Every Halloween party should have some themed treats. We've scoured hundreds of recipes online and narrowed it down to some quick, easy and fun ones to try out this year.
Dabble in these delicious treats—that are appropriate for children and adults—and feel free to share your own recipes in the comment section.
Black Bat Wings — Martha Stewart keeps it simple and spooky with her recipe for bat wings. This recipe serves 8-10 people as an appetizer.
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tbls oyster sauce
- 1/4 cup light-brown sugar
- 1/4 cup black bean sauce
- 1 tsp black paste food coloring
- 20 large whole chicken wings with tips
- Whisk together the soy, black bean and oyster sauce, sugar and food coloring. Set aside 1/3 cup of the mixture for later.
- Put the chicken wings in a large, resealable plastic bag and pour the remaining sauce mixture over the wings and seal the bag. Shake the bag until the wings are coated in the misture. Refrigerate and let the chicken marinate for at least two hours or overnight if you can. Turn the wings every 30 minutes to continually coat.
- Preheat the overn to 375 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Remove the wings from the marinade and place them in an even layer on the baking sheets, arranging them so that the wings are extended. Bake until the juices run clear (about 20 to 25 minutes) brushing every 10 minutes with the 1/3 cup of sauce mixture that you set aside. Remove from the oven and brush on the remaining sauce. Let cool and serve.
Popcorn Balls — AllRecipes.com's crunchy popcorn balls recipe takes only 40 minutes to make. This recipe makes up to 20 popcorn balls.
- 3/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup margarine
- 2 tsp cold water
- 2, 5/8 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup marshmallows
- 5 quarts plain popped popcorn
- In a saucepan, combine the corn syrup, magerine, cold water, confectioners' sugar and marshmallows over medium heat. Heat and stir until the misture boils. Then combine the hot mixture with the popcorn (already popped) and coat each kernel.
- Grease hands with vegetable shortening and shape the coated popcorn into balls before it cools. Then wrap the balls in cellophane or plastic wrap and store at room temperature until you serve.
- 1 gallon cranberry juice
- 1 gallon orange juice
- 1 cup raspberry sorbet
- 1 quart seltzer
Mix the juices together. Add the sorbet, softened, and stir until it disappears. Then add the seltzer.*
If you want to get extra creative and add a spooky touch, create body part ice cubes to float in the punch. You'll need:
- 12 cups cold water
- 2 to 3 drops of green food coloring
- 1 roll of packing tape
- 1 roll plastic wrap
- 2 plastic gloves
- Color the water with enough food coloring to make it stand out against the reddish color of the punch (2 to 3 drops should do it).
- Use packing tape to seal the eyes, nose and mouth openings of the Halloween mask. Line the inside of the mask with the plastic wrap to prevent leaking. Place it in a bowl that will hold the mask in a still position, so it can freeze. Fill with the colored water to the line of the mask, and try not to spill over. Place the bowl in the freezer for at least 24 hours.
- Fill two food service gloves with the green water and twist and knot the opening closed to make a tight seal. Freeze the gloves for 24 hours.
- The next day, cut the plastic off the gloves. Take the ice out of the mask (run hot water on the outside of the mask to help it come out easier).
- Carefully float the face and the hands in the punch.
*Add vodka to make it an adult beverage.