Updated: Nov 3
Now that it's October, Halloween is coming and it's coming up fast! Get ready this Halloween with fun treats and snacks. Here are ingredients needed to make some of these fun, easy, and tasty recipes to celebrate the falls sweetest holiday:
Halloween Pinwheel Sugar Cookies:
3 cups of all purpose flour.
1 tablespoon of baking powder.
½ tablespoon of salt.
1 cup of butter at room temperature.
1 ½ cups of granulated salt.
Orange, black, and green gel food coloring.
Halloween themed sprinkles.
To start, combine and mix flour, salt, and baking powder into a bowl and set aside. In a separate large mixer bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar until it's smooth. Once smooth, add eggs, vanilla, and beat well.
Next, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture a little at a time. Mix until the dough becomes smooth and the flour is completely incorporated. After that, separate your dough into two equal parts. Color one portion of the dough black and the other orange (or green). Make sure to clean the bowl and beater used between each color to avoid mixing them together.
Once the dough is to the preferred color, mold it into a ball, then flatten into a patty. Reshape the edges to form a rectangle. Wrap each flattened rectangle in plastic and let the dough sit in the refrigerator for one to two hours so it can become firm.
After chilling, roll out each ball of dough to be about ⅛ to ¼ thick and stack them on top of one another. One can trim the edges with a pizza cutter to have nice, straight edges. Then, roll the dough into a log, wrap in plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Brush the outside of the dough with water and press sprinkles into the outside of the dough log.
Remove the dough log from the fridge and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the log of dough into ¼ to ½ inch thick cookies and place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Lastly, bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Colorful Halloween Ice Cream:
2 cups of heavy cream.
14 oz of sweetened condensed milk.
½ cup of white cake mix.
½ tablespoon of food dye.
¼ tablespoon of Halloween sprinkles.
Begin by mixing the cream and condensed milk together, then add the cake mix. Next, divide the ice cream mixture into four containers and add different colors of gel food dye to each one. You can then pour the mixtures into a loaf pan and add sprinkles on top. This no churn ice cream takes about 4 hours to set. One can make it ahead of time and leave it in the freezer until ready to serve.
Halloween Orange Sherbet Punch:
1 ½ cups of orange sherbert.
1 liter of orange soda.
16 ounces of orange juice.
First, add orange juice to a punch bowl or large bowl. Pour in orange soda and ice. Stir well until all contents are combined. After, add scoops of orange sherbert to the punch and also mix well. Pour the final orange sherbert punch into glasses and serve immediately for best flavor.
Wicked Toffee Apples:
8-10 medium sized apples.
3 cups of sugar.
½ cup of light corn syrup.
1 cup of water.
First, remove the stems from the apples and skewer the apples. In a saucepan on high heat, add sugar, water, and light corn syrup. Continue to stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a boil until it reaches 300 degrees (use a cooking thermometer to tell). Then, remove from heat and add in ½ teaspoon of cinnamon flavored oil and ¼ tablespoon of red food coloring.
Dip apples into the red syrup one at a time and let sit on a greased baking sheet for about 10 minutes to cool. Next, add black food coloring to the red syrup. If the red syrup has thickened, briefly reheat. One at a time, dip apples into the black syrup and transfer to a greased baking sheet to cool for 10 minutes.