Fun Halloween recipes for children & adults

- Halloween recipes
Chef Elizabeth Stone, SilverStone Events in Houston, Texas

Mummy Hot Dogs
Serves 10

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 10 large hot dogs
  • Cooking spray
  • Yellow Mustard

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough and separate at perforations, creating 4 rectangles. Press together to seal and make a rectangle. Use a knife and cut the rectangles lengthwise into 10 pieces. 
  2. Wrap 4 pieces of dough around each hot dog to look like "bandages." Stretch dough slightly to completely cover hot dog. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate "bandages" so hot dog shows through for "face."
  3. On ungreased large cookie sheet, place wrapped hot dogs spray dough lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot.
  5. With mustard, draw features on "face."

Marshmallow Monsters
Makes 12 Monsters

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white frosting
  • Food coloring gel or paste, (several colors and black gel stick)
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 red Fruit Roll-Up

Directions

  1. Spoon 1 tablespoon frosting over each marshmallow to coat.
  2. Use black gel for mouths and centers of eyes.
  3. Cut fruit snack to use for hair.

Ghost Strawberries
Makes 12 Ghosts

Ingredients

  • 1 cups white chocolate bark or candy melt
  • 12 strawberries
  • 36 mini chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Melt white chocolate bark or candy melt according to package instructions. 
  2. Allow to cool slightly. 
  3. Dip Strawberry into chocolate and cover completely except for stem and place on cookie sheet to dry. 
  4. Once slightly dried, all mini chocolate chips for eyes and mouth. 

Witch’s Hat Chocolate Cookies
Make 40 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Favorite Chocolate Cookie Mix, plus ingredients on box
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • Food coloring gel or paste, (orange, purple and green) Assorted candy sprinkles, if desired
  • 48 Chocolate Kisses, unwrapped

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  Make cookies according to package instructions. Allow cookies to cool before icing. 
  2. In three separate bowls, place a small amount of icing. Tint frosting as desired with food colors.
  3. Place frosting in small resealable food-storage plastic bags or disposable decorating bags. Cut off tip of each bag to make 1/4-inch opening. Pipe a circle around the edge of the cookie and a large dollop slightly larger than the chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie. Sprinkle frosting with candy sprinkles.
  4. Press 1 milk chocolate candy into frosting on each cookie.

Peanut Butter Cookie Spiders
Make 36 Spiders

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Favorite Chocolate Cookie Mix, plus ingredients on box
  • 36 chewy caramels in milk chocolate
  • Black string licorice
  • 72 miniature m&m’s
  • Black decorating gel

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Make cookies according to package instructions. Allow cookies to cool before icing. 
  2. When removed from oven, immediately press one chewy caramel in center of each cookie. Allow cookies to cool. 
  3. Cut licorice into 8 (2-inch) pieces for each spider. Attach legs by sticking into chewy caramel. Use m&m’s for eyes and black gel to make pupils in eyes.

Halloween Cheese Toast Mummies
Make 8 Mummies

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of white bread
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp of milk
  • ½ tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 16 slices of Roma tomatoes
  • 12 slices of bacon, cooked crispy
  • Sliced black olives
  • String cheese

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  Place slices of bread on an ungreased baking sheet. 
  2. In a small bowl, combine cheese, milk and Worcestershire Sauce. Spread a generous amount over each piece of bread. Toast in oven until cheese is melted. 
  3. Place 4 slices of tomato on each piece of bread and 3 slices of bacon. Place pieces of string cheese on top of bacon to look like a mummy. 
  4. Return to oven for 2-to-3 minutes until string cheese is melted. Remove from oven and cut each piece of toast in half. Place two slices of black olives on each half to create eyes.

Bedeviled Eggs
Makes 12 Devils

Ingredients

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1 avocado, peeled and seeded
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • ½ tsp Sriracha
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP minced cilantro
  • 12 thin red bell pepper strips

Directions

  1. Cut the hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise, remove the yolks and place the yolks in a medium bowl.
  2. Mix yolks and avocado with a fork until fairly smooth. Add the lime juice, Sriracha and salt, and mix well. 
  3. Fold in the cilantro. 
  4. Spoon the mixture into the egg white halves. 
  5. Use two bell pepper strips to create the horns.   

“Franken” Brownies
Makes 12 Frankensteins

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Favorite Brownie Mix, plus ingredients on box
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • Food coloring gel or paste, (orange, purple and green) Miniature m&m’s Black decorating gel
  • 24 candy corn

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F and make brownies according to instructions on the box. Allow to completely cool. 
  2. Cut into brownies that are 2 ½”by 2 ½”. 
  3. Divide frosting between 2 small bowls. Make on green and one purple icing. 
  4. Frost 6 brownies with about 1 tablespoon green frosting and 6 brownies with purple. 
  5. Decorate each brownie with 2 candy corns for neck "bolts" and 2 candy eyeballs. Use decorating gel to draw mouth and hair.

Fire-breathing Dragon
Makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • Ground pink peppercorns and Red Sugar mixed, for rim
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • 1/2 ounce Pom
  • 1/2 ounce raspberry puree
  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 2 raspberries for garnish

Directions

  1. Mix together the honey and Sriracha in a small bowl. 
  2. Dip the rim of a cocktail glass in Sriracha honey and then pink peppercorn and red sugar dust.
  3. Combine all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.
  4. Strain into the cocktail glass rimmed with pink peppercorns.
  5. Garnish with raspberries.

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