Recipe : Halloween Treats

Taking your party treats to the next level this Halloween doesn't have to be scary - although scary is always a plus around this time of year. These "ghoul"-proof recipes are so spooky-delicious, your family & friends will freak! 

Mummy Baked Brie

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350°. Thaw puff pastry and cut into an 8 inch square and set aside. Spread the raspberry preserves on top of the brie. Place the brie on the puff pastry square, jam side down. Wrap the puff pastry completely around the brie and seal with water. Flip it back over (so the seam is hidden) and place on a baking sheet. Cut the extra puff pastry into 1/4 inch strips, moisten them with water, and place on top to resemble a mummy. Brush the whole thing with egg wash and bake until golden brown (about 20-25 minutes). 

Ingredients

1 lb brie
1/4 cup raspberry preserves
1 package on puff pastry
1 egg for egg wash
Fresh grapes or raspberries for eyes

 

 

Beetlejuice shrimp Cocktail

Directions

Place the raw shrimp on skewers to prevent curling while cooking - we want them as finger-like as possible! Combine 2 quarts of water, bay leaf, peppercorns, salt, bay seasoning, and lemon to a large pot and bring to a boil. Add in the shrimp (still on the skewers) and cook for 4-6 minutes, stirring constantly. Cook until pink and firm to the touch. Serve with cocktail sauce and lemon slices for garnish! 

Ingredients

20 raw jumbo shrimp
1 bay leaf
10-15 black peppercorns
6 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp bay seasoning
1/2 lemon
Cocktail sauce

 

Zombie Finger Cookies

Directions

In a large bowl mix the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla with a spoon. Stir in flour 1/2 cup at a time. If the dough starts to crumble, mix in an additional 1-2 tbsp of softened butter or margarine. Roll the dough 1/2 thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut it into small, long rectangles (slightly larger than finger-size). Shape them into fingers, using your own as reference. Place the cookies about 1/2 apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press a sliced almond as a fingernail. Use a toothpick to add wrinkles and knuckle details. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until they are set and the bottoms are light golden brown. Immediately place the cookies on a wire cooling rack and dust the knuckles with a little cocoa powder for a zombie look. Let cool for 30 minutes before enjoying. 

Ingredients

1 cup of softened butter or margarine
3/4 cup of powdered sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
Sliced almonds
Cocoa powder