Written and Compiled by Phillip D. Johnson HALLOWEEN PEEPS® TAKE CENTER STAGE IN GOURMET DESSERTS & SPOOKY CRAFTs PEEPS® BRAND CANDIES continue their starring role during Halloween moving beyond just trick-or-treat bowls to delicious desserts and eye catching crafts.  One such recipe is for PEEPS® CHOCOLATE MOUSSE DESSERT JARS, seen below.

JUST BORN, INC. HALLOWEEN PEEPS: Halloween PEEPS(R) Take Center Stage in Gourmet Desserts & Spooky Crafts. (PRNewsFoto/Just Born, Inc.)

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 package of PEEPS® CHOCOLATE FLAVORED MOUSSE CATS.
  • PEEPS® of your choice for garnish
  • Two 8-oz containers of whipped topping
  • 1-cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1-cup chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 ramekins, cups or jars for serving Continue reading
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Fall In Love This Season With New Pillsbury® Home-Baked Desserts

NEW PILLSBURY® FUNFETTI® HALLOWEEN BROWNIE POP KIT AND PILLSBURY® SUPREME COLLECTION™ CAKE MIXES MAKE AUTUMN’S EVERYDAY MOMENTS MORE MEMORABLE

There’s no official welcome to autumn day but there is a way to celebrate all these days with new PILLSBURY® seasonal varieties and baking kits. The new PILLSBURY FUNFETTI® HALLOWEEN BROWNIE POP KIT and PILLSBURY SUPREME COLLECTION™ CAKE MIXES are a sweet way to celebrate more every day.

The return of fall colors and flavors is always something we look forward to, and this year is no exception,” said MARIBETH BADERTSCHER, VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, THE J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY.  “This year we’re excited to bring back some fall favorites along with some fun new options to help families and friends celebrate more memorable moments this season.”

Pillsbury Halloween Funfetti Brownie Cake Mix and Funfettie Frosting

For more than 110 years, THE J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments.  Today, SMUCKER is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America.
NEW PILLSBURY FUNFETTI HALLOWEEN BROWNIE POP KIT: From cookbooks to bakeries to home kitchens, brownie pops are popping up everywhere! Their new FUNFETTI HALLOWEEN BROWNIE POP KIT is sure to make your next Halloween party full of spooky and sweet fun.  The kit includes brownie mix, cocoa confectionary wafers, candy bits & pop sticks. Suggested retail price is $3.49.
NEW PILLSBURY SUPREME COLLECTION CAKE MIXES: Combining classic flavors and a traditional Bundt® pan, PILLSBURY SUPREME COLLECTION CAKE MIXES offer a quick and convenient way to fill your home with the wonderful scents of fall. These premium cake mixes are available in three varieties, each with a delicious filling: RED VELVET WITH CREAM CHEESE FILLING, FUDGE TRUFFLE WITH RICH FUDGE FILLING and APPLE SPICE WITH A SWEET APPLE FILLING. Suggested retail price is $2.99.
More Pillsbury fall items, available for a limited time, include:

FUNFETTI HALLOWEEN CAKE MIX and FUNFETTI HALLOWEEN VANILLA FLAVORED FROSTING, suggested retail prices: $1.59 and $1.99.
FUNFETTI HALLOWEEN COOKIE MIX and FUNFETTI HALLOWEEN WHOOPIE PIE KIT, suggested retail prices: $2.29 and $3.49.
— PERFECTLY PUMPKIN PREMIUM COOKIE MIX and SEASONAL CREAM CHEESE FROSTING, suggested retail prices: $2.29 and $1.99.
PUMPKIN CARAMEL DELIGHT DESSERT KIT, suggested retail price: $4.49.
PUMPKIN, BANANA, CRANBERRY and CINNAMON SWIRL SEASONAL QUICK BREAD MIXES, suggested retail price: $2.59.

FUNFETTI® COLOR ME HALLOWEEN CUPCAKES

Prep Time: 50 min

Cook Time: 18 min

Ready Time: 100 min

Yield: 15 cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (18.9 oz.) box PILLSBURY® FUNFETTI® HALLOWEEN CAKE MIX
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup CRISCO® PURE VEGETABLE OIL
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow food color
  • 10 drops red food color
  • 1 (15.6 oz.) can PILLSBURY® FUNFETTI® HALLOWEEN VANILLA FLAVORED FROSTING

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS

1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pan with baking cups. Prepare cake according to package directions using water, oil and eggs. Place about 1 2/3 cups batter into a small bowl. Do not tint. Tint remaining batter (about 3 1/3 cups) orange with 1/2 teaspoon yellow and 10 drops red food coloring.

2. USING separate spoons for each batter, fill each baking cup with a scant 2 tablespoons each of orange, plain and orange batters. Do not stir batters together. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.

3. FROST cupcakes using Funfetti® Halloween frosting and candy bits.

Pillsbury Supreme Cake Collection

PUMPKIN AND CREAM CHEESE COOKIES

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 12 min

Ready Time: 90 min

Yield: 3 dozen

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (17.5 oz.) package PILLSBURY® PERFECTLY PUMPKIN COOKIE MIX
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened*
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup PILLSBURY® CREAMY SUPREME® CREAM CHEESE FLAVORED FROSTING
  • Ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS

1. HEAT oven to 375°F.

2. COMBINE cookie mix, softened butter and egg in medium bowl. Mix with spoon until soft dough is formed. Drop by rounded teaspoons on cookie sheet 2 inches apart.

3. BAKE 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack. Cool completely.

4. PLACE frosting into corner of 1-quart heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Cut small corner off bag. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

5. TIP * To soften butter: Heat unwrapped butter in microwave 10 to 15 seconds.

6. TIP A cake decorating bag with tip #4 may be used instead of the plastic bag.

VARIATION

LATTICE DESIGN: Make 3 lines of frosting evenly spaced on top of cookie. Rotate cookie slightly counter clockwise. Make 3 or 4 lines at an angle over top of first lines to form diamond pattern. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

THE J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY family of brands includes SMUCKER’S®, FOLGERS®, DUNKIN’ DONUTS®, JIF®, CRISCO®, PILLSBURY®, EAGLE BRAND®, R.W. KNUDSEN FAMILY®, HUNGRY JACK®, CAFE BUSTELO®, CAFE PILON®, WHITE LILY® AND MARTHA WHITE® IN THE UNITED STATES, ALONG WITH ROBIN HOOD®, FIVE ROSES®, CARNATION®, EUROPE’S BEST® and BICK’S® in Canada. For more information about the Company, visit www.smuckers.com.

The J. M. SMUCKER COMPANY is the owner of all trademarks, except for the following which are used under license:  PILLSBURY®, the BARRELHEAD logo and the DOUGHBOY character are trademarks of THE PILLSBURY COMPANY, LLC; CARNATION® is a trademark of SOCIETE DES PRODUITS NESTLE S.A.; DUNKIN’ DONUTS® is a registered trademark of DD IP HOLDER, LLC; and DOUWE EGBERTS® and PICKWICK® are registered trademarks of SARA LEE/DE B.V.  BORDEN® and ELSIE are also trademarks used under license. (Bundt is a registered trademark of Northland Aluminum Products.)

SOURCE: THE J.M. SMUCKER COMPANY
Web Site: http://www.pillsburybaking.com