Fun Food For Halloween

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The perfect cake for your Halloween Party. Everyone will enjoy this pumpkin.

Halloween Pumpkin Cake

Oil or melted butter, for greasing
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
Generous ¾ cup light brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups coarsely grated pumpkin flesh

Topping:
3 tablespoons apricot jelly, warmed
A few drops of orange and black food colorings
1 lb. 12 oz. / 800 g ready-to-roll fondant
Black, green and yellow writing icing

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and line a 9 inch round, deep cake pan.

Sift the flour, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice into a bowl and add the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Beat well until smooth, then stir in the pumpkin.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and spread the top level. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until well risen, firm and golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

Brush the cake with the warmed apricot jelly. Knead orange food coloring into about three quarters of the fondant and roll out to cover the top and side of the cake. Trim the edges neatly, reserving the trimmings.

Form the trimmings into small pumpkin shapes, then use the black writing icing to pipe faces and the green writing icing to pipe stalks onto them. Knead black food coloring into the remaining fondant, then roll it out and cut into bat shapes. Pipe eyes onto the bats using yellow writing icing, then place the pumpkins and bats onto the cake to decorate. Serves 10.

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Fun Food For Halloween

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Fun and easy to make.

Witches Hats

1 package of Keebler Elf Striped Cookies
1 package of Hershey’s Kisses
1 tube of orange decorators frosting

Flip over the Keebler Elf Cookie and apply a nickel sized portion of frosting. Press the Hershey’s Kiss down onto the frosting and cookie. Let harden, and enjoy.

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Fun Food For Halloween

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Try different flavors of jelly or almond butter to change up this recipe.

Peanut Butter Alien Cookies

Ingredients:
1 package (about 16 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
Green decorating icing
1 cup strawberry jam

Method:
Let dough stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Grease 2 cookie sheets.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine dough, peanut butter, flour, powdered sugar and vanilla in large bowl; beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Reserve half of dough; wrap and refrigerate.
Roll out remaining dough between parchment paper to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out 14 circles with 3 inch round cookie cutter; pinch 1 side of each circle to make teardrop shape. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Roll out reserved dough between parchment paper to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out 14 circles with 3 inch round cookie cutter; pinch 1 side to each circle to form teardrop shape. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Cut out 2 oblong holes for eyes. Make small slit for mouth. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Spread icing on cookies with faces; let stand 10 minutes or until set. Spread jam on uncut cookies. Top each jam topped cookie with green face cookie.

Makes 14 sandwich cookies

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Fun Food For Halloween

Easy Candy Corn Fudge

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Thank  you to Bonnie of Gainesville for sharing your recipe.

Ingredients:
Yellow Layer
12 oz white chocolate chips
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp honey – OR 1 tsp of extract of your choice (lemon, orange, etc.)
yellow food color
Orange Layer
12 oz white chocolate chips
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp honey OR 1 tsp of extract of your choice (lemon, orange, etc.)
orange food color
White Layer
12 oz white chocolate chips
¼ cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract (clear is best!) OR 1 tsp of extract of your choice (lemon, orange, etc.)

 

Method:
Line a 9×5 loaf pan with foil. Make sure to leave foil hanging over two sides of the pan for easy removal. If you are using non-stick foil – you’re done. If not, lightly spray the foil with cooking spray.
Combine white chips, heavy whipping cream, and honey in a medium-size microwave safe bowl.
Microwave for 30 seconds on high heat. Stir. Repeat and stir until chips are melted and smooth.
Add the food color and stir until color is uniform. You may need to add more food color to achieve your desired shade.
Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Orange Layer
Combine white chips, heavy whipping cream, and honey in a medium-size microwave safe bowl.
Microwave for 30 seconds on high heat. Stir. Repeat and stir until chips are melted and smooth.
Add the food color and stir until color is uniform. You may need to add more food color to achieve your desired shade.
Spread the mixture evenly onto the chilled yellow layer and chill for at least 30 minutes.
White Layer
Combine white chips and heavy whipping cream in a medium-size microwave safe bowl.
Microwave for 30 seconds on high heat. Stir. Repeat and stir until chips are melted and smooth.
Stir in the vanilla extract.
Spread the mixture evenly onto the chilled orange layer and chill for at least 2 hours.
Remove the fudge from the pan using the foil as handles. Cut fudge into slices and then into wedges or triangles so that they resemble candy corn.

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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Witches Hats- Sweet Treat Saturday

Happy Halloween!
Want a last minute treat?
These witches hats are fun and easy to make! 

Witches Hats
Witches Hats
Witches Hats
  • 1 package of Keebler Elf Striped Cookies
  • 1 package of Hershey’s Kisses
  • 1 tube of orange decorators frosting

Flip over the Keebler Elf Cookie and apply a nickel sized portion of frosting.
Press the Hershey’s Kiss down onto the frosting and cookie.
Let harden, and enjoy!

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Ghost Cake

Trick or Treat…
Try this great Halloween Desert!

Ghost Cake
Ghost Cake

1 purchased 9 inch Angel Food Cake or cake mix prepared as directed in 9 inch pan

Creamy White Frosting:

  • 2 cups vegetable shortening
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon extract, orange extract or almond extract
  • 2 lbs. confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 to 8 tbsp milk
  • Candy for ghost eyes

Make the frosting:

With a mixer on medium speed, beat together the shortening, vanilla extract and lemon extract in a medium bowl for 30 seconds.

Slowly add half the confectioners’ sugar, beating well. Beat in 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in the remaining confectioners’ sugar and enough of the remaining milk until the icing reaches a spreadable consistency. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 or 3 days.

A ghost in a shot glassFrosting the cake and making the ghosts:

Place the cake on a cake plate. Reserve one cup of frosting to make additional ghost figures. Spread frosting over the top and sides in a wave pattern.

Add the reserved frosting to the decorating bag; snip off the tip of the bag to create a 1/8 to ¼ inch opening.

Referring to the photo, pipe as many ghosts as you like onto and around the cake and into the egg cups/shot glasses for each, apply pressure to squeeze out some frosting for a base, then lift the bag slowly, decreasing the pressure until the ghost is the desired size; stop the pressure and lift off the bag. Add 2 candy eyes to each ghost.

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Eat Dirt- Sweet Treat Saturday

Countdown to Halloween!

Spooky Dirt Cups!
Spooky Dirt Cups!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg Jello-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 tub Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 15 Oreo Cookies, finely crushed, and divided candy to decorate

Prepare:

  1. Beat pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Let stand 5 min. Stir in Cool
  2. Whip and 1/2 cup cookie crumbs.
  3. Spoon into 10 (6 to 7 oz) plastic or paper cups; top with remaining cookie crumbs.
  4. Refrigerate 1 hour. Top with candy just before serving.

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