Easy Treats that will Trick Your Friends

We are headed South to Houston this weekend to watch Piglet #3 play some hockey.  It occurred to us that Halloween is quickly approaching.  Although much of Halloween centers around the candy that you will give to children at your front door, we decided to focus on some treats for the adults too.  Whether you are planning tricks or sticking close to home to hand out the treats, we have several posts that were created over the years that would make great treats.  These treats are so easy to make, you will trick your friends into thinking you spent all day in the kitchen!

Here are our top Blind Pig Halloween goodies.

Salted Whiskey Caramel Corn (3 Gold Stars– a Rhonda favorite!)

Bourbon Pumpkin Dump Cake

Butter Rum Caramel Fondue

Hard Cider Donut Holes

Kerrygold Caramel Shake

Spirited Chocolate Orange Bars

Twisted Mississippi Mud Brownies

If you are looking for some fun Halloween themed cocktails to make.  Check out our post from last year — Six Great Drinks for Fall.

Make  one treat or all of these for the adults and enjoy some treats of your own as the witches and goblins come a knockin’.  Happy Halloween to all of our readers.  May your treat bags be full and your tricksters few. 😉  And may the pucks for the blue team make it in the net!!!!

 

 

Bourbon Pumpkin Dump Cake… Yes, Please!

It’s no surprise around here that Rhonda loves pumpkins, pumpkin spice and everything Fall.  She shared her love of Fall with you in our post for the Pumpkin Spice Martini, and several times since.  We are excited to share one of our favorite Fall recipes with you — Bourbon Pumpkin Dump Cake.  We keep this recipe in our autumn repertoire, and every year we look forward to the calendar changing so we can enjoy this treat a few times before we move into our Christmas season of treats.  One bite of this yummy, pumpkin spice treat will have you yearning to wear sweaters and smell the scent of falling leaves.  An added bonus to this recipe is that it is so easy, just dump the ingredients together, pop in the oven and let that pumpkiny good scent fill your kitchen and home.

To make this delicious dessert you need a  can of pumpkin, evaporated milk, brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice (of course!) yellow cake mix, melted butter, coarse crushed graham crackers, bourbon and toffee bits.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.  In a large bowl combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs and pumpkin spice.  Combine and pour into baking pan.

Sprinkle the entire box of cake mix over the pumpkin mixture.  Top with graham cracker crumbs.  Then sprinkle with toffee bits.

Pour melted butter followed by bourbon over the top of the cake.  Bake for 45-50 minutes.

If you are reading this post via email, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog for a printable recipe for Bourbon Pumpkin Dump Cake.

Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream.  Yes…please!!!

We enjoy serving Bourbon Pumpkin Dump Cake to family and friends or enjoy baking a batch just for us to munch on for a few days.  If your family is not a pie-kind-of-family (not sure if we can still be friends if that is true), Bourbon pumpkin dump cake could be a delicious alternative to pumpkin pie at a Thanksgiving Feast.  This treat is great served with whipped topping or ice cream with a little sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on the top.  The sweet flavor of the bourbon with the graham and toffee bits enhances the spicy flavor of the pumpkin…so delish!

Try Bourbon Pumpkin Dump Cake this week and let us know what you think!