halloween baking


The girls and I got together on Saturday afternoon for a Halloween baking bee... working in pairs, we prepared six delicious, creepy treats to take home for some spooky entertaining. If you couldn't make it, here are the recipes:


My favourite of all the Halloween treats, there is nothing tastier than a fresh batch of armpit hair plucked from the drain. 

Break apart three large shredded wheat bundles into long strands so they have the appearance of hair, and set aside.

In a medium sized heavy saucepan, combine 3 tablespoons honey with 1 tablespoon light brown sugar and 6 ounces of chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons butter or margarine. Gently stir over medium heat until mixture is glossy and smooth.

Remove from heat and gently stir in the shredded wheat.  When thoroughly coated, scoop onto a waxed paper lined sheet in small, equal portions. Set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to set. Before serving, you can shake a little "talcum powder" (confectioner's sugar) on them to freshen them up!


These are so easy and quick, I made them last year too... simply poke mini marshmallows on either end of a lollipop stick. Over a double boiler or in a microwave, melt butterscotch chips until smooth (or you can use peanut-butter flavoured Wilton candy melts). Gently dip each end of the "swab" in the melted candy and lay to set on waxed paper. Do not refrigerate.

These are always a hit!


These scab-filled treats are a cut above the rest!  Simply cut graham crackers in half horizontally to resemble a rectangular Band-Aid. Cut jumbo marshmallows into four slices and trim the edges to square them off.  On each piece of marshmallow, place a torn bit of strawberry fruit roll-up to the sticky side.

In a microwave, warm a little milk (about 6 tablespoons) and add 2 tsp vanilla or orange extract. Mix in approximately 2 cups confectioner's sugar to the warm milk until it is smooth and lump-free. Add food colour (red and yellow, or a gentle pink) to resemble a fleshy bandage tone. Spread this mixture on the top of each halved graham cracker and place the scabby marshmallow in the middle.

We embellished the scab pad by adding a dab of Wilton Halloween-green candy melts to the scab area for "pus." Everybody say... ewwwww.


My booger bits are simply delicious! They are crusty and sweet.

In a large mixing bowl, combine one 14 - 0z sweetened condensed milk with 5 cups finely flaked coconut, 1/3 cup Jell-O lime gelatin (in its powdered form), 1 cup finely ground almonds, and 1 tsp almond extract. Mix well with and cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for about one hour.

Scoop out by tiny bits and form into odd shapes and balls. Make sure all sizes and shapes are different, just as each and every booger is special and unique.

Pour the remainder of your lime Jell-O package in a bowl and lightly roll each booger in the powder to finish it... the boogers will get a nice crust and take on a neat lime shade. Place on waxed paper and return to the refrigerator for an hour before serving.


We also dipped Halloween Oreos in black Wilton candy melts and sprinkled them... we decorated pretzel twists the same way. These goodies are for those who are too squeamish for our other goodies.



I gathered my share of the goodies on a tray and bundled it closed with some CAUTION tape from Dollarama. I left a set of recipes for the Home Economics teacher who graciously agreed to allow us to meet in her lab for the afternoon... think she'll find any takers?

ANNOUNCEMENT

Just a little hint: Monday evening registration will open here for the Christmas Charm Bracelet Swap. I will be setting it up all day in two rounds and will open a third if the first two fill. First come, first served. Be here, or be square. 

27 comments:

jkddz said...

What a great afternoon =)
After making up 2 trays for friends and the kids insisting their friends to enjoy some used Band-Aids or some of their green boogers... we are down to 3 Earwax swabs!!
they were a HIT!

and thanks for the treats for the kids! can't wait till we have the popcorn!

Johnny Love said...

Great stuff! Happy Halloween!

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

Dude, seriously, that is so SICK! The kids are going to LOVE this!!

Heather@PixieDust said...

those are awesome!! the earwax is my favorite, and the hairballs look both disgusting and delicious.

Jerri-Lea said...

Thanks for the afternoon! There were many "eewwww" and "I'm not eating that" at our party yesterday. CJ was happy to try them all!

SimplyTara said...

such great ideas!
xo
www.coquettishfacade.blogspot.com

bluemuf said...

What a fun afternoon. Your awsome treats turned out great.

Karen

Chrissy said...

these all look really yummy...then i read the names and now my tummy hurts. great diet plan, put gross names on yummy food!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesomely cute and gross at the same time! You did it again.

Janie's World said...

This is a fantastic idea and all the snacks were so creative!

SandraD said...

Looks like you had a very fun afternoon! Thanks for sharing the recipes.

Tracy said...

chocolate armpit hair...hahahahahahahahaha!

Megan said...

Love it all but the arm pit hair and the Q-tips are my favorite. Pretty gross! LOL :)

Megan said...

Love it all but the arm pit hair and the Q-tips are my favorite. Pretty gross! LOL :)

Sue said...

I LOVE your crazy Halloween food items!!! The Q tips and hair are so coooool!

ChaChaneen said...

The earwax is so fun, makes me laugh just looking at them!

By the way, did you already do the Halloween charm bracelet giveaway and I missed it? I checked both posts to see who the winner was and didn't see anything? Or will it be announced this weekend for Halloween?

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

You are SOOO creative! I love the earwax. So fun and gross! I'll be linking.

Doreen said...

Oh sweet Saucy! I lurve you for this post!!!! I am SO going to be a hit at a Halloween party this weekend. I was going to make the earwax, and now am also going to do the armpit hair and boogers!!!! Thanks! YOU ROCK!!!!!

Angela said...

Thank you, my dear, they are wonderfully freaky!

Angela

Katherine Marie! said...

Seriously gross, delightful and fun!!!!!

The ear wax is my FAVORITE!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

The ear wax is still my favorite. Like how you wrapped it up!

jojoebi said...

disgusting! I am looking for some side dishes to go with my severed fingers and eyeballs for a wee gathering on the 31st, some of these ideas would be perfect. Thanks.

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

What a super cute idea! I wished my daughter's school would allow me to bake something.

Thanks for sharing!
Kate

oneordinaryday said...

Totally gross, but also totally awesome. Very creative!

Scrapporreia (Linda) said...

OMGosh... so cute! I was just searching the web for new and different ideas. I am so gonna copy you. thanks

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Megan said...

Love the ideas, can't wait to try some of them this year