If you have not realized it yet but Halloween Celebrations one of my favorite times entertain. I don’t get into the scare tactics of the holiday but the Halloween Baking and candy aspect. If you have not seen my Halloween Recipe round-up you can find it here. Today I am going to share with your our Spooky Celebration we had using Mars Candy Bars and Hawaiian Punch. Both of the Halloween Treat recipes would be a great way to use up some of your kids loot, or left over candy.
To set the stage for our Spooky Celebration we made Spooky Punch featuring Hawaiian Punch 1 Gallon Fruit Juicy Red and 7UP! The Punch is nothing fancy, just add half of the Hawaiian Punch, Blood, and 1/2 of the 7 UP into a punch bowl. The fun comes with the decorations.
I filled a latex glove with water and froze it. I also added Gummy Worms to an ice-cube tray. I was probably too much in a rush with the Glove as when I was taking it apart a few fingers fell off.
Serve it in glasses with blood streaming down the sides. I mixed red food coloring with some Corn Syrup and dipped the tips of the glasses. Try to get the blood to drip inside the glass to avoid sticky hands. I also coated a little red sugar on some of the glasses.
Of course you need to SUCK YOUR BLOOD, so I hot glued some spiders on some and made some pom pom eye balls on the other. Just depends on your party guests. The 12 year old girls preferred the eye balls.
For a spooky snack we made MONSTER COOKIES. This is basically a sugar cookie that you adorn with your favorite candies. We used candies from Mixed Fun Size – 55 Piece 34.5oz Twix, Snickers, M&M plain and M&M peanut.
It took about 2 candy bars split in half or 1 bag of M&M’s to fill one of these gigantic cookies. Of course you can make them smaller but they would not be Monster Cookies then!! Don’t you just love Halloween Baking.
Fall means apples and apples means caramel covered apples. I set up a caramel Apple bar for the kids. Of course I ruined 2 batches of homemade caramel. (NOTE TO SELF: Do not try a new recipe technique when you are in a hurry) I then added too much water into the caramel squares in the bag since I was flustered and did not have much time to serve the guests.
The kids had a blast choosing candies from the Mixed Miniatures – 230 piece 67.85oz Milky Way, Twix, 3 Muskateers, and Snickers You would have thought they were in Willy Wonka’s House with all the sugar I provided these folks.
Even though the caramel was too runny they enjoyed their concoctions, they said they were healthy due to the apples.
So grab your candy early at Walmart and get your Spooky Celebration started with some great Halloween Candy Recipes. You can use this Coupon too.
What is your favorite MINATURE Candy?
- 1/2 cup unsalted softened butter
- 1/2 Cup shortening
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Various candies such as M&M's, Snickers, Twix Bars
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray or line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix butter and sugars for about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, mixing until well combined. Add in flour, baking soda and salt to bowl, and stir until combined.
- Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup of ice cream scoop, place balls of dough onto baking sheet. About 4 inches apart, these spread.
- Add your favorite candies on top.
- Bake 10-13 minutes. Check them on early end.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes on the pans then place on a cooling rack.
You can make smaller cookies and you can also mix in your candies before scooping them onto pan
Adapted from Better Homes and Garden for kids
Amount Per Serving Calories 421 Saturated Fat 8g Cholesterol 57mg Sodium 388mg Carbohydrates 55g Sugar 31g Protein 4g