The Great Pumpkin Dessert
was excellent and so easy to make! I made this for our office Halloween party and it went fast. Everyone really loved it and I was so thrilled that it came out perfectly. I used pecans instead of walnuts and it was fantastic.
All Hallow's Eve
It takes more than candy to make Halloween scary. Try some of these ideas for an especially spooky party.
The Great Pumpkin. Whether they're a scary work of art or just fun, go ahead and set some carved pumpkins at the door. You don't need special tools--just a chef's knife and one of these templates will do fine--though smaller serrated or craft knives are handy for some advanced designs. And remember to have fun: after all, pumpkins are a very temporary art form.
Movie mayhem. Screening a movie as a scary treat might be exactly what the party needs. Just assess your crowd: do they need the screams of "Halloween," the laughs of "Beetlejuice," or songs from "A Nightmare Before Christmas?" Set up the TV so that trick-or-treaters can see, though for the kids' sake, you might want to screen "Harry Potter" over "Friday The 13th."
Ghastly gastronomy. There's a horrific pumpkin at the door, scary movies on the TV, and fearsome costumes all about. Shouldn't your food follow suit? Dress up that cake with licorice legs and candy corn fangs for a creepy Spider Cupcake. If the pumpkin out front isn't enough, try a pumpkin cake--you can even use our carving templates for a scary icing design. Punch can also be kept cold with "zombie hands" made from vinyl or latex-free glove ice-molds.
Haunted houses. Don't let Christmas have all the fun. Put your inner-architect to work designing a gingerbread haunted house. Construction is fun and tasty when Halloween treats are the building materials. Make a house Hansel and Gretel would follow a trail of crumbs to see.
Food Lovers' Trivia Tidbit
candied apple is an apple that's coated with a cinnamon-flavored red sugar syrup. This candy coating can either be crackly-hard or soft and gooey. A candied apple clone is the caramel apple, which has a thick, soft caramel-flavored coating. Both versions are served on sticks for portable eating.
Candied Apples II
Editors' Recipe Picks!
Avoid any tricks this Halloween with these scary treats.
Submitted By: SandraAlmonds act as fingernails and red decorating gel as blood for these finger-shaped cookies that will provide a great treat for any Halloween party.
Submitted By: KimLarge chocolate cookies shaped like spiders. The kids love them.
Submitted By: JEGOUDYA delightful recipe only for those with a incurable sweet tooth! Candy corn mixed with chocolate sandwich cookies and pretzels will please your whole Halloween crowd.
Submitted By: Gabrielle
A fun Halloween attention getter. Great for parties. A fake hand is frozen in a latex glove and then slipped into the punch bowl!
- Prep Time: 30 Minutes
- Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- Ready In: 7 Days
- Yields: 16 servings
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries, thawed
- 2 1/2 cups cranberry juice
- 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 2 liters ginger ale
- 2 liters sparkling apple cider (non-alcoholic)
- 6 gummi snakes candy
- To make the frozen hand: Wash and rinse the outside of a rubber glove. Turn glove inside out and set aside. In a 4 cup measuring cup, combine the thawed raspberries and cranberry juice.
- Pour 2 cups of the raspberry mixture into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over and let stand 2 minutes. Warm over low heat, stirring constantly, just until gelatin dissolves. Mix back into the reserved raspberry mixture in the measuring cup.
- Pour raspberry mixture into the inverted glove. Gather up the top of the glove and tie securely with kitchen twine. Freeze until solid, or several days if possible.
- To serve: Carefully cut glove away from frozen hand. Place frozen hand, palm side up, leaning against side of a large punch bowl. Pour in ginger ale and sparkling cider. Garnish with gummy snakes.