The mood is set – cool crisp air sends chills down your spine. Festive pumpkins greet visitors. Once inside, you will find scary spider webs, ghouling ghosts, and wicked witches.
What can this mean? Halloween is here! Kids and adults alike always anticipate this fun time of trick-or-treating and costume parties. Whether you want to create a few sweet treats for the neighbors, or are hosting the entire neighborhood, we have plenty of spooky treats and haunting eats that are sure to delight children and adults alike!
Creative Caramel Apples
Caramel apples are sure sign of the arrival of Fall. While everyone loves the classic caramel apple, try adding a twist this year.
Triple Dipped S’mores
6 Granny Smith apples
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 bag large marshmallows
10 oz. milk chocolate chips
2 cups crushed graham crackers
• Remove stems and skewer apples
• In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add marshmallows, and stir until melted.
• Dip apples, one at a time, then transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.
• In a double boiler over low heat, melt chocolate chips, stirring continuously. Dip an apple into the chocolate, stopping two-thirds of the way up. Immediately dip the lower third of the apple into a bowl of crushed graham crackers, rotating to coat evenly.
• Transfer apple to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat for all apples and refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.
Recipe via http://www.countryliving.com
You don’t have to be a goblin or ghoul to concoct your own witch’s brew! This simple recipe is sure to leave guests flabbergasted at your potion-making abilities.
1 quart lime sherbet
1 2-liter lemon lime soda
Other Items Needed
1 large cauldron
1 smaller plastic bowl that will fit inside the large cauldron.
1 large spoon
• Place the smaller bowl inside the large cauldron. Drop spoonfuls of sherbet into the smaller bowl until all of the sherbet has been transferred out of the original container. Pour the lemon-lime soda over the sherbet and stir.
• Using tongs and gloves, carefully place chunks of dry ice in the large cauldron on the outside of the smaller bowl.
• Add warm or hot water to the dry ice in the cauldron to increase the fog effect for a spooky Halloween punch. As the water cools, add more hot water to maintain the fog effect. As a rule of thumb, one pound of dry ice will create 2-3 minutes of fog effect. The hotter the water, the more fog, but the quicker dissipation of the dry ice.
• Stir the Witches Brew right before servicing, as the sherbet will rise to the top.
CAUTION: DO NOT let the dry ice come in contact with the punch! If the dry ice comes into contact with the punch, tiny chips may flake off and burn the throats of those drinking the punch.
Recipe via https://www.continentalcarbonic.com
What’s better than a fun, sweet eat to serve during Halloween? If you’re looking for a friendly treat to serve, try baking up some Yummy Mummies!
We have the perfect recipe for you – this festive baked treat is sure to be the talk of the town!
½ tbsp. vegetable oil
2 frozen pie crusts
1 – 3 tbsp. flour
5 firm textured apples (Fuji, Braeburn, Suncrisp, or Cameo are best for this recipe)
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
1 egg, scrambled
• Preheat oven to 375F. Place a baking or cooling rack on a rimmed sheet pan. Brush rack with vegetable oil.
• Core and slice apples into 6 pieces per apple. In a medium bowl, combine sugars and cinnamon. Toss apple slices in sugar mixture to coat.
• Thaw pie shells at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. Remove dough from pie pan. On a flour surface with a floured rolling pin, roll pie dough into a flat circle measuring approximately 12” in diameter. Cut dough in thin strips using a pizza cutter or knife.
• Wrap dough strips around apple slices. Brush apple “mummies” with egg and place on rack.
• Place pan with rack in oven. Bake 20-25 minutes or until well browned. Cool and serve.
Baker’s Note: If you want to add eyes to the mummies, melt some
chocolate and dot it on the mummies with a toothpick.
Recipe via http:///www.eckerts.com
Ghosts don’t have to be so scary anymore! Why not create some friendly ghosts out of chocolate and strawberries!?
1 (16 oz.) package Vanilla Candiquick coating
24 fresh strawberries
Mini chocolate chips
• Melt Candiquik in tray according to directions on package.
• Place a large piece of wax or parchment paper on a flat surface.
• Dip strawberries in melted Candiquik Coating, remove and allow the excess coating to pour off onto the wax paper to form the “tail” of the ghost; slide the strawberry back and set on wax paper to dry.
• Before coating has set, place two mini chocolate chips on as the eyes. For the mouth, cut off the tip of a mini chocolate chip and place on the strawberry with the bottom side facing up.
Recipe via http://blog.candiquik.com/
Vampire donuts are one of the easiest scary treats for you to create this Halloween!
Purchase one dozen glazed donuts, one dozen plastic vampire teeth, and 24 candy eyes. Place one set of vampire teeth in the hole of the donut, and pull teeth open. Place two candy eyes on the donuts (use a little frosting if needed), and serve. Easy as 1-2-3!
The end of October brings about all of the fall festivities – including the long awaited Halloween parties! Consider offering guests a sweet treat to take home.
Guests will love an up-cycled tin can decorated with your favorite Halloween designs – mummies, bats, ghosts, jack-o’-lanterns, Frankenstein – let your imagination run wild!
Find yourself running low on time? Try using a colored solo cup, stick on googly eyes, and add designs with a sharpie or paint marker! Fill with your favorite Halloween treats. These serve as a great party favor and decoration for guests to enjoy.
Happy Halloween from your neighbors at Regent Homes!