Upon Further review of the previously detailed candy spiders, while adorable, they are very labor intensive.

And the only intense labor I endorse is the kind that includes and epidural and you get a baby out of the deal.

So here are a couple of ideas that I think I may actually be able to produce.

Mummy Dogs

1 11-oz. package refrigerated breadsticks (12 breadsticks)
12 jumbo Hotdogs
Catsup and mustard

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Unwrap breadsticks.

Stretch each breadstick to 12 inches.

Wrap dough around frankfurters, letting the frankfurters show slightlythrough the bread.

Press in capers for eyes.

Bake in preheated oven for about 12 minutes or until bread is golden brown.

Serve with catsup and mustard.

Makes 12 snacks.

(From Better Homes and Gardens)

Witch’s Hat Calzones


  • Ingredients
  • 1 3.5-ounce package sliced pepperoni
  • 1/2 of an 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 8-ounce packages (16) refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Finely shredded or grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Dried Italian seasoning (optional)
  • Crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Pizza sauce, warmed (optional)

1. Reserve six to eight slices of pepperoni; set aside. Chop remaining pepperoni slices.
2. In a small bowl, stir together chopped pepperoni, cream cheese and the 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese until well combined. Set aside.
3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease an extralarge baking sheet; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, unroll each package of crescent-roll dough. Separate dough into individual triangles. Place half the dough triangles on the prepared baking sheet. Place about 1 tablespoon of the pepperoni-cheese mixture in the center of each triangle. In a small bowl, stir together egg and water. Brush edges of triangles with some of the egg mixture. Top with remaining triangles. Press triangle edges together to seal. Brush dough with egg mixture. Fold short edges of the dough triangles up, forming a hat brim. Prick the dough a few times with the tines of a fork.
4. If desired, sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and/or crushed red pepper. Cut reserved pieces of pepperoni into small stars, crescent moons, and/or small diamonds. Press onto dough for decoration.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.

Serve warm with pizza sauce, if desired. Makes 8 calzones

(From Better Homes and Garden)