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Recipes: Easy Halloween Treats to Make Right Now



    Demo: Easy Halloween Treats to Make Right Now

    Jim and Melissa Benson of Eleven Courses Catering show you how to prepare a spooky spread for your Halloween party. (Published Friday, Oct. 31, 2014)

    Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Blood Orange Reduction Over Brioche Toast


    • 1 cup of kalamata olives (pitted)
    • 2 tablespoons of olive oil, a pinch of sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon of honey
    • 2 tablespoons of lemon olive oil
    • 1/4 cup truffle puree (or any mushroom)
    • 1/4 cup of diced cucumber

    Puree the above ingredients. Garnish with pine nuts and sliced tomato. Drizzle with a blood orange reduction. Serve over brioche (or any type of) toast.


    Pumpkin Spice Dip:

    This no-bake recipe makes a great sweet snack -- easy to make, beautiful colors and addicting!


    • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
    • 1/2 cup softened cream cheese
    • 1/2 cup whipped cream
    • 1/4 sweetened condensed milk
    • 1/4 honey
    • pinch of cinnamon
    • clove
    • all spice
    • nutmeg

    Whisk together, chill and serve! Serve with the ginger & dark chocolate chip cookies below, or with storebought ginger snaps.


    Ginger & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (no bake)


    • 1 1/2 cups of milk
    • 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
    • 3 cups of sugar
    • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
    • 3 cups of oats
    • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips
    • a pinch of nutmeg & clove
    • 1 tablespoon of ground ginger

    Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the wet ingredients separately and bring to a boil; boil for 5-6 minutes.

    Pour wet ingredients over the dry. Mix by hand until well combined. Form into round cookies, and drop onto parchment paper to allow to set. Enjoy!