Frighteningly Fun Halloween Ideas

(Family Features) Halloween is right around the corner, so it is time to carve out a spooky plan for your celebration. Hang glow-in-the-dark cats, skeletons and spiders from ceilings and trees. Tie small glow sticks with string to helium balloons and let them float over your house like mysterious lights in the sky.

Start a new neighborhood trend – Halloween Booing. Booing is a new Halloween tradition, but its roots can be traced back to the 1980s. Booing is mysteriously dropping a special treat at the home of a friend. Kids of all ages will love leaving secret “Boo!” bags filled with goodies.

Spooky Graveyard Pie

Makes 8 servings

3 c. (about 32 cookies) finely ground chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs, divided

3 Tbsp. melted butter

1 can (12 fl. oz.) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk

2 large egg yolks

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

1 3/4 c.  (11.5-oz. pkg.) Nestlé Toll House Milk Chocolate Morsels

8 chocolate filled vanilla wafer cookies

Black and purple decorator writing gels

Wonka SweeTARTS Spooky Gummies Candy*, Wonka SweeTARTS Skulls & Bones or assorted spooky Halloween candies

Nestlé Butterfinger and Nestlé Crunch candy bars, crumbled

COMBINE 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs and butter in 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and upsides of pie plate. Set aside remaining 1 1/2 cups crumbs for dirt topping.

WHISK together evaporated milk, egg yolks and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is very hot and thickens slightly; do not boil. Remove from heat; stir in morsels until completely melted and mixture is smooth.

POUR into crust. Sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs. Press crumbs down gently. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set.

DECORATE cookie tombstones as desired with writing gels. Sprinkle crumbled candy bar topping over the top of the pie. Insert tombstones around edge of pie. With spoon, mound cookie crumbs to form “fresh graves.” Decorate graves with gummies and Skulls & Bones to make the pie as spooky as you want it to be!

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