pumpkin seeds are always a great addition.
Finally, some delicious desserts:
Graveyard Cake – You will need a 13 x 9 cake pan, 2 packages of instant chocolate pudding, a package of crushed oreos, and decorative items. Use rectangular cookies for gravestones and gummi works for the grave diggers.To make this cake more of a healthier option, choose to use skim milk, fig newtons for the headstones, and sugar free gummi worms. The cake is simple to make,just prep the pudding in a separate bowl(as directed on the box), and start alternating layers of crushed oreos and pudding making sure you have the final layer cookies.Throw worms in the layers for an added surprise.
Before you start the exterior decorating of the cake, make sure you chill it for a few hours so the layers can harden. Then vertically place the rectangular cookies in the cake for the headstones. It’s an added bonus if you write messages on the headstones with some black decorating icing. This cake has a lot of potential for being spooky, and delicious!
Cranberry Pumpkin Cookies– Here is an excellent rendition of two great flavors, pumpkin and cranberry. This was taken from allrecipes.com :
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 cup solid pack pumpkin puree
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F*
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla, egg and pumpkin. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into mixture until well blended. Cut the cranberries in half and stir into mixture along with the orange zest and walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Whether you are planning a meal, snack, or dessert for this Halloween, remember to make it ghoulish and exciting! You can have a great party, and select healthy food options. Out with the halloween candy, and in with the harvest treats!