Tag: halloween

Halloween Fudge

Halloween Fudge

Halloween Fudge This is so easy and it always comes out right. Throw in some nuts if you have them, or some chopped up candy corn. I didn’t use the sprinkles on this batch.  It needs Halloween sprinkles. Halloween Fudge Recipe Type: Candy Cuisine: American […]

Halloween Poke Brownies

Halloween Poke Brownies

Halloween Poke Brownies You just won’t believe how good these are until you try them.   Halloween Poke Brownies Recipe Type: Brownies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 30 mins Cook time: 1 hour 25 mins Total time: 1 hour 55 mins Serves: 32 Ingredients […]

Halloween Sparkle Punch

Halloween Sparkle Punch

Halloween Sparkle Punch

I never did figure out how to make it look like fog. If anyone else has any ideas, please let me know. 

This has a really good flavor.

Halloween Sparkle Punch
Recipe Type: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup TANG Brand Orange Flavor Drink Mix
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 2 cups chilled ginger ale
  • 1 pint blackberry or orange sherbet
Instructions
  1. Dissolve drink mix in water in punch bowl or pitcher. Refrigerate. Just before serving, stir in ginger ale. Serve in punch cups and top each serving with small scoop of sherbet.
  2. Makes 16 (1/2-cup each) Servings

 

Brownie Pumpkins

Brownie Pumpkins

Brownie Pumpkins These come out so cute. The kids would have fun decorating them. Brownie Pumpkins Recipe Type: Brownies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 35 mins Serves: 12 Ingredients 2 pkg (15 oz each) deluxe […]

Halloween Swirl Brownies

Halloween Swirl Brownies

Halloween Swirl Brownies One more from Hamilton Beach.  These brownies stay so moist. With the cream cheese, you’ll want to keep them in the refrigerator. These are some of hubby’s favorites. I usually double the recipe.   Halloween Swirl Brownies Recipe Type: Brownies Cuisine: American […]

Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies

Gumdrop Cookies

I came across this recipe in Taste of Home a number of years ago. The grandkids were little so I made a huge batch for them at Halloween. 

I used the orange gumdrops because I knew that most people don’t like the black ones. If you all don’t like them, then just bag them up and send them to me. My favorite!

Gumdrop Cookies
Recipe Type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped fruit-flavored or spiced gumdrops
  • 2 large egg whites
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream shortening and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in almond extract. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in gumdrops.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold into dough.
  3. Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Cool 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Makes about 3 dozen.

 

Cobweb Salad

Cobweb Salad

Cobweb Salad Now, you might think that the kids would have a problem with the ingredients. Most kids I know don’t like the vegetables. But, I would tell them Halloween stories and that those veggies were part of the monster. Once they ate them, the […]

Candy Corn Cookie

Candy Corn Cookie

Candy Corn Cookie Who can resist this?  I would have to keep it out of sight or the kids would eat it up before they had their meal.  Well, so would the adults.   Candy Corn Cookie Recipe Type: Candy Corn Cookie Cuisine: American Author: Marsha […]

Bewitching Breadsticks

Bewitching Breadsticks

Bewitching Breadsticks

The kids would have tons of fun with these. They’d chase each other around and poke at one another. Of course, in the end, they would all be eaten.

Come to think of it, the adults had just as much fun.

Bewitching Breadsticks
Recipe Type: Halloween
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • refrigerated breadsticks
  • 2 Tbs sliced almonds
  • 4-5 drops assorted food colors and egg dye
  • 2 Tbs grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • pizza or spaghetti sauce
Instructions
  1. Separate and twist breadsticks as directed on package.
  2. Squeeze 4 to 5 drops food color into small bowl. Dip individual almond slices into food color until each is coated. Press one dyed almond into one end of each breadstick to resemble a fingernail. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese onto breadsicks, if desired.
  3. Bake as directed on package. Serve with your favorite pizza or spaghetti sauce for dipping.

 

 

Slurpable Goblin Goo

Slurpable Goblin Goo

Slurpable Goblin Goo I love that the month of October means you can make something green, give it a disgusting name, and every kid wants to try it. Kids will love the eyes peering up at them (or they may be grossed out, but either […]

Halloween Bundt Cake

Halloween Bundt Cake

Halloween Bundt Cake I remember trying to make a cake that looked something like this for the kids. I doubt if it came out looking this good. This one isn’t hard to do. I might try to make one this year for hubby. Halloween Bundt […]

Halloween Monster Munch

Halloween Monster Munch

Halloween Monster Munch

By the time my kids were in elementary school, there were so many scares out there about people putting foreign objects and such into the Halloween treats, that there weren’t very many trick or treaters.

Most of us mothers decided to have parties instead. These were the types of snacks that we’d have for the kids.

Of course, the adults loved them too.

Halloween Monster Munch
Recipe Type: Halloween
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 16
This recipe comes from Cassie @ https://wholefully.com
Ingredients
  • 12 cups air-popped popcorn
  • 3 cups mini-twist pretzels
  • 1 cup roasted, salted peanuts
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup Reese’s Pieces
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Orange candy melts and sprinkles for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a very large bowl, mix together the popcorn, pretzels, peanuts, candy corn, and Reese’s pieces. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the honey, sugar, salt, peanut butter and butter to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for five minutes. Remove from heat, and drizzle caramel over popcorn mixture. Stir to coat.
  3. Spread the popcorn mixture onto two baking sheets covered in parchment. Drizzle with melted candy melts and top with holiday sprinkles. Let cool completely, then break apart to serve.

 

Werewolf Kibble

Werewolf Kibble

Werewolf Kibble Most all of these Halloween recipes are just like the ones I used to make for my kids. Unfortunately, I don’t have any procedural pictures. Both of my kids are in their 40’s now and making these things for their own families. I […]