5NEWS Grill: Halloween Party Treats
Great Pumpkin Cake
1 pkg (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 pkg (8 oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 cup powdered sugar
Few drops each green, red and yellow food coloring
1 Regular cake Ice Cream Cone
Prepare cake batter and bake in 12-cup fluted tube pan as directed on package.
Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert cake onto wire pack; remove pan. Cool
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and butter in medium bowl with mixer until well
blended. Gradually beat in sugar until well blended. Spoon 1/2 cup frosting into
small bowl; stir in green food coloring until well blended. Spread half the green
frosting onto outside of ice cream conde; set aside. Reserve remaining frosting
for later use.
Add red and yellow food coloring to remaining white frosting to tint in orange.
Spread onto cake to resemble pumpkin. Invert ice cream cone in hole in top of cake
for the pumpkin’s stem. Pipe the reserved green frosting in vertical lines down side
Makes 24 servings.
Spooky Breadstick Fingers
3 Tbs butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 can (11 oz.) refrigerated soft breadsticks
24 small red pepper triangles (about 3 Tbsp.)
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Pour butter and cheese into separate shallow dishes. Separate breadsticks; cut each
lengthwise in half. Dip, 1 at a time, in butter then in cheese, turning to evenly coat each
piece. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheet.
Press 1 pepper triangle into end of each breadstick to resemble a fingernail. Score breadsticks
in center using sharp knife to resemble knuckles.
Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve these festive fingers with your favorite creamy spinach dip.
Substitute cup-up pepperoni slices or Planters Slivered Almonds for the pepper triangles
(to make the “fingernail”).
Hot Spiced Fall Brew
3 cups boiling water
1 pkg. (6 oz.) JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin
1 qt. (4 cups) boiling apple juice
8 cinnamon sticks
Add boiling water to gelatin mix in large bowl
Stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved
Stir in Juice
Serve in mugs with cinnamon sticks
Makes 8 – 1 cup servings