October has arrived with Fall Weather and Halloween Fun!
Julia Mullaney shows us how to make creative treats with amazing flavor that will make your Halloween extra special.
Jalepeno Popper Mummies
I didn’t realize how popular these were until I searched “Halloween treats” on Pinterest last year. This year, I remembered this spicy treat and decided to create my own version of it for Halloween 2016. Enjoy!
10 jalepenos, halved
1 container of Pillsbury crescent rolls
4 oz. cream cheese
5 oz. cooked chicken, finely chopped
2 tbsp. seasoned bread crumbs
1 small garlic clove, minced
salt to taste
Candy eyeballs (usually available in local grocery stores during October)
Preheat oven to 375. Remove all seeds and white membranes from peppers (I recommend wearing gloves when doing this; the heat may burn your hands for a little while). Combine chicken, cream cheese, bread crumbs and garlic and mix well. Add salt to taste. Fill each jalapeno with stuffing. Open crescent rolls and slice long pieces of dough to wrap around the popper. Wrap, leaving enough room for the eyes. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove, let cool for two minutes, then place candy eyes on the poppers—feel free to use plastic googly eyes instead, just remember to remove them before eating! Serve poppers while hot.
Halloween brownies…or pumpkins!
Easily turn a box of brownie mix into this tasty Halloween treat! This is a perfect snack to make for a Halloween party or with the kids.
12 oz orange frosting
7 oz. sprinkles
1 package brownie mix (I used Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix – make sure you have the proper ingredients for the type of brownie mix you use)
14 tootsie rolls
28 candy eyes (available at most grocery stores in October)
Cook brownies according to package instructions. Let cool for 15 minutes, then freeze for 20 minutes or until firm. Then, scoop the cooked brownies out of the pan and mold into 1 ½ – 2 inch balls. Coat them with orange frosting, then roll in sprinkles. Place the tootsie roll in the top center. Frost the backsides of the candy eyes and place on the brownie. Makes about 14 pumpkins.
Have a Happy October Everyone!
Look for more recipes coming in November.