A collection of both tried and untried recipes that I hope to be making this fall or for Halloween! It's a tradition at my house to make 2-Alarm Chili and Aunt Bernice's Cornbread on Halloween night. We eat chili for dinner and pass out candy to all the trick-or-treaters! I love seeing all the cute kidos in their costumes. Cute! Cute! Cute!!!
I received this recipe from my cousin Leslie when putting together our family cookbook. The recipe belonged to her grandmother, Bernice Peters Chastain (my grandpa's sister). She said that she originally used white cornmeal, but her family always thought it looked "anemic" so they used yellow cornmeal. I believe this is the perfect southern cornbread recipe! It's actually the only cornbread that my step-son will eat!
This makes a "ghoulish" centerpiece! I haven't actually tried this recipe yet, I'm posting it as a request. However, I've had it with my other "want to try" recipes for a long time, and hopefully I'll get a chance to try it this Halloween! Prep time DOES NOT include freezing time! Makes 16 (6 OZ.) SERVINGS. Also requires 1 new plastic household glove (not the kind with powder inside)
Next time you carve pumpkins or cook fresh pumpkins don't throw out the pumpkin seeds. They make great snacks that are rich in fiber and kids love them. Purists will want only salt as a seasoning, but if you're feeling adventurous, experiment and have fun with seasoning blends. (From Fabulous Foods)
This recipe is much easier & quicker to make than the traditional version. The marshmallows not only give the popcorn balls a different flavour but make them chewy, too. I call them "goblin" popcorn balls because I did them up for the Trick or Treaters this year - wrapped them in green plastic wrap & tied with gold ribbon.
Be a nut and putter your bumpkins. Have your own pumpkin patch right in your kitchen. After reading Melanie's helpful review, I thought it best to emphasize that you should add sugar to the dough until it is very stiff and leave it at that.
My dear friend Jenny shared this recipe with me years ago. I have made it many times over the years and it is always a big hit. This is great for football watching and Halloween parties. It is a caramel popcorn with hints of baking spices. Unless you are an experienced caramel corn maker (and even if you are), I highly recommend using a candy thermometer with this recipe. It is not a hard recipe, but you do have to pay attention and have everything ready to go before you start.
My mom has made these popcorn balls at Halloween for 40 years. The kids she gave them to then now bring their kids. 4 years ago one brought her grandson and took a picture of him getting a popcorn ball from her. Note: Cook time Is 3 1/2 minutes, even though I put 4 minutes because the "cook time" wouldn't accept the 3 1/2 minutes.