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House Cleaning Services Wichita KSFour Spellbinding Halloween Dessert Recipes

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Halloween is just around the corner, and you know what that means—delicious treats! If you’re looking for some eerily delectable desserts to entertain your guests this season, look no further. Our team at Margaret McHenry Maids, the choice for house cleaning services in Wichita, Kansas, is sharing some of our favorite spellbinding Halloween dessert recipes that will leave your guests speechless this holiday. And don’t worry, we have something everyone will enjoy. Check them out below!

  • Marshmallow Ghost Brownies

    For all the chocolate lovers in your life, these ghost-inspired marshmallow brownies are the perfect pairing for any party. There’s truly nothing ordinary about these brownies. We recommend making extra because they are sure to be a smashing success!

    1. Preheat your oven to 350° F and line a 9 x 13-inch pan with parchment paper, leaving two inches of parchment paper overhang on the longer sides of the pan. Grease your paper with butter or baking spray.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 and 1/8 cups of flour, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt.
    3. In a small saucepan, melt 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips, 9 tablespoons of butter, and 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder over medium heat until smooth. (This should take two to three minutes!)
    4. Whisk together 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar, 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree, 3 large eggs, and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Add the butter mixture to the sugar mixture and stir well until combined. Add in the flour mixture and continue to stir well until combined.
    5. Transfer your final mixture to your previously prepared baking pan, and bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until baked fully through. Transfer your brownies to a wire rack to cool completely.
    6. Top your brownies with ghost-shaped marshmallows, placing one marshmallow on each brownie. Finish your dessert by piping frosting around the base of each marshmallow to ensure it stays in place.
    7. Cut your brownies, and share this spooktacular treat with friends!
  • Almond Shortbread Owls

    These almond shortbread cookies will have all of your friends saying “Happy Owl-O-Ween” this year. Not only are they an enchanting way to spice up your refreshments table, but they are also relatively easy to make. Our team at Margaret McHenry Maids, the choice for house cleaning services in Wichita, recommends making the dough in advance and allowing yourself enough time to refrigerate before baking!

    1. Preheat your oven to 350° F while grinding 3/4 cup of sliced almonds into a powder mixture.
    2. In a large bowl, mix your processed almonds with 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of fine sea salt, and the zest from 1 lemon. Set aside.
    3. In a different mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of unsalted butter, 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon of almond extract with an electric mixer until smooth. Add in your flour mixture and stir until well combined.
    4. Divide your dough in half, flattening each piece into a 1/2-inch-thick slab. Wrap your pieces in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour or until firm.
    5. Cut circles out of your refrigerated dough using a 2 1/2-inch diameter round cookie cutter. Place the dough two inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets and use the leftover dough scraps to make 1/4 teaspoon rounded balls for the owl eyes.
    6. Lightly press two small dough balls onto the top of each cookie circle and place one whole almond on its side between the two eyes for the beak. Insert a chocolate chip in each dough ball to resemble pupils. Press sunflower seeds into the bottom of each cookie to make toes and overlap three sliced almonds on each side for wings.
    7. Bake the cookies for 20 minutes, rotating the baking sheets after 10 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely and enjoy!
  • Mini Apple Skillets

    Everybody loves apple pie, so what’s not to love about mini personalized apple skillets? This way, your guests can enjoy their favorite dessert without having to share. Use your freshly picked seasonal apples and pull out your mini skillets because this dessert is sure to add a touch of elegance to your gathering.

    1. Preheat your oven to 375° F.
    2. In a small bowl, mix 1 cup of spice cake mix with 2 tablespoons of melted butter until the mixture is crumbly.
    3. Pour 1 tablespoon of melted butter into the bottom of two small cast iron skillets.
    4. Peel, core, and slice 2 granny smith apples, and line the bottom of each skillet with the apple slices, ensuring the skillet bottom is completely covered.
    5. Sprinkle your cake mixture over the apples.
    6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top appears crispy and the edges are bubbling.
    7. Allow your skillets to cool for 10 minutes, and garnish the tops with cinnamon!
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

    Nothing tastes like Halloween quite like pumpkin! Forget about traditional pumpkin pies and breads; this year, we’re serving up a fun take on classic pumpkin bars by incorporating cream cheese. Try out these delicious pumpkin cheesecake bars for a fall dessert that everyone is guaranteed to love!

    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a 9 x13- inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of graham cracker crumbs, 6 tablespoons of granulated sugar, and 10 tablespoons of melted butter until crumbly. Press your crust into the prepared baking pan.
    3. In a different mixing bowl, whisk together 15 ounces of pumpkin puree, 3/4 cup of heavy cream, 2 large eggs, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice. Pour this mixture on top of your graham cracker layer.
    4. In another medium bowl, beat 8 ounces of softened cream cheese, 1 large egg, 1 egg yolk, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
    5. Scoop tablespoonfuls of cheesecake filling on top of the pumpkin layer. With a knife or toothpick, carefully swirl the cheesecake filling into the pumpkin mixture to create a marbled look. Be careful not to disturb the bottom graham cracker layer while swirling the top two layers!
    6. Bake for 37 to 42 minutes or until the center is set, cool for 30 minutes, and then refrigerate for two hours before serving.

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