What is Halloween without the spooky food? You can get really creative with recipes for Halloween foods. Here are some great recipes to get you stared. These are fun for the whole family and most don’t require very much work. Let the kids get involved or you can surprise them with an unusual treat!
Rice Crisy Treats with Candy Corn
1/2 cup butter
9 cups miniature marshmallows
10 cups chocolate crispy rice cereal
2 cups candy corn
3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips
Assorted candy pumpkins
Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add marshmallows and stir until smooth. Pour cereal, candy corn and chocolate chips into a large bowl. Pour butter and marshmallows over the cereal mixture, stirring quickly to coat. For best results, use a wooden spoon sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spread mixture on a buttered jelly-roll pan, pressing out evenly with buttered hands. While still warm, press on candy pumpkins spaced about 1 to 2 inches apart. Cool, then cut into squares.
12 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved lengthwise
1 package cream cheese (8 ounce)
1/2 cup chopped yellow onions
1/2 cup chopped ham or turkey
1/4 cup milk
dash of salt
dash of garlic powder
24 small pimiento-stuffed green olives
Shredded red cabbage
12 baby carrots
Remove egg yolks from egg halves; reserve yolks for another use. Combine cream cheese, onion, ham, milk, salt and garlic powder in small bowl; mix until well blended. Fill each egg center with about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese mixture. Place olive (pimiento straight up) in center of each egg. Press slightly. Place cabbage on serving platter, arrange egg halves on top in pairs. Place 1 carrot below the center of each pair to resemble a nose.
Spoolky Pumpkin Cheese Ball
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
1/2 package of softened cream cheese (8 ounces)
1/4 cup solid-pack pumpkin
1/4 cup pineapple preserves
Dash of allspice
Dash of ground nutmeg
1 pretzel rob, broken in half
Dark rye bread
Red bell pepper
Black olive slices
Beat cheeses, pumpkin, preserves and spices in medium bowl until smooth. Cover; refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or until cheese is firm enough to shape. Shape mixture into round pumpkin; place on serving plate. Using a knife, make vertical lines down the pumpkin. Place the pretzel rod in top for stem. Cut bread into triangles for eyes. Decorate pumpkin, using bread, pepper, olives and parsley. Cover loosely; refrigerate until serving time. Serve with crackers.
1 package of shredded potato nuggets
6 pieces of uncookes spaghetti, broken into thirds
1 carrot, cut into matchstick-size strips
Black olive slices
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread potato nuggets on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 7 minutes. Loosen the nuggets from baking sheets with a metal spatula. Thread 3 potato nuggets onto 1 spaghetti piece. Bake for 5 minutes. Carefully push the carrot strips into the sides of nuggets for legs. Attach vegetables with sour cream to create faces.
Have a great Halloween and enjoy your new recipes that look silly and taste great!