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Halloween Treats

October 29, 2019 By Taina Laraba

· Holidays,Recipes

I think this is my favorite day of our countdown because I do love my sweets!

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Extra granulated sugar

Cookie Topping

  • 72 chocolate whopper balls
  • 72 candy eyes
  • Melting chocolate
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder until dough forms.

  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls then into the additional sugar. Put them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake 8-10 minutes until the edges are brown. Use a small spoon and indent the middle. Let cool on a cooling rack.

  • Once fully cooled. Pipe some chocolate dots in the middle of the cookie then stick the milk duds in. Use some for the candy eyes then draw legs coming out of the body.

  • Let harden and cool. Enjoy!

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Cream Cheese Layer:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper or foil and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.

For the Brownie Layer
  • In a medium bowl, add the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.

  • In a small bowl, add the eggs, oil, and vanilla. Mix with a fork until well combined.

  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula until just combined.

  • Reserve 1/4 cup of the batter for the swirls then pour the remaining batter into the prepared baking dish.

For the Cream Cheese Layer
  • In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, sugar, egg, & vanilla. Blend until smooth.

  • Add in the orange food coloring and stir to combine.

  • Gently spread the cream cheese layer on top of the brownie batter.

  • Drop tablespoons of the remaining brownie batter on top and gently swirl with a knife or skewer.

  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until set. Remove and let cool completely before slicing.

Taco Dip

  • 1 Can of Frito Lay Bean Dip (found in the chip aisle)
  • 1 C of Prepared Guacamole
  • 1 C of Sour Cream + 1/2 C for making the web.
  • 1 Pouch of Taco Seasoning
  • 8 to 10 Black Olives, reserve two to make the spider, dice or slice the rest
  • 1 C of Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tomato, Seeded and Dices
  • 1 C of Kale, shredded very thin.
  •  Use a 8″ plate for this recipe, begin by spreading the bean dip across the whole plate.
  • Next mix the 1 C of Sour Cream with the taco seasoning. Spread this sour cream in about a 2 inch ring around the outside of the plate.
  • On top of the beans and just in the center of the sour cream ring, spread the guacamole.
  • Next, take your 1/2 C of sour cream and put it into a ziploc bag all into one corner. Cut a very small piece off the corner and use the bag to draw the spider web on top of the guacamole.
  • Sprinkle the kale, cheese, tomato and olives on top of the sour cream.
  • To make your spider, place one whole black olive in the center of the web, then slice the other olive into 8 thin strips to make the legs.

Mummy Dogs

  • 1 can of crescent rolls
  • 10 - 12 hot dogs

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Unroll crescent roll and pinch together to form a sheet. (you can also find crescent rolls sheets.) With a knife or pizza cutter, cut the crescent rolls into strips. Wrap the crescent roll "bandages," around the hot dog stretching slightly to completely cover the hot dog. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate "bandages" so hot dog shows through for the "face." Place mummy dogs on a large baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown. Use mustard to make the eyes.

I hope all these rummy foods will come in handy when celebrating Halloween this year!

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