Top 10 Halloween Recipes

Oh boy, this was a fun blog! We’ve chosen a great selection of savoury and sweet dishes to create with your little ones. They are frightfully delicious!

Petrifying Pizza

Pizza is very versatile and many Halloween characters can be created, using your favourite selection of toppings.

Ingredients:

  • Mini pizza bases
  • Base sauce (pesto or pizza tomato sauce)
  • Grated mozzarella cheese
  • Your choice of toppings

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven, according to the instructions on the packet.
  2. Spread the base sauce over the dough, then sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Now for the fun bit! Decorate your pizza.
  4. To cook the pizza, follow the instructions on the packet.

Baby-Monsters

Who knew that a cute Babybel could have such a frightening transformation?

Ingredients:

  • Babybel’s
  • Edible eyes

Method:

  1. Pull the wax strip off the Babybel.
  2. Use a small sharp knife to carve monster faces from the remaining wax halves, then stick on the eyes!

Veggie Monsters

This is a great way to encourage children to eat veggies!

Ingredients:

  • Your choice of vegetables
  • To compliment, add breadsticks and houmous

Equipment:

  • A variety of cups, tubs and containers
  • Goggly eyes

Method:

  1. Wash and prepare the vegetables accordingly.
  2. Place them in the containers and stick goggly eyes on the front.

Mummified

These would make a fun edition to any dinner

Ingredients:

  • Sausages
  • Ready rolled puff pastry
  • Beaten egg or milk
  • Cheese slice
  • Black olives

Method:

  1. Cook the sausages.
  2. Pre-heat the oven, according to the instructions on the pastry packet.
  3. Unroll the pastry and running down the shorter length of the pastry, cut strips approximately 1.5cm wide.
  4. Place a sausage at an angle at the end of the strip and wrap the pastry around it.
  5. Brush the pastry with the beaten egg/milk.
  6. To finish cooking the ‘Mummies’, follow the instructions on the pastry packet.
  7. To make the eyes, cut 2 small circles out of the cheese slice and top with the tip of a black olive.

Spooky Sandwiches

We’ve used cutters so it makes this activity suitable for all ages. What’s more, your child can choose their favourite fillings.

Ingredients:

  • Bread
  • Fillings of your choice

Method

  1. Choose a design and create!

Spider Cupcakes - Makes 12

There are so many brilliant Halloween cupcake designs online to choose from. We decided on this design, simply because my son loves Marshmallow Teacakes!

Ingredients:

  • 100g margarine
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs

Decoration:

  1. 90g unsalted butter, softened
  2. 180g icing sugar, sifted
  3. ½ tablespoon milk
  4. ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. Chocolate icing pen
  6. 12 Marshmallow teacakes (alternatively use Oreo biscuits)
  7. Edible eyes

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200’c / 400’f / Gas Mark 6. Place the cases in the bun tin.
  2. Measure all of the cake ingredients into a bowl and beat well until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the cases.
  4. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes, until well risen and golden on top.
  5. Lift the cases out of the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  6. To make the buttercream, use an electric mixer to beat the butter until smooth. Add the icing sugar and beat until combined. Pour in the milk and vanilla extract, then continue to beat for approximately 4 minutes until light and fluffy.
  7. Spread a smooth layer of buttercream over each cupcake.
  8. Sit a teacake/Oreo in the middle of the cupcake and pipe 8 legs using the chocolate icing pen.
  9. Stick on the edible eyes.

It’s Frightfully Fruity

We like to encourage healthy eating. Here’s some fun ways to ‘spook’ up your fruit.

Ingredients:

  • StrawBOOrry ghosts: Strawberries, white chocolate and a chocolate icing pen
  • ‘Kiwi be’ Frankenstein?: Kiwi, edible eyes, Matchsticks and a chocolate icing pen
  • BOOnana ghost: Banana and chocolate chips
  • Pumpkin peeler: Easy peelers and celery
  • Eye spy blueberries: Blueberries and edible eyes

Method:

  1. Wash, dry and prepare your fruit. Make your fruit frightful!

Devilish doughnuts

Amazing what devilish designs can be created with a ring doughnut. We love it!

Ingredients:

  • Ring doughnuts
  • Your choice of chocolate coating (for coloured chocolate, we used Deco Melts)
  • Your choice of decorations

Method:

  1. Choose a design and create!

Beware... Biscuits!

Oreo’s are great, when you want to create faces. However, if you’d rather bake your own biscuits, go for it!

Ingredients:

  • Oreo biscuits

Decoration:>

  • Cat: dark/milk chocolate, edible eyes, chocolate icing pen, pink sprinkle/small sweet, chocolate chips.
  • Pumpkin: Orange Deco Melts and black and green icing pens.
  • Frankenstein: Green Deco Melts, edible eyes, chocolate icing pen, Matchsticks and chocolate sprinkles.
  • Mummy: White chocolate and white and chocolate icing pens.
  • Spider: Matchsticks (tapered off at one end) and edible eyes.

Method:

  1. Melt the chocolate. Place the Oreo’s on a cooling rack and spoon the melted chocolate over the biscuits. Leave to set.
  2. Decorate your chosen Halloween figure.

Graveyard Pudding

This pudding can be made in minutes!

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Angel Delight
  • Milk or dark chocolate
  • Rich Tea biscuit
  • White icing pen
  • Jelly worms
  • Chocolate biscuits, crumbled

Method:

  1. Make the Angel Delight, following the instructions on the packet. Pour into your serving pots. Leave to set.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate. Lay the biscuits bottom side up on a cooling rack and then cover with the melted chocolate. Leave to set.
  3. Once set, use the icing pen to write a message such as RIP on the ‘gravestone’.
  4. Just before serving, push the gravestone into the dessert, add a couple of jelly worms and sprinkle over the crumbled biscuit.

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