• Hosting a Halloween Party? 3 Recipes that Also Double as Decor

    These yummy treats also set the mood for Halloween
  • If you're hosting a small Halloween party for kids this weekend, here are 3 recipes that you could whip up.

     

    Halloween treats

    1. Chocolate Cupcakes with Meringue Frosting
    “Ghosts” on top of your fave chocolate cupcakes add more fun.

    What you’ll need:
    For the frosting
    1 cup sugar
    1/3 cup water
    3 egg whites
    1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
    a pinch of salt

    6 store-bought or homemade chocolate cupcakes
    toothpicks
    black food coloring

    For the full recipe, go to yummy.ph

    Halloween treats

    2. Witch’s Brooms
    This cake and pretzel combo will bewitch your little ones!

    What you’ll need:
    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup cake flour
    3/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup cocoa powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    1 egg
    12 to 16 pretzel sticks for decorating
     
    For the buttercream icing
    3/4 cup shortening or butter
    2 cups confectioners’ sugar
    3 tablespoons milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    orange food coloring
    green food coloring

    For the full recipe, go to yummy.ph

    Halloween treats

    3. Spooky Cookie Sandwich
    Amp up the fright factor with these easy-to-assemble cookies.

    What you’ll need:
    For the cookies
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/3 cup cocoa powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2/3 cup butter
    1 cup sugar
    1 egg
    extra cocoa powder for dusting

    For the orange buttercream filling
    1/2 cup butter, cubed, at room temperature
    1/2 cup vegetable shortening
    3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    2 to 3 drops orange food coloring
          (adjust until you reach desired shade)

    For the full recipe, go to yummy.ph

    Photos by Miguel Nacianceno and David Hanson

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