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Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023

Three easy recipes perfect for Halloween

"Witch Brooms" are a fun and easy treat to make for Halloween. Photo by: Adelia Henderson.
"Witch Brooms" are a fun and easy treat to make for Halloween. Photo by: Adelia Henderson.

Fall break has come and gone, but Halloween is almost here! Halloween is a favorite holiday for many college students, as it provides a fun relief from classes in between school breaks. Whether you are dressing up, throwing a party or celebrating at home, here are some spooky and easy recipes to help you get into the Halloween spirit.

Witch Brooms

If you’re looking for an easy but creative Halloween treat, Witch Brooms are perfect. They are simple and cheap to create, making them ideal for a crowd.


  • Peanut butter cups

  • Pretzel sticks


  • Turn the peanut butter cup upside down and push the pretzel stick inside.

  • That’s it! Seriously.


Meatball Mummies

Serve up a yummy Halloween appetizer by making Meatball Mummies! Since the recipe yields about eight servings, these are great for a smaller get-together or to enjoy on your own.


  • 24 pre-cooked frozen meatballs

  • 1 can refrigerated pizza crust dough

  • Mustard

  • Wooden skewers

  • Marinara sauce for dipping


  • Thaw frozen meatballs.

  • Put three meatballs on a skewer to keep them from moving around.

  • Cut the pizza dough into thin slices and wrap several pieces haphazardly around the meatballs. Don’t forget to leave space for the eyes!

  • Carefully remove the skewers from the ‘mummies’ and place them on a lined baking sheet.

  • Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until dough is golden brown.

  • Let cool slightly and put dots of mustard on the meatballs for eyes.

  • Serve with warm marinara sauce.

Source: adapted from

Black Widow Halloween Punch

Brew up a spooky drink by following this recipe. Toy spiders are put into the punch bowl to add Halloween flair, and you can even add food coloring to make the punch more red.


  • 6 oz frozen pineapple orange blend concentrate, thawed

  • 12 oz can frozen berry punch concentrate, thawed

  • 2 liter bottle ginger ale, cold

  • Ice

  • Toy black widow spiders


  • Mix together in one bowl the two kinds of juice concentrate. If the mixture does not look red enough for your liking, you can add red food coloring.

  • Slowly add the ginger ale to the concentrate mix.

  • In a serving bowl, alternate adding ice and the spiders for decoration.

  • Slowly pour punch over the ice, and serve. Makes roughly 10 servings.




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