House Works: Spooky Halloween Snacks

Halloween is a fun holiday for kids of all ages. You can dress up, decorate your house in a creepy way, and conjure up ghoulish delights.

In this House Works, Chef Judy surprises us with wickedly wonderful snack ideas. Kids will love making them and your guests will be screaming for more!

Eye Ball Meat Balls
Servings: 8
1 small onion, chopped fine
1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 pound ground beef, lean
1 large egg
1 cup bread crumbs, panko
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup ketchup, or barbecue sauce
16 each green olives, with red peppers
2 cups barbecue sauce

Saute onion and red bell pepper in olive oil. Mix everything together except for the olives and barbecue sauce. With a cookie scoop, make balls and place them on a baking sheet. Place one olive into the top of each meatball and press down, be sure use to keep the roundness of the meat ball. Place in a 424 degree oven and roast until brown about 12 min. Heat barbecue sauce in a pan and place cooked meatball olive side up, serve.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 234 Calories; 15g Fat (57.2% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 69mg Cholesterol; 959mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Mummy Hot dog
Servings: 12
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup heavy whipping cream, more if needed
12 each beef hot dogs

Mix heavy cream into flour until it is the consistence of biscuit dough. Roll out to 1/8 inch and cut long strips. Wrap dough around
hot dog and bake in a 400 degree oven until dough is lightly brown, about 10 min.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 322 Calories; 24g Fat (67.0% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 62mg Cholesterol; 857mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 4 Fat.

About the Author...
Taryn Vanderford
Taryn Vanderford is an Emmy-winning journalist who currently works on "First at Four", "Pure Nebraska" and "Moms Everyday" for 10/11 and Gray Television.
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