The Months following August are filled with the air becoming cooler, the leaves changing colors and the smell of pies baking in the air. Another great thing about Fall is Halloween ——the spookiest day of the year.
Today I thought I would share with you some spooky treats that won’t have the Ghosts “Boo” ing by “Cheering” (Wink). These treats are easy to make and are a great addition to your party that your guests will love!
Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins —- serves 12
- 6 cups Rice Krispies
- 1 liquid Food Coloring, Red & Yellow
- 1/4 cup Cooking Oil
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 1 bag M&M’s Green
- 1 bag Marshmallows, Large
- mini Rolos
- In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat
- Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted and combined with the butter
- Remove from the heat. Add several drops of yellow food coloring, mix it together, then add red food coloring one drop at a time, mixing as you go. Add red/yellow drops until you reach your desired color. Mix Well.
- Add the Rice Krispies and stir to combine
- Coat both sides of your hands with a generous amount of cooking oil, and roll the Rice Krispies mixture into small balls. Set on parchment paper. Add oil to your hands after each ball.
- While the balls are still warm, gently press a mini roll into the top of each pumpkin for the stem and add a green M&M beside it as the leaf.
- Allow to cool until firm
- 1/2 cup vanilla frosting, prepared
- 48 Almonds
- 1 package chocolate chip cookie dough or your favorite cookie recipe, refrigerated
- 1 3/4 cup Marshmallows, miniature
- Prepare cookies as directed on package or according to your favorite recipe. Cool on a baking sheet for 2 minutes; move to wire rack to cool completely. Cut each cookie in half for a total of 48 halves
- Frost the bottoms of all the cookies with frosting. Place 6 marshmallow teeth around curved perimeter of 24 halves. For additional support, an additional marshmallow can be placed behind the teeth. Top with remaining 24 halves. Insert two almond slivers in between teeth for fangs. If fangs do not adhere, dip tips into frosting.
Ghosts in the Graveyard —— serves 24
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tube premade frosting, black
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 12 Milano sandwich cookies
- 28 Oreo cookies
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 3 cups heavy cream
- In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the heavy cream over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until chocolate chips are completely melted and mixture is smooth
- Remove from heat and pour into a heat proof bowl. Stir in vanilla extract
- Allow mixture to cool completely before combining
- In a clean, medium-sized bowl, use an electric mixer to beat remaining 1 1/2 cups heavy cream to stiff peaks. Set aside.
- In a bowl of stand mixer, combine cream cheese and cooled chocolate mixture, stirring until completely combined.
- Gradually add powdered sugar until completely combined. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
- Stir in vanilla extract and 1 1/2 cups of the Oreo crumbs (reserve remaining crumbs to sprinkled over tops of shooters)
- Fold in whipped cream and then stir on low speed until completely combined.
- Set out 24 disposable shot glasses.
- Pour mixture into large Ziploc Bag, snip off one corner and pipe filing into shot glasses, filling about 3/4 full.
- Cover tops of each shooter with remaining Oreo crumbs
- Prepare Milano cookies buy using black frosting to write “RIP” on upper half of cookie.
- Press Milano cookies firmly into half of the shooters so that only the half of the cookie reading “RIP” is protruding (like tombstones) continue onto the Ghosts directions
- Prepare whipped cream ghosts by combing heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla oil clean medium-sized bowl and whisking until stiff peaks form. (You may instead skip this step and use Cool Whip).
- Pour whipped cream (or cool whip) into large piping bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe ghost shaped swirls on top of the remaining half of desserts shooters.
- Use black frosting to gently draw eyes and mouths on ghosts.
- Serve & Enjoy 🙂
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