Creative Halloween Treats

With Halloween right around the corner, here are some spooktacular recipes to help supply your little ghouls and goblins with nutritious dairy foods dressed up as tasty treats.

Recipes and photos by: The Florida Dairy Farmers 

Dirt Cups featuring Brownie Brittle
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Ingredients:
 
For the chocolate pudding
 
·         3/4 cups white sugar
·         2 cups milk (whole or low-fat)
·         1/4 cup cornstarch
·         1/4 teaspoon salt
·         4 tablespoons cocoa powder
·         2 tablespoons butter
·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, milk, cornstarch, salt and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil while stirring, cook until mixture thickens and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Cover and set aside for assembly.
 
For the creamy vanilla pudding:
·         2 cups milk (whole or low fat)
·         1 cup sugar
·         1/4 teaspoon salt
·         1/4 cup cornstarch
·         1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
·         2 tablespoons butter
Optional: 2 drops yellow food coloring and 1 drop red
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, milk, cornstarch, and salt. Bring to a boil while stirring, cook until mixture thickens and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. If orange color is desired for Halloween pudding add the coloring.
To assemble:
 
Crush Brownie Brittle (one, 4-ounce package) by pounding with a mallet or heavy pan.
 
In a clear cup place 1 TBS crushed brittle on bottom, alternate with layers of orange and chocolate puddings, having final (top) layer ending with crushed brittle. Decorate with gummy worms and whole brittle piece

 

Halloween Ghost Shakes
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Ingredients:
·         2 cups reduced fat milk
·         1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
·         2 tablespoons chocolate chips, melted
·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Directions: In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate ships at 50 percent power for 40 seconds, stir and repeat at 10 second intervals until melted. Using a clean paintbrush, paint ghost face on the inside of a clear cup. Allow to set (5 minutes) In a blender, combine the milk, frozen yogurt and vanilla. Pour into prepared cups.
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