The evenings are getting darker, the mornings are getting colder, and the shops are selling cheap sweets, which can only mean one thing…it’s finally Halloween! Whether you’re looking for drinks to dazzle guests with at Halloween parties, or scary snacks to accompany a horror movie, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of my favourite Halloween-themed food recommendations below…
Bloody Mary Cocktail
Mix 250ml tomato juice, 50ml vodka, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice and a few shakes of Worcestershire sauce/Tabasco in a jug. Add a little salt and pepper and stir until cold, then pour away!
To make this ghoulish green drink, you’ll need to mix together 30ml vodka, 15ml melon liqueur, 15ml raspberry liqueur, 15ml blue curacao and 60ml sweet and sour cocktail mix with 45ml cranberry juice. Serve over ice.
Eyeball Snot-Tail Mocktail
Looking for an exciting drink without alcohol? Look no further! This jellied drink is sure to get you in the spooky spirit. Make lime jelly from a packet. Aside, mix apple and pear juice with lemonade. When the jelly has set, whisk it into little chunks and then combine with the lemonade mix. If you feel like adding decorations to your drinks, you can make an edible eyeball from stacking a tinned lychee, half a cherry and a raisin on a cocktail stick.
Gruesome Green Matcha Popcorn
Pop popcorn kernels (I found these kind of hard to find and had to splash some cash and buy them from Tesco) and cover them in green matcha powder.
Petrifying Paprika Popcorn
Same as the last Gruesome Green Matcha Popcorn, but cover in paprika instead!
Terrifying Not-Toffee Apples
If making toffee seems a little too challenging, try coating your apples in chocolate! Melt it down either in the microwave, or over a pan of boiling water, and get dipping! Don’t be afraid to dunk other fruits in there as well; strawberries, oranges, grapes and bananas all make for a freaky fondant.
Got wraps taking up space in the freezer? Make them into nachos! If you’re artistically inclined, shape parts of the wrap to look like bats, otherwise just chop into triangles. Get some salsa and guacamole (or make your own!), and cover with cheese. I recommend putting them in the oven for a little while so you get gooey melted cheese on top.
Lidl is selling packets of multi-coloured Halloween-shaped pasta! Cook and combine with some pesto (red or green, according to preference) and sprinkle on some cheese. Voila – you have yourself a cute little themed meal.
These look so realistic you may be put off your dinner! Take a hot-dog sausage, make shallow cuts around the knuckle area and peel of the skin at the end in the shape of a fingernail. Serve in a bun, covered in ketchup.
Spiders Web Soup
This tasty soup could warm even the coldest of hearts! Cook a can of chopped tomatoes with onions and some lentils, then drizzle some cream over in the shape of a spiderweb for some dismal decoration.
Squishy Specter S’mores
Sandwich 2 biscuits, a square of chocolate and a marshmallow. If you’ve got an edible drawing pen you can draw a cute ghost face on there, otherwise consider buying some writing icing.
Pumpkin Passion Cupcakes
Been carving pumpkins and wanna make use of the insides? Put them in a cupcake! For this recipe you’ll also need to some brown sugar, eggs, self-raising flour, bicarbonate of soda, orange zest and sultanas. Get the full recipe from BBC Good Food (link below).
I hope you enjoy these ghoulishly good treats and have a great Halloween!
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