Extra! Extra! Special Halloween Edition of “The Daily Dish!”
Happy Halloween, Better Recipes! We couldn’t let this sweet and delicious holiday pass by without one, final recipe to celebrate. In fact, this recipe is the winner in Week 2 of the “Holiday Favorites” Recipe Contest! This dish is not only a great treat to serve a crowd, it is also a perfect centerpiece for a Halloween table! The sweet cream cheese spread “spills” from the mouth of your Jack-o-Lantern!
This is especially effective if you give the pumpkin a distressed face–guaranteed to get several “euwwww’s” at your Halloween celebration!
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
few drops orange food coloring
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 1/2 cups candy corn
1 1/2 cup caramel corn or Cracker Jack mix
1 carved pumpkin, with the mouth towards the bottom of the pumpkin
Vanilla wafers or graham crackers for serving
In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, pumpkin, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and food coloring until creamy. Fold in the whipped topping, candy corn, and caramel corn. Place pumpkin on a tray, and spoon the cheese mixture from the mouth unto the tray to look like the pumpkin is throwing up. Serve with vanilla wafers or graham crackers for dipping or spreading.
Number of Servings: approximately 12
Congratulations to Sally S. for her winning “Halloween Treats” recipe! Tell us a little bit about your recipe and how you came up with “Pumpkin Guts Cheese Spread.”
“I tried to create a recipe that would appeal to a variety of ages, and that would be “fun”, yet taste good. I used a no bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe that I developed years ago as the base for it, then added Halloween-y things that would make it look chunky to be realistic.”
Very nice! It reminds me of our “Gross Halloween Recipes!“ Can you share one of your favorite Halloween memories with us?
“My favorite Halloween memory is when my son, who was a holy terror, won the “best costume” prize at his school for a devils’s costume (age 5), and he told me that his teacher said the costume was most appropriate!”
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