Monday, October 29, 2012

Ghost Pizza & Halloween Muddy Buddy Chex Mix

On Saturday, we had a little family Halloween party that our kids have been planning for at least a month.  We had purchased decorations, and they spent part of the day getting everything ready all by themselves.  I picked out some fun foods I wanted to make and they all met their approval.  We played games, did some crafts, ate a fun dinner, and visited their "Haunted House". 

First we had this Ghost Pizza.  I had actually put the ghosts on the pizza before baking, but they all melted and bubbled away into oblivion, and then I was almost out of cheese, so I added one little ghost after it came out of the oven, and all my little green olive spiders. 
We also had Slimy Eyeballs (grapes) and Blood (Frozen Raspberry lemonade).  The Chex Mix we made was for that day too, but we were all too full, so we just ate it the next day (yesterday).  The kids all helped me make it.  It is regular Muddy Buddy Chex mix combined with a variation of that- white chocolate and pb. 

Ghost Pizza
idea from Chefmom

1 unbaked pizza crust (we used this one)
pizza sauce
sliced Provolone or Mozzarella cheese
green olives
dried rosemary

1.  Preheat oven to 400 F.  Spread pizza sauce all over your pizza crust.  Using a ghost cookie cutter, cut ghost shapes out of your sliced cheese.  You may want to wait until after baking to add ghosts- or add some before and the rest later.

2.  Bake for 10-15 minutes or until pizza crust is done.  Top with additional ghosts if desired.  Stick 8 sticks of dried rosemary into each green olive for spider legs; top the pizza with the green olive spiders.  Serve.

Halloween Muddy Buddy Chex Mix
adapted from Your Cup of Cake

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Puppy Chow:
4 1/2 cups rice Chex cereal
1/2 cup white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate
1/4 cup peanut butter, creamy
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup powdered sugar
Peanut Butter Chocolate Puppy Chow:
4 1/2 cups rice Chex cereal
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter, creamy
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, optional
Peanut Butter Candies (Reese's Pieces)- 1 cup or more
1.  Peanut Butter White Chocolate: In a bowl with lid, measure out rice cereal and place in a large bowl.  In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter over low heat until smooth.  Stir in vanilla extract and then pour chocolate mixture over cereal. Stir to coat cereal.  Pour powdered sugar over cereal mixture; place lid on bowl, and shake until everything is coated. 
2.  Peanut Butter Chocolate: Follow steps above (using a different lidded bowl) but use semi sweet chocolate chips instead, and add cocoa powder to powdered sugar.
3. After all cereal is cooled, mix together and add Reese's Peanut Butter Candies.
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