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Make This halloween a monster mash OF COLOR AND FLAVOR

McCormick® Food Colors and Extracts Inspire Fun Halloween Treats

SPARKS, Md (September 18, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — Jack-o-Lantern Orange. Banshee Black. Frankenstein Green. This is the colorful monster mash of Halloween, encouraging creativity in everything from costumes to decorations to tasty treats. The results are sometimes wicked and sometimes whimsical — and, with the help of McCormick, always colorful and flavorful.

“McCormick orange extract and food colors are the perfect combination for Halloween,” said Mark Garcia of the McCormick Kitchens. “And, our Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles make great use of this combo. Not only are these bite-sized spiders, ghosts and bats fun on the outside, they also hold a surprise on the inside: a bright orange-flavored cake. This is just one of many playful ‘tricks’ you can try with food color and extracts on Halloween.”

For more treats that’ll turn your festivities into a delicious graveyard smash, try these recipes from the McCormick Kitchens developed especially for the season:  

Monster Color Mash-up
Need to tint frosting a freaky Frankenstein Green? Looking for the perfect potion to turn your cakes Jack-O-Lantern Orange? McCormick’s Monster Color Mash-Up has your recipe for spot-on sweet and spooky Halloween colors.

MONSTER COLOR MASH-UP:

WHITE CAKE MIX
                   (1 package)

GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX

(1 package)

WHITE ICING

(16 oz. container)

CHOCOLATE ICING

(16 oz. container)

Frankenstein Green*

100 drops neon green

 

25 drops neon green

 

Jack-O-Lantern Orange

50 drops yellow
25 drops red

 

25 drops yellow
12 drops red

 

Autumn Red

 

1 (1 oz) bottle red

 

100 drops red

Banshee Black

 

3 Tbsp black

 

50 drops black

*Neon green is included in the McCormick Neon Food Color & Egg Dye package
NOTE: 1 tsp equals about 100 drops.

For colorful images and full instructions on how to create these Halloween treats, visit McCormick.com, Facebook.com/McCormickSpice or Pinterest.com/McCormickSpices. Look for McCormick Food Colors in the spice aisle of supermarkets and mass merchandisers nationwide.

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McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor.  With more than $3 billion in annual sales, the Company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses.  Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick.  McCormick brings passion to flavor™!  Visit mccormick.com and Facebook.com/McCormickSpice for more information.

 

Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles
Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles
Candy Corn Cupcakes
Candy Corn Cupcakes
Orange Hocus Pocus Fizz
Orange Hocus Pocus Fizz
Black Velvet Whoopie Pies
Black Velvet Whoopie Pies
Harvest Scarecrow Cookies
Harvest Scarecrow Cookies
Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes
Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes
Black Cat Cookies
Black Cat Cookies
Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
Creepy Crawly Spider Cupcakes
Creepy Crawly Spider Cupcakes
Ghosts in the Graveyard Cupcakes
Ghosts in the Graveyard Cupcakes
Red Velvet Vampire Cupcakes
Red Velvet Vampire Cupcakes
Wicked Witch Cupcakes
Wicked Witch Cupcakes

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Recipe Links

Creepy Crawly Cake Truffles
Candy Corn Cupcakes
Orange Hocus Pocus Fizz
Black Velvet Whoopie Pies
Harvest Scarecrow Cookies
Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes
Black Cat Cookies
Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
Creepy Crawly Spider Cupcakes
Ghosts in the Graveyard Cupcakes
Red Velvet Vampire Cupcakes
Wicked Witch Cupcakes

Product Links

Assorted NEON! Food Color
Black Food Color
Red Food Color
Yellow Food Color
Pure Vanilla Extract
Pure Orange Extract

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