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FAMILY FEATURES- Scare Up Some Fun with a Fun Graveyard Bash PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 25 October 2012 06:34


Be the ghostess with the mostess this Halloween, and throw a wickedly wonderful celebration. The entertaining experts from the Wilton Test Kitchen know all the tricks and offer plenty of treats for hosting a bone-chilling blast that will have friends and family shriek-ing with delight.

All of these and other terrify-ingly-terrific project ideas, sup-plies and more are available at

Popcorn Ball Monsters

Each serves 1

1 jar (about 7 ounces) marshmallow crëme

•Violet and Orange Icing colors

•4 cups popped popcorn, divided White Candy Melts

•Candy, melted following package instructions

•Large Candy Eyeballs

•Animal and People Faces Sprinkle Sets, candy corn, Jumbo Confetti Sprinkles

•Green and Black Candy Strings

Spray Dimensions Multi-Cavity Mini Pumpkin Pan cavities with vegetable pan spray.

In large microwave-safe bowl, microwave marshmallow crËme 1 minute at 50% power. Remove bowl from microwave and divide marshmallow crËme in half; stir icing color into each half (tint slightly darker than how you want your finished treat to look). Stir 2 cups popped popcorn into each marsh-mallow mixture mixing until evenly coat-ed. Press popcorn treat mixture in bottom cavities only of pumpkin pan to 1 1/2 in. deep; reserve some unmolded popcorn. Let set; unmold.

Attach 2 popcorn ball halves together on one edge, using unmolded popcorn to prop opposite edge open. Using melted candy, attach Candy Eyeballs and sprin-kles and candy corn teeth, and Jumbo Confetti nose. Attach candy strings for hair.

Monsters on Parade Pretzels

Each pretzel serves 1

Halloween Candy Kit for Pretzels

Pretzel Rods

Melt Candy Melts candy following package instructions. Mold pretzels fol-lowing package instructions. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. Remove from mold.

Peanut Butter 3D Sandwich


Makes about 1 dozen sandwich cook-ies

3/4 cup solid vegetable shortening

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup firmly-packed light brown


1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Buttercream Icing Kelly Green, Orange Icing Color

Preheat oven to 325∞F. Spray 3D Sandwich Pan with vegetable pan spray.

In large bowl, beat shortening and peanut butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add brown sugar and granulated sugar; mix well. Add egg and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Add flour; mix well. Press dough into pan cavities, filling 2/3 full.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan to cooling grid; cool completely.

Meanwhile, tint portions of icing green and orange. To assemble cookies, spread icing on half of the cookies; sand-wich with second cookie. Pipe details with icing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 October 2012 06:43