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Scare up a Mini Dessert Shooter for Halloween
A Halloween Spider Dessert Shooter - sure to spook your guests
Looking for a delicious light dessert to serve at a Halloween Party? Here's a fun dessert shooter - a small mini dessert served in 2 to 5 ounce glasses. The dessert Halloween dessert shooter in this article was the work of an hour of fun; a friend and I came up with the idea, ran out to buy the dessert supplies and put it together in a jif (2 broken dessert shooter glasses later - but that's a separate issue)...
All you need to make this mini dessert is a dessert shooter glass, orange sherbet, cool whip, licorice whips (for the legs) and silver dots (for the eyes). Oh, and petite brownies! You need petite brownies. You can either make the brownies yourself in small muffin tins or go the easy route like I did and buy them pre-made.
Skeleton Hand Glasses
These are the same Halloween glasses I have and love. They're very cheap, have a good 'feel' to them, and have even been known to make it through the diswasher a few times. I highly recommend these for Halloween parties, Halloween Weddings, or any Halloween themed events.
Dessert Shooter Glasses
I've spotlighted some of Amazon's best dessert shooter glasses below. I've had a lot of people, whom I've recommended these to, comment back to me how cute their mini dessert presentation was and what a hit of the party!
If I had had time, I certainly would have mixed up this delicious brownie recipe and sent a little more love to my Spider Halloween Dessert Shooters. They were yummy anyway but they could have been even more yummy.24
- Prep time: 7 min
- Cook time: 30 min
- Ready in: 37 min
- Yields: 24 non-brownie lovers or 8 real brownie lovers!
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine (butter is better)
- 2 squares (2 ounces) unsweetened chocolate (Ghiradelli is best)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- Nuts if your Halloween ghouls like them (we don't)
- 2 eggs
- Scramble eggs lightly in a bowl. Melt chocolate and butter in a medium sized saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and add in vanilla, sugar and eggs. Add in flower slowly and beat by hand just to mix. Don't overdo the mixing!
- Spread in a 8.8" greased pan. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- You can ice these if you want but they're rich and scrumptious enough just as they are.
Black licorice whips make up the Halloween spider legs
I had a really hard time finding black licorice whips so I cut up chocolate licorice twists into long, thin pieces for the legs. However, longer and thinner licorice whips would have been nicer. I wish I'd bought these from Amazon a while ago. Plus, I love> black licorice - even if it's not atop one of my dessert shooters.
I would make the spider legs longer so that they droop down the glass.
Halloween dessert shooter - Arachnophobics beware!!!
Halloween Lolita dessert glasses
I actually prefer a clear glass for my dessert shooters as I love to see the individual layers but, for Halloween, these adorable Lolita martini glasses would be just right on the table next to your witches' brew. They're a bit bigger than your average dessert shooter glass which just means you can ladle in more goodness.
Dessert Brownie Fixin's
I like to add extra chocolate to my already fudgy brownies by throwing in a handful of chocolate or peanut butter chips. Coconut makes a nice addition too.
Halloween decorations for your dessert shooter
Just because your Halloween dessert shooter is already garnished with a scary spider on top doesn't mean that a few more Halloween embellishments wouldn't be cool. I love these Halloween appetizer picks.
Halloween Spider Dessert Shooter - Spooky good.
Anyone who recognizes my name would say that I write a lot> about dessert shooters - I'm that much of a fan of just a 'taste of something sweet without the guilt.' And, this Halloween dessert recipe is no different. I'd suggest using a 4 ounce dessert shooter glass for this mini dessert as you'll be layering in a bit of ice cream, a taste of sherbet, and a dash of whipped cream.
- Prep time: 5 min
- Ready in: 5 min
- Yields: 1
- 1/4 cup orange sherbet
- 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream
- 2 mini brownies
- black licorice whips (long
- thin pieces)
- Silver or white candy beads
- 1 crumbled orea
- Halloween Spider Garnish:
- 1. Cut eight 2" pieces of licorice whips - these will form the legs.
- 2. Poke 8 holes in a brownie with a skewer.
- 3. Place one piece of licorice in each hole to form the Halloween spider's legs.
- Dessert Shooter:
- 1. Add a small amount of oreo crumbs to the bottom of the dessert shooter glass.
- 2. Add in 1/2 of the sherbet, sprinkle more oreo crumbs, add in 1/2 the orange sherbet, 1/2 of the vanilla ice cream, and the brownie.
- 3. Make another layer of ice cream, sherbet and top with a dab of whipped cream.
- 4. Place your scary spider on top so that his (or her) legs hang over the glass.
- Happy Halloween!
Come see my other Halloween articles here on Squidoo - With a few Christmas articles thrown in as a bonus!
I love writing Halloween (and Christmas) articles here on Squidoo - and, it's profitable too! The below are among my favorites that I've penned.
- Spooky and unusual Halloween decorations for your yard
There's some really cool Halloween decorations for your yard on this article, including a dead dude coming out of the ground.
- Plus sized Halloween costumes don't have to be boring
As a plus sized woman (too many dessert shooters...), I was dismayed to find the boring Halloween costumes on the market. Until I explored deeper and found the very cool and sexy outfits.
- Free printable Halloween party invitations
Having a Halloween party on October 31? Here's some free printable Halloween invitations for ya.
- Sexy and fun Halloween hose for women (and some men)
Sass up that sexy Halloween outfit with some spider web hose.
- Dog costumes for Halloween
Got Fido? How about some cute ways to include your dog in Halloween such as these outfits?
- Christmas boat decorations
Ever seen a pageant of boats decorated for Christmas? Here they are!
- Funny Christmas Ornaments
I'm a fan of anything cute and funny - even my Christmas tree (er...Chanukah bush...)
- Extraordinary Christmas tree lights
I love fun christmas tree lights - the little multicolored lights just don't do it for me. Here's a nice collection of fun lights you might not see otherwise.
I can't imagine not loving dessert shooters, unless, sometimes, they're just too small for that sweet tooth. But, they're always a lot of fun to put together and serve. What do you think about dessert shooters? Please leave me comments so I know you wandered by my 'sweet' little place in Squidoo.