Spooky Halloween Treats
Halloween is unique. There are so many creative Halloween possibilities when it comes to food. Whether you are having a party for 20 or a little dinner for two, you can make spectacular desserts or tasty, bite-sized treats.
With little effort and imagination, you can turn most any regular dessert into a spooky, ghoulish delight. A key lime pie can become a Ghoul Pie with some more green food coloring added to the mix. Lady Fingers can have the ends "painted" with red, edible glitter and be real Lady Fingers. Cherry pie can transform into Bloody-Eye Pie with the addition of a few more drops of red food coloring. All you need to really change is the name.
Swamp WaterOne of the first examples of party food I ever experienced was my Mom's recipe for Swamp Water, a punch drink. It is a recipe I am reviving and giving a spooky touch. I can still remember the first time I drank this concoction at my older sister's fourteenth birthday party. I was like, "Yuck, how did you get swamp water?!"
Spooky Cookies (Pecan Shortbread Cookies)
Simple Slimy Icing (Royal Icing)Great for decorating cookies, cakes, gingerbread and anything else edible.
Royal icing dries very hard, and is often used for making decorations that can last indefinitely. It's edible, but crunchy.
Apple Cheddar BreadThis tasty quickbread is great for mornings and as a nice snack before going out for trick or treating.
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, walnuts (saving some for the top), apples and cheese. Add the eggs, melted butter and milk. Stir until well blended and pour into prepared pan. You can top with walnuts or cheese.
Bake in a preheated oven for about 1 hour. If the loaf starts to brown too much, cover it with foil. It keeps in the fridge for about a week, or six months in the freezer, tightly wrapped.
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