Celebrating Halloween is something not in our culture. We Filipinos, however, often adapt to what the West is doing thus we now have Trick or Treats and Halloween parties among other practices. And I must admit, it is something I also look forward to. Even the boys get thrilled whenever they receive lots of candies and toys.
For years now as well, we attend Trick or Treat events. We even decor the house with some scary do-it-yourself monster mask, paper bats, and cobwebs using cotton.
This coming November 1, we will again visit our grandparents’ tomb at Dasmarinas Cavite. And I plan to make a few Halloween goodies as our baon. I will also save some for the kiddos who would knock on our door for some trick or treat.
Quick and easy Halloween goodies recipe
This would be my first time to whip some ghoulish goodies for the boys and some neighborhood trickers. And honestly, if Maya Kitchen didn’t share this recipe, I wouldn’t even think of creating some trick or treat sweets. When I saw how easy the procedure can be and how cute the goodies turned out, I’ve decided to make a trip to our favorite bake shop and buy a few ingredients.
HOMEMADE HALLOWEEN GUMMIES
I love gummies so these will definitely be included in everybody’s goody basket. These refrigerated treats require very little preparation time. They can also be molded into different shapes and sizes, something I look forward to doing with my boys.
1/2 cup fruit juice (fruit juice of your choice)
3 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons gelatin powder
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup glucose syrup
Combine the fruit juice, lemon juice, and the gelatin powder in a medium-sized saucepan and mix until the gelatin blooms.
Place the saucepan over low heat and allow the gelatin to melt completely.
Remove from the heat and stir in the corn and glucose syrups.
Pour the gummi syrup into a silicone molder and let it cool, place it in the refrigerator to cool faster.
When chilled, remove the gummies from the molder and serve.
Yield: 3 dozens 1oz small gummies
HALLOWEEN PURPLE DONUTS
I love baking. This is something I have come to embrace. It all just started when I attended The Maya Kitchen’s Bake Magic Together class with my boys. I saw my children’s enthusiasm whenever I let them do the preparation. So we invested in a really nice oven and make it a habit to bake something at least once or twice in a week. Good thing as well that, from time to time, The Maya Kitchen shares recipes for us to try and enjoy.
For the next recipe, Maya gives a twist to the Maya Oven Toaster Butter Cake Mix. Aside from the usual rectangular butter cake, one could make some Halloween Purple Donuts using the Maya Oven Toaster Butter Cake Mix. It would be more enticing to eat if one tops the ube-flavored mini donuts with chocolate and candy sprinkles. These colorful sprinkles would definitely brighten up any party table instantly.
3/4 cup water
4 tablespoons ube powder
1/2 teaspoon ube extract flavor
4 tablespoons softened butter
2 pieces eggs
1 pack MAYA Oven Toaster Butter Cake Mix 200 gms
1 cup orange color chocolate bar (cut into cubes)
1 tablespoon cream
1 tablespoon butter (melted) violet colored candy sprinkles
MAYA All-Purpose Flour, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350⁰F/177⁰C.
Grease and dust mini donut pan with all-purpose flour and remove the excess flour.
In a bowl, mix water ube powder, and ube flavor to create a soft ube paste.
In another bowl, beat together softened butter and eggs.
Add in the ube paste and butter cake mix, then lightly mix until well blended.
Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 9 to 10 minutes.
Using a double boiler, melt chocolate, together with milk and melted butter.
Once the chocolate is melted, dip half of the donut cake and sprinkle on top of the chocolate coated donut cakes candy sprinkles.
Let it rest on a tray and place it in a refrigerator until the chocolate hardens.
Thaw and Serve.
Yield: 12-15 mini donuts
Spooky treats for tricksters
I love that The Maya Kitchen shares with us some easy tricks for crafting spooky treats that most families would enjoy making—and eating. For more tricks in making Halloween treats, you may visit The Maya Kitchen or sign up for The Maya Kitchen’s Bake Magic Together classes with your kids.
Momi Berlin Directory
Devoted. Compassionate, Instinctive. Berlin loves to write personal narratives, thrilling discoveries, and mommy tips that make daily living the happiest. She shares the small house with her husband and their five boys.