Fun Halloween Treats!

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Between baking, decorating, and dressing up in costume, the month seems to fly by. This year I added some fun Halloween treats to my tricks.

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For many years, I made a Halloween Pumpkin cake. I baked two chocolate or pumpkin bundt cakes and then stuck them together with frosting. Then I dyed vanilla frosting orange and coated the cakes to transform it into a pumpkin. Twisting a paper bag for a stem and adding a philodendron vine completed the look.

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This year, I perused Pinterest for ideas. I found the Hand Luggage Only boys had put together a great Halloween treat blog post.

I made their sliders but used pork barbecue instead of burgers. I was relieved to find the pickles already sliced for “tongues.” I used Muenster cheese slices for teeth. The telescopic green olive eyes completed the look.

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Everyone has probably seen the Puking Pumpkin somewhere by now. It coughed up spinach artichoke dip for my book club. I used wax paper underneath to keep the dip from soaking into the pumpkin which made for easy clean up too.

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I made monster cookies by sandwiching frosting between chocolate chip cookies. Red decorator gel worked perfectly for the bloody mouth. For eyes, I broke up peppermint candy and glued them onto the cookies with frosting.

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Instead of individual cakes, I saved time by making a pumpkin sheet cake in a broiler pan. I dyed the frosting green and spread it across the top. Then I bought Windmill cookies and decorated the backs of them with RIP. I plunged them willy-nilly like headstones in old cemeteries and added green Sour Patch Kids candy for kicks and giggles.

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The ghosts on top of my veggie lasagne are hard to make out, but you get my drift.

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Happy Halloween!

Do you entertain for Halloween? What are your favorite memories of Halloween parties?

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  1. first, i absolutely love your kitchen!! second – these treats are so fun!! i definitely got a little squeamish at the artichoke dip photo but i love how you have a variety of treats to offset all the candy! x

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    1. Lol! The puking pumpkin was more subtle in the low lighting so I don’t think anyone had a problem stomaching it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much, Paige! I really enjoy Halloween! Three more days….

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  2. There once was a girl named susie.
    Whose Halloween treats were a doozy
    They were all a delight
    But too much of a fright
    So they left me a little bit woozy.

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! It was a fun project. I have to decide whether to pull out the old reliable, Morticia costume or go with one of the three hundred other choices in my basement. I should rent them out! ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you dress up?

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      1. Back in the day I dressed up. It was great fun. My favourite was when I was in my late 20s and still proportioned like a hottie. I dressed up like a male, black, mechanic. No one had a clue who I was all night. It was great fun (except I couldn’t say much).

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    1. Thanks, Carmen! I love Halloween. I saw The Lost Boys, a vampire movie from the 1980’s and laughed through the entire film last week. They took campy and went all out. The one-liners were hilarious! Diane Wiest, Keifer Sutherland and the two Cory’s.

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  3. My Mother used to make cow tongue. It was huge and I really liked it. But oddly enough, I thought the word “tongue” was just the name of a food, and I never realized that it was an actual tongue even though it was sitting there, the whole thing, on a plate looking at me (and the cat never got it because we didn’t have a cat). Sometimes in a restaurant, we’d order a pastrami, a corned beef, or a sliced tongue sandwich. I thought that those foods were just things you got from the supermarket like peanut butter. I never thought about the slaughter process of anything. “Mom, where does hamburger come from?” Answer: “It comes from the Supermarket.” I don’t think that years ago tongue was very expensive, but last time I saw a skinny curled up tongue in the supermarket it was mocking me with an enormous price. It didn’t speak to me. Yeah, I think your pickle tongues would be a lot cheaper.

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  4. This must have taken a lot of planning and effort. While I have not tried many of these delicacies, I am sure thrilled to learn more about them, recipes specially. I am not a huge ‘festival’ guy but food always gets me to the party! Great articulation and photos Susie, I am going to come back for more!

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  5. I am so impressed with your enthusiastic, and very creative response to Halloween! I really am, Susie! In comparison my few pumpkins and furry spiders are really dull and uninspiring. I did buy some candy corn! LOL!

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    1. Thanks, Debra. I’m a frustrated artist and love the opportunity to create.
      Ha! I have candy corn in a huge container that people would break their teeth on. It’s from last year and the year before. We didn’t get many trick-or-treaters so I may have to entertain a larger crowd next year!

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  6. How fun and creative your Halloween Blogs always are Susie. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I expected to see either (Little Shop of Horrors) Plant ‘Sydney’ by the food table of Morticia’s dear Carivorous plant ‘Cleopatra’ dining upon Yak Burgers and Zerbra Balls. Oh my!

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