- To make Ghost-wiches: Using cookie cutter (or do it freehand), cut
bread into ghost shapes. Cut out O's for the eyes and mouth with the
point of a pastry tip or plastic condiment bottle. Spread the
ghostly bread slices with peanut butter and jelly, or if you're
really ambitious, use the same cookie cutter to cut your child's
favorite luncheon meats and cheeses into spooky shapes.
- To make Apple Jack-O'-Lanterns: Choose an apple with a stem, and
slice off its top to form a jack-o'-lantern lid. Using an apple
corer, carefully remove the core to within 1/2 inch of the blossom
end. With a melon baller, or a sharp edged spoon, hollow out the
whole apple, leaving a 1/2 inch-thick shell. With a paring knife,
cut out the eyes and mouth. Rub all the cut surfaces with a lemon
wedge to prevent browning. Fill the apple jack-o'-lantern with
raisins or dried fruits, replace the lid, and wrap well in plastic
- To make Witch's Hair and Goblin's Eyeballs: Peel and shred 2
carrots, and peel 6 seedless grapes. Combine the carrots and grapes
in a bowl, add your child's favorite salad dressing, and toss well.
Spoon into a small plastic container with a tight-fitting top, and
pack a plastic spoon.
Source: Halloween Treats, Chronicle Books 1998