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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Top 5 Halloween Treat Recipes

When it comes to doing anything in the kitchen, I am all about easy.  And when it comes to Halloween, I am all about cute.  Here are 5 very cute Halloween/Autumn treat recipes that even I would be willing to make for my family.

Hershey Kiss Acorn Treats
1 bag Hershey Kiss candies
Mini vanilla wafers
Peanut butter chips

Put icing on the bottom of the wafer.  Attach Hershey kiss upside down (flat sides together).  Put peanut butter chip on the top of the wafer using icing as an adhesive. 

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Halloween Parfaits
Vanilla pudding
Oreo cookies (crushed)
Orange sprinkles

In a tall glass, layer vanilla pudding, crushed Oreos, more vanilla pudding and orange sprinkles until glass is full.  Use a spoon and enjoy.

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 Bat Cupcakes Halloween Dessert Recipe
Batty Cupcakes
Chocolate frosted cupcakes (store-bought or made from your favorite recipe)
Mini M&Ms
Jujube candies
Thin Mint cookies
Andes Creme candies
White frosting

Use mini M&Ms for the eyes and Jujube candy for nose. Cut a Thin Mint cookie in half and set each piece at the side of the cupcake (attaching to the chocolate frosting).  Cut an Andes Creme candy in half diagonally and set the pieces at the top of the cupcake, attaching to the frosting (to make the batty cupcake ears).  Use the white frosting to make a mouth, fangs and pupils on the M&Ms. 

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Haystack Creatures
Bittersweet chocolate chips
Chow mein noodles
Jelly beans
Purple or blue jumbo-size sprinkles

Melt the chocolate in a double-boiler.  Put chocolate in a bowl and add chow mein noodles.  Stir gently until all noodles are covered.  Drop spoonfuls on a sheet of wax paper to dry.  Put tiny dab of frosting on top of “haystack” and attach jelly beans and sprinkles as the eyes and pupils. 

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Cute Owl Cookies
Owl Cookies (since owls seem to be all the rage this year!)
Sugar cookies (refrigerated roll or from scratch)
Oreo cookies
Chocolate chips
Chocolate M&M candies
Orange M&M candies

Once your sugar cookie dough is rolled out and cut into rounds, cut a V-shape at the top and pinch the sides (to form owl ears).  Bake cookies.  Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler and separate Oreo cookies.  Once cookies are baked, pour melted chocolate in the center and place two Oreos (white icing side up) to make the owl’s eyes.  Press chocolate M&M candies into the white Oreo icing for owl’s pupils, and put an orange M&M in the chocolate between the Oreos to make the nose.

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Contributed by Carrie Vittitoe, parent-writer, Today's Family magazine.


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