Ingredients: English muffin halves
Pesto or Marinara Sauce
Grated Cheddar cheese
Sliced Black Olives
Lightly spread sauce on the English Muffin halves. Cover with grated cheese. Make a jack-o-lantern face with olives. Place mini-pizzas on a cookie sheet and broil in oven until the cheese is melted.Approx. 5-7 Minutes.
Ingredients: Pillsbury Crescent Rolls or Biscuits, Red Food Coloring, All beef (we used Ball Park Franks or Hebrew) hotdogs.
Add red food coloring to the Crescent rolls/Biscuits, turning them red. The color sticks to your hands, so you may want to wear plastic gloves while creating this dish. Spread crescent rolls out into the shape of a square, by placing to triangles together. If using biscuits, then simply roll the biscuit out a little flatter. Roll hotdog in the breading, back in oven (use temperature on bread package) for approximately 8-10 minutes. Cut in half, then cut a small bit off the ends for the “tip”. They look like bloody fingers the nails have been pulled off of. Serve with ketchup or salsa for dipping.
Slime Time Punch – Green
Ingredients: ½ gallon limeade (created from frozen limeade mix), ½ gallon Lime sherbet, 1 litter of ginger ale.
Scoop Sherbet into punch bowl, pour liquids over it. Earlier in the day, fill a plastic glove with water. Tie the top of the glove, stick it in the freezer (I lay it on a baking pan just in case of leaks). When frozen toss it into the Slime Time punch to keep it cold and it looks like a hand floating in the punch.
Snot on a Stick
Ingredients: White chocolate chips, large pretzel sticks, green food coloring, wax paper
Slowly melt chocolate chips in a double broiler. You can also microwave them, but this way is smoother. Let cool a little. Add green food coloring. Dip pretzel sticks into chocolate mixture and place on wax paper to harden. You now have “snot on a stick.”
A variation on the old favorite of Rice Crispy Treats
3 cups of Rice Crispy (sometimes you can even find it in the different colors for Halloween)
3 cups of special K or Corn Flakes
1/4 cup of butter
one bag of marshmallows
candy corn, black licorice, black or white icing
1tsp orange( yellow and red) food coloring(add more for a darker color)
2 tbsp butter
Halloween shaped cookie cutters(pumpkins, spiders ghosts)
To prepare: On a cookie sheet butter it set aside, In a pot on Med heat melt the butter and marshmallow, add the food coloring. When all is melted together and at the color you desire
mix in 6 cups of cereal, Pour/scrap onto cookie sheet. Put butter on your hands and press down to desired thickness. Cool 15 min. cut out desired shapes. Using the candy for eye
Icing for mouth and Licorice for legs or mouth
Up from the Grave Desert: this is really a variation on Cooks.com Dirt Desert.
2 (8 oz.) cream cheese
2 (3 oz.) instant vanilla pudding
3 c. milk
2 (16 oz.) Cool Whip
2 tsp. vanilla
1 lg. pkg. Oreo cookies
Gummy worms (optional)
Short Bread Cookies
Cream sugar and cream cheese. Beat milk, pudding and vanilla until thick, and then add to cream cheese mixture. Fold in Cool Whip. Grind Oreo cookies in blender.
In the bottom of a rectangle baking pan layer Oreo mixture, then creamy mixture, then Oreo mixture again. Hide gummy worms throughout the mixture, but try to have one or two sticking up out of the “dirt.” Ice short bread cookies with white icing, then using a black icing tube write RIP or other graveyard sayings on the cookie. Insert here and there into the mixture standing them up so the writing can be seen. They will be kind of crooked, adding to the appearance of coming up from the grave.
Fruity Finger Food
Just so it’s not all junk food, include a plate full of green grapes, using a small tip of icing “glue” a raisin to the end creating an eyeball. Core and slice green and red apples and have a variety of dipping sauces, including caramel, chunky peanut butter and melted chocolate – trust me you don’t want to know what the kids called those things! Fingers dipped in …. Well, use your imagination.
Be sure to have some bowls of candy handy, we had a candy buffet with Skittles, M&M’s, Twizzlers, Jelly Belly’s, Kit Kat Singles, and Twix Bars. This snack takes no effort and you are buying Halloween Trick or Treat Candy anyway.
Let the kids eat the treats, then promptly send them home at the witching hour. An all girl’s party may last all night, so be prepared in the morning for sleepy head and if they got into the Halloween treats after you went to bed, possibly sour stomachs, but at our party they all agreed on one thing, which is tough to do with teenagers, “It was the best party ever!” And not a scrap of food left, so I know these Halloween recipes “RULE!”