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13 Treats for Ghouls & Goblins

Chilled Chocolate Milk
Chocolate milk

the official drink of Halloween – it’s good to the bone.
Goblin Gorp
6 cups caramel corn
2 cups salted cashews
2 cups candy corn
2 cups raisins
2 cups Goldfish crackers

toss together items with other tasty items you like.
Witch Fingers and Monster Toes
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat together 1 cup butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon almond extract (green or spooky food color maybe added). Stir in 2 3/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Refrigerate dough for 30-60 minutes. Taking spoonful of cookie dough, roll into long skinny finger shapes (or stubby monster toe shapes), press a whole almond on the tip of each finger for the fingernail; score the cookie just below the nail and again half way down the finger to create the knuckles. Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes (depending on how thick your finger shapes are) or until lightly golden brown. Let cool 3-5 minutes. Remove almond from finger tip; spread red frosting on the back of each almond and press back into cookie so red frosting oozes from underneath each fingernail. Fingers and toes go well with Chocolate Milk.
Wormy Burgers
ketchup or barbecue sauce
hamburger bun

Cut hotdogs lengthwise into quarters; place in non-stick pan and brown and heat through (hotdogs will curl as they heat). Add ketchup or barbecue sauce to hotdogs and stir to coat. Place a slice of cheese on hamburger bun; spoon hotdogs (worms) onto cheese, top with second half hamburger bun and enjoy.
Jack-o’-Lantern Popcorn Balls
1/4 cup butter
1 package (10-oz) mini-marshmallows
1 package (3-oz) orange gelatin
3-4 quarts popped corn
green Dots candies
black licorice
red, green, black fruit rolls
flattened gumdrops

In a large (4-qt) microwave safe bowl, combine 1/4 cup butter and 1 package (10-oz) mini-marshmallows; microwave on high for 1-2 minutes (stir once or twice) until marshmallows are melted. Add 1 package (3-oz) orange gelatin and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add 3-4 quarts popped corn and toss to coat. With buttered hands, quickly shape into 8-10 popcorn balls. Place popcorn balls on waxed paper or a lightly buttered cookie sheet. Place green Dots candies on top each ball to create stem, decorate jack-o-lantern face using black licorice shoestring, shapes cut from red, green, black fruit rolls, flattened gumdrops, etc (to fasten shapes to the jack-o-lantern, “glue” them on using a small amount of marshmallow cream.
Cyclop Eye-Wich
half and half
English muffins

Butter muffin tins, ramekins, or custard cups. Pour 1 tablespoon half and half into each cup; break one egg in each cup, salt and pepper to taste; bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until yolk is cooked. Slice and toast English muffins; place a slice of cheese and slice of ham on one half of the English muffin; slip egg out of muffin cup and place on cheese. Using small tip on a pastry bag (or pierce a small hole in a ziploc freezer bag) fill with ketchup, pipe blood shot lines onto the eye.
Crawly Bugs
peanut butter
Ritz crackers
Chow mein noodles

Cream together equal parts honey and peanut butter; spread approximately 1-2 teaspoons peanut butter on a Ritz cracker. Place 3 chow mein noodles on each side of cracker sticking out like legs. Place a second cracker on top. Spread a small amount peanut butter on 2 raisins and place on top cracker for eyes
Ghost Goop
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup orange juice
1 package (3-oz) instant French vanilla pudding mix
1 cup fat-free sour cream
assorted fruit

Whip 1 cup whipping cream until stiff peaks form, set aside. Beat together 1 cup orange juice, 1 package (3-oz) instant French vanilla pudding mix, and 1 cup fat-free sour cream; beat until smooth; fold in whipped cream. Chill until ready to serve. Serve with assorted fruit or with Apple Bites – red and green apples cut into quarters and cored. Cut a wedge from skin side of each quarter and insert slivered almonds into the wedge for teeth. Apple Slice Bites starting on one side of apple, slice apple in thin slices until you reach the core, turn apple and cut slices from opposite side. Dip apple slices in lemon or orange juice to prevent browning. Using small cookie cutters, cut Halloween shapes in apple slices.
Spider Cup Cakes
chocolate cake
chocolate frosting
chocolate M&Ms
chocolate or red licorice

Bake chocolate cake in brown cupcake papers. Frost baked cupcakes with chocolate frosting and sprinkle with brown sprinkles. Cut large marshmallow in half, spread a small amount chocolate frosting on the cut side of each marshmallow and place on the top edge of cupcake for spider eyes. Using frosting, fasten a chocolate M&M in the center of each marshmallow to complete the eyes. Cut 8 chocolate or red licorice whips and stick in the sides of cupcake for legs.
Bat Jigglers

Follow Jello package directions for Jigglers. When set, use Halloween cookie cutters to make shapes. Use orange Jello for Jack-o-Lanterns, grape for bat wings and black cats. If desired decorate with gumdrops, cut up fruit leather, candies etc.
Swamp Dip
12-oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
14-oz jar artichoke hearts (drained and chopped)
1/2 to 1 cup frozen chopped spinach (thawed and well drained)
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
chopped tomatoes
crackers, bread, assorted veggies or chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together 12-oz softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt (to taste), 14-oz jar artichoke hearts (drained and chopped), 1/2 to 1 cup frozen chopped spinach (thawed and well drained), and 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake 25 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish with chopped tomatoes, serve with crackers, bread, assorted veggies or chips.
Mummy Brain Freeze
2 cups chocolate ice cream
1 cup milk
1 cup Black Cherry soda
whipped cream

Combine 2 cups chocolate ice cream and 1 cup milk in blender. Blend; add approximately 1 cup Black Cherry soda, blend. Pour into mugs and cups; top with whipped cream. Decorate cream with M&Ms to create ghost eyes.
Fighting Spiders
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
2 cups chow mein noodles
2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup peanuts or cashews

On low setting, microwave 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup butterscotch chips (stir every few seconds) until chips are melted. Stir in 2 cups chow mein noodles, 2 cups mini marshmallows, and 1/2 cup peanuts or cashews; gently stir until well coated. Refrigerate at least one hour or until set.

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