Friday, October 21

Friday Finds: Deviled Dragon Eggs & Dracula's Dentures!

Today's "find" is two Halloween Party fixer-uppers I found in Pinterest sure to provide that element of creepy fun you're looking for:  Dragon's Devil Eggs & Dracula's Dentures!
Making Dragon's Deviled Eggs is pretty much like dying Easter Eggs, except you'll want to gently tap or roll your hard boiled eggs, so the outer shell becomes fractured. You can make your eggs one or several colors.

Dragon's Deviled Eggs
1 dozen hard boiled large or extra large eggs
Food Color
White Vinegar
Hot water

Make help eggs not split while Boiling: add eggs to pan, add enough cold water so it's stands at least in above eggs, add 1/2 Tablespoon baking soda, bring to a hard boil. (This is a Pinterest tip.)
 Boil 3 minutes, then turn off heat, cover and let stand 10 minutes.
Cool with cold faucet water until cool enough to handle easily.
 To Create Fractures: gently tap or roll each egg on the counter, so the outer shell has lots of cracks.
 Prepare dye baths in a container adequate to hold several eggs at time so they are fully covered with very hot water, a strong amount of dye for each color you desire, plus 1 Tablespoon of vinegar in each bath.
Place fractured eggs in dye bath and let soak at least 5 minutes, so the dye takes well.
Remove from dye, dry off and place back in carton to chill in frig overnight.
Then halve, remove yolks and prepare & fill with your favorite deviled egg recipe!
Dracula's Dentures involves halving 24 chocolate chip cookes, frosting with a bit of red-dyed vanilla frosting, mini-marshmallows & a couple slivered almonds for fangs! 

Dracula's Dentures
24 Chocolate Chip Cookies: either buys ready-to-bake Pillsbury or use your own favorite recipe!
1 bag of mini marshmellows
1/2 cup prepared white vanilla frosting
Red food dye
48 Almond slivers (you can buy slivered almonds by the pack.)

Bake cookies either according to package directions or make your own, then move cooling rack & cool completely.
Dip 1/2 cup of prepared white vanilla frosting into a small bowl, then add several drops of red food color & mix together until it's the red tint of "gums."
Cut all cookies in half, then frost each cookie-half with red frosting. (It will look neater if you frost each half.)
 Place 6 marshmellows along curved parameter on half the frosted cookie halves to form a single row of "teeth" plus one marshmellow behind the front teeth to support the top half. 
Top each set of teeth with the other frosted cookie half, then add the almond silver "fangs" to the front of each set of "dentures."
You can add a tiny bit of white frosting behind each fang to help it stick, if needed. 
Arranged on a spooky serving tray and you're ready!
Come back Monday for Good Eating Monday &
remember every Friday Find in October is a Halloween Party treat recipe!

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