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Halloween Jack-o-Lantern and Witch Stuffed Peppers from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

In the midst of costumes, candy, tricks and treats, the last thing on anyone’s mind is getting a healthy and well-balanced dinner on Halloween night. But what if you could do just that without a lot of hassle or prep? And what if your kids actually wanted to eat what you made them? That’s where these adorable Halloween-themed stuffed peppers come in to save the day – or night.

Halloween Jack-o-Lantern and Witch Stuffed Peppers from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Use orange peppers to make little pumpkins by cutting out a traditional jack-o-lantern face. Stuff it with plain rice or blend rice, meat and veggies from the grocery store hot foods bar, pop the top back on and serve. It’s really that easy, and you end up with a very entertaining meal in a secretly healthy vessel.

Halloween Jack-o-Lantern and Witch Stuffed Peppers from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

To make a witch, use green peppers and make cutouts for the eyes and mouth. Cut out a circle in the middle, and insert the stem of the pepper to make a pointy witch nose. It’s okay if it’s not perfect. Wicked witches are known for their moles and warts anyway! Stuff it, cut out a paper hat and your kids can decide if this is a good witch or bad witch. Happy Halloween!

Halloween Jack-o-Lantern and Witch Stuffed Peppers from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

 



Halloween is coming up this weekend, and we’re excited about all the costumes, parties and kids trick-or-treating. Whether you prefer your costume to be funny or cute, silly or scary, everyone can agree this Halloween graveyard-themed party dip is a hit.

Halloween Graveyard Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Despite its appearance, this dip is actually really easy to put together. You just need a 9×13 casserole dish or lasagna pan, a ton of spinach dip, and some crackers, veggies and chopped kalamata olives. Additional decorations like the skulls and pumpkins can be found at most craft stores this time of year.

Halloween Graveyard Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you want to take the dip a step further, you can do what we did here, and find a festive tray to set your dip in. We filled in the space between the dip pan and the tray with curly kale. It held everything in place and looked like grass, so it was perfect for the job.

Halloween Graveyard Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

We found a little black tree decoration, an owl, a few skulls and some pumpkins at the craft store. (Don’t forget to tell your guests they aren’t edible.) We made additional trees and foliage with celery stalks, broccolini and chopped parsley. We love the way this section turned out.

Halloween Graveyard Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

To make the headstones in the graveyard, we used crackers with a unique shape. There are many types of cracker shapes out there, so you can use whatever look you prefer. Write on the crackers with an edible decorative marker, and place them firmly into the spinach dip. Sprinkle chopped kalamata olives in front to look like fresh dirt.

Halloween Graveyard Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

If you want, bury your friends by adding their initials to some of the crackers. (There I am below.) Decorate with candles and other Halloween decor and you’ll have quite the conversation starter at your Halloween party!

Halloween Graveyard Party Dip from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

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Halloween cupcakes from Everyday Good Thinking @HamiltonBeach

It’s finally October, a month full of costumes, parties, tricks and treats. The kids will be invited to parties and they will be excited to show off their favorite sweets. Make these entertaining Halloween-themed cupcakes as a family for a spooky and sweet activity. Check back on Friday for detailed information on How to Frost a Cupcake!

Halloween cupcakes from Everyday Good Thinking @HamiltonBeach

 


Spooky Owl Cupcakes
YIELDS: 16 servings

Place a bite-size peanut butter cup in the center of each cupcake just before baking. This will result in a peanut butter center once the cupcakes are baked. Frost with peanut butter frosting for an added peanut lover’s treat!
Ingredients
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tbsp butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk
16 chocolate sandwich cookies
32 candy-coated chocolate candies
16 small jelly beans or oblong candies
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper or foil liners.
Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and unsweetened cocoa. Set mixture aside.
In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar. Beat until they are pale yellow and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time until incorporated.
Add vanilla, flour and milk. Beat until combined.
Fill muffin tins 2/3 to 3/4 full.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool.
Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
Use a small round decorating tip to create feathers and a leaf decorating tip to create ears.
Cut chocolate sandwich cookies in half. Place on cupcakes, white side up, to make eyes.
Press chocolate candies in white part of cookies to make eye balls. (Add a drop of frosting to make hold in place.)
Add the jelly bean or oblong candy for the beak.
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Black Cat Cupcakes
YIELDS: 16 servings

Use either a Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer to make these fluffy and delicious cupcakes that are sure to make any cat lover smile this Halloween.
Ingredients
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tbsp butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk
32 mini candy-coated chocolate candies
1 tube orange decorating frosting
1 tube purple decorating frosting
2 large chocolate bars
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper or foil liners.
Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and unsweetened cocoa. Set mixture aside.
In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar. Beat until they are pale yellow and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time until incorporated.
Add vanilla, flour and milk. Beat until combined.
Fill muffin tins 2/3 to 3/4 full.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool.
Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
Use a small round decorating tip to make facial features and whiskers.
Add small candies for eyes. Break chocolate bars into small pieces for ears.
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Fall Pumpkin Cupcakes
YIELDS: 18 servings

These gorgeous orange pumpkin cupcakes are sure to be a crowd-pleaser for any fall gathering. Use your favorite Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer to make fluffy batter and creamy frosting.
Ingredients
1 can (15 oz.) pureed pumpkin
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
Orange food color
Coarse sugar or orange sprinkles
16 pretzels or pieces of green licorice twists
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper or foil liners.
In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, eggs and vegetable oil.
Add flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt. Stir until blended.
Fill muffin tins 2/3 to 3/4 full.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool.
Tint frosting orange. Frost cupcakes; roll in coarse sugar.
Add a pretzel stick or piece of licorice for the stem.
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