Halloween, which is steadily catching up to Christmas as the
major American holiday, is around the corner, which means the
Halloween recipes have come out of hiding. Gnarled witches'
fingers. Edible eyeballs. Cat litter for dessert. No doubt about
it, Halloween recipes are fun. When else can you serve "bloody
fingers" or "wormy" apples and get by with it?
One problem with so many of these recipes is that they're sweet.
That's not a big deal if you're hosting a Halloween party and
serving desserts instead of candy, but if your kids are lugging
around pounds of candy from another party or a trick-or-treating
jaunt, the last things you need to serve them are cookies and gooey
Children have good imaginations, so making savory, "spooky"
treats is easy, especially for younger kids. Here are some ideas to
get you started.