Halloween is Oct 31 which is a Thursday this year. People have already started celebrating Halloween by going to spooky haunted houses, hosting Halloween parties and dressing up in Halloween costumes. Here are a few ideas to transform easy to make, simple treats into Halloween spooky-treats!!!
1. Wrapped Mummies: This is a fairly easy treat which even the kids can make. All you need is some store bought crescent dough, a few big pretzel sticks and a little bit of imagination.
- 8 big pretzel sticks
- 1 can of Pillsbury crescent dough
Roll out the crescent dough on a floured surface and separate into eight crescent triangles . Place one pretzel stick on the left corner of a crescent triangle and wrap the dough around the stick such that it looks like a mummy. Make small holes for the eyes. Make mummies with the rest of the sticks and the dough. Bake the mummies in an oven at 300 degrees F for 10 minutes (color should be light gold but not brown). Serve after cooling.
2. Bloody entrails: My favorite treat during Halloween is not sweet but a spicy cutlet made of beets, carrots and peas. You can get the recipe at http://www.examiner.com/article/indian-food-inspired-goodies-for-halloween. All you need to do is cut the cutlets in half at the middle and serve with ketchup oozing from the cut. It would look pretty bloody and spooky!!!!
3. Googly eyes: Another favorite childhood treat is coconut laddoos. You can dress up the laddoos for Halloween by using some food color to make eerie eyeballs complete with black pupils and red blood vessels. Looks spectacularly spooky staring at the guests from dessert plates!!!! Get the recipe at http://www.examiner.com/article/googly-eyeballs-halloween-treat-from-coc...
4. Spider's web: Put a bowl of candy and watch the guests dip into it only to get trapped in a spider's web. Don't forget to spread some candy floss over the bowl's rim to make the web.