Spooky Sips and Dessert

by Maryann Pisano on October 24, 2011

Candy Corn Cordial


For the infused vodka:

  • 1/2 cup candy corn
  • 1 1/2 cups vodka

For the Cordials:

  • 2 ounces of orange liqueur
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 large egg white
  • Candy Corn, for Garnish


Infuse the vodka: Combine the candy corn and vodka in an airtight container; set aside for at least 3 hours, then strain.

Make the cordials: Add 4 ounces of the candy corn vodka, the orange liqueur, lemon juice, and egg white to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds.  Strain into 2 chilled martini glasses and garnish with candy corn.

Recipe: foodnetwork.com


Vampire Kiss Martini


  • 1 part vodka, chilled
  • 1 part Champagne
  • 1 part Chambord
  • Garnish with wax teeth/ candy corn/ blood orange slice


Pour vodka in a martini glass, top with Champagne and pour a little of the Chambord over the back of a spoon to make it float.

Recipe: foodnetwork.com


Taffy Apple Cookies

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 jar Taffy Apple Cookie Mix (recipe follows)
  • 1 cup caramel apple dip
  • 1/2 chopped peanuts

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat butter and peanut butter in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until smooth.  Add egg and contents of jar; beat until well blended.

2.  Drop dough by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool cookies 2 minutes on cookie sheets.  Remove to wire rack; cool completely.

3.  Spread 1 teaspoon caramel apple dip on each cookie.  Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Makes abut 4 dozen cookies

Recipe: Halloween Food, Fun & Crafts 

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