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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    Photos by Miguel Nacianceno and David Hanson

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