Fun and Easy Halloween Recipes from a Celebrity Caterer

Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale, owner and creator of Elegant Affairs, shares four frightfully delicious Halloween recipes to make hosting a Monster Mash for your kids and their friends easier on you. Scroll down for Candy Corn Spoons, Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes, and Pumpkin Rice Crispy Treats.

Black and Orange Spook Cups

black and orange pudding cups 


1 qt. (4 cups) cold milk, divided

1 pkg. (4 serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Fudge flavor instant pudding

1 pkg. (4 serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor instant pudding

Red food coloring (a few drops)

Yellow food coloring (a few drops)

10 Oreo Cookies, crushed

1/4 cups Halloween sprinkles

10 glasses (7 oz.)



  1. Pour 2 cups of the milk into a large bowl. Add dry chocolate pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Spoon evenly into the glasses, filling each glass half way; set aside.
  2. Add remaining 2 cups milk to separate large bowl and add vanilla pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Stir in red and yellow food coloring until pudding is desired shade of orange; spoon evenly over chocolate pudding layers. Top with crushes cookies.
  3. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. Top with sprinkles.

Note: Pudding cups can be served frozen: Prepare in plastic or paper cups—NOT glass. Freeze for 3 hours or until firm.


Candy Corn Spoons

 yougurt candy corn spoons


Yogurt or pudding

One mandarin orange, peeled and seperated into slices

A small can crushed pineapple, drained

Large spoons



  1. Lay spoons out on tray. Place a small dollop of yogurt or pudding on the spoon, close to the edge.
  2. Next to the yogurt, place a mandarin orange slice, then next to the orange, place some crushed pineapple.


Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

pumpkin pie milkshake 

Ingredients: (makes 2 shakes)

2 cups Vanilla ice cream

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup cream or half-and-half

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2/3 cup pureed pumpkin

1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs

Frosting and sprinkles (or cinnamon and sugar) for glass rims



  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until combined.
  2. Rim glasses with a light coating of frosting then dip in sprinkles. Pour in shake and sprinkle cinnamon on top.
  3. Top with whipped cream if desired. Serve and enjoy!


Pumpkin Rice Crispy Treat

pumpkin rice crispy treats 


1 stick of butter

2 (10 oz.) packages of marshmallows

12 cups crispy rice cereal

1 tsp. yellow food coloring

1/4 tsp. red food coloring

Green decorating icing in tube

Black decorating icing in tube

Decorating tips

Tootsie Rolls



  1. In a pot on low heat, melt the butter then stir the marshmallows in until they have dissolved.
  2. Next, add the food coloring into the mixture and stir until the mixture is a uniform orange color.
  3. Add crispy rice cereal to the mix, and stir until the cereal is completely coated in marshmallow.
  4. Shape the mixture into into balls with either your hands or a spoon.
  5. Place the balls in the refrigerator and leave there until the balls have completely chilled and are firm.
  6. Once firm, using the black and green icing, decorate your pumpkins with leaves, and add a tootsie roll as your stem.


Andrea Correale is owner and creator of Elegant Affairs, a catering and event planning company serving Manhattan, Long Island, Westchester County, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Elegant Affairs has coordinated events for A-listers including Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Russell Simmons, Jimmy Fallon, P. Diddy, and the Trumps.

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