• Taylor Faricloth

Spooky Treats for a Halloween Party

To have to that perfect Halloween party it takes more than just a good costume. It also takes delicious and scary looking treats. Food Network has plenty of amazing recipes for the holidays, but to save you some time and research, here are my top 3 favorite recipes.

Of course you have to have cupcakes with a weird twist: “Bat Cupcakes”

Whisk 1 stick melted butter with one cup light brown sugar, ½ cup sour cream, 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon apple pie spice in a large bowl.

  1. Whisk 1 ¼ cups of flour and ½ teaspoons each baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  2. Divide among 12 lined muffin cups.

  3. Bake at 350° until a toothpick comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes.

  4. Cool. Roll out sugar cookie dough and cut into shapes with a small bat cookie cutter.

  5. Bake at 350° until just golden. Let cool.

  6. Cover the cookies with chocolate frosting and press in black sanding sugar.

  7. Top the cupcakes with sweetened whipped cream and the bat cookies.

“Swamp – Creature Snack Mix”

Pulse 4 cups cheese puffs in a food processor until finely grounded.

  1. Toss 6 cups hot popcorn with 3 tablespoons melted butter, the cheese crumbs and 2 tablespoons parmesan to coat.

  2. Add 3 more cups cheese puffs and 2 cups lightly crushed seaweed snacks; season with salt.

  3. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds.

"Dug – Up Pretzel Bones"

Skewer mini marshmallows on each end of 1 cup thin pretzel sticks.

Dip in 12 ounces melted white candy melts

  1. Remove to a parchment – lined baking sheet with a fork. Let set.

  2. Toss with crumbles chocolate cookies for dirt.