Daybreak recipes: Halloween Treats




Posted on October 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 19 at 3:52 PM

WFAA meteorologist Julie Bologna and her two sons scared up these Halloween-themed recipes on News 8 Daybreak Saturday, October 19.



  • 1 can (8 oz) flaky dough sheet with no seams
  • 44 cocktail-sized smoked link sausages (from a 1 lb. pkg)
  • mustard


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line two 15x10x1 inch pans with cooking parchment paper.
  3. Roll dough sheet out to 14x11 inch rectangle. Cut vertically to make two 11x7 inch rectangles. Cut crosswise into total of 44 (7x1/2inch) strips.
  4. Pat sausages dry with paper towels. Wrap 1 strip of dough around each sausage to look like a little mummy; press firmly at each end to secure.
  5. Place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart for even browning.
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Place two small dots of mustard on each sausage for eyes.
  8. Serve warm with mustard dip.

recipe courtesy of Pillsbury

Cookie Caterpillars


  • 20 soft chocolate chip cookies (buy them already done, or make yourself)
  • 3/4 cup vanilla cream ready-to-spread frosting (from 1 lb. container)
  • 10 drops green food coloring
  • 10 pretzel sticks broken in half
  • 16 miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits (or M&Ms)
  • extra candy-coated baking bits (or M&Ms)


  1. In a small bowl, mix frosting and food color until well blended.
  2. Spread about 1 rounded teaspoon of frosting between 2 cookies.
  3. Add more frosting and cookies, using 18-20 cookies to make each caterpillar.
  4. Dip pretzel stick halves in frosting.
  5. Attach 4 sticks on each side of caterpillar to look like legs and 2 sticks on top to look like antennae.
  6. Spread frosting on 2 baking bits; attach to look like eyes.
  7. Spread frosting on 6 baking bits; attach to look like mouth.
  8. Use additional baking bits to look like spots.

recipe courtesy of Pillsbury

Owl S'mores


  • graham crackers
  • marshmallows
  • mini M&Ms
  • yellow candy melts
  • candy corn


  1. Cut one marshmallow in half and place both pieces on large graham cracker (2 stuck together)
  2. Put a candy melt on top of the marshmallows
  3. Heat in microwave for about 2-5 seconds, just enough to make the marshmallows puff up, but not get too hot (time depends on your microwave, so do a few test runs)
  4. Take out of microwave and add M&M on the yellow candy melt and the candy corn beak while the marshmallows and candy are still warm.
  5. Everything should stick together nicely. Let cool and serve.

You can make these the night before a party and everything is still very tasty.

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