The best Halloween parties have three things in common: killer costumes, candy galore and plenty of cocktails to keep things interesting.
Before you go mixing up a truly spooky jungle juice, try these bewitching candy and cocktail pairings.
Pair Almond Joy with a Black Devil Martini
A simple mix of spiced rum and vermouth with a garnish of black olives, the Black Devil Martini (pictured above) is a savory sipper. Since spicy rum and sweet coconut are a time-honored classic, try pairing this drink with an Almond Joy bar. The salty nuts and briny olives make a great match, too.
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Rich, decadent, moist and chewy with chunks of candy bars melted in, you couldn’t ask a brownie for more. One of the best parts about these candy bar brownies is that you can do them in one bowl, so cleanup’s a breeze. The one thing you have to remember is to put the candy bars in the fridge before you got to chop them up or you’ll get mush instead of chunks.
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Happy Halloween! You might be full of mini candy bars already. But since these are mainly made of crispy fruit, there’s always room for candy-coated apples. The decadent apples (pictured above) from Zoe Francois are dipped in easy-to-make caramel that’s rich, creamy, gooey and not over-the-top sweet. For a bit of contrast to the caramel, you can dip the bottoms in salted peanuts.
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Not to spook you, but Halloween can be a diet and health disaster if you don’t keep your wits about you. The hallmark of the holiday is artificial dye- and sweetner-filled candy, and a lot of it. If you’d like to escape the season without a sugar high — and some extra pounds under your belt — stick to one or two fun-sized candies from the office bowl. Then, if you’re hosting a Halloween party or just want to have healthier treats around, consider these festive items:
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It’s a spooktacular time of year — around a shadowy corner, in a moonlit orchard or down a leaf-littered path in the dark, a spirit might overtake you! Or you could just sit at home and have a spirit overtake you via a boozy beverage. Might we suggest one of these five creepy libations? They’re eerie and mysterious and sure to send icy chills to your bones, particularly if you spill them down your pants. Don’t do that. But drink up and happy, happy Halloween.
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On Log On & Eat with Eden Grinshpan, Eden travels the country to meet the most outrageous and original food bloggers and social media stars who invite her to devour their favorite dishes. We connected with them to pick their brains and score some exclusive advice and tips.
According to experts, sweet is the first taste that humans prefer from birth. But it’s also extremely addictive. In fact, one study found that sugar is more addictive than cocaine.
Unfortunately, eating too much candy and sugar can result in weight gain, metabolic disorders (a precursor to diabetes) and even some forms of cancer. In other words, it’s not good — and most of us are getting way more sugar than the recommended daily limit.
Breaking a sugar habit isn’t easy. But it’s possible. And these tips will help:
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Are we just getting curmudgeonly in our old age or are Halloween costumes not the creative, fun, homemade awesomeness that they used to be? Gone are the easy costumes from our childhood that were cobbled together from what we already had in our home; instead, costumes have become trendy, expensive, mundane getups that make up for what they lack in creativity with an overabundance of bared skin. Put it away, autumn exhibitionists.
So in the name of DIY Halloween costumes everywhere, we’ve compiled a list of five of our favorite Halloween costumes that are both cheap and easy to put together, and that will announce to the world (and the Halloween party that you’re at) that you’re a foodie.
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Witches' Fingers Breadsticks by Cookie Monster Cooking
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- Spookify weeknight dinner with a basket full of witches’ fingers breadsticks. Head over to Cookie Monster Cooking for the recipe.
- Lottie and Doof’s dark and stormy caramel corn would make a great homemade gift, but good luck giving any away once you’ve tried it.
- If you haven’t tasted Momofuku Milkbar’s corn cookie, you’re seriously missing out. Thankfully Oui, Chef has the recipe so you can make it at home.
- Serve Tracey’s Culinary Adventures’ cheesy party bread at your next get-together and people will be begging for invites to all your future parties.
- Tidy Mom coats pumpkin french toast with sweet and crunchy cereal then fries it in bacon fat. Think you can top that?
We here at Cooking Channel love a good party. But throwing a memorable event requires more than just gathering some food and drinks. We show you how, with just five main “ingredients” (including recipes, big-impact decorating ideas and easy DIY elements), you can throw a party that feels like it has a cohesive theme — minimal work required.
Between figuring out the perfect costume, tending to needy trick-or-treaters and fulfilling regular party-planning duties, hosting a Halloween party can often feel terrifying…and not in that thrilling horror movie way. For this year’s festivities, try putting together a cocktail party that minimizes hosting stress, while still offering guests a night to remember. This voodoo-inspired bash relies on inexpensive, easy-to-find materials to set the ultra-spooky scene and a fuss-free, self-serve menu.
To host your own adults-only Halloween cocktail party, you’ll need five essential ingredients:
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