Halloween is just around the corner, and although your candy-or-cheating days may be long gone, you can still prepare some delicious treats, both sweet and savory, and throw a spooky dinner party. creepy. These are 20 Scary Halloween Foods to make…from creepy finger cookies to vampire pies, mummy sausages, and real blood soup.
1. Evil Apple Halloween
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This apple looks so creepy that your guests may not want to touch it at all, but it will make your other usual treats look scary too.
To keep it from turning brown, spray some lemon juice on the carvings.
2. Ninja head on plate
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These adorable ninja heads are nothing more than chocolate-covered Buckeye balls. Mix peanut butter with sugar and butter to form small balls. Use a toothpick to make two small holes for the eyes, then dip both sides in the melted chocolate and place on a silver plate.
3. Marshmallow Spider is very angry
You will need red jelly string and edible ink pen to make this Halloween snack. First make a hole through the marshmallow and push the jelly threads with the wrong tip of the teaspoon, then draw the scariest face you can think of. Feel free to play and paint all the horrible emotions on your marshmallow powder face.
4. Pumpkin PI
A PI-shaped pumpkin pie might not be as intimidating as the ones we’ve shown you, but it sure will make dinner that night a much weirder activity than usual. give me salt, thank you.
5. Pretzel and Marshmallow Bones
Craft bones from cookie sticks and mini marshmallows and arrange them on a plate in the shape of a human skeleton. If you’re really crafty, sculpt a marshmallow to make a skull.
6. A little snack for the brain
Love hummus? What about mixing a little food coloring and brain shaping? Your guests will be, if not appalled, at least disgusted. Just don’t tell them what it is.
7. Mummy dog
Cut some store-bought dough (or make your own by mixing flour, baking powder, and water) into strips and marinate some sausages. Bake them for a few minutes in the oven until they turn golden, then paint the eyes with mustard. They are mummy-licious.
8. Chocolate Toad Prince
Have you ever kissed a toad hoping it would turn into a prince? (Please tell us all about it in the comments 🙂 In any case, to make these chocolate toads you have to get a plastic frog mold. Then melt the chocolate, pour into molds and refrigerate for a few hours before serving. For an extra spooky twist, add some green food coloring to the melted chocolate.
9. Red radish soup
Want to get rid of the Bloody Marys this year? Switch to bloody radish soup. For added horror, remove the spoon and drink straight from the bowl, making sure to let some water drip down your chin. Don’t do this if you’re going to wear your favorite t-shirt.
10. Scary Monster Fingers
A finger anyone? Cut a cheese-covered pizza into thin triangles and add half an olive for the manicure. Any further touch of ketchup is welcome.
11. Viking Watermelon
We know people are carving pumpkins, not watermelons, but why not give it a try? The flesh is softer and more opaque than a pumpkin. Carve a scary face and add two bananas as horns. Scary!
12. Chocolate eyeballs
Sifter’s picture on flickrIf you can’t find these pre-made chocolate eyeballs at the store, find some white aluminum foil wrappers and paint the eyeballs green on top. You can even try this with oranges for extra large monster eyes.
13. Halloween Donuts
Make or buy simple donuts, spread orange icing on top and draw scary faces on them. Not the scariest of them all but certainly successful.
14. Scary Finger Dip
Need an idea to garnish a yogurt dip that isn’t too scary? Arrange five carrots as they will be the fingers of a freshly chopped terrible hand. If you mix some blue food coloring into your yogurt, you can make this dip even more hair-raising than it currently is.
15. Panna cotta fig skull
You can easily make this beautiful Day of the Dead skull with skull molds, figs, and fresh berries. We’re warning you, though, that you’ll want to prevent people from trying to interrupt it.
16. A graveyard of peas and toast
A graveyard in your kitchen for Halloween? There’s nothing easier: fill a clear square plate with chickpeas, then add tombstone toast on top of the graveyard grass. Write RIP on toast with balsamic or Marmite/Vegemite vinegar.
17. Vampire bitten cupcakes
To fake a bloody bite on these white-glazed cupcakes, dip a toothpick in strawberry jam or syrup.
18. Mummy cupcakes
If these cream-covered cupcakes look a little sad, it’s because they don’t know that they’re in the midst of a serious mummification process. Add jelly eyes and make “strips” of cream with a small butter knife.
19. Shortbread fingers
Perhaps the scariest of them all: shortbread fingers! Add one almond previously dipped in red food coloring and serve hot. The temperature will add to the feeling that you are actually eating a finger.
20. Green Muffins
Last but not least, an easy way to create scary looking muffins is to add food coloring to the dough. Blue, green, and anything neon is best.