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Yummy Halloween treats to make you sweet!

The leaves have turned from green to red and the weather has changed from warm to downright chilly. Fall is here, and with the change of seasons comes one of the greatest holidays ever invented (especially for those taste buds.) With Halloween around the corner, The WEB staff deemed it important to prepare our readers with some sweet treat recipes. Not so scary (easy) Jell-O® Creepy Hands: -2 1/2 cups boiling water -4 (3.25-ounce each) packages Jell-O Brand Gelatin, any flavor *Makes two hands 1. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in medium bowl at least 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Refrigerate 10 minutes to cool. 2. Meanwhile, soak 2 clean disposable gloves in warm water; rinse well. Squeeze gloves dry. Spray insides of gloves with cooking spray. (Gloves will be very difficult to remove later if they are not sprayed.) 3. Slowly pour gelatin into each glove; tightly tie top of each glove closed with twist-tie or rubber band. Place on baking sheet. Refrigerate 4 hours or until gelatin is set. 4. Cut gloves away from gelatin “hands” with scissors. Add to large punch bowl of chilled prepared Kool-Aid Soft Drink Mix, Country Time Lemonade Drink Mix or clear carbonated beverage. Or, place hands on plate and use as a decoration for your Halloween table. ***To give your jell-o hands a little something extra, cut strawberries into slices and place a slice into each glove finger before filling with Jell-o for the “fingernails”. (Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Kraft Food, Inc) Getting scarier (medium) Boo Cups: -3 1/4 cups cold milk -2 (3.25-ounce) packages JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling -1 (8-ounce) tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed -20 OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, crushed, divided -30 miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips 1. Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Gently stir in half of the whipped topping and half of the crushed cookies. 2. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the remaining crushed cookies into each of 15 individual cups. Spoon pudding mixture evenly into cups; top with remaining crushed cookies. 3. Drop remaining whipped topping by spoonfuls onto desserts to create “ghosts.” 4. Decorate with chocolate chips to create “eyes.” Refrigerate until ready to serve. Watch the ghosts disappear! Store leftover desserts in refrigerator. (Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Kraft Food, Inc.) SCARY (hard) Frosted Jack-O’-Lanterns: -4 large oranges -2 to 3 cups chocolate ice cream -4 green gumdrops 1. Cut slice off top of each orange; reserve slices. Cut around top edge of each orange and membrane, keeping shell intact. Remove orange sections (save and use for juice). 2. Cut out eyes, nose and mouth from each orange shell starting 1/4 inch below top cut edge. Fill each orange shell with chocolate ice cream, mounding slightly. Replace tops of oranges. Use green gumdrop for stems. Freeze until serving time (at least 2 hours). (Recipe and photograph are provided courtesy of Land O Lakes, Inc.) With Halloween fast approaching, there is no need for your mouth to go unfilled and your taste buds unsatisfied. These treats will keep you warm with delight as the weather gets colder (well, maybe not the ice cream pumpkins) and prepare you to put the “treat” into “trick or treat.”

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