Ghoulish GoodiesOctober 13th, 2010 by Ali
Here’s a couple haunting recipes from Ghoulish Goodies by Sharon Bowers.
Chocolate Spider Clusters
Chocolate candy with an arachnid vibe, these spidery clusters get their creepy appeal from gleaming red candy eyes. If you have time before the chocolate sets up, pull a few chow mein noodle legs upward in each cluster to wave around.
Makes about 2 dozen
1 6-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups chow mein noodles
1/4 cup red hots or red mini M&Ms
1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
2. Melt the chocolate on top of a double-boiler or in a microwave, in 10-second bursts, stirring frequently and being careful not to overheat.
3. Stir in the chow mein noodles and drop by tablespoons onto the baking sheet. Press two red candies on one edge of each cluster to make eyes and lift a few chow mein legs up to give a spidery impression. Allow to cool and harden in the refrigerator and serve chilled.
Kids love the icy hand floating in the punch. Freeze a couple in case you break the fingers pulling off the glove. The trick is to use scissors and slit alongside each finger. You can not pull the glove off the ice hand as if you were pulling it off a real hand. If you find it too difficult, you can always put the hand in the punch with the glove still on.
Makes 24 servings
New rubber surgical or food service glove
2 quarts apple juice
2 quarts cranberry juice
2 liters ginger ale
1. Rinse the glove inside and out several times with cold water to make sure it doesn’t have any powder. Fill with water and tie the wrist tightly with a twist tie. Freeze solid.
2. Mix the juices and ginger ale ingredients in a large punch bowl. Peel the glove carefully off the hand and float it in the punch.