When the kids were younger, we would always make a big deal about Halloween. I would fix fun appetizers with “witches brew” to coincide. I miss the kids and all of that fun, but Rourke and I now enjoy fixing fun appetizers and passing out candy to the youngins’. So I will share with you some of our favorite “horror-deuvres” we like to make and eat.
First are these “mummy dogs!”
You can use hot dogs, sausages, etc. I tried these chicken and apple sausages and was pleased.
Roll out crescent dough. Press seams together. Cut in to long strips.
Wrap meat like mummies. I used one can of dough for these four sausages.
To make a ketchup/mustard “web,” squirt quite a bit of ketchup in a serving dish. With mustard, make a spiral pattern on top of the ketchup. Using a toothpick, draw lines from the center out, going all the way around the dish to make a web.
Second for the “pumpkin pizzas.”
Using a sharp knife, cut jack’o’lantern shapes into mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon and spread pizza sauce onto English muffins. Top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until melted . Add other toppings like pepperonis and Canadian bacon under cheese for other options.
Third for “scary cheese dip.”
Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan. Whisk in 4 tablespoons of flour, one at a time, and cook for a minute or two. Slowly whisk in 3 cups of milk (I used skim milk). Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and add 1 cup of grated pepper-jack cheese and 1 cup of grated Colby-jack cheese. Stir continuously until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately. Not good the next day if you use skim milk, so eat up!
Using Halloween cookie cutters, cut corn (or flour) tortillas. Place on a pan sprayed with non-stick spray. Top the tortilla cut-outs with a spray of non-stick spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, depending on the size of the cut-out. I had to take the ghosts out at 8 minutes and the pumpkins out at 10 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with salt.
Last but not least, the “ghostly gobblers.”
Melt white chocolate chips according to directions. Dip Nutter Butter cookies into chocolate and place on non-stick pan. Top with “eyes” while chocolate is still wet. Let dry or put in freezer for speedier drying time.
I was thinking all of these recipes would be fun to put into stations for kids and parents to make at a Halloween party. Or, they would be fun just to do together as a family before trick-or-treating began.
Anyway, I hope you can use one or all of these for your Halloween celebration!
Serving piece options: Halloween cookie cutters, similar// Halloween serving piece//Bat three-sectioned serving piece//Halloween witches cauldron salad set//skeleton apron (cute)//Two-piece Halloween serving set