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Candied Apples

Candied Apples

12 apples, washed and dried
12 wooden skewers
4 ½ cups sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp red food coloring
1 ½ cups water

Grease a large cookie sheet and set aside. Wash and dry apples. Insert a stick through stem, leaving about two inches sticking out. In saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, food coloring and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until ingredients are dissolved and liquid boils.

Set a candy thermometer in mixture and continue cooking, without stirring until temperature reaches 290 degrees, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile place shopped peanuts in a bowl. Remove syrup from heat and dip the apples, one by one, to coat evenly. Work quickly. As you dip each apple roll in peanuts to coat then place on prepared cookie sheet. Let apples cool for at least an hour.

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Quick Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

6 Apples
14 oz. Indiv. Wrapped Caramels
2 Tbsp Milk
Craft Sticks

Wash apples, remove stems and insert craft sticks. In a microwave safe bowl, add milk and caramels and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and cool for a minute or so. Coat each apple by rolling it in the mixture. Place apples on a prepared sheet to set.

**You can finish with chopped nuts, candies, jimmies, cookies or graham crackers if you desire.

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Graveyard Pudding

Graveyard Pudding
Image- Kleran Lamb/Graveyard

2 Pkg. Chocolate Pudding Mix
Chocolate Wafer Cookies
Lady Fingers
Cocoa Powder
Confectioner's Sugar
Decorator Icing - Chocolate
Gummy Worms

Follow directions for chocolate pudding, and add the gummy worms. Place in a baking dish. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. In a zip-loc bag, place 10 chocolate wafers. Close and place on a counter and proceed to smash with a rolling pin. Sprinkle over the pudding. Place back in the refrigerator.

In another zip-loc bag, place 1/2 cup of cocoa powder and 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar. Place 4 lady fingers in the bag at a time, close and shake until well covered. Take out and place on a cookie sheet. When finished doing all the lady fingers ( 8-10 are usually enough, depending on the size of your graveyard), use black icing or chocolate icing (the kind that comes in small tubes used to write on birthday cakes) and write on the gravestones "RIP" or whatever you desire. Place in refrigerator for 1/2 hour.

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Halloween Punch

Halloween Punch

Grape unsweetened drink mix - ¼ ounce
Orange unsweetened drink mix - ¼ ounce
Sugar - 2 cups
Ginger ale - 1 litre
Cold water - 3 quarts
Large Punch Bowl

To make the punch stir together grape drink mix, orange drink mix, sugar. Refrigerate until chilled. Add chilled ginger ale before serving. You can also add food coloring such as green, purple or black before freezing.

Add a frozen hand for a spookier effect. You'll need a non latex glove. Fill with water and freeze until solid. When you're ready to add the hand to the punch, run warm water over the glove and remove the hand.

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Easy Halloween Bark

Halloween Bark
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2 Cups Assorted Candy (Kit Kats, Candy Corn, etc.)
3 Cups Chocolate Chips

You'll need to prepare a cookie sheet with wax paper. Melt chocolate chips and pour onto cookie sheet. Immediately sprinkle candy on top. Chill in the fridge for atleast 30 minutes, until it is fully hardened. Remove and cut candy up into irregularly shaped pieces. Store in a cool place until ready to be served.

**Other variations of this recipe include crushed oreos or nuts. You can also substitute chocolate chips for white chocolate if you wish.

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Halloween Oreo Brownies

Oreo Brownies

Pack of Halloween Oreos
2/3 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
2 Tbsp Butter
2 Tbsp Water
1 ½ Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 Eggs

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease an 8x8 baking dish. In a separate dish, add; flour, salt and baking soda. In a saucepan, heat; butter, water and sugar. Once melted add the chocolate chips and mix until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla, stir, then add the dry mixture. Ensure everything is well mixed.

Add half of the brownie mixture to your baking dish. Layer the top of the mixture with oreos. About 16. Then cover with the remaining batter. Top this off with about 8 crushed oreos. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

*For an easier route you can use the boxed brownie mix instead.

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