In case you haven’t checked your calendar, Halloween is just around the corner. Should you be planning a party this year, here are some frightfully delicious treats that are sure to delight the ghosts and goblins in your life.
Deviled Egg Spiders
What’s that you say — you’re not a fan of eating creepy crawly creatures? Don’t worry. These adornments only look like spiders. (If on the other hand you are a fan, check whether this burger is still on the menu and hop on a plane.)
- 6 hard cooked eggs
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 15-20 whole pitted olives (black, green, or kalamata)
- Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place in a mixing bowl. Add the mustard, mayonnaise, and salt to the yolks and mash together with a fork.
- Using a piping bag or sandwich bag with the bottom corner cut off to form a tip, pipe the egg yolk mixture back into the center of the egg white. (You can also just spoon the egg yolk mixture into the egg white.)
- Slice 12 olives in half lengthwise. Place one half, cut side down, on top of each deviled egg.
- Slice the remaining olives in half again lengthwise and then into 4 slices to make the legs.
- Place 3-4 legs on each side of the olive halves on top of the deviled eggs.
- 2 English muffins, cut in half
- 8 teaspoons pizza sauce
- 2 mozzarella cheese sticks
- 3 green olives with pimentos
- Preheat oven to 400℉.
- Place the English muffin halves on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
- Remove muffins from oven and spread 2 teaspoons of the pizza sauce onto each English muffin half.
- Peel the mozzarella sticks into strings and decoratively arrange them on top of each English muffin. Slice the green olives into 1/4 inch thick rings and place them on top of the cheese to create eyes.*
- Bake mummies for 3 more minutes, or until the cheese is melted.* If making mummies in the morning to eat later in the day, after this step, place muffins on a plate, cover loosely with tin foil and refrigerate. When ready to serve, continue with step 5.
Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 recipe pie dough
- Preheat the oven to 400℉. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
- In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pie dough to 1/4-inch thick. Use a pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out about 20 pumpkin shapes. Use a paring knife to cut-out pumpkin faces in half of the pumpkin shapes.
- Place one pumpkin (without any cut-outs) on a floured surface and place a heaping teaspoon of filling in the center. Use a spoon to spread the filling almost to the edges. Lightly dip your finger into water and rub the edge of the pumpkin dough shape with the water. Top with a cut-out pumpkin and lightly press the edges together to seal. Repeat with the remaining shapes and filling.
- Place the tarts on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
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