9 Spook-tacular Halloween snack recipes


With Halloween fast approaching you’re going to need to stock up on delicious Halloween treats so you don’t ensure the wrath of those pesky tricksters or party poltergeists! Get a little creative and make their screams come true with these homemade Halloween goodies:

 

RICE KRISPIE GHOSTS

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What You’ll Need
200g of White Marshmallows (Large or Mini)

150g Rice Krispies
200g of White Chocolate
3 tbs Butter
Ghost-shaped Cookie Cutter

1 tbs Vanilla Extract
Chocolate Chips

 

Get Started
1. Slowly melt butter in a saucepan and add vanilla extract and marshmallows. If you are using large marshmallows it is best to chop them roughly before adding. 
2. Stir until everything is combined and add the Rice Krispies. Mix together until the Rice Krispies are coated.
3. Lightly grease a 13×9 baking dish and add the mixture, pressing it down gently with the back of a spoon.
4. Leave to cool and slowly melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
5. Cut your ghosts with the cookie cutter and coat one side with the melted chocolate.
6. Carefully place some chocolate chips to recreate eyes and mouth. Leave to set. 

 

 

APPLE MONSTER MOUTHS

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What You’ll Need
1 Apple

Jar of Peanut Butter
Mini Marshmallows
 
Get Started
1. Cut the apples into 1.5cm slices and cover one side of each slice with peanut butter
2. Carefully place a row of mini marshmallows across one apple slice
3. Add the corresponding apple slice containing just peanut butter and squish lightly so they stick together
 
CHOCOLATE WITCHES’ HATS

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What You’ll Need
6 Ice Cream Waffle Cones

6 Chocolate Biscuits (Digestives, Jaffa Cakes)
6oz Milk or Dark Chocolate
1 Tbspn Butter
Orange Sprinkles (Green or Purple will also work)

Get Started
1. Place the butter and chocolate in a glass bowl and place over a small saucepan of bubbling water to slowly melt.

2. Brush the cones with the melted mixture making sure to heavily coat the opening of the cones.
3. Secure the cones to the chocolate biscuits.
4. Carefully place some extra icing around the base of the cone and add the sprinkles.
5. Chill in the fridge until the cones have set and are stuck to the cookies.
 
 

GHOSTLY BANANA GRAVEYARD 

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Image Credit: laurenconrad.com


 

What You’ll Need
Bananas
Chocolate Chips
Peanut Butter
Oreo Cookies

 
Get Started
1. Cut the banas in half and place chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth.
2. Pull apart the Oreo cookies and scrape out the vanilla inside. Break the cookies with a meat mallet or in a food processor and place the crumbs on a plate.
3. Rub some peanut butter on the base of the bananas and stand them up in the cookie crumble. 

 
 

BLOODY WITCHES’ FINGERS

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What You’ll Need
225g Unsalted Butter, softened
125g Icing Sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp Almond extract
1 tsp Vanilla extract
350g All Purpose Flour
1 tspn Baking Powder
1 tspn Salt
100g Whole Almonds
Green Food Colouring [Optional]
Red Decorating Gel
Toothpick

 

Get Started

1.  In a large bowl use an electric whisk to mix the softened butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extracts until smooth.
2.  Add the flour, salt and baking powder and use a wooden spoon to mix until a stiff dough forms.
3. [Optional] Add Green Food Colouring here and mixes thoroughly until you get the desired shade of green. 
4. Form the mixture into a ball, wrap in cling film and store in the fridge for half an hour.
5. Afterwards measure 1 tablespoon balls of dough and roll into the shape of a thin finger – the dough will expand considerably outwards when cooking. 
6. Press an almond into the tip of the finger and mould the dough so it replicates a fingernail.
7. Squeeze the dough slightly downwards halfway, where you think a knuckle would form, and draw lines with a toothpick
8. Line a baking tray with parchment and bake the cookies in an oven at 160C/Gas Mark 3  for 20-25 minutes. 
9. Allow to cool and remove the almonds. Squeeze red gel into the indentation and press the almond back on to stick. Voilá – bloody witches’ fingers
 

 

FRANKENSTEIN MARSHMALLOW LOLLIES

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What You’ll Need
Green Candy Melts (Look for Wilton’s or the Sugar Shack)
Large Marshmallows
Pretzel Sticks
Plain Chocolate
Lollipop sticks

Edible Eyeballs
Edible Food Decorator Pens in Black and Red
 

Get Started
1. 
Melt the green candy melts according to packet instructions.
2. Place the marshmallows on top of the lollipop sticks and dip them in the melted candy until fully coated.
3. Fill a cup or bowl with uncooked rice and stand that marshmallow sticks upright, place in the fridge until the coating has hardened (approx 10 minutes)
4. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water and dip the tops of the marshmallow sticks in it to create the hair.
5. With a tooth pick, pull some chocolate downwards to create hair spikes. Replace to the fridge to harden for 10 mins.
6. Break your pretzel sticks in half and press them into the side of each marshmallow a little way up from the bottom.
7. Stick on the edible eyeballs using a dab of melted chocolate as glue.
8. Finish with a mouth and a stitch using the black and red edible pens.

 
 

FROZEN BANANA GHOSTS

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What You’ll Need
1 Banana
200g White Chocolate
8 Chocolate Chips
Lollipop Sticks

 

Get Started
1. Cut banana in half and then into quarters
2. Stick them onto the lollipop sticks and freeze on a baking parchment-lined tray.
3. Melt white chocolate in a bowl over simmering water and dip the frozen bananas until covered, scraping off any excess.
4. Add chocolate chips for eyes and return to the freezer until fully frozen and ready to eat.

 
 

WITCHES’  BROOMS

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What You’ll Need
12 Pieces of Sliced Cheese
12 Pretzel Sticks
12 Pieces of Chive

 

Get Started
1. 
Fold the cheese slice in half and use a scissors to cut into it three-quarters of the way up to make fringing.
2. Roll the cheese around a pretzel stick with the fringing facing downwards.
3. Use a piece of chive to tie the cheese snugly to the pretzel stick.

 

 

ORANGE JACK-O-LANTERN FRUIT CUP

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What You’ll Need
1 Orange (per person)
Assorted Fruits of you choice
Lemon Juice
Sharp Knife

 

Get Started
1. Wash, chop and prepare your fruit salad and coat with lemon juice to prevent browning

2. Slice the top off the orange.
3. Using a sharp knife go around the inside skin of the orange slicing the flesh away from the white and scoop out.
4. Carve a small Jack-o-Lantern face in each orange.
5. Fill the orange with the fruit salad and replace the lid. Keep chilled until using. 

 
 

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