Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and even rivals Christmas! Given that it falls on a Friday this year, there is every reason to go all out! Below are two of my favorite halloween themed treats!
- fresh blackberries
- 1/2 cup gin (i like hendricks or plymouth)
- 3 tablespoons agave
- juice of 2 limes
- sparkling wine
- fresh thyme
- Add 16 blackberries to a cocktail shaker, mash with a muddler. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add gin, agave and lime juice.
- Shake vigorously.
- Fill a highball with ice.
- Strain blackberry mixture into glass, filling it 1/3 of the way.
- Tilt glass and careful pour sparkling wine over the top, letting it float on top of the blackberry mixture.
- Garnish with blackberries, lots of thyme, straws and creepy candy
- 1 1/2 stick of butter
- 2 ¼ cups of sugar, divided
- 4 large eggs
- 1 (1oz) bottle of red food coloring
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
- 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 4 oz (1/2 8 oz package) of cream cheese
- 2 egg whites
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Line bottom of 9x 13 in baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large microwave safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate on high for 2 minutes, stirring in 30 seconds intervals until smooth.
- Remove from microwave and stir in 2 cups sugar, add 1 egg at a time mixing together until blended after each addition.
- Stir in food coloring and vanilla extract.
- Gently stir in 1 ½ cup floor and salt until well combined, pour batter into prepared baking pan.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese and remaining ¼ cup of sugar at medium speed until fluffy. Add in egg whites and remaining 1 tsp. of vanilla extract and beat until well blended. Stir in 2 tbsp. of flour until smooth.
- Drop cream cheese mixture in large spoonfuls over the red velvet mixture in pan, then gently swirl with a knife.
- Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until a inserted wooden toothpick comes out clean from the center.
- Let cool remove brownies from pan and cut into squares