Sweet Treats for Halloween

Hallows Eve is right around the corner and excitement is in the air! Here are some easy to make Halloween treats even the worst of cooks can conjure up in a house or dorm.

Bloodshot Peanut Butter Eyeballs. Photo from foodnetwork.com.

Bloodshot Peanut Butter Eyeballs:

Ingredients and Tools:  1/2 cup of peanut butter, 3 tablespoons of butter (softened), 1 cup of sifted powdered sugar, 8 ounces of vanilla-flavored white candy coating, 1 paint brush, red food coloring, black icing, and a sheet of wax paper

  1. In a mixing bowl stir together 1/2 cup peanut butter and 3 tablespoons softened butter. Gradually add 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, stirring until combined. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on waxed paper. Let stand until dry (about 20 minutes).
  2. Chop 8 ounces of vanilla-flavor white candy coating. Place in a heavy saucepan, cook and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Cool slightly. Dip balls, one at a time, into coating. Let excess coating drip off peanut butter balls. Place on waxed paper; let stand until coating is firm.
  3. Use a small paintbrush and red food coloring to paint veins on the coated peanut butter balls.
  4. Pipe small dots of black icing for pupils.
Cute Pumpkin Cookies. Photo from girlybubble.com

Cute Pumpkin Cookies:

Ingredients and Tools:  pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, roll of sugar cookie dough, orange royal icing, green icing, black icing and a cookie pan

  1. Use a pumpkin-shape cookie cutter to cut pumpkins from rolled sugar cookie dough you buy or prepare according to your favorite recipe. Bake as directed.
  2. Ice the cookies with orange royal icing  on the main portion of the pumpkin.
  3. Add your favorite jack-o-lantern face shapes to the pumpkin cookies using back icing and ice the stems with green icing.
  4. And Ta Da you’re done!

Ghost Sandwich:

Ingredients and Tools:  peanut butter (crunchy or creamy), jelly (any kind), bread (any kind), ghost shaped cookie cutter, and raisins

  1. Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  2. Use a ghost-shape cookie cutter to cut the sandwich into a ghost shape.
  3. Press two raisins into bread, use peanut butter if necessary, for the ghost’s eyes.

Halloween S’mores:

Ingredients and Tools:  graham crackers, chocolate-hazelnut spread (ex. Nutella) and marshmallow creme

  1. Break four graham crackers into squares.
  2. Spread four squares with chocolate-hazelnut spread.
  3. Spread remaining four squares with marshmallow creme.
  4. Place graham crackers, marshmallow sides down, on top of chocolate-hazelnut spread; place on a microwave-safe plate.
  5. Microwave each s’more, uncovered, on high for 30 seconds.

Those are just a few fun and tasty treats you can throw together at your next Halloween party. All of your friends will be surprised with your creativity.

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