5 SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Treats

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Halloween is fast approaching, and many of us have already been out picking pumpkins and stocking up on sweets for the weekend. Halloween is a fun time of year for everyone, with people enjoying scary movies, dressing up as their favourite monsters and hosting fun parties with gruesome treats.

You don’t need a huge house to host the perfect Halloween bash, in fact you could set up a tent in your back garden and decorate the garden with skeletons and creepy masks to scare you visitors. You can buy some simple decorations from the store, hang up plenty of cobwebs and even invest in some special effects such as a smoke machine.  To make amazing, scary food for your guests you don’t need to be a culinary wizard, in fact people with a range of kitchens and abilities can pull together some impressive snacks for the hoard. Here are five fun and festive recipes to get you in the mood for a Spooktacular evening with your friends and family.

Jack-O-Lanterns (Stuffed Peppers)

For this recipe, you’ll need  the following:

  •         6 Orange Bell Peppers
  •         3 Cups Shredded Chicken
  •         1 Cup Barbecue Sauce
  •         1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese

To start off, take the tops off your peppers and take out the seeds. Save the lids for later and carve faces into your peppers just like you would with a pumpkin. In a bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients and stuff your peppers. Pop the lids back on and bake for 20 minutes at 200C.

Jack Skellington Oreo Pops

All you need for this recipe is:

  •         Oreos
  •         White Chocolate
  •         Black Icing
  •         Lollipop Sticks

Place your lollipop stick through the oreo. Melt some white chocolate and dunk your oreo sticks. Leave to cool and then ice on Jack’s face. Simple!

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Spooky S’Mores Cupcakes

What You’ll Need:

  •         Chocolate cupcake batter
  •         Cupcake cases
  •         Graham Crackers
  •         Chocolate Fudge Sauce
  •         Jumbo Marshmallows
  •         Black Icing

For this recipe, first start off by making the chocolate cupcakes as described on the packaging. Once cooked and cooled. Hollow out the middle and stuff with crumbled graham crackers and chocolate sauce. Place a marshmallow on the top and grill for 2-3 minutes until it starts to melt. Paint a ghost face on the marshmallow and enjoy!

Eye-Scream

What You’ll Need:

  •         Vanilla Ice Cream
  •         Strawberry Sauce
  •         Blue M&Ms
  •         Black Icing

This recipe couldn’t be simpler and can be made at the last minute for your guests. Take 2 scoops of ice cream, drizzle over some sauce to look like bloodshot eyes. Place a blue M&M on top of each ‘eye’ and then dot with a little black icing. Voila!

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Dracula’s Blood Cocktail (For The Adults)

What You’ll Need:

  •         2 Shots Black Cherry Vodka
  •         1 Shot Grenadine
  •         Peach Schnapps to fill the glass
  •         Ice

Fill the bottom of your glass with grenadine, top with the black cherry vodka and add in some ice. Top up your glass with Peach Schnapps and you’ll be ready to perform the Time Warp with your friends in no time.

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