Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Yummies!

I thought since Halloween is coming up I'd share some fun ideas I found for some good food to eat! Cute and creative!!


Deviled Eye Eggs
  • 6 large hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Red gel food coloring
  • Sliced black olives
  1. Remove eggshells and halve the eggs lengthwise. Scoop out the yolks and place in a small bowl.
  2. Mash the yolks and stir in mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, and yellow mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix in a few drops of green gel food coloring until the desired color has been achieved.
  3. Place the mixture into a Ziploc® plastic bag, making sure the bag is securely closed. Cut a small hole in one tip of the plastic bag. Fill the egg whites evenly with the mixture.
  4. Use a toothpick and red food coloring to “draw” the veins onto the egg whites.
  5. Garnish with a sliced black olive. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Rice Cereal Treat Pumpkins


¼ cup butter
3 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups rice cereal
1 tsp. vanilla
Orange gel food coloring
Chocolate almond bark
Braided pretzel sticks
Pretzel sticks

1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows have completely melted. Add the vanilla. Mix in a few drops of orange gel food coloring until the desired color has been achieved. Remove from heat.

2. Stir in the rice cereal. Mix well with the melted marshmallow mixture.

3. Lay out a sheet of wax paper. Use floured hands to form 2” and 4” balls. Place balls onto wax

paper. Press a braided pretzel stick into the top of each large ball and half of a regular pretzel stick into the top of each small ball to create the “pumpkin stem”.

4. Melt the chocolate almond bark according to the directions on the package.

5. Place the melted chocolate almond bark into a Ziploc® plastic bag making sure bag is securely closed. Cut a small hole in one tip of the plastic bag.

6. Pipe the melted chocolate almond bark onto the pumpkin balls forming faces or words. (Caution: bag may be hot from the melted almond bark!)

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: ( I love that they have microwave directions!! YES!!)

Microwave butter with marshmallows on high for 2 minutes in a microwave safe mixing bowl. Stir together. Continue to microwave 1 minute intervals until completely melted.


So I love how easy these are...just buy the crescent rolls and cut in thin strips and wrap around the hot dogs...what a great tradition to start here!
Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse 

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk or cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 small container (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
orange and yellow food color
candy corn (for garnish)

Directions ~

Beat cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer until fully smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar, then milk (or cream). Add vanilla. Continue mixing. Beat about 1 minute on medium to medium-high speed. Fold cool whip into cream cheese mixture, and stir until fully combined.

Scoop about 1/3 of the Cheesecake Mousse into a bowl, and color orange. Color another third of the mixture yellow. Leave the remaining third white. One color at a time (starting with yellow), scoop mixture into a piping bag or large ziploc bag, and squeeze a layer of the Cheesecake Mousse into small dessert dishes of your choice. Repeat with orange and then white Mousse.

Refrigerate 30 minutes (or up to 1 day) before serving. Garnish with candy corn if desired.
Recipe yields 4 moderate servings or 6-8 mini servings.


So I was thinking everything is deserts we need to find so side dishes! Check out what i found...awesome!!!

Creepy Peepers Halloween Jell-o

  • 2 6oz packages of green Jell-O (the large boxes)
  • 2 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin (4 envelopes in a box)
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • Water, various portions and temperatures
  • Food coloring pen
  • Pam (or other) vegetable oil spray
1. Bring 2½ cups water to a boil, pour over green Jell-O and stir 3 minutes until dissolved.
2. Reserve 1 cup of this green Jell-O, set aside. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
3. Pour remaining Jell-O into a greased 9x13 dish and refrigerate.
4. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil on your stovetop. Stir in sweetened condensed milk; stir to incorporate.
5. In a small bowl with 1 cup of cold water sprinkle in 2 packages of Knox unflavored gelatin. Let stand (about 1 minute) to “bloom.” Add ½ cup boiling water. Pour the unflavored gelatin mixture into the milk mixture. Stir to combine.
6. Pour into jelly bean mold, refrigerate.(Use a well-greased, rimmed baking sheet to make the white Jell-O eyes if you don’t have a jelly bean mold)

At this point you have a pan of green Jell-O and a pan of white Jell-O in the refrigerator and a cup of Jell-O on the countertop. You will need to go find something to do for at least an hour, probably closer to 2 hours.

1. When firm to the touch cut green Jell-O into small pieces. Pop out white eyeballs or use a small circle cutter (cake decorating tip, bottle cap of vanilla, etc.) to cut out white eyes. Add black pupils with a food coloring pen.
2. Layer green Jell-O and eyeballs into small glasses.
3. Remember that cup of Jell-O on the countertop? Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds if necessary and pour over the cups.
4. Return to the refrigerator for 1 hour.

I hope you all are getting excited for Halloween!! Can't wait to whip some of these up!

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