Halloween Treats – Spooky Halloween Cups Recipe

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Halloween, my favorite holiday. What’s not to love? All of the Halloween movies on television during October are reason enough to pay for cable.  I enjoy cuddling up on the couch during a good rain storm and watching my favorite scary movies. If you ask me which movie is my favorite I won’t be able to answer you. I’m pretty obsessed with them all. If the movie doesn’t look to fake and it makes me jump it’s good.

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My favorite part of Halloween as a child were the Halloween parties. Bobbing for apples, yeah, It’s the best! But who can forget the food. I guarantee if you show up to a Halloween party you’ll find pizza. In my opinion Halloween is the only acceptable holiday to share pizza. If you are going to share pizza at your party you should make it a Tombstone Pizza! (Get it?)

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To elevate the Halloween theme I decided to serve my Tombstone Pizza with spooky cut outs. I chose a ghost, a coffin, and a tombstone (of course!). All you need to do is bake your pizza according to the directions on the package. Remove the pizza from the oven and wait for it to cool slightly. Once it’s slightly cooled cut your pizza with your favorite spooky cookie cutters.

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What’s great about Tombstone Pizza (minus the name) is the fact that during this special holiday the packaging has scary monsters on it. It really gets you in the spirit of Halloween. Don’t the pizza ghosts just look adorable? (I mean spooky…)

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Another great thing about Halloween parties is all the Halloween treats. The endless buckets of candy and all the spooky desserts. This is where the weight gaining begins 😉 My favorite Halloween desserts are the ones with layers and colors.

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To make my Spooky Halloween Cups you will need to start with a big pile of fun size Butterfingers and Crunch Bars (12 of each to be exact).

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Then you’re going to need to unwrap them all, while also not eating every other one.

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While you’re unwrapping your chocolatey goodness you can snack on some Nerds because who doesn’t love nerds? I especially love nerds since I’m not much of a chocolate fan.

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When all of your chocolates are finally unwrapped your pile should look something like this. If your pile doesn’t look like this unwrap another one and add it to the pile because you probably couldn’t resist. You rebel you 🙂

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Place the 24 candy bars in a food processor or strong blender and pulse. With that, I give you chocolate dirt! 

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It’s OREO time! Guess how many you’re going to add to your food processor? 12! I should have went with 13 since it is Halloween after all.

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Add the Oreos to the bowl of chocolate candy dirt.

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Stir the two together to make one magical bowl of chocolate dirt.

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Next up, pudding! Prepare pudding according to the package directions in 3 separate bowls (or combine them if you’re making only 1 color). Once your pudding is mostly set stir in food coloring colors of your choice. I made green, orange, and purple.

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The orange and green were my favorite of the three. Place the puddings in the refrigerator to set up. 

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While the pudding is setting get started on the first layer of the Spooky Halloween Cups. Remove 2 and 1/2 cups of the candy Oreo mixture and place it in the food processor with 4 ounces of cream cheese. Pulse until mixture forms a ball.

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Spoon cream cheese mixture into the bottom of 12 small cups. I used a tablespoon cookie scoop.

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Flatten the ball of chocolatey goodness until it completely covers the bottom of the cup. 

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Here comes more layers. I next spooned the orange pudding evenly into each cup. Smooth out the pudding so it covers the bottom layer. Spoon the dry candy Oreo mixture on top of the first pudding layer. Then top the candy mixture with the spooky green pudding. Spread the pudding out so it creates a nice even layer. 

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Now cover the green pudding with another dry candy Oreo mixture.

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Again layer the purple pudding. Instead of next layering the dry candy Oreo mixture. I ground up just 12 Oreos and used them as my last crunchy layer.

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Every layered dessert must end with whipped topping (correct me if I’m wrong).

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Spread the whipped topping about and cover in sprinkles (if you wish). Enjoy!

Spooky Halloween Cups
Serves 12
A layered halloween dessert.
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Ingredients
  1. 12 Fun Size Butterfingers
  2. 12 Fun Size Crunch Bars
  3. 12 Oreo's (for mixture)
  4. 3 (3.4 oz.) boxes instant vanilla pudding
  5. 4 oz. cream cheese
  6. 12 Oreo's (alone)
  7. food coloring
  8. 12 small serving cups
  9. 8 oz. whipped topping
  10. sprinkles, optional
Instructions
  1. With a food processor pulse 12 Butterfingers, 12 Crunch bars, and 12 Oreos (I did this in two steps but I have a small food processor). Once you have a nice dirt like consistency place in a large bowl and set aside. Add the other 12 Oreo's to the food processor and blend until you have fine crumbs. Place in another small bowl and set aside. In 3 small bowls whip up a batch of pudding according to the directions on the box in each bowl. Once firm add food coloring (I chose green, orange and purple). Place pudding in refrigerator so it has time to thicken again. Grab your bowl of candy dirt and remove 2 and 1/2 cups of the candy/Oreo dirt mixture. Place measured amount back into the food processor with cream cheese. Pulse until mixture forms a ball.
Assembly Time
  1. Spoon chocolate candy cream cheese mixture into the bottom of 12 small cups (I used a tablespoon cookie scoop). Flatten the ball of chocolatey goodness until it completely covers the bottom of the cup. Now it's time to spoon in the first color of pudding (Note - I didn't measure pudding, I just spooned into each cup until they were about even). Smooth out the pudding so it covers the bottom layer. Spoon the dry candy Oreo mixture on top of the first pudding layer. Then top the candy mixture with the spooky green pudding. Spread the green pudding out so it creates a nice even layer. Now cover the green pudding with the rest of the dry candy Oreo mixture. Again layer the purple pudding. Now grab your bowl of ground Oreos and spoon evenly over top each pudding cup. Top each spooky cup with a dollop of whipped topping. Spread the topping out and top with sprinkles. Place cups in refrigerator to firm. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. This recipe is easy and fun. It just makes a lot of dishes.
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3 Comments

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    Vanessa
    October 21, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Those sound delicious! What a great idea for a Halloween party. Yum!

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    Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks)
    October 21, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    These Halloween cups look delicious! Looks like you had fun with this campaign! #client

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    Lori Pace
    October 22, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    Such a CUTE idea!!! Thank you so much! #client

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