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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Halloween Feast of Mummies, Witches Hats, Spider Webs and Mud Pumpkins


Plan a little ahead of time and make this year's Halloween memorable for your children or friends. Who wouldn't like a chocolate peanut butter ball all dolled up for the holiday? If you don't expect "trick or treaters" then why not treat the fireman, EMT or law enforcement members in your neighborhood. They are always there when we need them and holidays are a perfect time to say thank you! Rest assured they will be on call on Halloween.
If you don't want to cook, what about pumpkin posies? Just add a few flowers to one of those minature pumpkins, some grenery, even a cinammon stick or some rosemary and it's sure to put a smile on someone's face.

Halloween Hotdogs-Mummies
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2 1/2 slices American cheese, quartered (2.5 oz)
10 large hot dogs
Cooking spray
Mustard or ketchup, if desired
Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough; separate at perforations, creating 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal. Slice cheese slices into quarters (1/2 slice cheese, cut in half). Wrap 4 pieces of dough around each hot dog and 1/4 slice of cheese to look like "bandages," stretching dough slightly to completely cover hot dog. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate "bandages" so hot dog shows through for "face." On ungreased large cookie sheet, place wrapped hot dogs (cheese side down); spray dough lightly with cooking spray. Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot. With mustard, draw features on "face."

Halloween Pizza – Spider Webs
1 pkg (10 oz) prebaked mini 8-in pizza crusts (such as Boboli)
1/3 cup pizza sauce
2 (1 oz each) mozzarella string cheese
3 large pitted black olives
Heat oven to 450°F. Place crusts on a baking sheet; top with sauce. Pull cheese into thin strips; place on pizzas in the shape of a web. Bake pizza for 8 to 10 minutes until cheese melts. Cool 3 minutes. Cut off one end of 2 olives for spider heads. Halve remaining olives lengthwise. Use one half for body; cut remaining pieces into strips for legs. Assemble spider on each pizza.

Halloween Hats – Witches Hats
32 Hershey's® Kisses® milk chocolates, unwrapped
1 package (11 1/2 ounces) fudge-striped shortbread cookies (32)
1 tube (4.25 ounces) orange or red decorating icing
Attach 1 chocolate candy to chocolate bottom of each cookie, using decorating icing.
Pipe decorating icing around base of milk chocolate candy.

Halloween Chocolate – Mud Pumpkins
½ cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons softened butter
¼ tsp vanilla
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
8 ounces chocolate-flavored confectioners' coating
Mix peanut butter and butter and add vanilla. Gradually add sugar stirring until well blended. Shape into one-inch balls. Place them on wax paper. Melt confectioners' coating and stir. Dip balls into coating letting excess drip off. Place candy on wax paper and allow chocolate to chill. Use white coating on some and add orange coloring so white for coating or decorating. You can simply swirl icing for decorations or you can turn them into mud pumpkins by decorating with jack o’latern faces. Package individually in cellophane bags for gifts for your favorite trick or treaters.


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41 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

I can't stop when I watch chocolates.

~JarieLyn~ said...

This is such a cute mosaic. I love the little hot dog mummies and the witch hats. These are clever little ideas and they look mummyliscious.

Carletta said...

Such cute ideas!
I was always looking for things like this when my kids were in elementary school - all grown now. I love the shortbread hats. I might do those for my two little neighbors. :)
Have a Mellow Yellow Monday!

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

fun ideas! Thanks for sharing.

fickleinpink said...

that's too cute to eat!

happy MYM! come and visit my MYM if you have the time!


xoxo

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

The witch's hats and the mummys are my favorite I think! Might have to make a batch of both. Really cute!

Gaston Studio said...

Love those little witch's hats with the Hershey Kisses and the pumpkin posies; both great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

Lori E said...

I have bought those little pumpkin flower arrangements before. So cute.

Mumzie said...

Oh, I love those witches hats! I'm going to try them out. Thanks, Mumzie :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

This is so cute, Libby! My grandson would love helping me make these goodies! And the pumpkin posies are such a great idea! Thanks! Happy week!...Debbie

Kathy said...

What cute treats - thanks so much for the directions! A really cute mosaic too!
Kathy

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Lovely mosaic & am sure it will true treat for kids... Spider web looks amazing!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Libby those witches hats are so cute and easy lookin even for me to make ha ha!! May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sharon said...

Great mosaic and what a delightful time the kids would have with all your cute goodies. I love your sous chef!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Libby! You've certainly covered a lot of territory with your post! Cute Halloween treats mosaics! Those little witches' hats are just the cutest things!
Thanks for popping in to see me today.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;) Oh, and I'm twirling as fast as I can! :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Those treats are gorgeous! You're good!

Sue said...

Libby, Those are the most adorable little witch's hats and mummies. What kid wouldn't get the biggest kick out these treats? I'm sending a link to this post to my niece who has 2 darling boys who will squeal with delight when their mommy makes these!
hugs, Sue

Mary said...

Oh Libby, that's wonderful! What cute ideas! Thanks so much for sharing your talents at Mosaic Monday. :)

Kathleen said...

Cute ideas, Libby..my little gkids will love the mummies for sure!

Kathy said...

Oh Libby...great foodie ideas for the season...Love the mummies ...I'll bring the Grands here...they'll love it, a fun post, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Morni9ngs...

Kara said...

Great ideas! LOVE the pumpkin posies!

SnoWhite said...

love the spider web wheels!

Bama Belle said...

OH MUMMY DOGS are an annual fave here at the plantation! They always turn out so cute and taste so yummy! Have a good one

heartnsoulcooking said...

What cute ideas. THANKS!!! for sharing them with me. Geri

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Thanks for all the fun Halloween ideas.

shopannies said...

thanks for all the wonderful holiday treat recipes

Brenda said...

Those are really cute ideas, I especially like the mummy and the witches hats

darnold23 said...

These look like so much fun. Thanks for the ideas. I would love for you to link up to Crock Pot Wednesday at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. Mister Linky is ready for your favorite slow cooker recipe. Come check it out. Thanks. Debbie

Cole said...

Fast and easy ideas! Awesome!

bikim said...

Love your recipes on halloween! we do not have that tradition, but i'll try your recipes for sure! they look so tasty. thanks for your visit and lovely comment on my blog. i've added you to my blog favourite list, ok?! have a sweet day,
Rosa

sherri said...

Wonderful ideas. My niece will love the mummies!

Knitty said...

Such fun and simple goodies to make! Thanks for showing them and providing directions. :)

gina said...

Love all the treats. I have made Pilgram hats that are similiar to witches hats but use a marshmellow instead of a kiss.

Patti said...

Very clever ideas...love the pizza!! and will certainly try it!

Miss Janice said...

Love the witches' hats!

BrnEyedGal said...

I have a six year old who would love ALL of these great ideas... SO FUN!!
Im making the mummies and pizzas too! Thanks for the recipes Libby!!!

Hope you just have a wonderful day... :)

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Wow,everything looks fabulous! I love that tableware, too!

Jane

Michael Lee West said...

These are TOO adorable! I'm going to make the "bandages" for Bandwith today. He's sick w/ all the symptoms of H1N1 but his swab test was negative. He may perk up with these goodies!

Donna said...

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thinking about you and your family always, but especially these last couple of years...
Love,
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