DIY HALLOWEEN TREATS 2016!

Hey guys, it’s Ro! Halloween is right around the corner and it is my absolute number 1 favorite holiday of the year So I am getting in the spirit of the holiday and I wanted to make a bunch of themed treats today

I wanted to make things that were sweet and savory, because I like to go all out! I love the fall and all of the fall food And especially, pumpkin, anything flavored pumpkin! So, the first treat that we’re gonna be making are these Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pie Pastries! The things you will need to make these treats, will be, for the dough: 2-1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 a cup of salted butter, chilled, 1/2 a cup of butter flavored shortening, also chilled, 6 tablespoons of buttermilk, 1 Teaspoon of salt, 1/2 a vanilla bean, 2 tablespoons of sugar, a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, and 2 small triangle cookie cutters 1 is 3/8 inch and the other is 1 inch And then for the filling, the things you will need will be: 1 can of pumpkin puree, which is also 15 ounces, 2 eggs, 1 can of sweetened condensed coconut milk, 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves, 1/2 a teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1/2 a teaspoon of sea salt The first thing that we’re gonna do to make these yummy pumpkin pastries is, in a large mixing bowl, we’re gonna combine our dry ingredients

Flour, our sugar, salt and our vanilla bean! Remember, we’re just gonna be using 1/2 of the bean, in front of me, I’ve got a cutting mat, a sharp cutting knife So I cut a slit, down the middle of the bean, and I’m just gonna hold it right here and using the sharp edge of the knife, holding it down, and scrape Fresh vanilla seeds, look at them! They look like ground coffee! We want all of that flavor in our bowl, with our dry ingredients And now we’re just gonna use our hands and mix it together! Now we’re gonna add our butter and shortening, remember they’re both chilled, we’re gonna use our hands and work together the butter and flour Now we’re gonna drizzle in our buttermilk, and I’m just gonna mix it in

Our dough is ready, I’m going to divide it in 1/2, roll it and I’m gonna place it on top of a piece of plastic wrap, press it down into a disc shape and wrap it up tight Then I’m gonna do the same thing to this piece of dough and I’m gonna pop these into the refrigerator You want to let them chill for anywhere between 2 hours to 24 hours, but a minimum of 2 hours While our dough is chillin’ like a villain in the fridge, we are gonna make our pumpkin pie filling, yum-yum-yum-yum-yum! Alright, so over here in a medium bowl, we are gonna combine our pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed coconut milk, 2 eggs, sea salt, clove, nutmeg… …

You don’t want to add a glass bowl, that is not part of the recipe Ground ginger, cinnamon, and vanilla extract! Then take a whisk and whisk together until well combined OH! The pumpkin and the cinnamon and the nutmeg and the clove! Om-nom-nom-nom-nom-nom-nom-nom! And now I’m gonna pour it into a greased baking pie pan, we want every last drop! Now we’re gonna bake our filling, we’re gonna pop this into the oven at 350 degrees, and bake for about 60-75 minutes The pie dough is done chilling, I just took it out of the fridge, and then I put it on my countertop, rolled it out about an 1/8th of an inch thick

Remember to sprinkle your countertop with a little bit of flour so that the dough doesn’t stick And now we’re going to cut out our little pumpkins! Remember, you’ll need 2 pumpkins for every pie, because 1 will be the top, and 1 will be the bottom And then remove the excess dough We’re gonna add some Jack-O-Lantern decorations, using our 2 triangle cookie cutters The larger triangle cookie cutter we’re gonna use to cut out the eyes, then with the extra small triangle, I’m gonna use to make the Jack-O-Lantern’s mouth by alternating the triangle cuts

This little Jack-O-Lantern needs braces! Now we’re gonna do this to the rest of the pumpkin tops Time to assemble our Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pastries! I am so excited, I can't wait to put these together Over here we have got the bottom and the top of our pies on a baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper Over here, I’ve got a little bit of egg wash, which is just 1 egg, a little bit of cream and a little bit of salt We are gonna be painting it on the bottom of our pie and over the top to give it a light, golden brown shiny look

And over here, we have got our baked pumpkin pie filling! Yum-yum-yum-yum-yum! We’re gonna start with a little bit of egg wash, and I’m just gonna put a little bit all around the edge of the bottom of the pie Then I’m gonna take a little ice cream scoop, if you don’t have 1 of these, just know that this measurement is 1 tablespoon We’re gonna take a little scoop, gonna place it right in the middle of our pie Then I’m just using the back of my little scoop to flatten it out And then, very carefully you’re gonna pick up the top and line it up with the bottom of the pie

Then using your pointer fingers, we’re gonna pat the edge to connect the top and the bottom Final step, we’re just gonna brush a little bit of egg wash on the top Then we’re gonna do this to the rest of our pastries Ooooh! Our pumpkin pies are now all assembled and it is time for our final bake, we are gonna pop these into the oven at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes And, da-dew! Here are our Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pie Pastries that we made! They’re fresh out of the oven, I put them onto a little serving plate, and I’m just gonna have one for me! Mmmmm! Mmmm-mmmm-mmmm! Mmmmmmmm-mmmmmmm! The Pumpkin! The next thing that we’re gonna be making is something savory

I really like to make a dip every year, especially when I have my friends get together, I just love chip dips! So we are gonna be making Spicy Spooky Spider Hummus! The things you will need to make the Spicy Spooky Spider Hummus will be: For the hummus, 2 cans of black beans, each can is about 15 ounces, so you will need 30 ounces total of black beans They will also need to be drained and washed, 1/2 a cup of tahini, which is sesame seed butter, 5 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, 4 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of garlic, minced, 2 teaspoons of cumin, 1/2 a teaspoon of chili powder, and a little salt and pepper to taste And then for decoration you’ll need a little bit of red bell pepper, some black olives, a little sour cream, and a decorating bag, fitted with a #2 tip and lastly a food processor, and a little something to eat with your hummus I’m gonna be using chips, but you could also use vegetables The first thing that we’re gonna do is add all of our ingredients into the food processor

And if you don’t have a food processor, that’s OK You can also use a blender, just know that when you're using your blender, your hummus won’t be as smooth But that’s OK, it will still taste delicious So we’re just gonna add our black beans, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, chili powder, our fresh garlic, I love this! 1 because I’m Italian, 2 because it makes our hummus dip a little spicy, and 3, it’s Halloween, this can keep the vampires away! Get outta here Edward! What’s up with Jacob? Lime juice, and a little bit of salt and pepper, this part's totally optional so it’s up to you whether you prefer to put 1 pinch, or 2 pinch, whatever you like We’ve got all of our ingredients in our processor, now I’m gonna put the lid on, blend it up for about 1 minute, and then scrape down the sides, and then, blend it for an additional minute

This is what your hummus should look like, I just scooped it into a little serving bowl because I like to eat mine as a chip dip Then we’re gonna take a little spatula, smooth out the top, and for this one I’m gonna be spreading it as smooth and flat as possible because we’re gonna pipe a little bit of decoration on the top of here Now it is time to decorate, this is my favorite part In front of me I’ve got some olives, some bell peppers, and a little cutting mat with a sharp cutting knife You’re gonna take an olive, and then we’re gonna cut it in 1/2 the hotdog way

Now I’m gonna cut 4 slices on each side to make 8 spider legs! Then we’re gonna take another olive, cut it again hotdog, and then this side, we’re gonna cut it hamburger And that’s gonna be the little spider head And then we’re gonna use a full olive for the spider body And these are extra! I sliced a bunch of bell pepper, but you actually only need 1 little piece, so if you want to make more than 1 spider you can But I’m making a black widow spider! You’re just gonna cut little strips, and then you’re gonna cut a little square

I’m not gonna let these go to waste, I’m gonna put these on our little chip plate so people can either dip little chips, or fresh veggies into our hummus Over here in this little plastic bag I scooped some sour cream, and I put a number 2 tip at the end for a little bit more control So let me show you how to pipe a cobweb on the top, we’re gonna make a little home for our spider You’re gonna make a line all the way down, and then a line going across Once you have a cross, we’re gonna make the second cross

It’s gonna kind of look like 8 pizza slices when you’re done Now we’re gonna pipe our inner-webbings, I’m gonna start on the outside and work our way in, connecting the outer points So from this outer point, I’m making a big smiley face to this point, then I’m gonna work my way around If I was a spider I would have the jankiest webs, all the other spiders would make fun of me! Now for the next 2 inner-webs Just gonna move down a little bit, and do the same thing

Our spiderweb is ready, and now we’re gonna give our little spider a home! So first I’m gonna take the little spider’s body, and I’m just gonna stick him right here! Then the little head Then we’re gonna spread out his little legs Da-dew! And, our Spicy Spooky Spider Dip is ready to serve! I put it on a plate with a bunch of corn tortilla chips, but you can also put it on a plate with a bunch of veggies, whatever you would like And I even made another little spider over here! The final Halloween Treat that we’re gonna be making are these Wasabi Deviled Eggs! The things you will need to make these Deviled Eggs will be: An electric hand mixer, small saucepan, 4 eggs, 1/2 an avocado, some red bell pepper for decoration, 2 teaspoons of lime juice, salt and pepper to taste, 1 teaspoon of wasabi, and a decorating bag fitted with a #2A tip The first thing that we’re gonna do is hard boil our eggs, you’re gonna take your 4 eggs and saucepan over to the stove

Fill your saucepan with water and gently place your eggs in Make sure your eggs are fully covered by water Add a few pinches of salt, turn on your stove to medium heat, and bring to a boil Once boiling, remove the pan from the heat and cover with the lid Let it sit for about 6-10 minutes, and then bring it over to your baking station! Just be careful, your saucepan is still very hot, you can see steam coming up

And now you’re gonna take a slotted spoon, to pick up an egg and place it over here into a bowl of cold water, with ice, to stop the egg from cooking I’m gonna let these eggs sit in this ice bath for about 15 minutes, then I’m gonna pull them out and dry them off And now we’re going to peel our eggs, we're gonna take off the shell In front of me, I just put down a piece of parchment paper You’re just gonna take an egg, and I just like to gently crack all the way around, doo-doo-doo-doo! I’m being gentle because I want them to look very pretty, be a cute little appetizer

Our eggs are peeled, and now we’re gonna cut them in 1/2 the long way, and then scoop out the insides In front of me, I have a cutting mat and a big cutting knife, You’re just gonna take 1 of your eggs, and I’m just gonna cut him in 1/2 You can use a spoon, but I’m just gonna use my finger… Maybe I’ll use a spoon… Then we’re gonna do this to the rest of our eggs

Now we’re gonna add 1/2 of an avocado, so in front of me again, I have a cutting mat, and a large cutting knife, and we’re gonna cut open our avocado Give it a twist, bwoop! And then I want to save the side with the seed in the middle, so I’m gonna set this off to the side, maybe I’ll have some avocado toast later, I don’t know! And then with this side, I’m just gonna make some slices to make it a little bit easier to scoop out Then we’re gonna add the wasabi, ooooh! A little bit of lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste! I’m gonna give it a gentle mix together with my spoon, followed by a mix with my hand mixer! This is what your filling should look like, and now I’m gonna scoop this into my decorating bag It’s Frankenstein’s Monster, with wasabi hair! Our second to last step is filling our deviled eggs so here on top of a cutting board, I’ve got our hard boiled eggs cut in 1/2, and in this little plastic baggie, I’ve scooped in our wasabi filling! The tip that I have on the end is a #2A tip, but if you don’t have that, you can just cut a circle about 1/2 an inch big Place it down here, put some pressure, woooop! Fill him up

You’re gonna fill up the rest of your eggs Our eggs are filled, and now on to our final decoration step, we are gonna be using those sliced red peppers from before, and you’re gonna cut slices that are about an inch tall, and we’re gonna be placing 2 of them into each egg, so they look like little devil horns! Get it? Deviled eggs? Ah! Our deviled eggs are done and now I’m gonna show you how I like to display them for Halloween So over here I’ve got a little serving plate, and if you put the eggs on here they’re gonna slide all around, so over here, I’ve got a bunch of black sea salt, and we’re just gonna make little piles all the way down the tray This is gonna be a little bed for our egg Gently take an egg, and place it on top

Da-dew! And there you have it, Wasabi Deviled Eggs! Mmmmmm! Ta-da! Here are all the DIY Halloween Treats that we made today! We made something sweet and savory! We made, Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pie Pastries, Spicy Spooky Spider Dip, and Wasabi Deviled Eggs! I’ll be posting lots of pictures of these treats on Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter, and if you guys make any of these treats, please take a picture and send it to me! I love seeing your creations, it just makes my day, especially Halloween creations, because Halloween is my #1 favorite holiday, I am so excited! It’s right around the corner, and I hope you guys have a Happy Halloween! Thanks for watching, bye-bye!

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