Frightening Foods for Fun
There is nothing like a ghastly meal to send our trick or
treaters back home with tales of the unbelievable. You can spice up
a Halloween party with some of these recipes that are sure to strike
up conversation. There is such a variety of grossed out meals that
make children laugh and parents upchuck. You really need a sense of
humor to enjoy these treats, none the less they are all delicious
and they are all made for fun, so come along and join us in the
Funky foods of Halloween.
Use these for party favors, hanging them from the ceiling
until ready to distribute to your guests.
Take a round-headed lollipop. Lay the head in the center of a white
handkerchief, facial tissue, or cloth square. Gather the handkerchief down
around the stick and tie tightly just below the head with a rubber band,
twist-tie, or string. Add 2 black dots for eyes.
You can also use these ghosts as an invitation to your party. Write the party
date and location around the outside of the handkerchief before making the
ghosts. If you plan to mail them, you might want to use flat round lollipops and
You will need Keebler® fudge striped cookies, Hershey® Kisses and a tube of
orange decorator icing. Turn cookies upside down so that the chocolate side is
up. Use the orange decorator icing to pipe around the hole in the center of each
cookie. Place an unwrapped Kiss on the icing circle. Finish by piping around the
base of the kiss and drawing a little bow.
(Thanks to Kathy Brown for this
Serve soft-set lime gelatin out of a bowl.
Don't cut it nicely - slop it out.
Make Rice Krispie® Treats. The directions are on the
cereal box. Form the into balls, about 1 or 2 inches across. Add a pastel M&M®
or other small round candy for the iris and dot the candy with frosting or gel
for the pupil. A big hit with the younger crowd!
Buy some new
latex gloves. Wash one out and fill with water. Fasten the arm closed with a
twist-tie or rubber band. Freeze it. Float it in the punch before serving.
Kitty Litter Cake
1 spice or German chocolate cake mix
1 white cake mix
1 large pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix
1 pkg. vanilla sandwich cookies
Green food coloring
12 small Tootsie Rolls
1 new (and definitely unused) kitty litter pan
1 new plastic kitty litter pan liner
1 new Pooper Scooper
Prepare cake mixes and bake according to directions (any size pans).
Prepare pudding mix and chill until ready to assemble. Crumble white
sandwich cookies in small batches in food processor, scraping often.
Set aside all but about 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup cookie crumbs, add a
few drops green food coloring and mix using 5. When cakes are cooled
to room temperature, crumble into a large bowl. Toss with half the
remaining white cookie crumbs and the chilled pudding. (Mix in just
enough of the pudding to moisten it. You don't want it soggy.
Line new, clean kitty litter box. Put mixture into litter box. Put
three unwrapped Tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat
until soft and pliable. Shape ends so they are no longer blunt,
curving slightly. Repeat with 3 more Tootsie rolls and bury in
mixture. Sprinkle the other half of cookie crumbs over top.
Scatter the green cookie crumbs lightly over the top. (This is
supposed to look like the chlorophyll in kitty litter.) Heat 3
Tootsie Rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on
top of the cake; sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Spread remaining
Tootsie Rolls over the top; take one and heat until pliable, hang it
over the side of the kitty litter box, sprinkling it lightly with
cookie crumbs. Place the box on a newspaper and sprinkle a few of
the cookie crumbs around.
Boogers on a stick
8 ounce Jar cheez whiz
3 or 4 drops Green food coloring
3 dozen pretzel sticks
Melt cheez whiz in the microwave according to jar directions. Allow
the cheese to cool slightly in the jar. Carefully stir in food
coloring using just enough to turn the cheese a pale snot green. To
form boogers: Dip and twist the tip of each pretzel stick into the
cheese, lift out, wait twenty seconds, then dip again. When cheese
lumps reach a boogerish size, set pretzels boogerd on wax paper to
Gnarled Witch Fingers
1 C butter, softened
1 C sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 3/4 C flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
red food coloring
1 tube red decorator gel
Makes About 5 Dozen Cookies
Preheat oven to 325 F. Combine dry ingredients. Lightly grease a
cookie sheet. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg,
almond extract and vanilla, beat in dry ingredients. Cover and
refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
Working with one-quarter of the dough at a time and keeping
remaining dough refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoons full of dough
into finger shape for each cookie. Press an almond firmly into one
end for nail. Squeeze in center to create a knuckle shape and use a
paring knife make slashes in several places to form knuckle. If you
want to paint the nails, use some red food coloring that's been
diluted with water and brush on with a clean artist's brush.
Place cookies on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for
20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for three minutes. If
desired, lift up almond and squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed
and press almond back in place so gel oozes out from underneath.
Remove from cookie sheet and let cool on a wire rack. Repeat with
remaining dough. Note: Make cookies smaller than you think they need
to be, as they spread when cooking. Our witch has fat fingers
because we didn't heed our own advice.
Here's a great appetizer plate for Halloween. Bean dip is
topped with guacamole and sour cream forms a spooky spider web
design. Serve with tortilla chips. You can easily make this a low fat
snack by using our Low Fat Guacamole recipe, low fat sour cream and
baked tortilla chips.
Double batch of Mexican-style bean dip
Dingle batch guacamole
Single batch low fat guacamole
1/4 C sour cream or low fat sour cream tortilla chips or baked
Spread a layer of bean dip over a large round plate. Carefully
spread a layer of guacamole over this. Put sour cream in a pastry
bag fitted with a small round tip and pipe concentric circles on the
guacamole. Take a toothpick or wooden skewer and drag it through the
sour cream from the center outward to make spider web design. Note:
If you don't have a pastry bag, put sour cream in a small plastic
Ziplock bag, cut off a small piece of the corner and pipe sour cream
Tip: Make Halloween shaped tortilla chips by using cookies cutters
to cut shapes out of tortillas, then deep fry them until crisp. You
can also make low fat tortilla chips by baking your cutouts in A 350
F oven. In either case, sprinkle with salt. Chips made of blue corn
tortillas look especially spooky.
1 bag any color chocolate melts
Sucker molds of your choice
1 bag of sucker sticks
Disposable pastry bags
1 bag of sucker wrappers w/ ties
To melt the chocolate (Wilton's Candy Melts work great), follow the
directions on the back of the bag. The easiest way is to use a
disposable pastry bag. Fill it with the melts, tie off the open end
and zap it in the microwave. Squeeze the bag every few minutes as it
melts to mix it.
Cut off the tip of the bag and fill each sucker shape to
the top. We used orange melts and jack-o-lantern molds. You can also
melt some yellow and brown melts and fill in the jack-o-lantern face
before you fill with orange. Just let the faces harden first, then
When they are full, insert the sticks, you may have to
work them into the chocolate a little and top it off to seal them
in. They may look a little bumpy but they will level out as the
chocolate settles. Place in your refrigerator to set. You can also
look for different molds that have witches, skulls, etc. and fill
To remove after they are set, just lift by the stick,
they should easily pop right out. If they don't come out, just bend
the mold slightly, like getting ice from a tray. You can use candy
paints or glazes at this time to add some color. Or use decorating
gel or frosting to add faces!
STORAGE & SERVING
For a Halloween party, serve on a large serving tray or
decorative plates. For treats, wrap individually in those little
cellophane bags for suckers. You can find orange ones during the
Halloween season. A very tasty little treat! I guarantee that they
disappear faster then a ghost in a grave yard!
4 sm. Pitas
8 oz Mozzarella cheese -- shredded
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Slit open each pita along 1/4 of its edge to make a pocket, and
spoon 1/2 cup shredded cheese, and spaghetti sauce to taste, into
Place the stuffed pitas on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the pitas turn golden brown.
Remove from the oven.
With a knife, poke a hole in the top of each pita. Carefully squeeze
pitas, they'll be hot, until a little melted cheese oozes out of the
Dab a little more spaghetti sauce around the hole and arrange on a
Now you can not only pick your pimples, but you can eat them too!
Pumpkin Head Pizza
1 pre-made soft pizza crust
1 bag of pre-cut pepperoni
1 8 oz. bag mozzarella & cheddar cheese mix
1 container pizza sauce
1 Green pepper
Any other veggies you'd like.
Jack-O-Lantern cookie sheet
Following the instructions on the pizza crust tube for pre-baking
the crust after you shape it to the Jack-O-Lantern pan. After the
crust is done, cover it with the pizza sauce of your choice, add
pepperoni and any veggies you want.
Cover liberally with the cheddar/mozzarella cheese mix, making sure
to cover anything underneath it. Cut green peppers in to thin
slivers, save a larger piece to make the stem. Lay pieces out to
make the indentations of the pumpkin. Cut pieces of pepperoni to
make the eyes, nose and mouth of the Jack-O-Lantern. You could also
use a yellow pepper to do this for variation on a meatless pizza.
Here's what mine looks like before baking.
Bake according to the instructions on the pizza crust wrapper,
usually about 20 minutes, but you'll know when it's done. The cheese
will be all bubbly and the crust will be golden! It looks so yummy,
you won't be able to wait to taste it and, maybe, share with all my
Day Old Bath Water
12 ounce Can frozen lemonade
2 liters 7-Up
1/2 gallon Rainbow sherbet
Thaw sherbet for approximately 15 minutes and place in a plastic
tub. Add lemonade (prepared according to directions) and 7-up.
Sherbet will melt and turn mixture day old bathwater grayish-brown.
Float a handful of green, yellow and white tiny after dinner mints
(tiny bars of soap) on top of the scummy punch.
You will need Keebler fudge striped cookies, Hershey
Kisses and a tube of orange decorator icing. Turn cookies upside
down so that the chocolate side is up. Use the orange decorator
icing to pipe around the hole in the center of each cookie. Place an
unwrapped Kiss on the icing circle. Finish by piping around the base of the kiss
and drawing a little bow.
6 hard boiled eggs
6 oz Whipped cream cheese
7 oz Green olives -- with pimientos
Red food coloring
Peel eggs cut in half lengthwise. Remove the discard yolks. Fill the holes with
cream cheese. Press an olive into each cream cheese eyeball, pimiento facing up,
for an eerie green iris and startling red pupil! For a final touch, dip the tip
of a toothpick in red food coloring and draw broken blood vessels in the cream
Salad with Saliva Dressing
1 lg Ripe avocado
2 c Alfalfa sprouts
6 grated carrots
Cut avocado in
half and scoop out the pit. Scoop avocado out of the shell and put in the bowl.
Add sprouts to the avocado meat. Mash with a fork. It is ok to leave some lumps.
Set the mixture aside. Divide the grated carrots among the four salad bowls.
Make walnut size hairballs from the avocado mixture and arrange them on top of
the grated carrots. Pour Italian "saliva" dressing over hairballs and serve.
1-2 dozen cherry tomatoes
Flavored soft cream cheese Spread
with a carrot peeler or knife. Drain excess tomato juice. Using a butter knife,
fill holes in tomatoes with cream cheese. Give each pimple a gentle squeeze and
arrange on a platter.
1 pkg. Lime Jell-O, 1 Cup boiling water & 3/4 Cup Rum, Vodka or Tequila
Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water, Mix in alcohol, Set in freezer.
Just before it gels, whip it with a whisk & let set.
1/2 oz. Blue Curacao, 1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps, Splash each of; Orange &
Shake over ice & Strain into cocktail glass.
Spoon Ectoplasm carefully into glass. It will float, giving an
Raisins, Red Grapes, Maraschino Cherries stuffed with Raisins, or Gummy
Increase amounts to fill punch bowl & add a can or two of Citrus Soda
(like Mountain Dew or Wink). Keep cold until ready to serve, Spoon in Ectoplasm
just before serving & Garnish Punch bowl with Gummy Worms.
2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. dry gin
1/2 oz. dry vermouth
1 tbsp. tequila
Pinch of salt
2 oz. tomato juice
Old Fashioned, shake with ice, strain over ice
Halloween Room Party Ideas - Let the Games
Planning a room party for your child's class can seem daunting, but it doesn't
have to be! Most of the room parents are very happy to help in the lower grade
classrooms. With some planning of games and treats, you can have a lot of fun. I
wrote this article because last year, when I was looking for new ideas for my
middle son's room party, I could not find much. Everything I found was far too
grotesque for a kindergarten party, and expensive too!
Here are some of the ideas I've used for for K-2nd grades,
some are easy enough for preschoolers to do as well. as the kids get older, the
classroom Halloween parties don't seem to be as common, but you could use these
ideas for a home Halloween party as well.
Part 1: Let the Games Begin!
Games to Play with Large Groups
We are limited to a 45 minute party with almost 30 kids, so we pick 3 of
these games, and figure that we'll probably get to two of them. One of the most
successful parties we did involved setting up stations. We had 3 games set up,
so that the kids could rotate among them. Everyone got to play all of the games
and eat lots of treats within our 45 minute time frame- a big success! At
another party, we decided along with the teacher to schedule the party right
after lunch. We did the games, fed the kids treats, and then sent them outside
to play and run all of that sugar off!
Pumpkin Bowling: Get a hold of
4-6 plastic pumpkin buckets and a small ball (plastic bowling balls are
perfect). Stack the pumpkins in a pyramid on a hard surface and let the kids
bowl to their hearts' content! Assign a little helper to assist you with picking
up the pumpkins and stacking them. This was a big hit with the kindergartners!
Spider Toss : We were looking
for a different take on the bean bag toss, so I made a game out of a cardboard
box, some fabric scraps, and fabric paint. Basically, kids throw spider beanbags
into a "web" with holes.
Web Box: The easiest way to make this is
to spray paint the box black, paint on a web with 3-dimensional fabric paint, and then go back and cut 5 or 6 holes between the
webbing, evenly spaced around the spider web.
Spider bean bags: Cut two circles of
black fabric and 8 little spider legs for each spider. Pin circles right sides
together, pin top of 4 legs to each side (right and left sides) of spider body,
remembering to pin the top of the leg to the outer edges to be sewn (don't pin
the foot there). Stitch around edges, leaving a 2 inch opening for turning. Turn
the spider body right side out, making sure all of the legs have been stitched
on correctly. Fill with dried beans and slipstitched closed.
Face Painting: Paint a spider,
a pumpkin or a ghost on their cheek-kids love this!
Costume Parade-My kids' school
holds a costume parade every year, and the kids love it! They bring their
costumes to school in their backpacks and dress up for the parade and party. If
you can't parade the kids through the school, perhaps you can parade them
through another classroom (hold a joint class party) or march them around the
room. At home, have a parade down the street, but have some helpers with you to
round up straggling troops. Do this during daylight, not nighttime, and be
careful of traffic.
Ghost Guess : Kids are divided
into two groups. One group goes out in to the hall and a mom puts a sheet over
him/her. They then go back into the classroom and the other group of kids has to
guess who is under the sheet!
Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin :
Pin the nose on the donkey Halloween style. Easy to make with felt and Velcro.
Mummy Wrap- a big hit with
older kids, but requires lots of toilet paper! Divide kids into teams of 2. One
person stands still while to other wraps them in toilet paper as a mummy at the
start signal. Kids are given 2 minutes or so to wrap their friend up, first team
to win gets a prize. Then, the wrapped-up kids burst out of their wrappings and
it's their turn to wrap up their buddy. Have the kids help clean up the toilet
paper. We did this to the "Monster Mash" song, it was a big hit!
Ghost Bingo-Make bingo cards
from poster board but instead the word bingo, put "ghost". If you really want to
go all out, the kids could even have Halloween shapes that they put on the bingo
card instead of the standard plastic chips or pennies. When the kids gets bingo,
he calls out "ghost". Make sure there are lots of 7's and 13's on those cards!
Spooky Story Round Robin- sit
kids in a circle. Someone starts the story (with something like "It was a dark
and spooky night..."), and then the person sitting next to them continues the
story, adding a sentence or two. Depending on the age, you can set the rules
about how scary the story can be.
Spooky ABC's- Same idea as
above, but children name spooky items with the alphabet. Each child must repeat
the letters and spooky items said before his/her turn.
Boo, Boo, Ghost- Halloween
version of duck, duck goose
Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe-Make the
tic-tac-toe cards from orange or black poster board. I like to make the
tic-tac-toe pieces out of juice can lids. I paint the lids, then glue on a felt
bat, ghost, spider, or pumpkin. I always save those lids (much to my husband's
dismay!), so I have a ton of them. You could also have the children make their
own pieces by drawing on construction paper and cutting them out.
Musical Monster Mash-musical
chairs with spooky music. Older kids might like to do a "Monster Mash Contest"
where he who dances the craziest wins! I'm partial to the Monster Mash, They're
Coming to Take Me Away, and all of those other great, spooky 50's songs.
"Thriller" by Michael Jackson would be a good one too.
Messy But Fun Games-
Try these if you have a smaller group to work with, or time to fill. They are
messier than the first games, but lots of fun!
Apple Bobbing-old fashioned and
fun, but if it involved water and kids, you know if it will be messy! Great to
do outside if the weather is decent.
Spider fishing-Put a plastic
spider and a magnet on the end of a homemade fishing pole (stick with string
tied on). Fill a small bucket, washtub, or baby pool with water. Add plastic
flies with paper clips attached to them, so that the magnet will pick them up.
You could also just put the magnet on the end of the fishing string and attach
the paper clips to cheap plastic spiders. Go fishin'!
Spider Piñata-Make a piñata out
of paper mache! It's not that hard. Mix one part water and one part flour to
make a paste. Dip newspapers in the paste, and then spread over a good-sized
balloon. When the newspaper has dried, pop the balloon and cut a slit in the top
for placing candy. Spray paint the body black and add legs- the can also be made
out of newspaper, or toilet paper/paper towel/gift wrap tubes. You can also use
cardboard or chenille bumpies (from the craft store). Open slit at top and fill
with candy, taping it back up (black electrical tape shouldn't show). Hang from
a tree and let the kids go at it! Just make sure they hit the piñata and not
Halloween Room Party Ideas - Activities and
Part 2: Activities and Crafts
to Keep them Busy
These are great classroom and room party activities. Some of the messier ones
are best done with the smaller groups, or with lots of helpers and plenty of
Painting- what kid doesn't love painting? One year, I
accidentally planted ornamental gourds instead of pumpkins, and I had TONS of
them. We brought them in to my son's class and all of the kids got to do some
"pumpkin painting". We painted the small, round ones as pumpkins, the tall,
strange-shaped ones as ghosts. The bumpy ones got to be warty witches and
Frankenstein's. After they dried, the kids took them home to decorate for
Halloween! This was a very fun project!
Paper Bag Pumpkins- fill brown
lunch bags with newspaper, and let the kids paint their own jack-o-lanterns.
Great alternative to painting gourds if you don't have them.
Pompom Spiders- even young kids
can make spiders by gluing two black pompoms together and adding black pipe
cleaner legs. Add wiggly eyes for fun.
Pompom Pumpkins-Kids can make a
pumpkin from an orange pompom and black and green felt. You can even make the
pompoms out of orange yarn.
Clothespin People-Those DMC
patterns for clothespin people are great for elementary school kids. Embroidery
floss is wrapped around the clothespins and tied off or glue down. There are
some great Halloween patterns to use here, or kids can design their own- perhaps
a trick-or-treater that looks just like them! Markers, yarn and construction
paper can also be used to embellish.
Spooky Hands- Trace the child's
hands, extending the drawings of the fingers to look long and pointy. Let them
cut the hands out and decorating them with markers, stickers, paints, etc.
Leaf Print Shirts-Have the kids
gather leaves outside. Paint the leaves varying shades of red, yellow, orange,
green, etc. and press onto a white shirt lined with cardboard (so that the paint
won't bleed through the other side). You can add a fabric paint medium to
regular acrylic paint or just use fabric paint.
Milk Carton Haunted Houses-Ask
the teacher if the kids can save their milk cartons for a Halloween project,
making sure there are enough saved so there is one for each kid, plus extras for
siblings and mess-ups. Kids glue graham crackers (or cardboard squares) to sides
of milk carton, and black construction paper or poster board to the top as the
roof. Kids can decorate around the windows with candy corn or other Halloween
candy (similar to a gingerbread house) or can paint, use markers, or stickers to
decorate their spooky house. At home, you could make an entire spooky town out
of cereal boxes, milk/buttermilk cartons, shoe boxes, etc. Add some ghost pops
(below) coming out of the roofs and "windows" of the house. Fun!
Ghost pops-I hand these out
every year for Halloween. They are so simple, and yet kids still think they are
special! I was worried that all of the "cool stuff" being handed out would make
my ghost pops look pretty plain, but kids love 'em. They can make them too. All
you need is a box of tissue, black string, a black marker, and a bunch of
Tootsie and/or Charm Pops. Place the tissue over the top of the lollipop, tie in
place with black string, add eyes and a mouth with black marker. Done!
Last year I saw Martha Stewart make cat and pumpkin pops on her show. All you
need is some gift tissue paper in black or orange, and some embellishments-
green construction paper for the pumpkin top and leaves, or black construction
paper for the cat's ears. You can use white out for the eyes, adding a pupil
with a black felt tip pen. These were cute, but too much work for me- I make at
least 70 ghost pops a year! I let the kids help, they love it.
Halloween Treat Bags and Placemats-
Have kids decorate brown lunch bags by sponging on pumpkins, bats, cats, ghosts,
full moon, etc. Great to do with placemats (made from brown bags, butcher's
wrap/freezer paper or Kraft paper)
Halloween masks- Kids can make
masks out of poster board and a variety of paint, feathers, glitter, crayons,
etc. They could be "Mardi Gras" style masks (covering just the eyes), full face
masks, or whatever their hearts desire! Punch holes on the sides and add yarn to
hold mask on, or glue to a stick like the fancy masquerade masks.
Ghost Feet-This is a lot of
fun, but messy. The kids take off one of their socks, you dip the bottom of
their foot in a pan of white tempera paint, and then have them make a footprint
on a black piece of paper. Immediately wipe their foot off with a paper towel.
When the paint is dried, the picture is turned upside down, so that the heel
become the head and the toes become the bottom of the ghost. The kids can
decorate their "ghosts", adding eyes and mouth, a bow tie, hair, whatever they
like. My son Beau refused to do this at school because the teacher wasn't
wiping the kids' feet off (according to him, I find it hard to believe). He
didn't want to get his feet dirty. This is the same child that makes mud pies
and climbs trees for hours. Go figure!
Spooky Puppets- Kids can make
ghost, witch, cat, owl and pumpkin puppets from felt, brown bags, or paper lunch
bags. Glue sides together or sew/blanket stitch/whip stitch felt together for
them. Let them put on a puppet show.
Spooks Halloween Cake
have to be a master chef to
create a fun
and festive Halloween
your kids will love.
easy recipe for success!
1 box chocolate cake mix (ingredients needed will vary per brand, usually eggs,
oil, and water)
cinnamon red hots
Cherry Heads (or other round red candies)
licorice vines; cut into two inch lengths
miniature chocolate chips
orange jellied candies
6 tbsp butter or margarine
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 2/3 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup milk
Prepare cake as package directs. While cake is baking, prepare frosting and
Cream butter and vanilla in a small bowl with mixer and medium-low speed. Mix
until completely creamed together. Alternating, add cocoa and confectioner's
sugar, beating at medium speed until creamy. Add some of the milk with the
remaining sugar and cocoa until you reach desired consistency. You will use all
the cocoa and sugar, but may not use all the milk, depending on your desired
consistency. Set aside.
Decorating the Cake:
When cake is completely cooled, pour the frosting on top and spread evenly.
Carefully place your critter decorations (below) on top of the frosting and
press down gently to set. Get ready for some happy faces!
Preparing the Decorations:
The key here is to use your imagination. We have given you a few examples, but
create whatever critters you like!
Using 5 gumdrops and two cinnamon hots per worm, line up the gumdrops, one in
front of the other. Use a toothpick to create indentations in the leading
gumdrop. Insert cinnamon hots for eyes.
Place two large marshmallows next to each other, on end. Place a cinnamon hot in
the center of each marshmallow for eyeball. Using two 2-inch long licorice
vines, create angry eyebrows over the cinnamon hots.
Use miniature marshmallows for the eyes and miniature chocolate chips for the
eyeballs. Use a toothpick to create a little hole in each marshmallow top, then
insert the pointed side of the chocolate chip into the marshmallow.
Using a toothpick, poke three holes completely through the sides of an orange
jellied candy. Insert licorice vines for legs, poking through the other side and
pulling them through. Use toothpick to create small holes in "head" and insert
two miniature chocolate chips as eyes.
Stand two large marshmallows on end, top with cinnamon hots or raisins for
eyeballs, in cross-eyed fashion.
Place large marshmallow on it's side. Use a toothpicks to poke three holes on
each side of marshmallow to insert legs. Use licorice vines for legs, gently
press into the holes. Use two miniature chocolate chips for eyes.
Stand two large marshmallows on end, top with Cherry Heads for eyeballs.
Using a pair of kitchen shears, cut a large marshmallow in half
lengthwise. Cut triangular slits out of sides to create jawbone effect. Use
toothpick to insert holes for eyes, use miniature chocolate chips. Cut a small
piece off of a licorice vine for straight mouth, and a tiny piece for nose. Use
a miniature marshmallow for the neck.
MUMMY IN A COFFIN
Using a pair of kitchen shears, cut a large marshmallow in half
lengthwise, but not completely. Unfold the marshmallow and lay it down, open
side up to create the coffin. use a miniature marshmallow for the head, and
body. Cut up a miniature marshmallow for the arms and legs. Use small pieces of
licorice vine for the mouth and eyes.
1 Egg white
3/4 cup Sugar
1/4 teaspoons Cream of tartar
1/4 cup Orange juice
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Yellow and red food coloring (orange)
Place all ingredients except food coloring, into top of
double boiler. Beat over simmering water with electric mixer 5-7 minutes or
until mixture stands in peaks. Tint frosting orange by using several drops of
yellow and red food coloring.
Yield: 1 servings
4 tb Butter
5 cup Powdered sugar; sifted
2 Egg whites; unbeaten
2 tb Cream
1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Orange food coloring
2 oz Unsweetened Chocolate; melt
4 ts Cream
Black food coloring
Cream butter; add part of sugar gradually, blending after
each addition. Add remaining sugar, alternately with egg whites then with 2
tablespoons cream until of right consistency to spread. Beat after each addition
until smooth. Add vanilla and salt. Divide frosting in two parts. To one part
add orange coloring to give an orange shade and spread between layers of cake,
reserving about 1/4 for pumpkin decoration. To remaining un-tinted frosting, add
chocolate; then add teaspoons cream until of right consistency to spread. Spread
chocolate frosting on top and sides of cake Decorate top with jack-o'-lantern,
made of orange-tinted frosting. Makes enough frosting to cover tops and sides of
two 9" layers and for decorating.
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 box (3 cups) of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 tablespoons milk
Cream margarine with electric mixer. Add powdered sugar
gradually. Add vanilla and 2 1/2 tablespoons milk; blend well. If necessary, add
more milk gradually to achieve desired spreading consistency. For Halloween
Jack-o-lantern cookies, add red and yellow food coloring to make desired shade
Ice cubes with raisins in them to look
1 gallon bottle of cranberry juice
2 1/2 cups juice from two 1-pound cans of spiced peaches.
1 1/4cup fresh lime juice
2 cups orange juice
Sugar to taste.
In a punch bowl combine all the
ingredients and serve. Makes 20 cups.
Monster Hand Recipe
If you have a new clear plastic glove,
fill it with any juice or even water. Fasten the glove closed with a twist-tie
from a loaf of bread or rubber band and freeze it. When it is frozen, float it
in the punch bowl just before serving. Makes a nice creepy effect. The plastic
gloves can be purchased at a kitchen supply store or even some super markets.
8 cups cranberry juice
6 cups sparkling apple cider
6 orange slices
Put all ingredients in a punch bowl.
Add ice cubes just before serving. Makes 14 cups.
Use Monster Hand
Lime Slime Punch
Yield: 24 servings
12 oz orange juice concentrate, frozen
white juice, grape oz 12
64 oz 7-Up soda or other lemon/lime
1 pint sherbet, lemon or lime
green food coloring
Mix together a 12 ounce can of orange
juice concentrate, a 12 ounce bottle of white grape juice, 2 liter bottle of
7-Up, pint of lemon or lime sherbet, and several drops of green food coloring.
Monster Hand Recipe above
Eerie Vampire Punch
4 cup Cranberry juice cocktail
1 cup Chopped candied ginger (1-jar)
3 medium Oranges
1 can (12-oz) thawed frozen apple-juice concentrate
1 can (6-oz) thawed frozen-limeade concentrate
2 cup Seedless grapes
4 cups water
2 Bottles (32 oz each) ginger-ale
A cauldron of punch made with grapes and orange peel
masquerading as eyeballs and worms.
In a 1 to 2 quart pan, bring 1 cup of
cranberry juice and candied ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil, uncovered,
about 2 minutes, set aside.
With a vegetable peeler, pare peel (colored part only)
from oranges; cut peel into hin 2-inch-long worms; or use an Oriental shredder
to make long shreds. Add orange peel to cranberry mixture. Cover and chill at
least 4 hours or as long as overnight.
Juice oranges; put juice in a 6 to 8 quart pan or heavy
bowl. Stir in cranberry-ginger mixture, the 3 cups cranberry juice, apple
concentrate, limeade, grapes and water. If made ahead, cover and chill up to 2
hours. Add ginger ale. Ladle into cups.
Makes 5 quarts.
Monster Hand Recipe above
Monster Ice Cream Float
A favorite in our family is a variation
of the root beer float. Instead of using root beer you use Orange Crush on the
Vanilla Ice-cream. You top it off with gummy worms hanging over the edge of the
glass. Vanilla Ice Cream
Scoop ice cream into a tall clear
glass. Pour Orange soda over the top of the Ice Cream. Stick gummy worms into
the drink so they hang over the edge of the glass. Add a straw (preferably an
orange or black one) and enjoy.
A favorite is a
variation of any of the above punche's. You top it off with a small glop of
"Cool Whip" or whiped cream. Than add a bit of red iceing from a tube to make
the eyes look blood shot. and top it off with a raisin or chocolate chip.
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