Trick-or-treat: recipes that spook with delight

By Felicia Melvin
October 29, 2009

Shannon Keough

Recipe 1: Apple Bites
Ingredients: Apples, slivered almonds
Just quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter, then press slivered almonds in place for teeth.

Tip: If you’re not going to serve them right away, baste the apples with orange juice to keep them from browning.

Recipe 2: Cheese-Finger Food

Ingredients: Mozzarella string cheese, green bell pepper, cream cheese

Wearing plastic gloves or sandwich bags over your hands to keep the cheese as smudge-free as possible, use a paring knife to cut each string in half and then carve a shallow area for a fingernail just below the rounded end of each half.

For the fingernails, slice a green bell pepper into 3/8-inch-wide strips. Then cut the strips into ragged-topped nail shapes and stick them in place at the ends of the fingers with dabs of cream cheese.

Recipe 3: Banana Ghost

Ingredients: Banana, popsicle sticks, candy

Remove any stringy fibers from the peeled banana and then cut it in half widthwise. Push a popsicle stick into each half through the cut end, then cover each pop with plastic wrap and freeze until firm (about three hours).

Next, place a 1.5-ounce piece of white chocolate candy in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high until melted (it generally takes about one minute). With a butter knife, spread the melted white chocolate on the frozen banana halves.

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