Recipes: Halloween Party Treats

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Entertaining is always fun, but somehow cooking for children on Halloween is really special.  With a little creativity, a really tasty yet gruesome Halloween menu can be pulled together to make a party or dinner before trick or treating a real scream.

Eyeballs
Peel round red seedless grapes.

Infected Brains
Simmer a head of cauliflower in water tinted with red food coloring.  To top with warm pus…tint melted cheese green.

Splattered Brains
Serve your favorite tomato sauced spaghetti

Bat Wings
2-1/2 bounds of chicken wings…leave the wings whole

Marinade Ingredients:
1 cup of brown sugar
1 can of Coke
2 medium onions, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons of soy sauce
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl combine marinade ingredients.  Add chicken wings. Push the chicken wings down until all of them are covered with the marinade.  Put in refrigerator to  marinade overnight.

About two and a half  hours before you want to serve the chicken wings remove them from the refrigerator and place them in large bar pan or cake pan.  It is important that the baking dish has edges.

Pour marinade over the wings and bake for two hours in a 350 degree oven.

When the wings are done, remove from oven and plate.

To thicken the sauce use a cornstarch and water mixture.  Add small amounts at a time to the sauce as it simmers until you reach your desired consistency.

Eye of Newt Pudding
3 cups of whole milk
1/2 cup quick-cooking tapioca
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small stainless steel glass bowl, whip the two egg whites until they hold stiff peaks. Set aside.

In a large-sauce pan combine milk, tapioca, two egg yolks sugar and salt.  Combine with a whisk and  cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a slow boil and thickens.  Add in vanilla.

Remove from heat and gently fold eggs whites into the hot mixture until combined.  Spoon the hot, fluffy pudding into individual serving dishes and cool completely.

Yield: Six 1/2 cup servings.


Easy Microwave Popcorn Ball Party Treats
3 quarts of popped popcorn. It has to be only popcorn, no butter or other flavorings. AND you need to pick out ALL of the unpopped kernels.  Nobody wants a grandparent to break a tooth on a popcorn seed.

Ingredients:
¼ cup butter or margarine
1 pkg. (10-1/2 oz.) JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Gelatin, orange or black cherry
Instructions:

In a large microwave safe bowl melt butter marshmallows on HIGH for 1-1/2  to 2 minutes. The mixture is done when the marshmallows puff up. Add the dry gelatin mix and stir until combined.
Pour the mixture into the bowl with popcorn and gently toss to coat.

Grease your hands, when the mixture is cool enough to handle without burning your hands, shape popcorn into balls.

Cool completely and wrap in festive plastic wrap.

Yield: 16 popcorn balls

 

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