Your family will cackle with excitement when they see the table set with these tantalizing Halloween treats. The recipes and handy tools to make them are layed out for you in this thrilling list that your friends will be dying to get their hands on. Happy Halloween!
Spider Web Pancakes
Start the day the creepy crawly way with this festive breakfast!
- Mix a batch of buttermilk pancakes
- Add orange food coloring to the mix.
- Practice drawing a spider web on a plate using black food decorating gel, then draw it on top of the pancake.
The Chopula by Dreamfarm will take the sticky out of spider web pancake flipping! It is a clever new spatula that is flexible enough to bend and flip, but also strong enough to chop and to stand up on it’s own and comes in a wide variety of hair-raising colors.
Pumpkin Shaped Bundt Cake
The Great Pumpkin Cake is much easier to make than it looks! It is constructed by stacking two bundt cakes on each other to form the shape of the pumpkin. Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury.
Prep time 45 min
Total time 4 hr 45 min ingredients 9 servings 24
- 2 boxes (1 lb 2.25 oz each) yellow cake mix
- Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix boxes
Frosting and Decoration
- 1/2 teaspoon orange paste icing color (not liquid food color)
- 2 containers rich & creamy vanilla frosting
- 1 flat-bottom ice cream cone
- 1/2 cup rich & creamy dark chocolate or chocolate frosting
- 2 green candy-coated chocolate baking bits
- 2 pieces candy corn
- 4 lime wedge candy jellies
1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease and lightly flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan, or spray with baking spray with flour. Make, bake and cool 1 cake mix as directed on box for 12-cup fluted tube pan. Repeat with second cake mix.
2. Stir 1/4 teaspoon of the orange paste icing color into each container of vanilla frosting. To make pumpkin shape, place 1 cake, rounded side down, on serving plate (if necessary, trim cakes to form flat surfaces). Spread top with 1/3 cup orange frosting. Place second cake, rounded side up, on top of first cake. Frost both cakes with remaining orange frosting.
3. Frost outside of ice cream cone with 1/3 cup of the chocolate frosting. In small resealable food-storage plastic bag, place remaining chocolate frosting; seal bag. Cut tiny hole in one bottom corner of bag. Squeeze bag to draw eyes, nose and mouth on pumpkin with frosting. Add baking bits for irises of eyes and candy corn for teeth.
4. Insert frosted cone in center of cake to form pumpkin stem. With knife, cut leaf shapes from candy jellies (see photo); place near stem. To serve cake, cut slices from top cake before cutting bottom cake. Store loosely covered.
Casabella Silicone Bundt Cake
Creating the Great Pumpkin Bundt Cake will not be mortifying with this amazing tool. The Silicone Bakeware by Casabella will make sure little hands don’t get burned and is easy to clean without the impending doom of rust. The flexibility of the design makes it convenient for storing in tight spaces.
Is it me, or are your eyes a little bloodshot?
Try this simple recipe for three cheese petrifying pizza:
Prep Time: 30 min (not including thaw time)
Bake Time: 30 min
½ cup pizza sauce
¾ cup grated provolone cheese
¾ cup grated mozzarella cheese
¾ cup grated white cheddar cheese
deli pepperoni slices
Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
Roll dough and shape into a large teardrop shape.
Cut into desired shape.
Place on a large sprayed baking sheet.
Pull bottom of face to one side.
Poke with a fork several times to prevent bubbles from forming.
Pre-bake at 350°F 10-15 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool slightly.
Spread pizza sauce evenly over crust.
Sprinkle evenly with cheeses.
Using remaining ingredients, decorate face as desired.
Bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until cheese is nicely melted.
Skulls, ghosts, witch hats, you name it! Kids will love to cut their pizza into spooky creations with Dreamfarm’s Scizza. This multi-functional kitchen tool cuts then serves the perfect size and shape pizza.
Put your guests in the bloody spirit with this fun beverage, served out of your garlic cocette!Cocktail created by Alex Straus, Suite 700 at the Hotel Shangri-La in Los Angeles.
18 oz. SKYY Infusions Cherry
8 oz. Lime Juice
6 oz. Cranberry Juice
2.5 oz. Grenadine
Fresh cherries, pits removed
Wash and remove pits and stems from fresh cherries, and muddle in cocktail shaker. Combine the rest of the ingredients except 7UP in bowl and stir. Top with 7UP and muddled cherries.
Your vampire friends may not appreciate your bloody punch when it is served in a Le Creuset Garlic Cocette, but everyone else will! When the vampires are gone, you can use your Cocette for soups and side dishes. The famous cast iron bakeware keeps your food warm longer as it sits on the table.
Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
1 hr 21 min
Prep: 6 min
Inactive: 1 hr
Cook: 15 min
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup sugar
6 same-size Granny Smith apples
2 tablespoons butter, cut into 6 teaspoon-size pieces
1 cup apple juice
6 sprigs fresh mint
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
Core apples, making sure not to puncture the bottom of the apples so that the juices will remain. Remove skin from 1/2-inch around top of apples at the opening. Fill each cavity with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Top each apple with a teaspoon of butter. Place apples in casserole dish and pour apple juice around them. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from heat, garnish with fresh mint, and serve.
Poison apples can be easily stuffed with all sorts of gooey treats with Casabella’s Apple Corer. Snow White’s arch nemises would have jumped at the chance to core an apple with the push of the button!
Halloween Candy Corn Marshmallow Pops
Tips for Making Marshmallow Pops
■add a tablespoon of Crisco to 1/2 cup of Wilton candy melts to make the candy more smooth for dipping
■let the orange fully dry before dipping in the yellow candy
■use GIANT campfire marshmallows-bigger is better!
■pop the treats in the fridge for an hour before eating
Dip 2/3 of the marshmallow in orange candy melt, let it cool, then dip the bottom 1/3 of the marshmallow in the yellow candy melt.
Swissmar Fondue Set
Kids can create all sorts of thrilling treats using marshmellows and the new Swissmar Indulgence Fondue Set. From Frankenstein to ghoulish ghosts or sweet candy corn, this project is a sweet Halloween dream.