Mib’s Tried and True Halloween Recipes

The first comes from food and recipe aficionado, Julie C. Her recipe for Creepy Cake is sure to please the little ones (ok, the adults, too).

Creepy Cake

Make a cake mix of choice (or from scratch if you have the time or ambition) and bake in a 10″ x 13″ pan. Frost with chocolate icing. Sprinkle generously with Oreo crumbs. Take a few Milano cookies, write “R.I.P.” in icing on the top half of the cookie, and then stick into the Oreo “ground” to make a tasty, creepy cemetery. I’ve sometimes added marshmallow ghosts and gummy worms or insects. The kids love it.

Low-fat Chili

Chili is a Halloween tradition among a few of us at MakeItBetter.net, and Joan shares her recipe for Low-Calorie Chili. It’s perfect for the adults, or to give the kids a much-needed boost of protein after all that sugar.

8 servings

230 calories per serving

1 pound of lean ground beef

2 cans stewed tomatoes

1 can tomato sauce

1 can kidney beans undrained

1 onion chopped

5 cloves garlic minced

5 stalks celery chopped

1 bell pepper chopped

1 tsp salt

5 tsp chili powder

In large pot: brown ground beef, garlic, onion, celery and green pepper

Add salt, chili powder, tomatoes and kidney beans

Simmer on low heat 60 minutes