Every Halloween celebration needs a festive dessert. This brownie recipe uses dark chocolate brownie mix and a “swirl” made from white chocolate and cream cheese. For an extra festive touch the “swirl” is mixed with orange food coloring. Since there are so many delicious, inexpensive brownie mixes on the market, feel free to use that instead of making the brownies from scratch.

Halloween Swirl BrowniesIngredients

1 package brownie mix
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
4 ounces cream cheese (1/2 a package)
4 drops red food color 4 drops yellow food color


Prepare brownies according to package instructions and transfer to brownie pan. Set aside. Over a double burner, add white chocolate chips and let melt, stirring occasionally. Add cream cheese and stir until melted. Add food coloring and mix until well combined. Pour mixture over the brownies and swirl into the batter using a knife or fork. Bake according to package instructions. Note: You don’t need to be aggressive while swirling the two batters together. You want the orange color to be visible when the brownies are cut.

 Halloween Drinks for a Children’s PartyA successful Halloween party for children has to have a great selection of food and drink and there are certainly plenty of drinks that you can concoct that will totally encompass the whole Halloween theme idea. Children will definitely have fun trying to figure out what they are drinking when you tell them the ghoulish names that each concoction has. Here are a few grizzly drinks that you could create and offer your guests when they come to enjoy the Halloween festivities with you.

Drinks that Look Like Ghoulish Green Slime

A fun drink that kids will love is one that looks really disgusting. A typically foul looking drink is called swamp juice. You can create this by using lime cordial mixed with grapefruit juice. To make this drink look like it was scraped directly from a swamp pit, all you need to do is to add a few bugs and worms. No, we don’t mean the real thing. You can buy a great selection of candy that resembles all types of insects and bugs. See the children’s faces light up as you add a few gummy worms and spiders to each glass. Continue reading

Imagine walking through a spooky forest and then hearing the “slosh” made when you step in muddy water. Try as you might, it is hard to pull your foot from the mud as it sucks your foot deeper and deeper making it hard for you to get away. Well, you won’t have to worry about that happening if you make this Halloween Swamp Dip.

The ingredients you’ll need for Halloween Swamp Dip are as follows:

Halloween Swamp Dip1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 small red bell pepper, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon of finely chopped garlic, the fresher the better
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chicken broth (canned or homemade)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup feta cheese with herbs and garlic or 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 – 10 ounce package of fresh spinach leaves. Remove the stems and cut them into thin strips
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Salt and pepper to taste Continue reading