Fresh Ideas for a Haunted Halloween
1 bag Snyder's pretzel rods
1 bag Wilton white candy melts
McCormick's black food coloring
Place the melts in a deep bowl and microwave according to package directions. Remove a tablespoon of melted candy to a small bowl. Add several drops of the black food coloring and stir to combine. Dip the pretzel rods in the melted white candy and turn clockwise as you pull the pretzel out of the candy. This will create a flowy, sheet like effect down the pretzel. Stand upright in a glass while the candy dries. With the black candy form small balls for the eyes and big rounds or triangles for the mouth. Press the eyes and mouth into the white candy before it dries. Let the pretzels set in the refrigerator before serving.
2 garlic cloves
2 cups canned chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons liquid from the can of chickpeas
2 tablespoons of canned chipotle
Turn on the food processor fitted with the steel blade and drop the garlic down the feed tube; process until it's minced. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and process until the hummus is coarsely pureed. Taste, for seasoning, and serve chilled or at room temperature.
Safety Note: If using the pumpkin as part of your table décor be sure to use a freshly cut pumpkin. Pumpkin can be carved the night before but it needs to stay refrigerated if it is going to be in contact with food.