Tricks and TREATS from Our Kitchen to Yours

Tis’ the season for some wicked Halloween treats to liven up your ghoulish Halloween party! Or if you simply need some treats to snack on while watching your favorite Halloween movie, we’ve got our top three treats for you!


Shortbread Witch Finger Cookies 


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • A few drops of green food coloring
  • Whole almonds for decorating
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips
  • A few drops of red food coloring


STEP ONE: In a mixing bowl, add cream butter and confectioners’ sugar. Add vanilla and food coloring. Gradually add flour; mix well.


STEP TWO:  With lightly floured hands, shape a couple tablespoons of dough into 3-inch long “fingers.”


STEP THREE: Place two in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.


STEP FOUR: Press a whole almond onto the tips of the cookie. Bake at 350 degrees F for 9-11 minutes or until edges and bottom are lightly browned. Cool for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks.


STEP FIVE: Microwave white chocolate chips until melted. Add red food coloring. Dip cooled cookies into chocolate.



Gum and Teeth Snacks


  • A handful of apples
  • Jar of peanut butter or other “butter” choice
  • Mini marshmallows


STEP ONE: First, start by cutting the apple into slices. Then cut them into smaller slices. An apple slicer makes this job pretty kid friendly and offers a more uniform look!


STEP TWO: Now you want to put about a teaspoon or two of peanut butter onto each slice of apple – but just on one side of the apple. Then put a row of mini marshmallows across one apple slice.


STEP THREE: Then sandwich them together (one apple slice with peanut butter and marshmallows and one slice with just peanut butter). Press firmly until they stick and you have your teeth!


Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cups


  • Package of instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 packages of Oreos
  • Pumpkin candies
  • Green Sour Punch Straws
  • Clear plastic cups


STEP ONE: Prepare the instant pudding according to the package instructions and pulverize the Oreos in a food processor (we have a Ninja and it works great for this purpose).


STEP TWO: Layer the Oreos and pudding in a clear plastic cup.


STEP THREE: Put a pumpkin vine in the center (a Sour Punch Straw cut in half) and then three pumpkin candies. If this were a true pumpkin patch, the vine would actually be attached to the stem of the pumpkin, but this is way easier.