It took me a while to get into the Halloween spirit this year. I felt like I have been so last-minute on everything, but I blame it out the weather being over 85 degrees the last couple days.
But, I am now finally ready for Halloween! I wasn’t planning on dressing up but at the last-minute Kenny and I put together some awesome 80s rock star costumes. I also found some quick and easy Halloween goodies to make for work and our family parties. AND of course I have watched Hocus Pocus at least three times.
Here are the recipes:
Witch Hat Cookies
Idea from: barbschram.blogspot.com
What you will need:
- Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies
- Hershey’s Kisses
- Orange Icing
Yep, that’s it! All you do is turn the cookies upside down so that the fudge side is facing up. Then you attach a Hershey’s Kiss to the middle of the cookie using the orange icing. Voila! There you have it, witch hat cookies!
Now this next one takes more time, due to refrigerating.
Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse
Recipe from: glorioustreats.com
What you will need:
- 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk or cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 small container (8 oz.) thawed Cool Whip
- orange and yellow food color
- candy corn
Here is what you do: With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar and then milk (or cream) to the cream cheese. Next, add vanilla and continue mixing for about 1 minute on medium to medium-high speed. Fold cool whip into cream cheese mixture, and stir until fully combined.
Separate the cheesecake mousse into thirds. Add the orange food coloring to one-third of the mouse and the yellow food coloring to another third. Leave the remaining third white. Scoop the yellow mousse into a piping bag or large ziplock bag (cut a hole in the corner of the bag) and squeeze a layer of the mousse into small dessert dishes of your choice. Repeat with orange and then white mousse.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes (or up to 1 day) before serving. Then for the finishing touch put a candy corn on top.
Although mine did not come even close to the ones on glorious treats.com, I’d like to think it was a nice attempt!
And now I am all set, bring it on ghouls, ghost, and goblins!