My daughter is having a Halloween party tonight. There are eight 11-year-old girls in our downstairs family room, but it sounds like 50 people, and a herd of buffalo, have taken over that part of our house.
And that was before they consumed sugar.
I love Halloween parties. I love the costumes and I love the food. In years past I have made blood-shot eyeballs (deviled eggs), caterpillar pizza (pizza bread), a Frankenstein’s bride cake and a pumpkin-brownie cheesecake.
My daughter gave me a list two pages long with food suggestions for her party. We narrowed it down considerably to include ghost pizza, boney breadsticks, a jack-o-lantern veggie tray, black cat cupcakes and apple nachos.
Don’t let the name fool you. Apple nachos may be less healthy than regular nachos.
- 4 large Granny Smith apples, sliced
- 35 large marshmallows
- 1/4 cup butter
- 35 caramels
- 1 tablespoon evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet morsels
Slice apples and arrange on platter.
In a saucepan, melt marshmallows and butter until creamy. Set aside.
In a microwave dish, melt caramels with milk (cooking in 30 second intervals, and stirring). Set aside.
Pour marshmallow cream over apple slices, followed by caramel sauce. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home magazine.