Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Fun!!

For Martha Stewart's Morning Living Radio, I came up with some fun recipes for your Halloween party. One you can do with the kids, and the other is one the adults will love!

Chocolate Covered Appo-lanterns

6 apples (Gala, McIntosh, or your faves)
1 bag Hershey's dark chocolate chips
1 cup Wilton orange candy melts

You'll also need:
A cookie sheet lined with wax paper
Candy sticks to make apple "stems"
Candy decorating bags (or a ziplock bag) for piping

Wash and dry the apples thoroughly and remove stems. Insert candy sticks through top center. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips according to package instructions. Stir the chocolate and let it cool slightly. Dip the apples in the chocolate to cover. Arrange the chocolate-covered apples on the wax-paper-lined tray and refrigerate until the chocolate hardens. Once the apples have set, melt the orange candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl according to package instructions. Note: you can also use white chocolate with orange food coloring.

Let the orange candy melts cool slightly and spoon them into the candy decorating bag, a pastry bag, or a ziplock bag for piping. Pipe your favorite designs onto the chocolate-covered apples, then return them to the refrigerator to harden. Arrange on a platter and serve, or wrap in cellophane bags for a wonderful homemade "treat."

This deep red sangria is perfect for a party, and features Grand Marnier and Ruby Port for a fresh twist on a classic...

Serves 6-8
2 blood oranges or 4 clementines, sliced
(can substitute oranges or tangerines)
1 apple, cored and cut up
2/3 cup Grand Marnier
1 cup Ruby Port
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 750 ml bottle simple red wine
(we used a Spanish Garnacha for $8)
1 cup Orange Juice
1 cup Club Soda

In a large pitcher, combine clementines, apple, Grand Marnier, Port, and sugar. Stir and let fruit macerate for at least 15 minutes. Add red wine and orange juice and stir. Chill for at least an hour and add club soda just before serving. Garnish glasses with orange straws and black spider rings for a spooky accent! Cheers!


Susan O said...

This was very good! It was the hit of the party! I used a cup of Sprite when I ran out of Club Soda! It was delecious!

Blasé said...

Sounds like too much work involved...

Jason Murphy said...

Halloween is fun, with horror themed costumes and haunted house visitations, surely, participants will have an unforgettable party.

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Richard Scott said...

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