Horrible Halloween Recipes
Just like Christmas and Thanksgiving, Halloween is a time for making lots of yummy things to eat. But the recipes are a bit different from those other two traditional holidays. Here are a couple that trick-or-treaters will appreciate.
You can get everyone into the fun spirit of Halloween by baking up a batch of brownies covered with ‘cobwebs’. Doesn’t that sound inviting?
4 ñ 1 oz squares of unsweetened chocolate
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
7 oz marshmallow cream
1 oz semisweet chocolate
In a 2-quart saucepan, dissolve the chocolate over a low heat and stir in the butter, warming until thoroughly melted. Remove from heat and blend in the sugar, mixing well. Allow the mixture to cool while you prepare the other ingredients.
Beat the eggs and then blend in the vanilla extract. Slowly sprinkle on the flour, stirring well. Then pour on the chocolate/butter mix and blend for 1-2 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 350F/175C.
While you’re waiting, pour the batter into a 13″ x 9″ x 2″ baking pan. For easiest removal, you can spray some olive oil non-stick spray onto the pan first, but with a non-stick Teflon pan it usually isn’t necessary. Bake for 30 minutes. Test by inserting a toothpick and seeing that it comes out clean.
Remove from oven and pour the marshmallow cream over the brownies. To get very thin, spiderweb-like lines you can use a small-diameter cooking syringe. Break up the lines by melting the 1-oz of semisweet chocolate and dripping small blobs at the intersection of two lines of cream.
Allow to cool and you’re ready for treats!
What would Halloween be without some gore? And what is ickier than some gooey eyeballs?
1 cup miniature marshmallows
6 oz lemon gelatin
2 cup water
2 cup pineapple juice
16 oz cream cheese
Microwave the water in a medium bowl on high for 3 minutes, then remove and pour in the lemon gelatin to dissolve it. Add the marshmallows, coating them well. Pour on the pineapple juice and stir. Let the mixture sit while you warm the cream cheese to soften it. Mix in the cream cheese. Then heat the entire mixture in the microwave for another minute. Stir until well blended.
Refrigerate the mixture for two hours. A melon ball scoop makes for a great tool to carve out some eyeballs. As an alternative, you can cool the mixture in rounded ice cube trays. The tops will be squarish, but you can turn them over and bunch them all together to disguise this.
Now use blue food coloring to paint on the irises. A drop of black food coloring in the center does nicely for the pupils.
Make a whole array of Halloween holiday treats and your little devils will all turn into angels.