Thursday, September 18, 2008


Halloween is my favorite holiday! Next month I'm hosting Bunco at my house so I get to go all out with decorations and food.

I'm going to make bat wings, brain on a plate(mashed potatoes in a brain mold), some kind of a veggie or salad, alien autopsies (a drink) and pumpkin cheesecake.

I made the bat wings for Rooster and Tater's kids Halloween party last year and they were a hit, at least among the kids that dared to eat them.

Barbecued Bat Wings

4 pounds chicken wings
2 cups ketchup
1 1/2 cups molasses
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
Hot sauce to taste
Black pepper
Black paste food coloring
Blue paste food coloring
Green paste food coloring

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Boil the chicken wings for twenty minutes in a large pot. While the wings are cooking, prepare the sauce. Whisk together the ketchup, molasses, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, hot sauce, salt, and pepper until smooth in a large roasting pan. Add enough black, blue, and green food colorings to the sauce to make a dark black sauce. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, stirring once.

Drain the wings well and add them to the sauce and toss to coat evenly, poking the wings liberally with a fork.

Bake for 20 minutes, then increase the temperature to 450 degrees. Toss the wings in the sauce again to coat evenly. Bake until the sauce is thickened and slightly blackened, flipping the wings over occasionally, about another 15 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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