Are you having a Halloween party or just want to whip up some spooky snacks for your family? Here are five simple recipes for creating terrifying treats your friends and family will love!
Brain Surgery Salad
– 2 small packages of lime gelatin
– 16oz can of fruit cocktail
– 2 surgical or rubber gloves
Prepare the gelatin according to the instructions on the package. Transfer to a dome shape mold (a mixing bowl will do). Drain the fruit cocktail and add it to the gelatin. Put it in the refrigerator to harden. When fully hardened, unmold it onto a platter and drape surgical gloves on each side.
Vampire Fangs in Blood
– 8 Large Red Delicious Apples
– ¼ cup lemon juice
– 1 tbsp sugar
– 10oz. jar of strawberry or cherry jam
Wash, peel, and core all of the apples and cut each one in eight pieces. Dip the apples in lemon juice to prevent them from turning brown. To make the fangs cut the apples slices into long narrow triangles. Redip the apples in lemon juice and then sprinkle them with sugar. Arrange the on a platter with the blood (jam) in the middle. Make sure you splatter some of the blood on the fangs!
Worms on a Bun
Cut the hotdogs into thin slices and score the edges. Boil or microwave the slices until they curl like wiggly worms. Put three to four worms on a hamburger bun, add squiggles of ketchup, and serve.
– Large flour tortillas
– Olive oil
– Bat or other Halloween shape cookie cutter
Start by preheating your broiler. Using a bat shaped or other Halloween shape cookie cutter cut the tortillas into shapes. Lightly brush both sides of the shapes with oil and lay out on a cookie sheet. Broil the shapes, flipping once when they begin to brown. When both sides are brown sprinkle with salt
– 2-10oz packages of frozen strawberries defrosted
– 6 oz can of lemonade concentrate
– 1 quart of ginger ale
– 2 cups of raisins
– 6 gummy worms
Mix the strawberries and lemonade concentrate in a blender until smooth and thick, and then gradually add the ginger ale. Transfer the juice to a punch bowl and add raisins. Finish it by placing the gummy worms on the rim of the bowl for a swampy effect.
This post was contributed by Kelly Rockey who writes about kids costumes over at StarCostumes.com