Halloween Fun For Adults!

Halloween is right around the corner and this holiday I have some great crafty kitchen ideas for you to really wow your guests. Even if you aren’t having a big party, invite a couple of friends over for some seasonal drinks and pop in a couple of vintage horror flicks. Or you could host a Halloween dinner party; perhaps not if you live on a busy block, those trick-or-treaters will never give you a chance to sit down and eat!

My Super Fun Halloween Ideas
Ramp up popcorn balls by mixing in candy corn
Decorate cupcakes with crawly stuff on them like black glitter – Cookies in Ballard has crazy stuff for decorating fun
Hollow out a pumpkin and fill it with spiced pumpkin soup
Embellish caramel apples with red hots or other festive candies
Make your witches brew a blood red pomegranate martini with peeled grapes for eyeballs floating in it. Gummy eyeballs would also be fun for floating in or garnishing drinks

Here I’ve included a couple of family-friendly recipes. My S’mores Cocoa uses holiday peeps (I just love peeps, they are so fun!) and a great recipe for pumpkin seeds. Use my ideas for a successful Halloween!

S’mores Cocoa with Halloween Peeps
Makes 1 drink

Chocolate sauce in a squeeze bottle
Graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa
3/4 cup steamed or hot milk
Halloween Peeps

Rim a coffee glass or mug with chocolate sauce. Then press the rim into graham cracker crumbs.

Place ground chocolate in mug; carefully stir in hot milk. Top with Halloween Peeps and drizzle with chocolate sauce.

Recipe adapted from Kathy Casey Cooks Favorites, Kathy Casey Food Studios, Seattle. Copyright © 2007 by Kathy Casey.

Cha Cha Pumpkin Seeds
Makes 2 cups

2 cups seeds from pumpkin (or winter squash)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons Dish D’Lish Cha Cha Chipotle Lime Seasoning™

Preheat oven to 375°F. Rinse the seeds under cold water to remove any pumpkin flesh or strings. Drain well and measure. Place in a bowl and toss with the olive oil. Sprinkle with the seasoning, a tablespoon or so at a time, tossing between additions. Toss well until evenly coated, then spread the seeds on a nonstick baking sheet. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes, or until crispy and toasted.
Copyright © 2006 by Kathy Casey Food Studios®.

Posted by Kathy on October 30th, 2008  |  Comments (2) |  |  Posted in Dishing with Kathy Casey Blog, Recent Posts

2 Responses to “Halloween Fun For Adults!”

  1. Ritch in Love Says:

    I am a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines and the best part of any overnight I have in Seattle is heading to the airport to enjoy one of your grilled cheese sandwiches. I am new to cooking…but not baking…and I would love to know what you do to make that sandwich so amazing!! Do you share the recipe at all? I’m dying to know what kind of cheese you use and spread…

  2. Shana Campbell Says:


    My family too fell in love w/the grilled cheese as we were racing through the airport. Would love to see a recipe posted for that one!