Bloody Body Parts Jello Cups
Super easy and gory.
You will need:
- red jello,
-clear plastic cups
-gummy candy body parts
-edible candy blood or red food coloring mixed in corn syrup
Follow the directions of the red jello and put in the clear cups. I found from the dollar store some gummy candy body parts. While the jello was still a liquid I placed the gummy candy eyeballs in it and then placed in the fridge to set. Once the jello is set I placed some finger gummy candy on top. To add a more bloody effect I did some dribbles of candy blood on the body parts and rim of the cup.
Halloween Soft Sugar Cookies
These cookies are so soft and delicious!
What you need:
-1 stick and 1/2 of butter softened
-3/4 cup of sugar
-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
-2 1/2 cups of flour
-1/2 tsp of baking powder
-Halloween cookie cutters
-3 cups of Confectioners Sugar
-1/4 tsp of cream of tartar
-2 egg whites
Directions for the cookies:
In a large bowl mix the softened butter, egg, sugar and vanilla until nice and smooth. Mix the flour and baking powder in a separate medium bowl and then add to the butter mixture ( add a little bit of the flour at a time).
Once the dough is mixed well divide the dough in two equal parts. Roll out on parchment paper and refrigerate for at least an hour or up to 1 day(You MUST do this step).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
Remove the dough, roll out(I placed the dough in between parchment paper and then rolled) and cut out your Halloween cookie cutter shapes and place on the baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. 8 minutes seemed to be perfect!
Royal icing is great because it hardens.
Beat the egg whites and slowly mix in the confectioners sugar and cream of tartar.
Once cookies are cool decorate with icing and sprinkles. Enjoy!
Eyeball Deviled Eggs
This is a super easy and quick Halloween appetizer.
You will need:
-mayo & mustard
-sliced black olives
-blue food coloring
-red food coloring
Boil the eggs and once they are done let the eggs cool.
Peel the eggs and cut in half. Scoop out the yolk in a bowl.
Mix in some mayo, mustard and seasoning of your choice to create your favorite deviled egg recipe,
Next add in some blue food coloring to the egg yolk mix.
To create the red veins on the white of the eggs simply dip a fork in red food coloring and brush on the egg.
Now assemble. Place the blue egg yolk mixture in the center of the boiled egg halves and then place a sliced black olive on top as the pupil.
I LOVE snickerdoodles!! So when I came across a recipe for pumpkin snickerdoodles I absolutely HAD to try it!
I found the recipe at: http://www.centercutcook.com/pumpkin-snickerdoodle-cookies/
-1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1/2 cup vegetable shortening
-2 large eggs 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
-2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
-2 teaspoons cream of tartar
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/4 cup sugar for topping
-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon for topping
-To begin, cream together sugar, butter and shortening. Add the eggs and mix well.
-Next in a separate large bowl, sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
-Then combine the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.
-Stir in 3/4 cup pumpkin puree.
-Next place the dough in the freezer to chill for about an hour 1/2. Make sure you don't skip this step.
-Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
-In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar with 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon.
Measure 1/4 cup cookie dough and use your hands to roll into a ball.
-Roll the ball around in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
-Place the balls of cookie dough on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for about 18-20 minutes.
-When just the edges of the cookies start to brown, then it is done.
-Allow the cookies to cool..
-Now enjoy! They are addictive!
These Ghost Meringues are so cute and an easy Halloween treat.
You will need a electric hand mixer.
4 egg whites
1/4 tsp of cream of tartar
1 cup of sugar
Black decorating icing gel
-Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.
- Mix the egg whites with the electric mixer for a few minutes until the egg whites become frothy with little bubbles. Also make sure when you separate the egg whites to not get ANY yolk.
-Next SLOWLY add in the sugar making sure it completely dissolves. Literally just add a tablespoon at a time. Keep mixing.
-Then add the cream of tartar.
-Continue to whip the mixture until it can hold it's shape.
-Get baking sheet and line with foil. Spray with non-stick spray.
-Next grab a ziploc bag or an icing bag. Place the meringue in the bag(if using a ziploc simply cut the tip). Then begin making your ghosts by piping the mixture on the baking sheet.
-Bake for 45 minutes.
-Once cool use the black decorating icing gel to create the eyes and mouth.
Bloody Black Velvet Cupcakes
Here is a creepy and bloody treat that is very delicious!
These are black velvet cupcakes topped with white vanilla frosting and candy blood spray that I found at Walmart.
I found a great black velvet cupcake recipe at javacupcake.com
Here is the link: http://javacupcake.com/2010/10/black-velvet-cupcakes-pumpkin-tutorial/
Black Velvet Cupcakes
For the white frosting you can certainly make your own or just purchase store bought white vanilla frosting (which is what I did).
Next get bloody!! I bought really cool candy blood spray but if you can't find it there are surprisingly a lot of edible blood recipes online.
Arta Sugar Skull Martini
Arta Sugar Skull Martini (Richard Cordova, La Biblioteca, Denver):
1.5 oz. Arta Blanco
0.5 oz. blue curacao
0.5 oz hand crafted sour mix
Midnight Black Sugar Rim
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