plot: On Hallowe'en night, a teenaged boy, his younger sister and his girlfriend accidentally cast a spell that brings back the ghosts of three witch's who have till sunrise to steal the souls of all the children in the neighbourhood, in order to live forever.
This is the 1993 comedy starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Notes- "chocolate cake", goat, chicken, lamb, "mud pie", "ginger bread", "swamp juice", BBQ, pumpkin, Hallowe'en candy, apple cider, party punch, "graveyard cookies", apples, "ice" (the one character has the word ice shaved into his hair), buffet, lollis, "lady fingers" (dead man's toes didn't sound appealing), "rice crispies", cough drops, dumplings, shish-kabobs, "apple pie", "voodoo doll cookies", scorpion pie, "roadkill", cheesies, popcorn, chocolate bars, "I put a spell on you cupcakes", "Divine sandwiches"(Bette Midler is almost always in the middle), lobster, jello mold, toast, "salted caramel" (they use pounds of salt to keep the witches/spirits away), "monster mash",
You will see, my list has more of my sidebars of things that popped into my head then actual food. There's more Hallowe'en candy then anything in this movie. My gut reaction was a cake decorated to look like a spell book...but my ability to decorate food is severely lacking as my hand eye coordination is non-existent.
I actually had a really difficult time coming up with something for this. I changed my mind five times before finally settling. (I wanted to use ice somehow, and I wanted to figure out how to make a scorpion pie)
I knew I wanted to incorporate some Hallowe'en candy, but wasn't completely sure how?
I ended up having to go back and re-watch it again a few times.
Of course, I was overthinking it. Time to simplify it to the bare bones. Besides the scenes with Hallowe'en candy; you had scenes with chocolate bars. And what's simpler then chocolate brownies?
This was pretty much inspired by one thing, when Sarah Jessica Parker is jumping up and down saying "Amuck, amuck, amuck, amuck"
Broomstick in Amuck Brownies
1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoon coco powder plus 1 1/2 teaspoon oil
1/2 cup flour
handful of broken up pretzels
handful of chocolate crispy treats
bake at 350degrees till done.
The pretzels (the broomsticks), give it a bit of a crunch and hint of saltiness, (remember all the salt the kids use to keep the witches away) plus, it's a nice alternative to walnuts for anyone who might have an allergy.
Although I did buy myself a copy of the dvd few years ago during October season (yes it's a season here not a month) it got forgotten. And I'm ashamed to say, when I went hunting through my collection the other week for it to re-watch, the plastic shrink wrap was still on it.