Simply Spooky Halloween Treats 209

With Halloween around the corner you may have already had your fill of spooky hayrides, corn mazes.  If you don’t feel like getting into costume for a night out or if weather decides not to cooperate you can have plenty of fun making these Halloween-themed treats at home.

Severed Finger Cookies

Severed Finger Sugar Cookies

 

 

Ingredients
1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1 egg
1/4 cup raw slivered almonds
1/4 cup seedless strawberry jam
7 drops red food color

Directions
1.  Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
2.  In medium bowl, mix cookie mix and egg, using fork or spatula, until well mixed and texture of sand or bread crumbs. Squeeze handful of dough  crumbs together tightly to form small log or “finger.” Score top of log with butter knife to shape the knuckle, then press 1 slivered almond at one end to make the fingernail. Repeat to use up dough. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
3.  Bake 15 minutes. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
4.  Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix jam and food color with whisk. Trim base of “finger” with fork to give it a severed look. Dip base of finger into jam.

The longer and thinner you shape the fingers, the more lifelike they will be.
Since the dough does spread out a little, shaping longer fingers will work out better.

Super Easy Witches Brooms 

How easy is this!  Simply insert a pretzel stick into a Reese’s cup and that’s it!   If you want to jazz them up a little more, you can pipe some black icing around the bottom of the sticks where they go into the chocolate.  Make them your own and everyone will love them!

No Bake Witches Hat

Ingredients
1 14.3 ounce pkg Chocolate Creme Oreo Cookies
36 Hershey Kisses
1 package Wilton Candy Melts (yellow)
1 tube Orange Icing

Directions
1.  Take one Oreo cookie and one Hershey Kiss
2.  Squirt some orange icing on the bottom of the Hershey Kiss and press it down onto the Oreo
3.  Cut the candy melts into little squares and place in the icing that is mushing out from under the Hershey Kiss.

Silly Oreo Spiders
Just a warning, you might have a hard time eating these sweet chocolate cookie spiders, they’re just too cute!

Ingredients:
• 1 package of Oreo cookies (or another similar chocolate sandwich cookie)
• 1 package of black lace licorice
• 1 package of candy eyeballs
• 1 cup white candy coating

Directions: Begin by preparing the package of candy coating you purchased according to the specific directions on the box then set aside. Next, start cutting your licorice lace into 4 inch pieces. Then gently twist your Oreo cookie until the two halves come apart. Place the 4 inch licorice lace onto the side of the cookie with the most filling, and press them down into the filling. There should be licorice hanging out of the cookie, these are the legs!

Next use about a teaspoon or so of the white candy coating you prepared, place it on top of the licorice lace and filling to act as an extra adhesive. Then use a little bit of that candy coating to stick the eyes on top of your cookie. Repeat this process until you have as many cute spider cookies as you need!

Magic Pretzel Wands
The perfect treat for your little witch or wizard!

Ingredients:
• 1 package of pretzel rods
• 1 container of vanilla frosting (prepared)
• Multicolored variety pack of sprinkles

Directions: Dip each pretzel rod into the frosting container, covering a little less than half of your rod with frosting. Then roll your coated section of pretzel rod into the colored sprinkles of your choice! You can make wands of all different colors with all different types of sprinkles!

Popcorn Pumpkins
You’ll have your very own sweet & salty pumpkin patch of tasty treats by the time you’re done with this recipe!

Ingredients:
• 1 cup candy corn
• 5 cups popcorn (popped)
• 3 cups miniature marshmallows
• 1 cup chopped peanuts (salted)
• 4 drops of red food coloring
• 3 drops of yellow food coloring
• ½ cup butter
• 4 sticks of black licorice

Directions: Start off by greasing a muffin pan, and set aside. Next combine popcorn, peanuts and candy corn into a large bowl, then set aside. Melt your butter into a large saucepan on medium heat. Stir in your marshmallows and food coloring, you may need to adjust to make the color more orange.

Once the marshmallows are totally melted pour the sticky concoction over the popcorn, peanuts and candy corn that you set aside earlier. Mix well so that all of the ingredients are distributed as evenly as possible. Using a greased spoon, fill the muffin cups with your concoction. Lastly add in your licorice to act as a stem and mold your pumpkin around the stem. Let sit until firm then pull out your pumpkin by the stem and enjoy!

Apple Teeth Treats
These funny looking fruity treats are a great healthy alternative, and a nice break from all that candy and chocolate!

Ingredients:
Red apples
Peanut butter
Mini marshmallows

Directions:
Cut apple slices into flat wedges.
Dip in lemon juice if making ahead of time.
Spread the butter of your choice on the bottom wedge.
Stand mini marshmallows upright on bottom wedge.
Spread the butter of your choice on the bottom side of top wedge.
Place top wedge on top of the marshmallows.

Source: Allrecipes.com

Updated10.2019

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Anchor Real Estate Celebrates Grand Opening 25

Anchor Real Estate of Long Island, Inc. celebrated its Official Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 20th. Owner Gina Ferraro was welcomed to the community by members of The Patchogue Greater Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees were treated to beverages and light snacks and a Holiday Market with items available from vendors such as handmade market co., One Hope Wine, Stella & Dot and Pampered Chef.

Anchor Real Estate of Long Island, Inc. is located at 83. E Main Street in Patchogue.

Here are a few photos highlighting the event.

Bellport High School presents ‘The Game’s Afoot’ 25

The talented cast and crew of Ken Ludwig’s “The Game’s Afoot” drew a full house to Bellport High School’s Ebersole Auditorium on November 1st and 2nd.

Michael Marziliano as William Gillette and Emma Butler as Inspector Goring discussed the clues to a murder in “The Game’s Afoot.”

Under the direction of Susan Hartmann and producer Barbara Gallagher, the nine-member cast amused the audience with this witty whodunit murder mystery. At Christmastime in 1936, Broadway star William Gillette (Michael Marziliano), admired for playing Sherlock Holmes, invited cast members to his Connecticut castle for weekend revelry. When one of the guests, Daria Chase (AutumnMargaret Walthers), is found stabbed, Gillette took on the persona of his beloved character to track down the killer and to set Inspector Goring (Emma Butler) in the wrong direction. Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, as each of the guests, and “Holmes,” hide the clues and the body from the inspector.

Center, Michael Marziliano (William Gillete) and (right) Troy Sica (Felix Geisel) checked to see if AutumnMargaret Walthers (Daria Chase) is really dead in “The Game’s Afoot.”

The cast also included Jocelyn Marrero (Martha Gillette), Troy Sica (Felix Geisel), Keira Ballan (Madge Geisel), Aidan Gaynor (Simon Bright), Alexa Ferrara (Aggie Wheeler), and understudies Lexington Armann and Joseph Salerno. The success of the performances was also attributed to the nine-member crew, stage managers Juliana Lewkowski and Victoria Pennachio, Vivienne Love, James Gibney and Kieran Sawyer on lighting, Ryan Wilson and music director James Uzzi on sound, art chairperson Suzette Fandale on costumes, James Gibney on set construction, and Suzette Fandale and Barbara Gallagher on set design.

The South Country Central School District congratulates the students on their memorable performance.

 

Photos courtesy of the South Country Central School District

 

 

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