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Kathy's Cookbook
Halloween Recipes

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Black Halloween Punch with a Frozen Hand

1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened grape soft drink mix
1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened orange soft drink mix
2 cups white sugar
3 quarts cold water
1 liter ginger ale
To make a frozen hand, wash a disposable glove, fill with water,
seal with a rubber band and freeze until hard.
Stir together grape soft drink mix, orange soft drink mix,
sugar and water until solids are dissolved. Combine with chilled
ginger ale just before serving.
Dip the frozen hand briefly in warm water, then peel off the glove.
Float the prepared hand in the punch bowl for a ghastly effect.

Black Cat Cupcakes

These cupcakes look adorable and are fun to decorate. Perfect for dessert on Halloween!

1 1/4 cup reduced fat Oreo cookie crumbs
18 1/4 ounces reduced fat chocolate cake mix
24 pieces Halloween Oreo cookies
16 ounces reduced fat milk chocolate frosting
black string licorice
jelly beans
semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Prepare 24 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray and flour. Set aside. 
Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Stir in cookie crumbs. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes. 
Remove from pans; cool on wire rack. 
Make cat faces on each of the remaining 24 cookies. Using some frosting, attach 4 1 1/2-inch licorice strings for whiskers, 2 jelly bean halves for eyes and 2 chocolate chips for ears. Let set at least 30 minutes.
Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting. Stand cat faces on edge on each cupcake, and place 3-inch piece licorice string on back half of each cupcake for tail.     Serves 24
Chocolate Spiders

These are a great Halloween treat. They are unusual and delicious. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons water, if needed, to thin chocolate.
Serving: 20

12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips, melted
2 cups chow mein noodles
40 pieces M&M's Chocolate Baking Bits 
 In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips. Stir in noodles. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Add 2 pieces chocolate baking bits for eyes.

Candy Corn Rice Crispy Treats



  • 1/2 c Butter
  • 10 c Crispy rice cereal
  • 9 c Miniature marshmallows
  • 2 c Mixture of candy corn and Indian candy corn
  • 3/4 c Miniature chocolate chips
  • Candy pumpkins
  • Yellow and red food coloring
Melt butter and marshmallows; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, mix rice cereal, candy corn and miniature chips together. To marshmallow mixture, blend in 2 drops yellow food coloring and 1 drop red food coloring, adding more coloring if necessary to reach desired shade. Add marshmallow mixture to cereal mixture; stir quickly to combine. Spread on a large buttered pan; press with buttered hands. While warm, press on candy pumpkins spaced 1 to 1/2-2 inches apart. Refrigerate and cut into squares.


Halloween Hash
1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
 1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup stewed tomatoes
1 can whole Kernel Corn
1/4 pound cheddar cheese, cubed
Place ground beef, onion, salt and pepper in skillet. Cook and stir over heat until meat is lightly browned and onion is soft. Drain grease. Add tomatoes and corn. Cover and simmer over low heat about 30 minutes. Stir in cheese cubes. Cover skillet and let stand a minute or two until cheese melts. Serve with nacho chips.
Hearty Halloween Soup
 1 lb ground turkey
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
6 cups water
 1 cube vegetable,beef or chicken bouillon
 1 cup red potatoes, diced
 1 bay leaf
 1/8 teaspoon basil
2 tablespoon parsley,chopped
1/2 teaspoon thyme
6 tomatoes, diced
1 cup leftover turkey gravy
2 cup vermicelli
Place everything except vermicelli in the kettle and simmer 1 hour. Add vermicelli and simmer until cooked.
Scary Faced Pizzas
1/2 English Muffin
1 Tablespoon Pizza sauce
1 Tablespoon Mozzarella cheese
 1 Olive
1 Pepperoni
1 Mushroom
1 Tomato
1 Pepper
1 Onion
1.Spilt the muffin in half. 2.Cover half with pizza sauce and cheese 3.Decorate with tomato, onion, olive, pepperoni, mushroom and pepper. 4.Bake in oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
 Monster Cookies
 4 eggs
 3/4 cup margarine
2 cups sugar
 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups peanut butter
3 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
7 cups rolled oats (quick)
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
 3/4 cup M&M candies .
Beat together eggs, margarine, sugars, vanilla and peanut butter. In a seperate bowl mix together baking soda, salt, and oatmeal. Mix into peanut butter mixture. Add chocolate chips and pecans and stir until well blended.Drop golfball sized balls of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten each cookie into a circle shape with the palm of your hand. Press M&M candies on the top of unbaked cookies. Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet before removing. Makes 2-3 dozen. Tip: If dough seeems to moist, add 1/2 to 1 cup all-purpose flour to the dough.
 Squashed Frogs
 1 Stick margarine
 40 Large marshmallows (10 oz. bag)
 5 Cups corn flakes cereal
 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla (optional)
 2 Teaspoons green food coloring
M&Ms. Plain Chocolate Candy
 Melt margarine in large saucepan. Add marshmallows and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until melted and mixture is syrupy. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and food color. Mix. Add corn flakes and M&Ms and mix until well coated and bright green. Drop from a tablespoon on a peice of wax paper and cool the globs.
 Pigeon Poop
 5 cups of peanut butter crunch cereal
 3 cups of Rice Krispies
2 cups of skinny pretzels/broken in half
 2 lbs. of white chocolate
 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl. Melt white chocolate in double boiler; pour over dry ingredients and spread out on wax paper to cool. Break into chunks
Ghoul-Ade For Halloween
1 Envelope Kool-Aid grape flavor unsweetened mix
 1 Envelope Kool-Aid orange flavor unsweetened mix
2 Cups sugar
 3 Quarts cold water
1 Bottle(qt.) ginger ale -- chilled
Mix Kool Aid's together with sugar, in large pitcher. Add water and mix. Just before serving, add ginger ale.

Kitty Litter Cake

1 German chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients on box)
1 white cake mix (plus any ingredients on box)
1 large pkg. vanilla sandwich cookies
1 large pkg. vanilla instant pudding mix (plus ingredients)
* green food coloring
12 small Tootsie Rolls
1 brand new and clean kitty litter box
1 brand new and clean kitty litter box liner
1 brand new and clean kitty litter scoop

Prepare cake mixes according to package directions. (Any
size cake pans will do.) Prepare pudding mix according to
package directions and chill until ready to use. Crumble
white sandwich cookies in small batches in blender. (Scrape
often since they tend to stick.) Set aside all but 1/4 cup.
To this 1/4 cup cookie crumbs, add a few drops of green
food coloring and mix using a fork or by shaking in a jar.
When the cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them
into a large bowl. Toss with half of the remaining white
cookie crumbs and the chilled pudding. You probably won't
need all of the pudding. Mix it with the cake and feel it;
you don't want it soggy, just moist. Gently combine.

Line a new, clean kitty litter box. Put mixture into litter
box. Put three unwrapped Tootsie Rolls in a microwave safe
dish and heat until soft and pliable. Shape ends so they are
no longer blunt, curving slightly. Repeat with 3 more Tootsie
Rolls and bury these in the mixture. Sprinkle the other half
of the cookie crumbs over the top. Scatter the green cookie
crumbs lightly over the top. This is supposed to resemble
the chlorophyll in the litter. Heat remaining Tootsie Rolls,
3 at a time in the microwave until almost melted. Spread
them on top of the cake and sprinkle with cookie crumbs.
Or, only spread 5 of the remaining Tootsie Rolls over the
top. Take one and heat until pliable, and hang it over the
side of the kitty litter box, sprinkling it lightly with
cookie crumbs. Place the box on a newspaper and sprinkle a
few of the cookie crumbs around. Serve with the new scoop.

* You can use any 2 flavored cake mixes you like and this
recipe goes a long way.