Halloween is in 22 Days!
I don’t know about you guys but my Facebook feed is filled to the brim with fantasy football posts, random Rah! Rah! my team is awesome, and the ever present sporadic deflate-gate post.
Everyone loves Halloween. Ok, maybe not everyone, but all the cool kids do.
I personally LOVE Halloween. It is a great excuse for me to decorate my house in ridiculously creepy ways, and make awesome weird looking foods.
With that I bring to you my top 3 EASY recipes that I love to make for Halloween.
Rice Cereal pumpkins
Peanut Butter Eyeballs
Red Eye Martini
Rice Cereal Pumpkins
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 10-oz. package marshmallows
1 tsp. yellow food coloring
½ tsp. red food coloring
6 cups Rice Cereal
1 green Twizzlers, cut into 10 (½-inch) pieces
Melt butter in a large pot with food coloring
Add Marshmallows and stir until melted
Stir in Rice Cereal until everything is thoroughly combined.
This step is important: grease hands liberally with vegetable shortening. I cannot express how important this is to avoid the misery of things stuck to your fingers.
Roll balls into small apple size.
Push one piece of green twizzler into the top.
Place into an airtight container for storage.
Peanut Butter Eyeballs
2 Cups Confectioners’ sugar, divided
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 lb or 8 oz. whit candy coating, chopped coarsely
24 brown Reese’s pieces or Brown M&M’s(feel free to experiment with colored M&M’s or by placing gummy lifesavers around the “pupils”)
1 TBSP water
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
Combine 1 C. confectioners sugar, peanut butter, and butter. Lubricate your hands with vegetable shortening so you aren’t miserable while you roll the mixture into 1 in. balls.
Place onto a baking sheet and put into freezer for 10-15 minutes.Place all candy coating into a glass bowl and heat until melted smooth. Do this in 30-45 second intervals. Do NOT try to melt it all at once. It will end badly.
Use a toothpick to dip each eyeball into the melted white candy coating then place onto another making sheet covered with a sheet of waxpaper.
Once covered place back into the freezer for 20 min.
In a small bowl, combine the water, food coloring and remaining confectioners’ sugar.
Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe wavy lines downward from pupil, creating the look of bloodshot eyes. Store in an airtight container.
These are soooo tasty and if you are handy with a toothpick you can make even finer lines and make them much more realistic.
Red Eye Cosmopolitan
1/2 oz Fresh lime juice,
1 oz Cranberry juice,
1/2 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec,
1 1/2 oz Vodka
garnish with a blueberry inserted into lychee fruit(available in most international Aisles of your local megamart)on a stick.
And there you have it. My top three EASY and fun Halloween treats to make. Feel free to comment about how your version went and I would love to see your pictures on the Eatdrinkandbegeeky Facebook page.
Now that I have more time on my hands, (thank heavens for unemployment) I will be able to post more often. I intend to do a whole series throughout the month of October of spooky, tasty, and geeky treats.