Halloween IV

Halloweeen 4





Chocolate Covered Mice Pus Covered Popcorn Cake
Day Old Bathwater Vomit Piles
Spider Webs Witch’s Hat
Old Skeleton Bones Mummy Wraps
Constricting Boa Bites Surprise Witches Hats


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Chocolate Covered Mice

4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
1/3-cup sour cream
1 cup finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies
1/3 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
1/3-cup confectioners’ sugar
24 silver dragees decorating candy
1/4 cup sliced almonds
 12 long red vine licorice


1. Melt the chocolate, and combine with sour cream. Stir in 1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until firm.
2. Roll by level tablespoonfuls into balls. Mold to a slight point at one end (the nose).
3.   Roll dough in confectioner’s sugar (for white mice), or in chocolate wafer crumbs (for dark   mice). On each mouse, place dragees in appropriate spot for eyes, almond slices for ears, and a licorice string for the tail.
4. Refrigerate for at least two hours until firm.

Day Old Bathwater

12 oz Can frozen lemonade
12 oz Can frozen pink lemonade
12 oz Can frozen limeade
1/2 gal Rainbow sherbet

About 45 minutes before serving time, set cans of lemon and limeade and the container of sherbet out to thaw. After 15 minutes, scoop out half of the sherbet’s containers contents and stir it into a brownish color. Place the remaining sherbet back in container.

Prepare lemon and limeades according to the package directions and pour into the punch bowl.

Carefully float spoonfuls of the brown blended sherbet on top of the lemonade mixture, spreading it around to look like dirty brown suds. Do not stir. Use a ladle to serve punch in cups.

Serves about 30 dirty, non-bathing buddies.

Sicko serving suggestion: Float a handful of green, yellow and white tiny after dinner mints (tiny bars of soap), on top of your scummy punch.

Spider Webs

Makes 8


9 strands of 38-inch black lace licorice
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, melted and slightly cooled


1. For each web, cut two pieces of licorice 5 inches long and eight pieces 3 inches long; set aside. Cut parchment paper into eight 6 -inch squares.

2. On a clean work surface, lay out the parchment squares. In the middle of each square, cross the two 5-inch pieces of licorice to make an X. Place the two 3-inch pieces of licorice in each of the four sections so they meet in the center of the X.

3. Fill a 10-inch pastry bag, fitted with a #3 plain tip, with chocolate. Pipe a small amount of chocolate into the center of each web. Pipe a circle of the chocolate around it, 1/2 inch from the center and over the licorice, in the shape of a web; make about 3 or 4 concentric circles on each web. Let the chocolate harden, 45 to 60 minutes, before peeling off the parchment paper. Store in a cool place for up to 2 days.

Old Skeleton Bones

2-1/2 cups coarsely crushed blue corn chips
1-cup corn nuts
1-cup raisins
1-cup pretzel sticks
1-cup potato sticks
1 cup Cheetos
1/2 c. shelled pistachio nuts

In a large serving bowl toss together all listed ingredients.  Store in airtight container in a cool, dry place up to 2 weeks.

Constricting Boa Bites

3 16 oz loaves of frozen white bread dough
6 Tbsps brown mustard
1 pound thinly sliced cooked ham
12 oz thinly sliced salami
3 cups shredded cheese combination of diff. cheeses
3 egg yolks
1 tsp water for each-green, red and yellow food coloring
3 Tbsp grated cheese
2 whole cloves
2 small green olives
1 bottled sweet red pepper
Line 3 baking sheets with greased foil, set aside.  To make a snake section, on a lightly floured surface, roll a loaf of dough into a 26X6 inch rectangle.  Lightly brush 2 Tbsp mustard to within one inch of the edges of the dough.  Layer one third of the ham, and one third of the salami over the mustard.  Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese over the ham and salami.  Brush edges of dough with water.  Starting from a long side, roll up tightly into a spiral, seal seam.  Shaped dough on a prepared baking sheet into an S shape.

For green egg wash, combine 1 of the egg yolks, 1 tsp of the water and several drop of the green food coloring.  Repeat to make and yellow egg wash.  Using a small brush, paint on stripes of colored egg washes across loaf.

Cover and let rise in a warm place about 20 minutes or until nearly double.  Sprinkle top with 1 Tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese.  While one snake section rises, repeat to make two more sections.  Taper one end of two of loaves to a rounded point to form a head and tail.  Insert cloves at one of these ends for nostrils.

Preheat oven to 375º Bake in preheated oven for 25/30 minutes or until bottom of loaves are golden brown.  Remove from baking sheets, cool slightly on wire racks.Use toothpicks to insert olives above the cloves for eyes.  Place roast pepper strip in front of the head for forked tongue.  Assemble the snake portions.  Slice and serve warm.  Makes 24.

Pus Covered Popcorn Cake

Makes 1 -10 inch bundt cake

18 cups popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups gumdrops
1-cup whole peanuts
1 (10.5 ounce) package miniature
1/2-cup butter


Butter one 10-inch tube or bundt pan.  Toss the popcorn with the gumdrops and cashews.   Melt the marshmallows with the butter or margarine. Pour over the popcorn mixture and mix well. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Butter hands before pressing firmly into pan. Chill and remove from pan.

Vomit Piles

 vomit  1/2-cup milk
1 stick margarine
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 c. sugar
1/2-cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. oatmealCombine first four ingredients.  Cook on medium heat until boiling.  Rolling boil for 1 – 1 & 1/2 min.  Remove from heat and mix vanilla and peanut butter.  Mix well.  Pour over oatmeal in a large bowl.  Mix quickly in a large bowl.   Spoon out onto wax paper.  Let cool for 10 minutes.

Witch’s Hat
6 Tbsp butter
8 cups small marshmallows or 80 large marshmallows
12 cups cocoa-flavored crispy rice cereal
1 (15 inch) Styrofoam cone
Orange frostings
Halloween decorations as desired

1.  Melt butter in a large pot over heat.  Add marshmallows, and stir until melted.  Add cereal and turn off heat.  Stir until combined.

2.  Spray nonstick spray on countertop and turn out cereal mixture onto sprayed countertop.  Grease a 9-inch round cake pan.  Press some of the cereal mixture into the cake pan.  Press some of the cereal mixture into the cake pan to form a circle for the base of the hat.  Remove the base from the cake pan and place on serving platter.

3.  Take Styrofoam cone and cover with plastic wrap.  Place Styrofoam cone on the base.  With your hands, flatten a handful of cereal mixture into a rectangle and wrap it around the base of the cone.  Repeat, coating the cone with the remaining cereal mixture, working from the bottom up.  Allow each section to cool and stiffen a bit so that is can support the next row of cereal mixture.

4.  Spread or pipe a strip or two of orange frosting around the base of the cone to form the ribbon around the hat.  Use the black frosting to form the buckle or to form spiders, etc.  Decorate as desired.

Mummy Wraps

1 – 11oz. Package bread sticks
12 jumbo hot dogs
Colored ketchup

Preheat oven to 375.  Unwrap bread sticks.  Stretch each bread stick to 12 inches.  Wrap a bread stick around each hot dog, letting the dog show slightly through dough.

Bake in a preheated oven about 12 minutes or until bread sticks are golden brown.  Serve with ketchup or mustard faces.

Surprise Witches Hats

Canned Chocolate frosting
Chocolate ice cream cones
Candy corn or other assorted small candies
Chocolate cookies (2-3 inches in diameter)

Fill small re-sealable plastic bags with some of the chocolate frosting, seal bag.  Snip off one small corner from bag.  Fill bag with more frosting as necessary.  Invert each ice cream cone and fill with candy corn or small candy surprises.  Pipe some frosting along edge of cone.  Press a cookie against frosting.  Carefully place, right side up, on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.

Use additional frosting to attach small candies around edge of cone.  If desired, on sugared waxed paper, roll out gumdrops to 1/8-inch thickness.  Cut into 1/4 strips.  Press green strips around brim of hat and cut smaller pieces from yellow strips to make a buckle; press onto hat.


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