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Eerie Witch's Brew

4 cups cranberry juice
1 cup chopped candied ginger
3 oranges
12 ounce can frozen apple juice concentrate
6 ounce can frozen limeade concentrate
2 cups grapes
2 32-ounce bottles ginger ale
4 cups water
1 to 2 pounds dry ice

A Serious Caution
Never Touch Dry Ice
Use Tongs To Handle

In a 1 to 2 quart pan, bring 1 cup of cranberry juice
And candied ginger to a boil over high heat
Boil, uncovered, about 2 minutes, set aside
With a vegetable peeler, peel zest from oranges
Cut peel into thin 2 inch long worms
Add orange peel to cranberry mixture
Cover and chill at least 4 hours or as long as overnight

Juice oranges; put juice in a 6 to 8 quart pan or heavy bowl
Stir in cranberry-ginger mixture
The 3 cups cranberry juice, apple concentrate, limeade, grapes and water
If made ahead, cover and chill up to 2 hours
Add ginger ale and about a 1 pound piece of dry ice
Do Not put small pieces in punch or cups
The ice should smolder at least 30 minutes
Ladle into cups
Add any remaining ice when bubbling ceases


"Bugs"

12 oz chocolate chips
12 oz butterscotch chips
1 pkg peanuts
1 pkg chow mein noodles

Melt chips in double boiler & pour over noodles and nuts
Mix well and drop by spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet
Chill until firm


Cheese Eyeballs

2 cups grated Cheddar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 cup flour
6 ounce bottle pimento-stuffed green olives

Combine cheese and butter
Add salt, paprika, and flour and mix well
Measure approximately one ts of this mixture and form an "eyeball" around an olive
Turn the olive in the "eyeball" so that it is "staring" outward
Line up the eyeballs on an ungreased cookie sheet
Bake in 400F oven for 15 minutes


Gnarled Witches Fingers

1 T vegetable oil
4 boneless chicken breasts
1 cup flour
1 egg, beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
Pitted black olives, halved lengthwise
Shredded lettuce

Grease cookie sheet with oil, set aside
Carefully cut chicken breasts part way to create five "fingers"
The uncut part will be the palm of the hand
Slice them a little crooked for effect
Dust in flour, dip in egg, coat in bread crumbs
Broil 5 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through
Trim the tips with the olive fingernails and serve on lettuce


Aquarium Jello

Goldfish bowl, nice and clean
Red hots or Jelly Belly gravel beans
Blue Jello
Ice cubes
Cold water
Purple endive
Parsley sprigs
Gummy fish

Use a new or well cleaned goldfish bowl
In the bottom, layer red-hots as the gravel
You can also use Jelly Belly beans to look like rocks
Mix up as much blue Jello as your bowl will hold
Mix ice cubes and cold water instead of the cold water called for on the box
Pour this into the bowl over a knife blade to keep from disturbing the gravel
If you want it to have 'seaweed'
Poke a couple of pieces of purple endive down into the gravel
When the whole thing starts to jel
Use a wooden skewer to push gummy fish into different parts of the bowl
If you're going to to supervise the serving, you could even add a plastic diving man


Ghosts In The Graveyard
From a Cool Whip Recipe

3 1/2 cups cold water
2 pkgs., 4-serving size, Jell-o Chocolate flavour Instant pudding and pie filling
1 tub, 12 oz, Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed
1 pkg., 16 oz, chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed

Hint
Crush cookies in zipper-style plastic bag with rolling pin or in food processor

Make pudding as directed on package using 3 1/2 cups milk
Let stand 5 minutes

Stir In 3 cups of the whipped topping and 1/2 of the crushed cookies

Spoon into 13" X 9" dish
Sprinkle with remaining crushed cookies
Refrigerate 1 hour

Decorate with candy, pumpkin candies etc., rectangular sandwich cookies to make tombstones
Decorate tombstones with red candy icing and spoonfuls of whipped topping
For ghosts, make eyes and mouth on ghosts with Chocolate beads

Source Woman's Day
Big Fall Issue October 8-1996


Halloween Spider Cake

1 box white cake mix
1 pkg. green jello
Blue food coloring
Chocolate frosting
4 back licorice strips
2 big green gumballs
6 little gumballs

Prepare cake and gelatin according to package directions
Except use the 9" round cake pans for the cake
Cut a smaller circle out of one cake using it as the head
Fill the hole left over with the gelatin
Place the other layer on top and trim to shape
To prepare frosting
In a mixing bowl
Add blue food coloring to the chocolate frosting until black in color.
Frost cake black
Use the black licorice as leggs and gumballs as eyes
When cake is cut into, it spurts green goop


More Halloween Ideas

You Can Take Some Ordinary Foods And Call Them Something Else

Ribs with lots of "Bloody" barbeque sauce

Baked potatoes with chili ladled over for shrunken heads with brain sauce
Spaghetti for your basic guts
You also might try putting brussel sprouts in the sauce instead of meatballs
You won't be able to tell the difference until you bite into them

Fill your candy dishes with Black Jellybeans, Mellowcream pumpkins and candy corn
Drape some gummy worms over the sides of the candy dish for an interesting effect


Brains On The Half Shell

2 med potatoes
8 ox thin spaghetti
14 oz spaghetti sauce

Preheat oven to 400
Wash and cut potatoes in half crosswise
Place the potatoes cut side up and bake for 40 minutes
Cook spaghetti sauce and noodles as called for
When potatoes are done, scoop out the insides
Put a scoop of bloody brains into the potatoe "skulls" and serve


Halloween Popcorn Crunch

Yield: 10 cups
8 c Popcorn
1/2 c Salted pumpkin seeds
1/2 c Dried cranberries or raisins
1/2 c Banana chips, broken into pieces
1 1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Corn syrup
1/4 c Water
1/4 c Butter
1 ts Vanilla

In large buttered bowl, combine first 4 ingredients; set aside
In medium saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup and water; bring to a boil
Cook, covered 3 minutes
Uncover and cook
Without stirring, until mixture reaches hard-ball stage (260 F), 4 - 5 minutes
Add butter and vanilla; cook, stirring 1 minute
Pour over popcorn mixture; toss quickly to coat
Turn mixture out onto greased baking sheet
Spread using buttered hands
Cool and break into pieces


Double Delicious Halloween Bars

1/2 Cup margarine or butter
1 1/2 Cups graham cracker crumbs
1 (14 Oz.) Can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 Oz.) Pac milk chocolate chips
1 Cup peanut butter chips

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, 325 degrees for glass dish
In a 13 x 9 inch baking pan, melt margarine in oven
Sprinkle crumbs evenly over margarine
Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs
Top with chips; press down firmly
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned
Let Cool
Then cut into bars


Critters In The Hay

Yield: 4 quarts
1 1/2 c Sugar
1 c Light corn syrup
2 tb Butter
1 1/2 ts Pumpkin pie spice
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Green food color(optional)
3 1/2 qt Popped popcorn; remove any unpopped kernals
1 c Candy corn
Licorice ropes, black
Wooden picks
Small black gum drops or other small black candies
Red decorating icing
Tiny red jaw-breakers candy
Wormshape candies

In Dutch oven, bring sugar,corn syrup and butter to a boil; boil 2 1/2 minutes
Stir in pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, salt and food coloring
Mix until evenly colored
Add popcorn and toss until evenly coated
Spread popcorn mixture in a single layer on greased sheets of foil
Allow to cool and harden
Break into bite-size pieces and mix with candy corn in a wide shallow bowl
Set aside

To Make Spiders

Cut licorice into 2 inch lengths

To Make Legs

Start at one end, make three 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch cuts to make four legs
Repeat cuts at opposite end
Leave about 1/2 inch in center uncut
Gently pull legs apart and curl down
Push wooden pick through center of body
Leave about 1/4 inch exposed on top
Push one gumdrop onto exposed pick to make a body
Using writing tip of decorating icing, squeeze two small dots of icing into gumbrops
Press jaw-breakers into icing to make eyes
Place the "spiders" and worm-shaped candies in popcorn
Remove wooden picks before eating
Makes 4 quarts


Bloody Bug Juice

Preparation

24 oz Frozen strawberries--thawed
6 oz Lemonade, frozen concentrate
1 qt Ginger ale
1 c Raisins
1 c Blueberries--fresh or frozen

Place the strawberries in a bowl and mash with a fork
In a large pitcher, mix the strawberry mash, lemonade and ginger ale
Place handfuls of raisins and blueberries, bugs, into tall glasses
Pour the liquid over the bugs
Sit back and watch the bugs and scum rise to the top of each glass
To quench a creepy crowd's thirst, double or triple this recipe and serve in a punch bowl
Drape some gummy worms over the rim of your bowl
This will give a particularly swampy-looking effect!

Recipe By: Creepy Cuisine
Lucy Munroe


"Ghoul-Ade"

1 Envelope Kool-Aid grape flavor unsweetened mix
1 Envelope Kool-Aid orange flavor unsweetened mix
2 Cups sugar
3 Quarts cold water
1 Quart Bottle of ginger ale, chilled

Preparation

Mix Kool Aid's together with sugar, in large pitcher
Add water and mix
Just before serving add ginger ale


Magic Center Cupcakes

Preheat oven to temperature called for on 1-18 1/4 ounce package chocolate cake mix
In a small bowl, combine 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg and a dash of salt
Stir in 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts and 1-6 ounce package chocolate chips

Set Aside

Mix cake according to directions on the package
Place paper liners in muffin pan
Fill each liner half full of cake batter
Drop a heaping teaspoons of the cream cheese mixture into each batter-filled cup
Bake according to package directions
Let cupcakes cool to room temperature before frosting
Decorate with candy spiders or worms


Dead Grasshoppers

In a medium saucepan melt 1-6 ounce package butterscotch chips over low heat
Stir Constantly

To microwave, place pieces in a microwave safe dish
Cook on medium-low heat for about 1 minute
Stir Well

If necessary, continue to heat chips, 20 seconds at a time until they are melted
Be sure to stir chips each time you heat them

Remove The Chips From The Heat

Stir in 1 cup salted peanuts and 3 cups chow mein noodles
Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper and cool

Makes 30 to 40 Grasshoppers


Dirt

Put chocolate pudding in clear plastic containers and imbed a gummy worm or two
Cover the top of the pudding with crushed chocolate cookie crumbs
It will look good if a worm is peeking out of the dirt


Bloody Popcorn

Add some red food coloring to the butter while melting it
Pour it over the popcorn.


Swamp Slime

Make green jello
Put some of it in clear plastic containersand put some aside
When the jello starts to solidify, add various gummy bugs
Beat the rest of the jello to a froth and add to the top of the slime
Let the jello set


Cheese Fingers

Preheat Oven To 400 Degrees

Remove crusts from 3 slices of white bread and discard crusts
With your hands, break bread into small pieces and drop into a medium bowl
Add 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
Add 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Add 3 tablespoons milk
Mix Well With Hands

Knead the bread into the cheese, until the dough will hold the shape of a ball
Roll heaping teaspoonfuls of mixture into 15 fingers
Arrange on an ungreased cookie sheet
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until fingers begin to turn brown


Caterpillar Sandwhich

Preheat The Oven To 375 Degrees

In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons parsley
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Stir Well And Set Aside


Cut 1 loaf of italian bread into 10 slices without cutting all the way through the loaf
Spread mayonnaise mixture between every other slice
Fold luncheon meat in half and tuck a slice of cheese in between
Insert folded meat and cheese into every other slot that has the mayonnaise mixture in it
Wrap the loaf in foil and bake for 25 minutes
Use thin sliced celery stalks for antenna
Use olive slices with pimento in center on toothpicks for caterpillar eyes
To serve
Cut the loaf in slices at the cuts you didn't fill


Gimmie Me A Hand!

Disposable, clear plastic gloves for serving food
Carmel Corn or Popcorn
Candy Corn
Spider Rings
Black and Orange Ribbon

Place one candy corn in bottom finger and thumb section of glove to resemble finger nail
Fill glove with caramel corn or popcorn
Tie closed with ribbon
Place spider ring on one finger of filled glove
You might need to cut ring in back so it will fit on finger


Ghost Cookie

You Will Need

Peanut Shaped Cookies
White Frosting
Or Marshmallow Fluff
Chocolate Chips

Using peanut shaped cookies spread with white frosting or marshmallow fluff
Add chocolate chips for eyes and nose


Halloween Pumpkin Shaped Cake

2 times the batter for any cake recipe
Or 2 boxes cake mix, prepared
2 times any white frosting recipe
Or 2 cans white frosting
Food coloring
1 Hostess Ho-Ho

Prepare two cakes in bunt pans and cool completely

Color most of the frosting a deep orange
Reserve about 1/2 cup of frosting, which should be colored black
You can also use dark chocolate frosting

Place one bundt cake upside down, rounded side on the bottom
On a cake plate, frost the top only
Place the second bunt cake flat side down on top of first cake
Frost the entire cake with orange frosting
Make up and down motions with spatula to simulate a pumpkin

Insert the Ho-Ho in the middle of the top of the bunt cake to make the stem
Use black frosting to make eyes, nose, mouth, etc.
Black licorice can also be used




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