Recipes and Photography by Ruth Elendu

Halloween is just around the corner and so are Halloween parties. To jazz up your party, here are some fun and easy recipes to make sure you are the spookiest house on the block.

Lakota East Spark Online Spooktacular Recipes Halloween by Ruth Elendu Pumpkin Rice Krispies Recipes Newsmagazine

Materials:

  • 6 cups of marshmallows
  • 5 cups of rice krispy cereal
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • ¼ cup of chocolate chips

Procedure:

1. Lay down parchment/wax paper in a 9 x13 pan and set aside.
2. Combine the marshmallows and butter in a large bowl.
3. Microwave the marshmallow butter mixture in thirty second intervals, stirring the mixture after each
thirty second interval until everything is completely melted.
4. Put red food coloring and yellow food coloring in the melted marshmallow butter mixture to achieve the
orange color of your choice.
5. Pour the Rice Krispy cereal into the marshmallow butter mixture and stir until all the rice cereal is coated
in the orange marshmallow mixture.
6. Pour the rice cereal coated in marshmallows in the 9 x 13 pan and flatten it out, making sure the cereal is
compact in the pan. Wait 20 minutes for the mixture to cool
7. Cut the rice cereal mixture into eight equal sections (Although, you can choose to make the sections
bigger or smaller; it depends on how big you want your pumpkins to be).
8. One at a time, take each section into your hands and roll it up into a ball and put it back on the                                  parchment/wax paper.

Lakota East Spark Online Spooktacular Recipes Halloween by Ruth Elendu Pumpkin Rice Krispies Recipes Newsmagazine9. Melt the chocolate in a bowl, stirring the chocolate after every thirty second until completely melted
10. Pour the chocolate into a Ziploc bag. Push all the chocolate to one corner of the bag. Release all the air
out of the bag before closing it.
11. Twist the corner of the Ziploc bag that the chocolate is in and snip off a little bit of the corner of the bag.
12. Pipe chocolate stems on the top of the rolled up rice krispies and wait for the chocolate to harden.

Lakota East Spark Online Spooktacular Recipes Halloween by Ruth Elendu Bloody Cupcakes Recipes Newsmagazine

Materials:

  • 1 box of red velvet cake mix
  • Cream cheese frosting

Edible Blood:

  • ½ cup of corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • Red food coloring

Procedure:

  1. Mix and bake the red velvet cupcakes according to box instructions.
  2. Let the cupcakes cool for 5 minutes.
  3. While the cupcake is cooling make the edible by mixing the corn syrup, cocoa powder, and red food coloring. Add the amount of red food coloring to create the desired blood color.
  4. Use a sharp paring knife and cut a hole in the middle of the cupcake.
  5. Fill the hole ¾ of the way with cream cheese frosting and fill the rest of hole with the edible blood.
  6. Frost the top of the cupcake with cream cheese frosting and drizzle the edible blood on top.

*Edible blood could stain your skin

Lakota East Spark Online Spooktacular Recipes Halloween by Ruth Elendu Candy Corn Cupcakes Recipes Newsmagazine

Materials:

  • White box cake mix (or your favorite white cake recipe)
  • Vanilla frosting (or your favorite vanilla frosting recipe)
  • Candy corn
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Red food coloring

Procedure:

  1. Prepare the cake mix according to the box instructions.
  2. Split the cake batter equally among two bowls.
  3. Dye one bowl of cake batter yellow.
  4. Dye the other bowl of cake batter orange by mixing the yellow and red food coloring to your desired color.
  5. Line the cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  6. Pour the yellow cake batter about a fourth of the way up the cupcake liner.
  7. Pour the orange cake batter on top of the yellow batter about a fourth of the way up the cupcake liner.
  8. Bake the cupcake according to the box instructions.
  9. Let the cupcake cool for 5 minutes
  10. Frost the cupcakes and top with candy corn
  11. Dig in 🙂

Materials:

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1egg
  • 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ⅔ cup of dark cocoa powder
  • ⅔ cup of milk chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup of white chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cup of orange chips

Procedure:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and the egg in medium sized bowl.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
  4. Pour the sugar butter mixture in the flour mixture and stir until completely combined.
  5. Mix in the milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and orange chips.
  6. Roll a tablespoon of dough and drop them on an ungreased cookie sheet two inches apart from each other.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!
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