Are you looking for something delicious for Halloween night that isn’t just candy from a store? Do you want to get your pellet grill into the act for Hallow’s Eve? When it comes to holidays that people tend to use their smoke for, Halloween is, for many, at the bottom of the list. However, it doesn’t have to be. There’s no rule that says you can only have sweets and chocolate on Halloween night (and after). Besides, there are some delicious foods you can make with a pellet smoker (and our barbecue pellets) that you’ll scream for on Halloween and beyond.
A Different Kind of Candy
Yes, it might not be a good idea to put taffy in your pellet smoker. However, there is one delicious “candy” dish that is a favorite in a pellet smoker: “Pig Candy.” This may not be exactly anything like Hershey’s, but if you get a pound of thick-cut bacon, a half cup of dark brown sugar, a quarter cup of maple syrup, and a mix of cayenne pepper and your favorite rub, you’ll find that it tastes just as sweet as any candy (with a bit more protein to boot, too).
Chocolate Cookies Smoked
Yes, you read that right. Chocolate chip cookies in a way that grandma (in all likelihood) did not make them. Now, you might think, “OK, that’s nice and all that I can make chocolate chip cookies in my pellet grill, but why would I decide to do so?” Simple: because you can get some of that great, smoky flavor in your cookies. That makes for a delicious taste that you’ve probably never had in your chocolate chip cookies before. Now, the key to this is (and the great difference between this and making cookies in your oven) – you smoke the nuts/pecans before you mix the batter.
Pumpkin Pie in a New Way
While the kids are eating their candy, you and the other adults can be enjoying delicious smoked pumpkin pie. The simplest way to make pumpkin pie in your smoker is to put your pie crust (whether you bought it or made it yourself) in your pie dish and then put it in your smoker for about ten minutes or so. Mix your ingredients for the filling during those ten minutes. Then, put the filling in the pie crust, put it back in your smoker for roughly 50 minutes at 350 degrees (depending on your grill) and you’re good to be.
A Barbecue Pellet Recipe for Every Holiday
These are just some of the dishes that you can make for a Halloween that’s a bit more special than the rest. Indeed, you can pass some of these treats out to trick-or-treaters, or you can make them for yourself as you sit on the porch passing out candy. Of course, our BBQ pellets make your smoked foods that much better. You can find them at our site or online at The Home Depot site as well.