Some creative Halloween recipes include Crunchy Donut Eyeballs, Hot Dog Mummies and Vampire Cocktails. For a quick two-ingredient treat, try mixing mini pretzel rods with melted chocolate and dropping them in dollops onto a cookie sheet to create Spider Bites.
To make Crunchy Doughnut Eyeballs, begin with 20 glazed doughnut holes. Microwave a cup of white chocolate morsels and two tablespoon of solid vegetable shortening, stirring occasionally to avoid burning until the morsels are completely melted. Dip each doughnut hole into the melted white chocolate mixture to make the eyeball.
Put the eyeballs on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. While the chocolate coating is still soft, use Lifesavers Gummies and mini M&Ms to create the iris and pupil by putting the mini M&M in the middle of the Gummies candy and placing it on the chocolate-coated donut hole. Chill in the refrigerator for ten minutes to set. Mix the remaining melted white chocolate mixture with a few drops of red food coloring and, using a toothpick, draw red veins on the Crunchy Doughnut Eyeballs. Chill again before serving.
To make Hot Dog Mummies, thinly slice canned biscuit dough into strips. Wrap the strips around a hot dog, leaving a gap for the mummy's face. Bake in an oven set to 350 degrees until golden brown. Use dots of ketchup for eyes and a mouth if desired.
A Vampire Cocktail is an alcoholic ice cream cocktail that is made by mixing an ounce of triple sec and half an ounce of white creme de cacao with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle grenadine over the top to simulate blood.