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Thursday, October 31, 2013

I thought these recipes looked really good and wanted to share them!

If you are looking for healthy punch recipes to serve at your Halloween shindig, here are three that will have your guests screaming with delight.

Dripping Blood Halloween Punch Recipe
Serves 8

8 thick slices cucumber
4 cups pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
2 cups ginger ale or sparkling water
Ice
8 tablespoons grenadine syrup

Cut cucumber slices into vampire fangs by cutting three small triangles out of cucumber slice to give the appearance of sharp teeth. Combine pineapple and orange juice in large pitcher. Refrigerate until serving time. Immediately before serving, stir ginger ale into juice mixture. Fill clear cups to the top with ice. Smaller ice cubes (not crushed) work better for this drink. Add cucumber vampire fangs to the rim of each cup. Pour punch into cups. Drizzle 1 tablespoon grenadine over top of each serving, giving the appearance of blood dripping down through the punch.

Witch's Brew Halloween Punch Recipe
Serves 16

2 quarts (8 cups) apple cider
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 quart vanilla ice cream

Combine apple cider, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg in food processor or blender until smooth. Pour into cups or a punch bowl and top with scoops of ice cream. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg if desired. Serve immediately.

Tips
You can add a few drops of food coloring to ingredients in blender to make a scary colored punch. Drip red food coloring over the top of the vanilla ice cream for a blood and guts effect. A few gummy worms or spiders on top of the ice cream or floating in the punch bowl would add to the creep-out factor for your guests. To reduce the fat in this recipe, substitute low fat or fat-free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt for regular.

Spooky Green Crockpot Witch's Brew Halloween Punch Recipe
Serves 8-10

2 quarts apple juice
1 can (1 quart, 14 oz) pineapple juice
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 box (6 ounces) lime Jell-O
5-6 whole star anise, optional
Orange sherbet

Pour juices and allspice into 5.5 quart crockpot. Stir Jell-O into juice mixture. Float star anise on top. Cover and cook on low for five hours. To serve, ladle punch into mugs and top with a scoop of sherbet. Don't worry about the punch being too hot for little mouths; the sherbet will cool the punch off enough so that it can be enjoyed immediately.

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IGNITEME101 11/14/2013 2:27PM

    sounds like it will taste good and look spooky!

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EGRAMMY 11/3/2013 3:48PM

    Thank you so much for sharing. emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 11/2/2013 5:48PM

    Those sound so good. I'm going to have to try some.

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CARMRUN 11/2/2013 10:44AM

    ooo, wish I would have seen these earlier, definitely going to try one tonight as the grand-kids are coming over

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TRIPLE_EMME 11/2/2013 8:45AM

    Fun! Thanks for sharing!

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CAKAROO 11/1/2013 5:46AM

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LOSINGLINNDY 10/31/2013 10:12PM

    These are such great ideas. Thank you for sharing them.

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JMC155 10/31/2013 7:58PM

    Thank you

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WILDKAT781 10/31/2013 7:15PM

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SILVER1369 10/31/2013 6:34PM

    emoticon for sharing these recipes.

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COOP9002 10/31/2013 4:38PM

    Thanks for sharing

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ARNETTELEE 10/31/2013 2:40PM

  Happy Halloween! Thanks for sharing!

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 10/31/2013 2:38PM

    These are great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Ronda

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