My husband's favorite holiday is Halloween. He loves decorating our house and our yard, But the best to him is all the candy he gets to give out. (and eat!)
I have been collecting Halloween treat recipes for many years. Some of these are from parents of children that my kids went to school with and some from their teachers. Some recipe are from Mrs. Julia Kenyon who gave me her Halloween Popcorn Ball recipe that she made for 30 odd years for all the neighborhood children right before she died. Others have come from the parents of my grandchildren's friends. I hope you enjoy them all.
For round pattern, pipe chocolate in 5 or 6 circles around top of cookie. Pull the point of a wooden pick across chocolate circles from the center to the outer edge. Repeat 8 or 10 times, spacing evenly across top of cookie.
For linear pattern, pipe chocolate in parallel lines, about 1/4-inch apart, across top of cookie. Pull the point of a wooden pick diagonally across lines. Let stand at room temperature until chocolate is firm. Yield: 6 dozen
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These favors are always a hit with children and adults too. They get a kick out of receiving the favor because of the "novelty" of the use of the glove.
A great treat for a Halloween potluck.
A peanut butter ball covered with melted almond bark can make a delicious, but creepy looking treat for your Halloween party.
A quick way to dress up your snack table at a Halloween party is to make a cheese ball pumpkin jar.
How many times have you put olives on your fingers? Here's a fun food display where the icy fingers display the olives.
Fun for adult party or for kids! To make a haunted forest, first create trees. Cut bottoms from stalks of broccoli to make 6-inch broccoli trees. Slice beets about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick to make a base for broccoli trees.
Make any kind of cake that you like. Remove a slice and put a little plastic jack-o-lantern on top of the cake. Smear some icing on the pumpkin's mouth and tell the kids Mr. Pumpkin ate the cake.
This is a simple way to decorate your sandwiches for Halloween. Great as an appetizer or sent as a fun school lunch.
Great for kids or adult parties! Form one loaf into a round ball for body. Place on a large cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
These are fun to serve at a Halloween party. Lay sheets of waxed paper on cookie sheets. In a heavy, tall glass tumbler, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring with a chop stick till melted.
Line baking sheet with wax paper. Insert sticks into stem ends of pears. Melt bark according to package directions. Dip pear into bark spooning over top to coat evenly.
A quick healthy snack for ghosts and goblins around your household.
Recipe for Monster Munch. Combine popcorn, cereal and pretzels in a large bowl. Melt 1 cup marshmallows, chocolate morsels, peanut butter and margarine in sauce pan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Combine all above ingredients to form a dough. Grease cookie sheet. Drop by teaspoonfuls. Bake at 350 degrees F for 9-12 minutes. Cool.
Combine cottage cheese, sour cream, onion soup mix and carrots in a bowl. Add 4 or more drops of food coloring. (You want enough to make it have that wonderful yellow vomit color.)
These spooky breadsticks are perfect for a Halloween party. They are quick and easy to make too.
Great little Halloween bugs made from candy, vanilla wafers and pretzels.
Place one piece of candy corn, pointed side out into clear gloves. Fill the rest with the popcorn or caramel corn (green is best). Tie with yarn or festive Halloween ribbon. Serve to those special ghosts and goblins.
These easy appetizers will make a fun addition to any Halloween party. Try them with your favorite mustard, hot sauce or catsup.
Squeeze a one inch circle of cheese in center of each cracker. Top with a corn snack. Makes as many as you like.
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My kids are having a Halloween party this year. I was hoping that someone might have some gruesome, gory, or creepy food recipes. I have looked at several sites but it seems that most have the same ones over and over again...
I've seen cupcakes with gummy worms on them. ALMOST enough to keep me from eating a cupcake! Also once a long time ago in our youth group they turned out all the lights and we sat in a circle while they read a scary story and passed around paper cups of things we were supposed to feel. When they talked about the man's hair they had corn silk in the cup, the next cup had grapes in it and it was about his eyeballs. Maybe this would start you thinking about some ideas. Good luck.
Last Year for Halloween I made devilled eggs. After cooking the eggs (most of the way, until they are firm.) I removed them from the pot and rolled them across the counter to crackle the shells. Then I placed them back in the water to which I added a large amount of red food coloring. When they were completely done I removed them from the water and let them cool. Upon deviling I added a little blue coloring to the yolk mixture and a sliced black olive to the top. Arranged on a platter they make a great representation of bloodshot eyeballs.
Additionally I made "ladies' fingers". I made meatballs in the shape of fingers and inserted an almond into the tip. After cooking and glazing with Sweet and sour sauce (preferably something red) they look quite gruesome.
An old microwave recipe I used to make for regular parties was crunchy breadsticks wrapped in bacon strips and then rolled in parmesean cheese... I did these for a halloween party once and labeled them as skin and bones...really grossed people out but the food was good. We also bought pasta made with squid ink (the taste was normal - just black color) and put it in red sauce...called it Medusa's hair.
We aslo made stew with veggies and chunks of meat and sausage and called it "greasy grimy gopher guts" - the food was normal, it was the creative naming that made it gruesome...
For one of our halloween parties, we had a floating hand in our punch bowl. A day or two prior to our party, I cleaned both the inside and outside of a rubber glove, then filled it with punch, secured the end tightly so that it wouldn't leak and then froze it. I layed it in the freezer with the fingers slightly separated and bent. When I made the punch, I removed the rubber glove and put the frozen hand in the punch. Using punch of a different color really makes the hand stand out in the punchbowl.
A gross food item you could make is "Kitty Litter". You put unwrapped tootsie rolls in a bowl of granola.
Also along those lines, here's a gross game you can play. Blindfold the kids, put their hand in a CLEAN potty chair and tell them to squeeze whatever they find. Inside you've placed a peeled banana! The ultimate gross out!!
A couple of years ago I bought a hollow skull from Walmart. I took it home and washed it out very well. Then made spaghetti. I put lots of sauce in a pan and added blue food dye until my sauce turned a purple/red color. I mixed the noodles with the sauce and placed it all inside my skull head. My kids thought it looked neat, "just like brains". Then before I served dinner I tipped the skull over on its side, on a plate and it looked like brains oozing out of a head.
We also used the skull to make jello in. That looked very strange.
I'm having a Halloween party and I have the decorations set but I need a little help on ideas with the food. I have eyeball ice cubes and I'm putting little plastic spiders on toothpicks but what else can I do? Thanks!
Does anyone know where to get the bowls used for the pretzel candies? They are white and one says BOO and the other says EEK.
A few years ago I made a fun dessert for my husband's Halloween party at his work. It was called "Roadkill something ". It used cherry/raspberry pie filling and was similar to a cobbler type dessert, and looked a bit disgusting like something squished on the road; but got excellent compliments on its tastiness. Now I have a need for it again and can't find the recipe. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
Are you looking for some fun snacks to serve at your Halloween party? These hot dog 'fingers' are easy to make and super creepy. This is a page about making creepy halloween 'finger foods'.