Tricks? Nah. TREATS!

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Impatient for Halloween? Think that ghosts, costumes, and parties are so incredibly secondary compared to candy and delicious food? Want to get ahead of the game and start celebrating NOW? Then raid the nearest Safeway, Walmart, dorm kitchenette, or friend’s mini-fridge and get ready to bake some delicious Halloween treats! You will be the talk of the campus, the love of your dormmates, and the envy of all Palo Alto. I promise. All you need to do is follow these wonderful recipes we have provided for your delightful consumption:

Daddy Long Leg Cupcakes

• Chocolate cupcake (body)
• Canned chocolate icing
• Chocolate sprinkles (hair)
• 2 pieces of eye-type candy (we used Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts)
• Clean scissors
• Ruler
• 1 package of black string lace licorice (legs)


1. Frost the cupcake with chocolate icing and cover with sprinkles.
2. Press the eyes into place.
3. Use scissors to cut eight 4-inch pieces of licorice for the legs. Holding all of the legs together in a bunch, bend them in half and crease. Push the end of each leg into the cupcake as shown.



• 2 (11-ounce) bags white chocolate chips
• 12 doughnut holes
• Semisweet chocolate chips
• Tube of red decorator frosting
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


1. To coat a dozen doughnut holes, melt the white chocolate chips with the oil over low heat (and keep the chocolate warm while you work). With a fork, spear each doughnut hole and submerge it in the melted chocolate to coat it, then gently tap off any excess.
2. Stick a semisweet chocolate chip with its point cut off onto each doughnut hole, cut end first. Place the forks (handle side down) in a mug and allow the chocolate coating to harden.
3. Use a tube of red decorator frosting to add squiggly veins radiating out from the pupils.

Pizza Mummies


  • English muffins
  • Pizza sauce
  • Black olives
  • Scallions
  • Red or green pepper
  • Cheese sticks or slices


  1. Heat the oven to 350º F. For each mummy, spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce onto half of an English muffin (toast it first, if you like).
  2. Set olive slices in place for eyes and add round slices of green onion or bits of red or green pepper for pupils.
  3. Lay strips of cheese (we used a pulled-apart cheese stick) across the muffin for the mummy?s wrappings.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the muffin is toasty.

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