Halloween is one of our favorite holidays here at NYKB. We love the costumes, the treats, and of course, the family time. We also love cooking in our showroom kitchens to demonstrate that meal prep becomes a breeze once you renovate your kitchen.
So, to celebrate Halloween this year, here are four scary-simple kitchen recipes for you and your loved ones.
1. Creepy Dracula Dentures
Who knew that chocolate chip cookies, almonds, marshmallows, and icing could make Dracula’s grin come to life? Try this fun recipe for a spooky sugar high.
- Chocolate chip cookie dough
- Vanilla frosting
- Red food coloring
- Sliced almonds
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Make 1.5-inch cookie dough balls and place them on lined baking sheets.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cut the cookies into halves once cooled completely.
- Stir the food coloring into the vanilla frosting until smooth.
- On each half cookie, spread the red vanilla frosting in a thin layer.
- Build the Dracula teeth with mini-marshmallows around one half-cookie, then place the other half on top.
- Put an almond slice on each side to make Dracula’s fangs.
- You can use any other type of cookie, like peanut butter, oatmeal, or sugar cookies.
- Substitute the almonds with pretzel pieces or cornflakes shaped into fangs.
2. Mummified Nutter Butters
Bring these classic cookies back to life with some melted chocolate, frosting, and mini M&Ms. This recipe makes eight mummy pops, but you’re bound to want more!
- Eight lollipop sticks
- Melted chocolate
- 8 Nutter Butters
- Buttercream frosting
- M&M minis
- Open the Nutter Butters and lay them on a lined baking sheet.
- Dip the lollipop sticks into the melted chocolate, then place them on the open cookies.
- Press the cookie parts together, then dip them into the melted chocolate. Coat them completely and set them in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Put the buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a flat tip. Pipe the frosting from side to side to create the mummy “bandages.”
- Cover the back of the M&Ms with melted chocolate to make the eyes and stick them onto the frosted cookies. Add a dot of melted chocolate to make the pupil on each eye.
- Put the mummies in the fridge for at least an hour to set.
- Use sturdy plastic straws if you’re short on lollipop sticks.
- Use dark or milk chocolate for the mummy “innards,” or white chocolate with any food coloring you’d like.
- Try baking your favorite types of cookies to make all kinds of shapes for your spooky mummies.
3. Crazy Eyeball Cakes
Flex your Halloween decorating skills with these eyeball cakes. The scarier the eyeballs, the more fun to eat!
- Your favorite cake mix
- Your favorite cake frosting
- Candy melts in different colors
- Assorted decorations (sprinkles, sunflower seeds, candy eyeballs, lifesavers, etc.)
- Bake your cake according to the instructions on the package, then let it cool completely.
- Crumble the cake and mix in the frosting, then shape the mixture into 1.5-inch balls.
- Chill the cake balls in the fridge or freezer until they are set firmly.
- Melt the candy melts using the double boiler method or in the microwave,
- Coat the cake balls, add your decorations, and leave them aside to set.
- A cake pop machine is a handy appliance for making quick ball-shaped cakes. Pour the cake mix into the cake pop wells and cook for about five minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- This recipe works for any cake flavor, so you can skip the boxed cake mix and bake your own.
- Use any frosting flavor you wish, too.
4. Candy Corn Popsicles
Make giant versions of these Halloween staples with only five ingredients–watch out for brain freeze.
- 2 cups milk, 2% preferred
- Half a cup of heavy whipping cream
- One package of instant pudding mix
- Orange food coloring
- Yellow food coloring
- Whisk the pudding mix, milk, and cream in a bowl.
- When the mixture is soft-set, divide the pudding into three portions.
- Add a few drops of yellow food coloring in one portion and orange food coloring in the second portion. Leave the third portion plain.
- Use piping bags to layer the three mixtures in popsicle molds, starting with yellow.
- Cover the pop molds with their holders, or add wooden pop sticks into the mixture.
- Freeze the pops until firm.
- Use cheesecake or vanilla pudding mix for the delicious creamy color and flavor.
- Use silicone pop molds that release the pops easily. If using plastic molds, dip them in warm water for a few seconds to get the pops out.
- Feel free to try different food coloring to create technicolor candy corn pops. After all, candy corn comes in different flavors like chocolate, caramel, apple, and blackberry.
Cook Up A Storm in Your Renovated Kitchen This Holiday Season
Take advantage of Halloween kitchen recipes this year. Maybe you love to entertain, but your kitchen needs an upgrade. Or you’ve finally managed to save up for your dream renovation.
Whatever your situation, New York Kitchen and Bath is a sure bet for your kitchen design. We have over 20 years of kitchen remodeling experience and offer a warranty on all our projects. Here’s how NYKB works to build your ideal kitchen:
- Design phase: Our kitchen design consultant brainstorms with you to create your dream kitchen within your budget.
- Material selection and supply phase: NYKB has everything you need to build your kitchen upgrade. We have everything from cabinets to tiles, appliances to faucets.
- Installation phase: Our outstanding contracting and construction process ensures that we work fast, efficiently, and well within your budget and schedule.
If you need help figuring out where to start, check out our portfolio and showroom to see our selection of kitchen designs. You can also contact us online or call (212) 242-3500 or 1 (800) 780-8700 (toll-free) to begin your free consultation. We can’t wait for you to try our Halloween kitchen recipes and much more in your new kitchen. Get in touch today.