October 24, 2016

There’s only one week left to scare up some good treats for your little ghosts and goblins. Surprise them with sweet, salty and spooky snacks that are almost too cute to eat.


Deviled Egg Eyeballs

These creepy eggs will liven up any Halloween party. Make plenty, deviled eggs are always the first appetizer to be devoured.


6 hard cooked eggs

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

ketchup, hot sauce, such as Sriracha, if making for adults, or red food coloring

sliced black olives


Fill a large saucepan with cool water, add eggs, and bring to a low simmer over medium heat. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, drain water, and fill pan with cold water.

When eggs are cooled, peel them and slice in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place in a small bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper and mash and stir until smooth and creamy.

Fill egg whites with the yolk mixture.

Use a toothpick dipped in ketchup, hot sauce or red food coloring to draw blood vessels around the eyeball on top of each egg. Top with the olive slice.

Serve immediately or refrigerate.


Spider Deviled Eggs

If you aren’t careful, these adorable spiders will crawl off the platter in no time. Kids will get a kick out of making this creepy snack.


6 hard-boiled eggs, halved

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

whole black olives


Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and mash. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper.

Slice whole olive in half lengthwise. Fill each egg with yolk filling. Place half of an olive on mashed yolk for the spider’s body.

Thinly slice the other half for the spider’s legs. Place four legs on each side of the body.


Cemetery Cake

For dessert bake a boo-tiful cake that’s delicious too. Kids will love to help you decorate this creepy dessert.


cake mix (any flavor)

chocolate frosting

chocolate candy sprinkles or crushed Oreos

4 rectangular cookies (such as Nabisco Social Tea Biscuits)

4 Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies (trim 1/4 inch from one end of each cookie)

Mellowcreme candy pumpkins


Prepare 9x13-inch cake as directed on box and allow it to cool. Frost the cake with chocolate frosting. Reserve a small amount of frosting. Spoon frosting into a small resealable bag and snip off one corner. Pipe “RIP” in frosting on the top half of the cookies. Carefully stick the cookies into the cake in rows. Sprinkle the candy sprinkles or crushed Oreos onto the cake as dirt. Place a few candy pumpkins next to the cookies.


Note: If you prefer you can fill cups with pudding and a layer of crushed Oreos on top. Stick the cookie into the top and garnish with a pumpkin. If you want something less creepy, decorate a Milano cookie as a friendly ghost instead. Use the chocolate frosting to pipe eyes and a mouth.


Creepy Popcorn Hand

Make disembodied hands filled with popcorn and candy corn to give as treats. Top each hand with a spider ring as an extra gift to keep.


plastic gloves


candy corn

toy spider rings


Place a piece of candy corn in each fingertip of the glove and then stuff the glove with popcorn. Use a twist tie or ribbon to tie the bottom of the glove. Slide a spider ring onto the ring finger of the glove.