Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Treats!

When my 7 year old proclaims..."I don't want to go trick-or-treating this year.  I've done it my whole life."...what's a mom who loves Halloween to do?  Have a Halloween party instead!  The house is decked out with black webbing, white & black pumpkins, and glittery purple accents (I was stuck on a black/purple theme this year), complete with black lights that flank the inside of our porch.  And of course, there is the food.  It's amazing what people can come up with to make food look spooky and gross!  Witches fingers, tombstone sandwiches, calzones made to look like witch hats.  Some of the most fun items are the desserts.  These Spooky Halloween Eyeballs are quite labor intensive, but so worth it.  They taste like peanut butter cups and you can make your monster eyeballs look however you want.  
We also made Chocolate Spiderweb Treats.  The base is essentially a rice krispie treat made with cocoa krispies instead.  They are topped with melted milk chocolate and then drizzled with circles of white chocolate.  To give them a cobweb effect, use a toothpick to pull through the white chocolate. 
Lastly, there are the Cinna-Mummy Wrapple Pops.  A slice of green apple, mummy-wrapped with strips of pie crust that have been tossed in cinnamon and sugar.  They literally taste like little pieces of apple pie in your mouth.  Using raisins for eyes, this is definitely one of the more healthier Halloween treats out there, and delicious too.  

Much more cooking to do, but I wanted to share these ghoulish delights!  Happy Halloween!

6 comments:

  1. Wow all those look delish especially the Cinna Mummies...must try that today!

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  2. Yes, they are! I love how they look and that they're so yummy too.

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  3. Love those apple mummies! I'll have to remember those for next year.

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  4. What creative little treats and what a great Mom for doing it all.

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  5. I love this! I'm finally tiptoeing into the world of baking and am so sad I've already missed Halloween potentials. Thanks for this blog, it serves as a little piece of home whenever I need a fix. ;)

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  6. Hey Jessica! Glad this reminds you of home. Next time I come to New York, I'll be sure to let you know! I just found your blog too - it's wonderful! I'll put a link to it on mine as well - thanks :)

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