Thursday, November 6, 2008

Candy ~~ Cute as a Button ~~ Cornucopia's

Candy Cornucopia Instructions:

The Thanksgiving crowd at the children's table will appreciate these candy cornucopias.
Heat water in a teakettle, and put pointed end of a sugar cone into spout. Let steam until softened, about 1 minute. Gently curve end 1/2 inch from tip; hold for 15 seconds. Steam 1 side of cone's open end; press to flatten (so cone won't roll). Let cool until set. Dip edge in melted white chocolate, and roll in chopped pistachios.
Refrigerate until set. Fill with jelly beans and serve, or store in a covered container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 days.

Turkey Cupcakes

Sweet T.O.M. Turkeys (Treat of the Month)

Ingredients per cupcake:

Chocolate frosting
3 oval shortbread cookies (we used Keebler Sandies Right Bites Shortbread)
6 to 10 candy corn pieces
White icing
Black decorators' gel
Red fruit leather (we used strawberry Fruit by the Foot)

Step 1
Frost the cupcake, then press in a cookie head and 2 cookie wings.
Step 2
Press in a row or two of candy corn tail feathers.
Step 3
To make an eye, add a small dot of white icing to the head, then add a dot of black decorators' gel for a pupil.
Step 4
For a beak, cut the white tip from a piece of candy corn and press it in place.
Step 5
To make the wattle, cut a 1-inch square of fruit leather. Roll it into a tube and stick it in place over the beak.

Pumpkin Mousse ~~ Delish!!!

Pumpkin Mousse
2 small packages of instant sugar-free vanilla pudding
2 cups of no-fat (skim) milk
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
15 ounce can of pumpkin
8 ounces of fat-free Cool Whip

Make pudding first, then fold in ingredients. Serve!

Some creative and delicious ways to use your Pumpkin Mousse~~

Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

Combine a spice cake mix (dry) with one can of root beer (I usually use diet) and one egg. Mix and put into a 13x9x2" pan or 2 round pans. Bake about 35 minutes ~~ do the toothpick test ~~ cool. After cake/cakes have cooled crumbled some cake into the bottom of a trife dish, cover cake with Pumpkin Mousse, then whipped cream and continue layering. This is an elegant and delicious dessert. One of my mom's favorites!!

Pumpkin Mousse Tarts

Pipe Pumpkin Mousse into already prepared tart shells, either graham cracker or pastry. Both are great. If you use pastry be sure and cook them first and then cool. After you pipe Pumpkin Mousse into teeny tiny tarts, then top with whipped cream ~~ Delish!!!