Tuesday 26 October 2010

Trick err TREATS

Mummy Dogs


32 Hillshire Farm® Lit'l Smokies®

1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent dough rolls

Mustard or ketchup, if desired


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Unroll dough, separate at perforations, creating 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal.

With a knife or pizza cutter cut each rectangle lengthwise into 8 strips making a total of 32 strips. Wrap one strip of dough around each Lit'l Smokies® stretching dough slightly to look like bandages, leaving tip exposed to create face. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Draw features on tip of Lit'l Smokies® to create face. Serve with mustard or ketchup, if desired.

Spider Cheese Ball


2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon finely chopped pimento1 tablespoon finely chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


Combine the cream cheese and Cheddar cheese in a bowl; use your hands to mix together. Add

the pimento, green pepper, onion, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and salt; mix, and shape

into a ball. Spread the pecans onto a plate. Roll the cheese ball in the pecans until evenly coated. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

Serve with your choice of crackers. Pipe cleaners can be used to create spider legs.

Finger Cookies


1 cup butter, softened

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup whole almonds

1 (.75 ounce) tube red decorating gel


Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer; gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, continually beating; refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.

Remove dough from refrigerator in small amounts. Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon at a time onto a piece of waxed paper. Use the waxed paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped cookie. Press one almond into one end of each cookie to give the appearance of a long fingernail. Squeeze cookie near the tip and again near the center of each to give the impression of knuckles. You can also cut into the dough with a sharp knife at the same points to help give a more finger-like appearance. Arrange the shaped cookies on the baking sheets.

Bake in the preheated oven until the cookies are slightly golden in color, 20 to 25

minutes. Remove the almond from the end of each cookie; squeeze a small amount of

red decorating gel into the cavity; replace the almond to cause the gel to ooze out around the tip of the cookie.

Witches’ Hats


1 tube orange or red decorating frosting

  • 48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Granulated sugar


1. Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar and flatten; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.

Pipe a frosting band and bow around base of each kiss with orange frosting.

Skeleton Cupcakes


Chocolate Cupcakes (boxed cupcake mix to be easy)

1 stick (1/4 lb.) unsalted butter

1/2 cup shortening

3 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

20 brown M&M's

1 long strand black licorice

25 white mini jellybeans

10 mini chocolate cupcakes

1 (9 oz.) box chocolate wafers


Beat together butter and shortening for 2 minutes. Slowly beat in confectioners' sugar. Add vanilla and salt; beat for 1 minute. Mound 1/4 cup frosting in center of top of each larger cupcake.

For faces, add M&M's, pieces of licorice and halved jellybeans (see photo).

For hats, dab frosting on mini cupcakes, invert and stick to chocolate wafers. Put one on each icing mound.

Bat Bites


1 (4 oz.) package cream cheese, softened

8 ounces soft goat cheese, at room temperature

1/4 cup pesto

2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

8 pitted olives, sliced

32 peppercorns

32 triangular blue corn chips


Mash together cream cheese, goat cheese and pesto. Chill for 40 minutes.

Shape mixture into 16 2-inch balls, about 1 heaping tsp. each. Roll in black pepper and poppy seeds to cover. Press two olive slices into balls for eyes and place peppercorns in centers for pupils. Insert chip on either side of ball for wings; serve.

Halloween Mud Cups


2 Packages of Chocolate Pudding Cups

1 package of Oreos

1 Package of Gummy Worms

1 Package of Plastic Cups


Start layering Chocolate Pudding and Crushed up Oreos until a little below the tip of the cup then place gummy worms on top

Eyeball Punch


1/2 pint blueberries

1 qt. water

Yellow food coloring, optional

1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup fine sugar

1 cup orange liqueur

1/4 cup raspberry liqueur

2 (750 ml) bottles dry Champagne, chilled

2 lemons, thinly sliced, for garnish


Place 1 blueberry in each compartment of iceball tray. Mix 1 qt. water with few drops of food coloring. Fill tray; freeze.

Combine lemon juice, sugar, and orange and raspberry liqueurs in a nonreactive pitcher; stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill, covered, for 1 hour.

Pour lemon juice mixture into punch bowl. Add Champagne and stir to combine. Add lemon slices and frozen blueberry eyeballs to bowl. Serve in stemmed glasses.

Hope you're Boo Bash is a winner with these treats! If you enjoyed these Trick err TREATS let me know!!

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