Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! 

We celebrated last weekend, at a costume party with a bunch of friends, and I thought I'd share some fun treats I made for the occasion!

These "bloody band-aids" were super fast and easy to make, with just a little white icing and some red icing gel squeezed on top. All the kids ate these up quick, and I ended up making a second batch before the party even started. Good thing they were so easy to make!
These little jalapeno mummies were not quite as easy! First of all, I used a recipe from my Aunt Connie. She made stuffed jalapeños last year at Christmas and they were so good I had to call her and figure out how she did it. Thankfully it was simple, just sausage and cream cheese, stuffed in a jalapeño! Pretty simple, just a little time consuming. To make them into mummies I got crescent roll dough, and cut it in to long strips. Then I carefully wrapped the dough around the jalapeños, leaving room to put the eyes later. Simple enough, but very time consuming. They then baked in the oven at 380 for 10-15 minutes, until the dough was looking nice and golden. Finally, I stuck on the candy eyes. These were honestly just for looks, we all took the eyes off before eating. I wish I had gotten a better picture of these. They really looked much cuter in person I think!
If you know me, you know how much I love guacamole, so this one was a must for me! I used five avocados. Instead of chopping up a million ingredients, I get a pico that is freshly chopped at my local grocery store. I use a pretty good amount of it, and add in salt and pepper. (I use pink  Himalayan salt. I just think it tastes better!) 

Lastly, I made a super simple punch. I didn't get a picture of this one, oops! We used muffin tins the night before to freeze lime green punch and gummy worms. They were supposed to act as an ice cube in a single drink, but we ended up dumping them all into a punch bowl and adding sprite. We used a large black Dutch kettle filled with dry ice (fyi don't get dry ice the night before and store it in your freezer!) then we placed the punch bowl on top of the ice, and poured water on the ice for a nice Halloween effect! 

We had a blast celebrating Halloween with our friends! Chris went as a taco, and I was an avocado! I obviously took the easy way out this year since we had been out of the country and only had a couple days to get it together. I hope you all have a very safe and Happy Halloween!

What is your favorite Halloween snack?
What are you dressing up as this year?

XO -Megs

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