Nothing’s more freaky and exciting at the same time that spooky Halloween treats! Here are a few easy-to-make Halloween treats that can get your loved ones creeped out. Try them out and let us know which one is your favourite.
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1) Halloween dip or brain oozing out slime
1 cup canned or bottled salsa sauce
1 whole cauliflower
What’s cookin’: Peel and mash the avocados in a large bowl. Add the canned salsa sauce and mix well. Carefully remove the leaves and stem of the cauliflower and fill it in with the slime er…avocado-salsa sauce.
Bloody witches’ fingers
1 cup butter
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 and 2/3cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup whole almonds
Red edible decorating gel
What’s cookin’: Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and whisk together with an electric mixer. Gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt and blend well. Refrigerate for around 20 minutes. Remove from fridge and scoop out a small quantity of the dough and roll out into the shape of fingers. Add a drop of red decorating gel on one end of the finger-shaped cookie and press a whole almond on it to give an impression of a bloody fingernail. Squeeze the cookie on the other end and the middle to make it look like knuckles. Arrange on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven.
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2) Marshmallow bones
3/4 cup cold water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 ounce unflavored gelatin (1 tablespoon)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
What’s cookin’: Combine ½ a cup of water with vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Add some gelatine on top of it and let it soak a little. In another heavy bottom vessel, bring to a boil the remaining cold water along with granulated sugar and corn syrup. Cook for 5 minutes on low flame. Now come back to your gelatine mixture and blend it in a food mixer on high speed for 20-30 seconds. While the mixture is still running, carefully pour the hot sugar mixture in it and blend until fluffy and almost stiff. Remove and transfer the contents to a pastry bag. Squeeze out the mixture on a baking tray in the shape of bones and let it stand overnight. Before serving, dust with confectioners’ sugar and voila! Scary marshmallow bones are served!
3) Barfing doughnuts
8-10 plain doughnut circles
A large pack of Hershey’s chocolate buttons
1 cup of whipping cream
Pumpkin guacamole or sweet-avocado dip
Vampire teeth candy
What’s cooking: In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate buttons leaving aside a few for garnishing. Remove and add the whipping cream to the melted chocolate and mix well. Place your doughnuts on a baking tray and carefully pour the chocolate mixture on each donut until covered. Place a vampire teeth candy on each doughnut and let it cool. Arrange the doughnuts on a plate and spread some guacamole or sweet-avocado dip near its hole to make it look like it’s barfing! Eww!
4) Eggs of Newt
1 cup of large tapioca pearls (sago)
1 cup sugar
1 or 2 drops of green food colouring
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup orange juice
1 jug of water
What’s cookin’: Bring the water to a boil adding tyhe tapioca pearls until soft and swelled. In a separate saucepan, combine sugar, lemon juice and orange juice and bring to a boil until the sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a large glass bowl or glass cauldron. Add 2 drops of green food colouring and the tapioca pearls to it and mix. Let it cool down and add ice cubes. Only the brave at heart will try this eggy-drink!