|Yes, that's a cake. Wait, where are you going?|
The Kraft website has a host of recipes for savory, spooky party foods.
This skeleton vegetable dip is a healthy party option. Just keep a supply of veggies on hand to rebuild your skeleton as he gets depleted.
The yummy mummy spinach dip is made with pizza dough and melted cheese. And you could swap out that filling with just about any sturdy dip, either store bought or homemade.
These cheesy bones are knotted refrigerated breadsticks rolled in parmesan cheese. Again, you could use your choice of dipping sauces if you don't like the spicy ranch sauce the recipe provides.
For the sweet portion of your party, the Better Homes and Gardens website has a huge creepy cupcake section. My favorites are the cauldron cupcakes and howling werewolf cupcakes, and there are many more cute and creepy confections to explore there.
Finally, the coup de gross of any good Halloween party: kitty litter cake.
|I made this, and I promise you, it's edible. Really.|
1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (12 ounce) package vanilla sandwich cookies
3 drops green food coloring
1 package Little Debbie-type brownies
1 new cat litter box (seriously, buy it new)
1 new cat litter scoop (I mean it, do not skimp on this)
Prepare cake mixes and bake according to package directions (any size pan).
Prepare pudding according to package directions and chill until ready to assemble.
Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in a food processor (or with determined smashing by hand), scraping often. Set aside all but 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup add a few drops of green food coloring and mix. (The food coloring adds that certain litter odor absorber look that you're going for.)
When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 of the remaining cookie crumbs, and the chilled pudding. You probably won't need all of the pudding, you want the cake to be just moist, not soggy. Watch your texture carefully.
Put cake mixture into the litter box.
Slide the premade brownies into appropriately size, um, logs. Gently roll and shape them until they are the desired shape and appearance. You want rounded ends and a curved shape. (You can also do this with tootsie rolls you soften in the microwave, if you prefer.)
Bury the brownies randomly in the cake and sprinkle with half of the remaining cookie crumbs. Sprinkle a small amount of the green colored cookie crumbs lightly over the top. Be as artsy as you like with the brownie distribution. Be sure to hang one over side of the litter box and sprinkle with a few green cookie crumbs for extra disgusting authenticity.
Serve with the litter scoop for a gross Halloween dessert.
|Frankie had nothing to do with the contents of this box. His presence in the photo is for comedic purposes only.|
So what are you serving as your Halloween get-together this year?