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Friday, October 31, 2014

Cheesecake Ghosts

Happy Halloween!
It is sadly time for my Halloween recipe posts to disappear, but not before these mini Cheesecake Ghosts make an appearance here.

Cheesecake Ghosts |

You know by now how much I love making festive cheesecakes for holidays. Already this year I made a Happy Jack-O-Lantern Cheesecake and a Black Cat Pumpkin Cheesecake and in years past I've created Cheesecake Pumpkin Stuffed Cupcakes and Cheesecake Leaves and Pumpkins.

The idea to make these mini Cheesecake Ghosts came to me just yesterday when I was putting all my Halloween silicone molds back in my cupboard and I noticed my brownie pop molds that had never been used for a blog project. I realized it was silly to make yet another Halloween recipe a day before the holiday, but I couldn't help myself. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Olive Aliens

I opened a jar of jumbo green olives the other day, and it struck me just how much they looked like alien heads. I couldn't resist making a few Alien Olives to share with you as we move ever closer to Halloween night.

Olive Aliens |

It's strange, but now that my party is over and our house is mostly cleaned up, it feels like Halloween is done for the year, but I can't stop thinking about new ideas. I suppose that is not surprising considering it's my favorite holiday. 

I know Halloween is tomorrow already and there isn't much time left to make edible crafts, but I figured some of you will be partying this weekend, and I thought these Alien Olives would be a great thing to make for a party. They could be served in cocktails, added to antipasto trays, or just served in a bowl. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Peanut Butter Jack-O-Lantern Cookies

My husband begs me to make peanut butter cookies all the time and he was hoping I'd make some for our Halloween party. At first I couldn't figure out a way to make them look festive, but then Wilton sent me the coolest Halloween silicone mold and I found a way to turn a batch of ordinary cookies into Peanut Butter Jack-O-Lantern Cookies.

I used a recipe that has been in my recipe box since I was in elementary school. I've never tried baking a batch of peanut butter cookies using any other recipe. I figure why mess with a good thing. The cookies are crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, packed with peanut flavor, and my husband loves them. 

At the end of  our pumpkin carving party on Saturday night, he told me he didn't get to eat a single dessert during the five hour event. He was so busy entertaining guests that he didn't even make it over to the dessert area.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Treats for People and Pets at our Pumpkin Party

This post is brought to you by Big Heart Pet Treats. #TrickOrTreatEm #CollectiveBias 

Each and every one of our party guests enjoyed lots of Halloween treats at our party on Saturday night including our dog, Truffle. We made sure she got her own special pet treats, so she
wouldn't spend the evening begging for cookies, brownies and candy from our two legged guests.

Halloween Treats for People and Pets at our Pumpkin Party |

Truffle looked so adorable in the fuzzy pumpkin costume that I got her from Kroger and she was so well behaved considering we had 84 people in our house during our party. She loved getting lots of attention especially from the kids, a few of whom asked if they could win her as a prize. 

Truffle didn't even go crazy when a furry feline approached her at the party. She sat nicely as Faith, dressed in the prettiest snow leopard costume, fed her a Milkbone. Throughout the party, we allowed the kids to give Truffle special treats so they wouldn't be tempted to feed her anything else. 

Pumpkin Party Dessert Table for Halloween |

You can imagine how tempting all of these sweet treats on our dessert table were for all of my guests including Truffle. At the end of the party, there was about one plateful of desserts left. Everything got devoured, which made me so happy. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Googly Eyed Cake Pops

Here I am, back with another edible creation.  Have you noticed all the cute Googly eyed creatures Beth has been making for Hungry Happenings?  I sure have, and now whenever I see Googly eyes, I want to turn it into something edible.  That's pretty much how these cake pops were born.

Googly Eyed Cake Pops!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Chocolate Cauldrons filled with Snack Pack Pudding and Magical Mix-Ins

I stirred up a witch's brew this Halloween for Collective Bias using Snack Pack Pudding inside Chocolate Cauldrons. My secret potion is filled with fun mix-ins and tastes as magical as it looks.
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Chocolate Cauldrons filled with Snack Pack Pudding and Magical Mix-Ins  |

I whipped up these Chocolate Cauldrons filled with Snack Pack Pudding and Magical Mix-Ins for a group of kids who took time away from playing and relaxing during their fall break to come over and help me decorate for our Halloween party. The kids are really excited about the party and were eager to help, and I was thrilled to have them. so I made them a special treat to thank them.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pumpkin Pail Cake filled with Halloween Candy

This Pumpkin Pail Cake would have been a great dessert for my pumpkin carving party, but sadly I made it weeks ago, cut it for the pictures, then gave it away.

I sure wish I had time to make another, but the countdown is on. My party is on Saturday, and it looks like we'll be hosting about 90 party guests. I can hear the clock ticking in my head. Do you get that way when you host a big event? 

I'm so excited, that I don't even want to sleep. There are so many things left on my to do list and sadly making a candy filled 3-D Halloween cake is not one of them. 


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fun Halloween Food For Kids

Get the kids into the kitchen and have some fun making these Halloween Edible Crafts

For Halloween, I created a few fun food projects that even young kids can make. I taught my friend's children how to make these Breakfast Sandwich Monsters, Oreo Truffle Spiders, Quesadilla Mummies, and Cookies and Cream Witch Hats in one afternoon. They had a blast and really enjoyed eating their treats. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

100% Edible Popcorn Bowl Jack-O-Lantern filled with Halloween Popcorn

This Popcorn Bowl Jack-O-Lantern is going to be smack dab in the middle of my dessert table 
this weekend at our Halloween party along with dozens of other sweet treats. 
It is 100% edible, quite large, and really stunning. 

100% Edible Pumpkin Popcorn Bowl filled with Halloween Popcorn |

I just know my guests are going to flip when they see it. My friends and family love my white chocolate popcorn and I always have lots of it on hand for my parties. This year, instead of serving the popcorn in a plastic bowl, I thought it would be more fun to serve it in one of my edible popcorn bowls

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