Spooky Snack Recipes

Scare up some Halloween fun with these tricks and treats.

Category:
Halloween
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1. Bat Wings Cheese Balls Mix 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 1 cup shredded cheddar, 1/4 cup salsa and 1/4 teaspoon chili powder; season with salt and pepper. Chill until firm, 1 hour. Roll into 1-inch balls (about 18), then roll in crushed black-bean or blue-corn chips. Insert whole chips for wings; decorate with sour cream and diced pimientos for eyes.

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2. Bloody Milkshakes Pipe red gel icing around the edge of small glasses; place in the freezer. Blend 1 pint vanilla ice cream with 1/4 cup milk in a blender; pour into the prepared glasses.

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3. Dug-Up Pretzel Bones Skewer mini marshmallows on each end of 1 cup thin pretzel sticks. Dip in 12 ounces melted white candy melts; remove to a parchment-lined baking sheet with a fork. Let set. Toss with crumbled chocolate cookies for dirt.

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4. Devilish Eggs Hard-boil 12 eggs; peel. Slice off the top quarter of each and trim the bottoms so they sit upright. Scoop out the yolks; mash with 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 2 teaspoons each hot paprika, hot sauce and mustard. Season with salt. Spoon into the egg whites; dust with more paprika and decorate with sliced red bell pepper for horns.

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5. Pizza Mummies Toast white sandwich bread; spread with marinara sauce. Top with thin strips of mozzarella for gauze and sliced black olives for eyes. Broil until the cheese melts slightly.

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6. Jack-o'-Lantern Bean Dip Use a paring knife to cut off the top and core a large orange bell pepper, then carve a jack-o'-lantern face. Puree one 15-ounce can drained black beans, 1/4 cup canned fire-roasted tomatoes, 1 tablespoon each hot sauce and vegetable oil and 1 teaspoon ground cumin; season with salt. Spoon into the pepper.

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7. Ghost Toasts Cut out a ghost shape from white sandwich bread with a 3-inch cookie cutter. Toast in a buttered nonstick skillet over medium heat until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and add 1 lightly beaten egg white to the hole. Cover and cook until the egg white sets and the bread is golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Decorate with hot sauce for eyes.

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8. Meringue Skulls Beat 3 egg whites with 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar with a mixer on medium speed until foamy. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup sugar; beat until thick and glossy. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Remove 1/4 cup meringue; tint with black gel food coloring. Transfer the white meringue to a piping bag with a large round tip. Pipe 3-inch skulls (8 to 10) onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Pipe on the black meringue with a small round tip for faces. Bake at 250 degrees F until crisp, 1 1/2 to 2 hours; cool.

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9. Eyeball Gelatin Drain a can of lychees in syrup; stuff each with a blackberry. Put 1 or 2 in small glasses. Prepare a box of red gelatin as directed and divide among the glasses. Chill until set.

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10. Buggy Waffle Cookies Sandwich dulce de leche between Italian waffle cookies. Attach pecans with chocolate frosting for bugs; pipe lines of frosting for legs and antennae.