Halloween Recipes

Halloween Recipes and Cooking Ideas

Sunday, October 28, 2007

With Halloween fast approaching, we've made the menu for our Halloween party and have most everything ready to go. Monday, we'll start baking cookies, cupcakes and cakes that need to be made. We'll get things together for the punch, including punch bowls and the lighted bases that we made for them, find the instructions at HalloweenOnline.
You'll find a bunch of new recipes in the
Recipe section for this year. We are going to try some of the Jello molds and the Coffin Cake. Also making some Ice Hands to float in the punch bowls, which we found there also. Looks to be agreat party foodwise this year!

These wonderful snacks are a favorite for any holiday.

3 tablespoons butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies®

Melt the butter in a large saucepan on a low heat. Once the butter is melted, add the miniature marshmallows. We like to use the small marshmallows rather than the large ones because the are easier to melt and stir.

Stir until the mixture is completely melted and remove from heat. Immediately mix in the Rice Crispy Cereal and stir until combined. Butter a pan. Most of the time you would use a square pan, like a brownie pan, but for Halloween we like to use something a little more festive, so we use a Jack O' Lantern shaped mini cake pans. Spread mixture evenly in the pans. Allow to cool and remove. You now have indiviual servings or they can be cut up when served.


posted by The Terrible Twosome  # 4:15 PM

Monday, October 01, 2007

We are planning a huge Halloween party this year and I need food ideas!! I've been looking at all the Halloween books at check-out stands in stores but it seems like it's just the same re-hashing of the same old stuff over and over again. I've been checking websites for ideas as well but keep finding the same stuff over and over on those as well.

I did find a cool site called
Halloween Cookbook
that had all kinds of recipe ideas that I may actually be able to use. There's a section for meals as well as desserts and tradtional treats like caramel apples. The Pumpkin Pizza idea was great, I'll have to look for that pan! They even have some drink recipes for punch. This year I'll be preparing a whole spread, with appatizers, a main course and treats for dessert. This site helped me out a lot!

Here's my recipe for caramel corn that's very tasty! It's a great traditional Halloween treat and is easier to make than you might think. We always make a couple of batches and set it out in big Halloween themed bowls.

Main Ingredients:
14 cups popped popcorn
2 cups brown sugar (packed)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Carmel Corn Preparation:
Once you have popped the popcorn, remove any unpopped kernels. Now place the popcorn in a buttered metal bowl and place in a 200 degree oven to keep warm.

Combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once it begins to boil, stop stirring for 5 minutes, or until mixture reaches 255 degrees on a candy thermometer.

Remove from heat and add baking soda. The mixture will start to foam, so stir well until blended. Pour the hot mixture over the pop-corn and toss gently with well buttered forks to distribute evenly.

Spread onto 2 ungreased baking sheets and bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Remove the caramel corm from the oven and allow to cool completely. Once cool, break it into clusters and store in a tightly covered container.


posted by The Terrible Twosome  # 5:49 AM


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