Are you ready to take your Halloween celebrations to the next level? If you're a frugal online shopper who loves to save money while enjoying delicious treats, you're in for a spooky treat! In the spirit of RebateFanatic's mission to help you find the best products and ideas, we've put together a collection of Halloween recipe ideas that are both scarily delicious and budget-friendly. Let's dive right into the world of Creepy Cuisine!
Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Soup
Start your Halloween feast with a warming and comforting bowl of Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Soup. This recipe utilizes the magic of a pressure cooker to create a rich and velvety soup that's perfect for those chilly October nights. Don't forget to use your trusty Pressure Cooker for a quick and easy cooking experience.
3 lb pumpkin, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 medium onion, quartered
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 cup leeks, sliced
1 ½ cups water
2 cups vegetable broth (low-sodium preferred)
¾ cup heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Place the pumpkin, onion, garlic, leeks, water, and broth in the pot.
Close lid and Pressure Cook for 5 minutes
When cooking is complete, release the pressure and remove the lid.
Puree the soup until you reach the desired texture. Return to the instant pot.
Taste and season by adding salt and pepper if necessary.
Reduce temperature to simmer
Stir through heavy cream
Spooky Spiderweb Pancakes
Get your day started with a creepy twist! Whip up a batch of Spooky Spiderweb Pancakes using your Frying Pan. These pancakes are not only delicious but also incredibly fun to decorate. Create edible spiderwebs with chocolate sauce and watch your family's eyes light up with delight.
2 eggs, slightly beaten
¼ cup sugar
¾ cup whole milk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, milk, oil, and vanilla until well mixed.
Add pumpkins, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon to the bowl and stir until just combined.
Take a large pitcher or bowl and line it with a gallon-size resealable plastic bag.
Pour the batter into the bag and seal it while pressing out the air.
Heat a nonstick skillet (12 inches) over medium heat.
Cut a 1/4-inch hole in one of the bottom corners of the bag.
To make each pancake, gently squeeze the bag to pipe about 2 tablespoons of batter onto the hot griddle, forming a 4-inch spider web shape.
Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until the pancakes are puffed and the edges are dry.
Flip the pancakes and cook for about 1 minute more or until the other side is golden brown.
Serve the pancakes with syrup. Enjoy!
Ghoulish Fried Chicken Nuggets
If you're a fan of fried delights, you'll love these Ghoulish Fried Chicken Nuggets. Grab your Fry Basket and whip up these crispy and crunchy treats. They're perfect for a Halloween party or a family dinner before trick-or-treating.
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, each cut into 3 pieces
1 ½ tsp. garlic salt
fresh cracked pepper
½ cup Italian bread crumbs
2 cups Corn Flake Crumbs
1 tsp. salt
Halloween cookie cutter set
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Put three chicken breasts, one at a time, into a food processor and pulse them about 15 times until they're roughly chopped. Then, transfer them to a bowl.
Crack an egg into the bowl with the chopped chicken. Add garlic salt, pepper, and bread crumbs. Mix everything together using your hands. If it feels too sticky, add more bread crumbs. Set this mixture aside.
In a separate bowl, combine Corn Flake Crumbs and salt, and give it a good stir.
Take a small amount of the chicken mixture and press it into a greased Halloween cookie cutter. Remove the cutter and coat the shaped nugget with the Corn Flake Crumb mixture. If you're not using cookie cutters, simply shape the mixture into small nuggets.
Heat oil to 350 degrees F. Place nuggets in a fry basket and gently lower the basket into the oil and cook until crispy.
For lower-fat nuggets, place the uncooked nuggets on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Spray the tops with olive oil cooking spray. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then flip the nuggets. Spray the tops with olive oil spray again, and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
Serve these nuggets with your choice of dipping sauces, such as ketchup, ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, or honey mustard sauce. For a healthier meal or snack, consider pairing them with sides like fruit, applesauce, or fresh vegetable slices.
Halloween Cookies Galore
Transform your kitchen into a Halloween bakery with the help of a Halloween Cookie Cutter Set. Bake a variety of spooky shapes and decorate them with vibrant icing. From ghosts to pumpkins, these cookies are a hit with kids and adults alike.
½ cup butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
3 ¾ cups confectioners' sugar
¼ cup shortening
4 to 6 tablespoons water
In a big bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until it's light and well combined.
Add in the egg and vanilla, and mix it in.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Slowly add the dry mixture to the creamy one and keep mixing until it's all combined.
Now, divide the dough into two equal parts.
Shape each part into a flat disk, wrap them up, and put them in the fridge for about an hour until they become firm enough to roll.
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
On a surface sprinkled with a little flour, roll out each portion of dough until it's about ¼ inch thick.
Use Halloween-shaped cookie cutters (about 2 ½ inches in size) to cut out your cookies.
Place these cutout cookies on ungreased baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between them.
Bake them for 8-10 minutes or until the edges turn a light brown color.
Once they're done, take them out of the oven and let them cool completely on wire racks.
In a big bowl, beat together confectioners' sugar, shortening, and just enough water to make the frosting easy to spread.
If you want colored frosting, you can add some food coloring to it.
Decorate your cookies as you like with the frosting.
Let them sit until the frosting becomes firm. Enjoy your Halloween treats!
Double Boiler Melted Chocolate Fondue
End your Halloween evening on a sweet note with a Double Boiler Melted Chocolate Fondue. Dip fruits, marshmallows, and cookies into the luscious melted chocolate. It's a simple yet indulgent dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
8 oz milk or dark chocolate
3 tbsp heavy cream
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 banana, sliced
8 oz strawberries
In a fondue pot or a double boiler, set the heat to low to medium.
Combine the heavy cream and chocolate in the pot.
Stir continuously until the chocolate is fully melted.
Just before serving, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of peanut butter onto the melted chocolate
Dip and enjoy!
We hope these scarily delicious Halloween recipe ideas inspire your inner chef and help you save money while creating memorable Halloween treats. These recipes are sure to bring joy to your Halloween festivities.
So, what are you waiting for? Get into the Halloween spirit, whip up these spooktacular recipes, and enjoy a frighteningly good time with your loved ones. Happy Halloween, frugal online shoppers!
Article Originally published on
2023-10-20 17:11:24 UTC