toothpick and serve with extra sauces for dipping
Candy Corn Push-Up Pops
Love candy corn, but hate the damage to your teeth, not to mention the intense sugar rush? It may sound corny, but here’s a great recipe to get your candy corn fix with creamy cake push-up pops.
To make, follow these steps:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 8x8x2-inch baking pans and line with parchment paper; set aside.
2. According to the recipe, prepare, divide, and tint the cake batter. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
3. Once the cake has cooled completely, transfer to a cutting board.
4. Prepare the orange filling and cream cheese filling according to the recipe instructions, then spoon both into separate pastry bags fitted with a large round tip.
5. Use the open end of a push-up container to cut the cake into circles. Pipe cream cheese filling into the bottom of each container, then insert one yellow cake circle, followed by orange filling, one white cake circle, and cream cheese filling.
Eye’m balling these ice – scream treats!!
- 1 quart vanilla ice cream
- Strawberry syrup (such as Hershey’s)
- 8 M&M’s (blue, green or brown)
- Black decorating gel
1. Scoop ice cream into balls and set on wax-paper-lined cookie sheet. Freeze until ready to serve (at least 20 minutes).
2. Place two ice cream balls on each serving plate, an inch apart.
3. Drizzle syrup onto each ball to create a bloodshot effect. Put an M&M (logo facing down) at the center of each and top with a drop of black decorating gel to form a pupil.
Sssssss-something tastes good over here! You should bite right into these snake bite treats!
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 3 Tbs butter
- One 10-oz bag marshmallows
- Green food coloring
- 4 cups crispy rice cereal
- Cooking spray
- Red fruit leather
1. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt peanut butter, butter and marshmallows, stirring until smooth, about 5 minutes.
2. Remove from heat; stir in a few drops food coloring, then add cereal.
3. Coat a 9×9-inch pan with cooking spray, then spread mixture evenly in the pan. Let cool 20 minutes.
4. Invert pan on a cutting board and slide out the cooled square. Cut it into about 8 long rectangles.
5. Mold each rectangle into the shape of a snake and press in 2 raisins for eyes and a pointed sliver of fruit leather for the tongue.
Dead Man’s Finger Sandwiches
You’ve heard of finger sandwiches, but nothing sends more delicious fear than DEAD MAN”S FINGER SANDWICHES!!! Mahahahahahaha
- Thin sliced white bread, crusts removed
- Soft margarine
- Cream cheese or peanut butter
- Strawberry Jam
- Gently flatten the slices of bread with a rolling pin to make them more pliable.
- Spread with a little margarine and some cream cheese or peanut butter.
- Roll up the sandwiches and make three indentations with a blunt knife to form the finger joints.
- Trim the ends of the fingers into a ‘V’ shape and stick an almond on to each tip with a little cream cheese to form the nails.
- Now for the gruesome bit—add a dollop of strawberry jam over the end of the finger for the blood!
Here’s a tasty treat to quench your halloween needs.
- 2 cups white grape juice
- 2 cups apple juice
- 12 to 15 drops neon-green food coloring
- 4 to 7 drops neon-blue food coloring
- 2 cups seltzer
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 6 to 12 gummy worms, optional
1. In a pitcher, mix grape and apple juices. Add 10 to 12 drops neon-green food coloring, plus 3 to 5 drops neon-blue. Stir. Add seltzer; set aside.
2. For “slime,” pour corn syrup into a small bowl (wide enough for the rim of a glass). Stir in 2 to 3 drops neon-green food coloring, and 1 to 2 drops neon-blue.
3. Dip the rims of 6 glasses into syrup. Turn glasses upright. (Note: You can do this ahead of time; just be sure to store “slimed” glasses in a cool, dry place.)
4. Fill each glass with juice/seltzer mixture. Garnish with gummy worms if you like—they’ll stick to the slime.
Slimy snacks when fear attacks!
1. Prepare a package of lime or apple Jell-O as directed and divide among 8-ounce mason jars or clear bowls, filling only halfway; refrigerate them until firm.
2. Prepare another Jell-O flavor, such as cherry, berry-blue or grape. While Jell-O is cooking, place three gummy worms on top of set gelatin and let another hang over the lip. Pour second flavor over the worms, filling to the top; refrigerate.
Impress you children with these spider dogs. They’re both fun and festive. No child will ever eat hot dogs the same8 hot dogs
1/2 pound spaghetti noodles
1 cup marinara sauce
1. Slice each hot dog into 4 (1 inch) pieces. Take four pieces of uncooked spaghetti and pierce through the hot dog with each one.
2. Cook pasta and hot dogs in salted boiling water according to pasta package directions, about 8-10 minutes.
3. Drain pasta and hot dogs. Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping or tossed in pasta.
Puking Pumpkin Guacamole
This puking pumpkin guacamole is a halloween classic and a festive treat for any halloween occasion.
Use any guacamole recipe or store bought, you desire.
1 small 10in pumpkin
1. Hollow out and carve your pumpkin. Don’t make the mouth carving too high up on the pumpkin. Set aside.
2. Pile up your guacamole next to the mouth of the pumpkin like pictured above and serve immediately with tortilla chips. If you must refrigerate always refrigerate by placing one of the avocado pits in the middle of the guac. This will help prevent the guacamole from turning brown. Enjoy!