Halloween is one of those holidays that has its own special brand of fun, not the least of which is trick-or-treating. My son will turn 3 a month before the holiday, and he is at the point where he really gets what trick-or-treating is and is very excited about it, even though we don’t let him eat much candy. I think half the fun for him is dressing up and parading around the neighborhood â€” he’s going to be Tigger this year â€” and visiting with everyone. He is a very social little guy. I remember last year, we ended up with tons of candy, and he probably got to eat one or two things (who gives a 2-year-old hard candy or Tootsie Rolls?!). This year, at least I know what we can do with some of that extra candy: Make a Halloween candy cake! It might look complicated, but there are plenty of easy Halloween recipes too. Here’s one:
- 8 eggs, hard-cooked, peeled
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup salsa
- 2 green onions, finely sliced
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- salt, to taste
- 8 pimiento-stuffed green olives
- Slice the eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks and set whites aside.
- In a small bowl, mash yolks with cheese, mayonnaise, salsa, onions, sour cream and salt.
- Evenly fill the egg whites.
- Slice the olives in half crosswise and press one half, flat side down, on top of each deviled egg. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.