Happy Halloween! I usually don’t post on Sunday, but today is a special bonus day with dinner, dips, and dessert. I don’t have just one recipe for you, I have 4. These 4 recipes were part of a family get together that Unilever helped me do. For more details and to enter the giveaway they have provided, hop on over to my giveaway page. Three of the recipes are from the cookbook Unilever provided me.
First, we have Mini English Muffin Pizzas for ya. This is something I enjoyed growing up. My mom would frequently make these mini English muffin pizzas for a quick dinner. We had a great assortment of topping and everyone was able to customize their pizza and get involved in making dinner.
I had a bunch of toppings. Also, I found some cute mini pepperoni at my local store that were perfect for these mini pizza. I purchased some diced ham in the refrigerated section at the store too. Then I also included salami cut in to strips, olive slices, mushrooms, pineapple tidbits, green pepper, and onion.
We had peanut butter dip and onion dip from the cookbook.
Both only needed 2 ingredients to make. The peanut butter dip was delicious with banana, strawberries, and apples. I used the honeycrisp apples. If you haven’t tried one, get one the next time you go to the store. Delicious! I think the dip would also work very well to use as layers in a parfait too. The onion dip is another recipe I grew up with. My mom always made chip dip for us made with dry Lipton onion soup and sour cream. This is a staple recipe for me.
Then to finish of our dinner I created a recipe using a recipe from the cookbook as a base. They had a recipe for cupcakes that used mayonnaise in the cake. I used the cake portion of the recipe and created Gourmet Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes. Each cake has a mini Reese’s surprise inside.
Each cupcake gets a very generous topping of peanut butter frosting. You could easily get by with using 1/2 to 3/4 of the frosting recipe, but I was going for gourmet here. They needed a nice piping of frosting. I used my french tip from my Bake it Pretty cupcake icing kit. I thought it made the frosting look like the rippled edges of the peanut butter cup. Then it’s finished it all off with half of a mini Reese’s on top of each cupcake.
You can do the basic idea of this cupcake can be with any kind of candy they you may have leftover from Halloween too. If you don’t have mini bite sized candy just cut the candy down into small bite sized pieces.