Trick or treat! Or, how about not-so-tricky Halloween treats?

Spooky Snacks

Have you been tricked into brewing some Halloween treats for your little monsters?

Don’t lose your head; we’ve dissected the internet and found some frightfully easy recipes that can compete with Hell’s Kitchen. So keep reading and give rise to treats to die for!

Cause a stir with these Severed Finger Cookies from Betty Crocker.

In a mere 1h 30 mins you’ll have collected enough fingers to cross in the hope for lots of treats this year (or at least a thank you!).

Severed Finger Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 pouch (17.5 oz) cookie mix
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup raw slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 7 drops red food colouring

 
Hooooowtoooooo (Halloween speak for how to):

  1. Heat your oven to 180℃ / gas mark 4. Line baking trays with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cookie mix and the egg with a fork, until the mix has the texture of breadcrumbs.
  3. Squeeze a handful of the dough crumbs together tightly to form a finger shape. Score the top of the finger with a butter knife to shape the knuckle, then press 1 slivered almond at one end to make the fingernail! Repeat to use up all the dough and then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Bake your fingers for 15 minutes, before leaving them to cool completely for about 30 minutes.
  5. While your fingers are cooking, mix the jam and food colouring with a whisk in a small bowl. Trim the base of the finger with a fork to give it a severed look and then dip the base of the finger into jam.

Make your troublesome goblins drool with delight with these Spooky Pizzas from Spar.

Spooky Mummy Pizzas

Ingredients:

  • 4 English muffins split in half
  • Tomato sauce
  • 4 large olives, sliced
  • 8 mozzarella slices cut into strips

How to:

  1. Spread each muffin half with tomato sauce and add two olive slices for eyes.
  2. Lay the strips of cheese sporadically across the muffins (to resemble bandages) and use kitchen scissors to trim around the edges.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 200℃ for 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.

Show your guests who’s boss with these Frankfurter Mummies from AllRecipes.

Mummy Hot Dogs

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 (500g) packet puff pastry
  • 10 frankfurters
  • Mustard, for decorating

 
 
How to:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190℃ / Gas 5 and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. Cut the puff pastry sheet into 10 squares, then cut each square into 4 strips (making a total of 40 pieces of pastry).
  3. Wrap 4 pieces of pastry around each frankfurter, stretching the pastry to completely cover the frankfurter. About 1cm from one end of each frankfurter, separate the bandages so the frankfurter shows through (you’ll be using this gap to create the face!).
  4. Place on the prepared baking tray.
  5. Bake your soon-to-be mummies for 13 to 17 minutes until the pastry is a light golden brown and the hot dogs are, well, hot!
  6. With mustard, draw on the eyes (two dots) and the mouth (a curvy line) on each frankfurter to create the face.

And of course, no Halloween is complete without a bowl of witches brew. (Even the devil himself needs to quench his thirst).

Take a look at this tastebud tingling concoction from Good To Know.

Witches Brew
Ingredients:

  • 1 litre of apple juice
  • Few slices of lemon
  • 2 small apples, cored and sliced
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 litre of ginger ale / ginger beer

 
How to:

  1. Pour the apple juice into a large pan, add the lemon, apple slices and cinnamon sticks and heat gently for about 10 mins.
  2. Pour in the ginger ale and heat for a further 3-4 mins, before placing the hot punch in heatproof glasses or tumblers.
  3. If you’re feeling particularly mischievous, then add a shot of rum to each glass and stir well before serving.

Enjoy your fright feast!

~Natalie

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