Halloween is rapidly approaching, and between work, school, or simply stocking up on treats, many of us are scary busy these days! If you’re still looking to capture the spirit of the spooky season without spending hours slaving away over the stove, never fear. We have rounded up some tasty Halloween treats that will be sure to give you a thrill while also being a (chilly) breeze to create.
The key to bringing Halloween magic to the table is, of course, our variety of time saving products. Our Pressure Cookers can make in minutes what might take hours under ordinary circumstances. Our Air Fryers and Air Fryer Ovens create crispy treats of the sweet or savory variety, all while using little to no oil. Chicken wings seared up on our Smokeless Grills can be transformed with just a little food dye into “bat” wings! Perhaps blend up some orange “Jack-O’-Lantern” smoothies in one of our High Performance Blenders. Whatever appliance you’re using, it’s not hard to create a themed meal in no time at all.
These little creatures are sure to be flying off the plate! Wonton Bats provide a delightful twist on a favorite Asian appetizer. The recipe that we have listed below are for crab wontons, but you can substitute virtually any filling. Try these with beef, pork, shrimp, or chicken. Another option is to leave out the meat altogether and bulk up your filling with mushrooms, cabbage, or tofu to create a vegetarian version of this recipe. Whatever you choose, we promise that you’re going to have a shrieking good time, both making and eating adorable little bats!
1 package egg-roll wrappers
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
8 oz. cream cheese
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
½ lb. cooked crab meat
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, green onion, and crab meat.
Place wrappers on clean work surface. Place 1 Tbsp crab filling in center of each wrapper. Fill small bowl with water. Using pastry brush, lightly moisten edges of each wrapper with water.
Bring 1 corner of wrapper up over the filling to meet opposite corner. Fold point back over filling to form triangle, dampening edges and pressing together to seal. Gently pull ends up on both sides of wrapper to create wings. Repeat shaping with remaining wontons. Place wontons evenly in the prepared air fryer. Air Fry at 390 for 10 minutes.
Place remaining cream cheese in piping bag fitted with small round tip; pipe dots on bats for adhering eyes and mouth. Place sliced olives on bats for eyes. Pipe cream cheese dot on each olive. Using tweezers, add pink peppercorns for pupils and mouth. Arrange bats on serving platter and serve with duck sauce.
While these may these may bear a resemblance to the monster that may have haunted many a child’s nightmares, we can promise that these Mummy Hotdogs will be a dream come true. This riff on pigs in a blanket uses pre-made crescent roll dough as “bandages” to turn hot dogs into hair-raisers! If you decide to make dough from scratch, bear in mind that store-bought dough tends to require a shorter cooking time to homemade dough. Adjust cooking times accordingly. Don’t worry – unlike their real-world counterpart, these mummies are not all dried up, but a flaky and juicy entrée that will have all the boys and ghouls screaming for more.
1 can crescent dough rolls
10 hot dogs
3 slices American Cheese
Mustard or ketchup
Unroll crescent dough, separate at perforations, making a large rectangle. Press perforations to seal so there are no holes.
With pizza cutter, cut the dough lengthwise about ½ inch thick, and same for the cheese.
Place a sliver of cheese lengthwise on the hotdog. Stretch the dough slightly and wrap around the hotdog. About ½ inch from the top of the hotdog, separate the “bandages” to leave room for a face.
Place wrapped hotdogs into the air fryer, not touching each other.
Bake at 390 for 10 minutes or until dough is golden-brown.
These creepy crawly cookies will have everyone thinking that you’re a brilliant baker. No one needs to know that your Spider Cookies are frighteningly simple. Malted milk balls, chocolate covered peanuts, and a little bit of chocolate and red icing are all you need for your toppings. You don’t even have to make the cookie dough – a package of peanut butter cookie dough from the store works like a witch’s charm. Peanut sensitivity? Simply substitute the chocolate covered peanuts for chocolate covered raisins and swap out peanut butter cookie dough for another flavor of your choosing. You could even opt for an inverted color scheme by using a dark-colored dough and white chocolate covered ingredients to create white spiders.
1 package peanut butter cookie dough
16 malted milk balls
16 chocolate covered peanuts
Red gel icing
Scoop cookie dough into 1" balls using a tablespoon or if using pre-made dough, use the standard size. Place on oiled prepared baking pan.
Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 or until light brown around the edges.
Remove from oven/air fryer then press a malted milk ball into the center of each cookie while still warm. Place a chocolate-covered peanut right next to the malted milk ball to form the body of the spider then let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack.
Use chocolate icing to pipe the spiders’ legs and a touch of red icing on the back to complete the look of a black widow spider.
Shrunken Apple Punch
We won’t lie – unsuspecting victims might feel a little shiver up their spine when they peek into the punch bowl and see something peeking back out at them. However, this delicious Shrunken Apple Punch recipe is sure to win them over at the first sip. The “shrunken heads” in this petrifying punch are simply apples with faces carved into them and cloves for black, beady eyes. For the punch itself, you can either have this be something to share with the whole family, or make it a treat for adults only by adding in some spiced rum or cinnamon whisky.
6 medium apples
1 gallon apple cider
4 cinnamon sticks
2 cups spiced rum/cinnamon whiskey (optional)
Peel the apples and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and core.
Carve faces into the rounded side of the apple. Spritz with lemon juice to keep fresh.
Place apples face side up in the prepared sheet pan. Press cloves into the eye socket.
Bake at 250 for an hour or until the faces start to brown and dehydrate.
In a pressure cooker (or on stove top) add apple cider and keep warm.
When ready to serve, add the shrunken skulls to the cider.
Serve warm with 1 shrunken head.
Use these simple and scrumptious recipes to make your family a special dinner on Halloween night, or serve them at a Halloween party and impress all your friends! However you choose to use these recipes, we can promise they will be quick, easy, and delicious with the help of our products. From the GoWISE family, we would like to wish you all a very happy Halloween!
Still searching for more Halloween recipes? Check out our fall recipe books for instructions on how to make some adorable Pressure Cooker Jack-O-Lantern stuffed peppers! Kids will love the “pumpkin” face, and adults will love that it is a healthy and quick dinner to balance out some of the sweets.
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