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:
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
- 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).
- 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.
- Use a small paintbrush and red food coloring to paint veins on the coated peanut butter balls.
- Pipe small dots of black icing for pupils.
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
- 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.
- Ice the cookies with orange royal icing on the main portion of the pumpkin.
- Add your favorite jack-o-lantern face shapes to the pumpkin cookies using back icing and ice the stems with green icing.
- And Ta Da you’re done!
Ingredients and Tools: peanut butter (crunchy or creamy), jelly (any kind), bread (any kind), ghost shaped cookie cutter, and raisins
- Make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
- Use a ghost-shape cookie cutter to cut the sandwich into a ghost shape.
- Press two raisins into bread, use peanut butter if necessary, for the ghost’s eyes.
Ingredients and Tools: graham crackers, chocolate-hazelnut spread (ex. Nutella) and marshmallow creme
- Break four graham crackers into squares.
- Spread four squares with chocolate-hazelnut spread.
- Spread remaining four squares with marshmallow creme.
- Place graham crackers, marshmallow sides down, on top of chocolate-hazelnut spread; place on a microwave-safe plate.
- 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.