Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happy Halloween Party Food Recipes ( Candy Apples Recipes )

Guacamoldy Eyeballs

Setting your sights on a fright-filled party spread? Make sure these creepy peepers — which are egg whites filled with a tangy and tasty mix of avocado and creamy taco sauce — are included.


Saucy Spider with Hairy Leg Sticks

Spin a web of doughy deliciousness with this party-perfect Halloween appetizer. If you can't find pizza dough at your supermarket, try a local pizza parlor, which will likely sell you a fresh ball. For extra effect, sprinkle the legs with poppy seeds, in addition to Parmesan.


Candy Apples

Create a bewitching version of this beloved candy-coated treat by dipping small Red Delicious apples in a bright red syrup flavored with red cinnamon candies.

Create a bewitching version of this beloved candy-coated treat by dipping small Red Delicious apples in a bright red syrup flavored with red cinnamon candies.

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Nutritional Information
(per serving)
Calories 298
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 27mg
Total Carbohydrate 76g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars n/a
Protein 0
Calcium --
Jonny Valiant/Woman's Day
Serves: 12 Edit
Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Prep Time: 45 min
Ingredients
U.S. Metric Conversion chart
  • 12 very small Red Delicious apples (from bagged apples)
  • 12 (8-in. long) clean twigs, thin wooden dowels or candy sticks
  • 2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 cup(s) each light corn syrup and hot water
  • 1/2 cup(s) red cinnamon candies (like Red Hots)
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) liquid red food color

Directions
  1. Line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil or parchment paper.
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry apples; remove stems. Insert twigs firmly into stem ends.
  3. Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; stir until sugar dissolves. Attach a candy thermometer to side of pan. Continue to cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches 250°F (wipe down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush occasionally to prevent crystallization).
  4. When mixture reaches 250°F, add cinnamon candies and stir just to blend. Continue to cook until 300°F, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove syrup from heat and swirl in food color, tilting saucepan, until blended. Let mixture settle for a minute until bubbles slow down.
  5. Holding an apple by the twig and tilting pan, dip and swirl apple until coated. Lift apple and gently twirl over saucepan, letting excess drip back into pan. Place on prepared baking sheet, twig up. Repeat with remaining apples.
  6. Allow apples to stand at room temperature until candy coating hardens, about 1 hour. Candy apples can be made up to 1 day ahead and stored at room temperature.
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    Witch's Wicked Punch

    This frightfully refreshing concoction is made from lemon-lime seltzer and lime sherbet. Be sure to use a clear punch bowl to reveal the ghoulish beverage.


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Sunday, October 21, 2012

PUMPKIN PIE DIP

PUMPKIN PIE DIP

2 8 oz. packages cream cheese (softened)
4 cups powdered sugar
1 15 oz can of pumpkin
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2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground clove

Mix cream cheese & sugar until smooth. add pumpkin,cinnamon & ground clove. Mix until combined. Refrigerate! Serve with ginger snaps, vanilla wafers, or graham crackers!! Tastes just like PUMPKIN PIE!!!!