Trick or Treat! Give Us Something Good to Eat!

Where do fashionable ghosts shop for sheets?
Bootiques!

Twenty-somethings may not go trick or treating anymore, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some treats of our own!  Here are two festive recipes that are as delicious as they are adorable.  They’re perfect for Halloween parties or even to bring into work!

Rice Krispie Pumpkins

I haven’t made these pumpkins yet this year, so I’m using someone else’s photo (taken from yummly.com). Unfortunatly, everytime I’ve tried to draw faces on my pumpkins the gel frosting just gets drippy and gross looking. That’s why I didn’t include this step in my recipe!

I got this recipe from one of my co-workers a few years back (they’re a variation to this recipe on the Rice Krispies website, here). These are incredibly easy to make and have always been a big hit anywhere I’ve brought them.  My only suggestion is to wear gloves (the disposable food handling gloves like these) when you make them; the Rice Krispies can get a little sticky..and not for nothing, but it’s not very sanitary to be rolling food in between your hands before serving it to your friends!

Ingredients:

6 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal                    4 cups of Mini Marshmallows
3 tbs. Butter or Margarine                          Red and Yellow Food Coloring (to make Orange)
Small Tootsie Rolls (Cut in 1/2 horizontally)

Directions: 
1. Melt the butter and marshmallow in a large bowl in the microwave or in a small sauce pan on the stove.
2. Add red and yellow food coloring until it is a desirable orange (or pumpkin) color.
3. Once mixture is completely melted slowly add the cereal.
4. Mix until well coated.
5. Take small baseball-sized amount of Rice Krispies and roll between the palms of your hands to make little balls.  This is the pumpkin. 
6. Stick the 1/2 a Tootsie Roll in the Rice Krispie pumpkin.  This is your stem.
For bonus points, make green Rice Krispie treats for “grass,”  and place pumpkins on top of the grass to make a Pumpkin Patch!

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Candy Pizza

As if a pizza couldn’t get any better, I bring you this amazing recipe. I saw this recipe in a cooking magazine (and of course, I can’t remember which one). I brought it to a Pumpkin Carving Party last week (it was so fun!) and everyone loved it!  It’s a fun alternative from the usual cookies or brownies, and will satisfy even the sweetest sweet-tooth  (including mine)!

Ingredients:

16oz tube of sugar cookie dough (I used Pillsbury)         2 cups of chocolate chips
2 tbs of smooth peanut butter                                             Candy*

*I found it cheaper to buy full-sized candy bars instead of the bag of fun sized.  I used 1 package of Kit-Kats, 1 Milky Way, 1 Snickers, 2 Reses Peanut Butter Cups, 1/2 bag of M&Ms, handful of candy corn, handful of gummy worms, 2 Twix bars.  Feel free to use your own favorites! Of course, you can always use more or less candy depending on how many “toppings” you want on your pizza.

 Directions
1. Slice dough into 1/4 inch cookies and lay on round baking sheet.
2. Kneed all of the dough together so it looks like a pizza crust.
3. Bake cookie according to directions on the package (about 17 minutes).
**Make sure you let the cookie completely cool before moving onto next step**
4. Melt chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave (stirring occasionally).
5. Put the chocolate and PB on the crust like a sauce.
6. Chop candy into small bite-sized pieces.
7. Sprinkle on top of “pizza”
8. Place on a platter and garnish with extra gummy worms.

Have you tried either of these recipes before?  Do you have another Halloween favorite?  Share them with us @20sTweet!

Happy Halloween (weekend)!

Check out the pumpkin I made at my Pumpkin Carving Party!

~J

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