Not sure what to serve at your Halloween party? Then here are 5 5 Halloween Party Snacks and Treats ideas to help you make the most horrifyingly grotesque menu around.
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1. Dead man’s Fingers
Want a snack that’s literally finger licking good? Then try out this recipe for dead man fingers. All you’ll need is white bread, butter, peanut butter or cream cheese, almonds and strawberry jam. Start by taking off the crusts and flattening the bread with a rolling pin. Then spread the margarine and cheese or peanut butter.
Roll up the sandwiches, making indentations with a blunt knife for the finger joints. Trim the edge into a V shape. Cut the almonds in slices for the nails, using a little bit of the cheese to make them stick. Then add a dollop of the jam.
2. Witches Brew
Take a tip from Macbeth and make your own witches brew. You’ll need 1 (170 gram) packet of lime gelatine, 2 cups of boiling water, 3 cups of pineapple juice, 1 (2 litre bottle) of ginger ale and 2 cups of vodka. Start by pouring the gelatine mix into a large bowl. Slowly stir in the boiling water until the gelatine is dissolved. Stir in the pineapple juice and let it cool to room temperature.
Making sure to wear heavy duty gloves, place a block of dry ice in the bottom of a black cauldron. Fill it with enough water to cover the dry ice. Then place a large punch bowl inside the cauldron on top of the ice. You can then add a plastic hand (found in party stores), placing it between the bowl and the cauldron. Then carefully pour the mix into the bowl, adding the vodka or ginger ale.
3. Devils eyes
Want to freak out your guests with a plate of eyes, then why not make devilled egg eyes? Start by making regular devilled eggs, you can use any recipe you like. To make them look like eyes, slice black olives and capers, placing the sliced capers in the middle of the olives. Then all you need is red food colouring to make a couple of streaks and it’s done.
You’ll need 4 oranges and 2 pints of orange or passion fruit sorbet. Start by Slicing off the top quarter of each orange, saving the lids. Scoop out the interior of the orange. Using a template or by free handing it, draw a jack-o-lantern face on the hallowed orange. Pack the orange with the sorbet and top it with a lid. Freeze it for 30 minutes and then it’s ready for serving.
5. Graveyard cookies
Make your own tombstones to serve to your un-dead guests. You’ll need 4 cups of miniature marshmallows, 1/4 cup of cubed butter, 6 cups of rice cereal, 12 oval cream filled chocolate sandwich cookies, white decorating gel and 1 (453 gram) can of chocolate frosting. In a large saucepan, add the butter and marshmallows. Stir over medium heat until blended and melted.
Remove from the heat and stir in the cereal, then press into on a greased dish to cool. Cut a 4cm piece from the bottom of each cookie, crushing and setting them aside. Then write on them using the gel. Position the cereal squares on a large tray with 2 table spoons of frosting. Then place the cookies on top of the squares, sprinkling the rest of the cookies on top.
There you have it, a couple of treats to help make your Halloween party just a little bit more terrifying.