Halloween Recipes - Page 4
Try these tasty Halloween recipes to go with our pumpkin carving patterns and Halloween party games to make your party something special!

Black Widow Snack Cakes Chocolate Spiders (Candy) Frog Eye Salad
(Fruit Salad)
Ghoulish Ice (Punch) Crispy Pops
(Rice Krispie Treats)
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Black Widow Snack Cakes


   1 package - Devil's food cake mix
   Vegetable cooking spray

   4 cups - Powdered sugar (sifted)
   5 to 7 tablespoons - Milk

   1 cup - Powdered sugar (sifted)
   ¼ cup - Unsweetened cocoa
   2 tablespoons - Milk
   Plastic spiders


Prepare cake as directed on package. Pour into 2, 8-inch square aluminum foil pans coated with cooking spray; bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until tested done. Cool in pans on wire racks.

Combine 4 cups powdered sugar and 5 to 7 tablespoons milk in a large bowl; spread a thin layer evenly over each cake.

Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, cocoa and 2 tablespoons milk; spoon into a small zip-lock bag. Close bag securely and snip a tiny hole in bottom corner of bag. Carefully pipe concentric circles onto each cake. Pipe straight lines at intervals from the inner circle through the outside circle, forming a web design. Garnish with plastic spiders.

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Chocolate Spiders (Candy)


12 ounce package - Chocolate flavor Twizzlers
4 ounces - Melting chocolate


Melt chocolate in a double boiler on low to medium heat or in microwave.

Cut Twizzlers into 1-½-inch pieces. Slice each piece in half lengthwise. On waxed paper place 4 legs (pieces) on each side and then drop 1 teaspoon melted chocolate in middle for body. Use a toothpick to smooth to uniform circle and connect all candy pieces. Cool completely before removing from waxed paper.

You can also use chow mein noodles instead of Twizzlers if you want to.

Makes 24 spiders.

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Frog Eye Salad (Fruit Salad)


Egg Mixture
   1 cup - Sugar 
   2 teaspoons - Flour 
   ½ teaspoon - Salt 
   1 ¾ cups - Pineapple juice
   2 - Eggs (beaten) 
   1 tablespoon - Lemon juice

   3 quarts - Water 
   2 teaspoons - Salt 
   1 teaspoon - Cooking oil
   1 package - Pasta (shells work well, spinach pasta give a nice color)

Fruit and Topping
   3 cans 11 ounce each) - Mandarin oranges, drained
   2 cans (20 ounce each) - Crushed pineapple, drained
   12 ounces - Cool Whip


Combine sugar, flour, and ½-teaspoon salt. Gradually stir in pineapple juice and eggs. Cook over moderate heat, stirring until thickened. Add lemon juice. Cool mixture to room temperature.

Bring water, 2 teaspoons salt, and oil to boil. Add pasta and cook at a rolling boil until pasta is done. For a color variation, add red (or green) food coloring to pasta as it cooks. Drain and rinse with water, drain again and cool to room temperature.

Combine egg mixture and pasta. Mix lightly but thoroughly. Refrigerate overnight in an airtight container.

The following day, add remaining ingredients in a large plastic bowl with a lid. Mix lightly, but thoroughly. Chill.

Salad may be refrigerated as long as a week in airtight container.

You can also add a package of marshmallows as a final touch.

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Ghoulish Ice (Punch)


Clear plastic or latex gloves (powderless is best)
Twist ties
Flavored drink mix, regular or sugar-free
Gummy worms (optional)


If the gloves have a powdery residue inside them, turn them inside out and soak in warm water or wipe with soapy water and rinse. Allow gloves to dry. Or, turn gloves inside out, leaving the powdery side on the outside.

Mix your favorite fruit drink (sugar-free liquid freezes better than liquids with sugar) and pour into the gloves. Add enough drink to fill the gloves loosely but not so full that the fingers will not move. Fasten the gloves with the twist ties. Place paper towels on a cookie sheet and lay the hands on the paper towels. Freeze. When the hands are frozen solid, carefully cut off gloves with scissors. Float hands in a bowl of punch for scary fun. If you wish, you may add gummy worms to the juice before freezing.

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Crispy Pops (Rice Krispie Treats)


6 cups - Rice Krispies
1 cup - M&Ms
1 cup - Margarine or butter
10 ½ ounce package - Miniature marshmallows
14 (5 ounce) - Disposable drink cups
14 - Popsicle sticks


In a large bowl, combine Rice Krispies and M&Ms.

In a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl, place marshmallows and margarine. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Beat until well blended.

Pour marshmallow mixture over cereal and M&M's; mix gently. Fill each cup with cereal mixture; press lightly. Insert sticks and let cool completely.

Makes 14 cups.

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