Celebrating #Halfway2Halloween at Home

SOURCE: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/05/top-5-picks-for-celebrating-halfway2halloween-at-home/

How could we not celebrate one of the best times of the year, this weekend marked halfway to Halloween! And Disney loves to celebrate Halloween just like me so here are some of their top picks:

Halloween DIY: Create a ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’-Inspired Candy Pouch. Designer Brittany Ungvarsky, out of her absolute passion for Halloween, skillfully created an easy no-sew DIY featuring the Pumpkin King and his queen! Everybody scream! Download the Halloween Candy Pouch template and DIY instructions to get started.

source: https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2017/10/halloween-diy-create-a-nightmare-before-christmas-inspired-candy-pouch/

Here are a few more of DIY projects: 

#DisneyMagicMoments: Favorite Recipes for Your #Halfway2Halloween Celebration

SOURCE: https://cdn1.parksmedia.wdprapps.disney.com/media/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Halfway2Halloween_Recipe-Roundup_Jack-Skellington-Cookies.pdf

• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 cup butter, softened
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 egg whites
• 3 cups confectioner’s sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
• Black food coloring paste


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl
    and whisk until combined. Set aside.
  2. Combine butter and sugar in bowl of electric mixer and beat
    until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture in
    three parts. Once dough comes together, cover bowl with
    plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
    Using round cookie cutter or an overturned cup, cut dough
    into circles about 3 1/4 inches in diameter. Place cookies 1
    inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool
    completely before icing.
  6. Place egg whites in bowl of electric mixer; whisk until
    frothy. Add confectioners’ sugar a little at a time, until thick
    but still spreadable.
  7. Place 1/3 of icing in a separate bowl. Add black food coloring
    paste to reserved icing and stir until color is uniform.
  8. Decorate cooled cookies by covering with white icing and
    letting it dry (placing cookies in the refrigerator will speed
    up this process).
  9. Place black icing in pastry bag or a plastic resealable bag and
    cut off a tiny bit of the corner to create a very small hole.
    Use black icing to draw eyes, nostrils, and stitched mouth
    on each cookie.

Pumpkin Beignets

SOURCE: https://d23.com/recipe-pumpkin-beignets/


Pumpkin Beignets
1/2 tsp. dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup hot water
1 egg
2 tbsp. vegetable shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
vegetable oil, for frying

Maple Glaze
3 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup powdered sugar


Pumpkin Beignets
Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes. Combine flour, pumpkin puree, sugar, heavy cream, hot water, egg, shortening, and salt in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture. Mix dough just until combined and smooth. Let dough rest in bowl, covered with a clean kitchen towel, 30 minutes. Transfer dough to a well-floured surface. Pat to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut into 2-inch squares. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let dough rise in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Heat three inches of vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side. Remove with tongs or a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain.

Maple Glaze
Combine butter and maple syrup in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until butter melts. Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle warm beignets with maple glaze and serve immediately.

The Evil Queen’s Mini Poison Apple Pies Recipe

SOURCE: https://d23.com/the-evil-queens-mini-poison-apple-pies-recipe/

1 can whole berry cranberries
1 apple, peeled and diced
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons sugar
2 store-bought pie crusts
Large, round cookie cutter (3-4 inches)
Mini pie or muffin tins
1 tablespoon coconut, grapeseed, or olive oil


  1. In a small saucepan, mix cranberries, apples, water, and sugar together.
  2. Cook until slightly bubbling, stirring occasionally.
  3. Allow to sit in the refrigerator to solidify for at least 4 hours.
  4. Once your pie filling is chilled, preheat the oven to 350° F.
  5. Use cookie cutters to cut into your pie crust, and line your baking tin with half.
  6. Fill each pie crust with your cranberry apple pie filling.
  7. Eyeball the poison apple design and use a toothpick to cut out the shape on your other pie crusts.
  8. Place on top of each of your pies, and lightly brush with oil. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Create a Special Candy Apple


Halloween candy apple tutorials to celebrate #Halfway2Halloween links below:

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