Debutante Farmer Elizabeth Heiskell, who just came out with a new cookbook, "What Can I Bring?: Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up," is here to make some seriously spooky snacks for Halloween.
She shows us how to make creepy and creative creations like mummy hot dogs, pretzel witch's fingers, spider topped deviled eggs, Jell-O shots with a gummy surprise and more.
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Pumpkin Ice Bowl
Keep your drinks cold with this easy, party-perfect pumpkin cooler.
1 large pumpkin
Cut the pumpkin in half and hollow out the center. Fill the pumpkin with wine bottles, beer, soda or water bottles, add ice and let it all chill.
Your guests will be head-over-heels for this creepy centerpiece. It's a great way to present a meat and cheese platter for a Halloween party.
Make deviled eggs even more sinister by topping them with spooky spiders made of briny black olives.
Mummy Hot Dogs
Kids and grown-ups will love these mummified bites. With only a few simple ingredients, they're as easy to make, as they are to eat.
1 can of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2½ slices American cheese
10 hot dogs
Nonstick cooking spray
Mustard and/or ketchup
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Unroll dough, separate at perforations to create 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal.
3. With knife or scissors, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces of dough. Cut cheese slices into quarters.
4. Wrap 4 pieces of dough around each hot dog and 1/4 slice of cheese to resemble bandages, stretching dough slightly to completely cover hot dog. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate the "bandages" so a little hot dog shows through. On a large greased cookie sheet, place wrapped hot dogs (cheese side down). Spray dough lightly with cooking spray.
5. Bake 13-17 minutes, or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot. Serve with mustard or ketchup, or use the condiments to draw features on them to make a "face."
Make creepy, crunchy witch's fingers with just three ingredients. The combination of sweet and salty in these snacks is devilishly delicious.
15 pretzel rods
Three 12-ounce bags green chocolate melts
Place green chocolates in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring gently until chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour into a 9-by-13 inch dish.
Roll the pretzel rods in the melted chocolate.
Place them on a foil-lined baking sheet. Using a knife, carve knuckles into the chocolate. Place an almond on the end of the pretzel to look like a nail. Note that you must work quickly before the chocolate hardens!
Keep an eye out for these terrifyingly tasty little drinks ... and they'll keep their eye on you, too!