Halloween Treat Ideas


This is a bit of a cheat post as it is actually from my old blog  (hence the crap photography) however I absolutely love Halloween so thought I would share some of my incredibly easy spooktacular recipes with you guys. I served this up for dinner for friends a couple of years ago to try and get them excited for my favourite holiday.

Here is my menu – I am in no way a chef so all recipes are rough and adaptable to taste preference.

Starter – Eyeballs 

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Ingredients

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mozzarella pearls
  • Black olives

 

Method 

  • Cut cherry tomatoes in half
  • Scoop out the insides
  • Place mozzarella pearl in hollowed out tomato
  • Make a small hole in the front of mozzarella
  • Cut black olive into quarters place in hole to create pupil

 

Mains – Grave Yard Fajitas

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Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts  (if vegetarian like me you can use quorn chicken or kidney/black/pinto beans or grated courgette as alternatives)
  • red onion
  • peppers
  • red chilli
  • Smoked paprika
  • ground coriander
  • pinch cumin
  • a few medium-sized garlic cloves crushed to taste
  • juice of a lime

Method

  • Finely chop chicken, onion, pepper, chilli and garlic
  • Add chicken (or alternative) and to bowl and then add, smoked paprika, ground coriander,pinch cumin, lime juice and a table spoonful of olive oil get your clean hand stuck in to make sure that they are evenly coated.
  • Whilst the chicken is marinating cut spooky shapes and grave stones out of tortillas
  • Heat frying pan with oil until hot add red onion, chilli and garlic until fragrant if dry add a shot of water
  • Turn on grill
  • Add chicken to frying pan keep moving until slightly brown
  • Add peppers keep them moving over a high heat
  • Place tortilla cut out under grill to slightly harden
  • Pour frying pan contents in bowl or serving dish add grave stones to create a creepy grave yard
  • Serve with more spooky tortilla shapes, salsa, sour cream, guacamole and salad

Main – Stuffed Mummy

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Ingredients

  • Puff pastry
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Courgette
  • Aubergine
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato purée
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Black olives

Method

  • Finely chop red onion and garlic
  • Chop tomatoes, aubergine and courgette into similar size chunks not too small as you want them to look like guts
  • Drain a the can of chopped tomatoes
  • Put pan on high heat ad some oil then add the red onion and garlic until fragrant
  • Turn heat to medium then add the rest of the veg
  • After a couple of minuets add tinned tomatoes and purée leave to simmer until veg is tender and sauce has thickened
  • Turn on oven
  • Meanwhile flour a surface and roll out puff pastry
  • Once pastry is thin cut out two identical mummy outlines
  • Add spinach to the veg mix and stir
  • Place one of the outlines onto baking tray and add the veg mix to create guts
  • Place other layer on top and seal
  • Use excess pastry to create bandages detailing,
  • Lightly baste with milk or egg
  • Place in oven (Usually for about half an hour but follow instructions of pastry)
  • Remove and add two place olives for eyes

This is a very rough recipe, veg can be substitute to taste or guts can be made out of chilli

Individual mummies can also be created by wrapping sausages in puff pastry

Desert – Worms in slime

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I am no way a baker therefore I totally cheated and put some gummy worms and a plastic bat in lime jelly and bought French fancies – no method required. If you do want some actual desert inspiration check out some of the truly amazing cakes from  Tattooed Bakers

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Have you got any Halloween treats that I should try and cook up this year?

7 comments

  1. Gemma says:

    I feel exactly the same, Emma. I adore Halloween but no one around me feels the same 🙁 I think after Christmas, it’s the best time of year. All I want is a massive fancy dress party/night out. AND for people to actually make an effort with their costumes! *Built up Halloween rant over*

    Great post! x

  2. adales8 says:

    I love Halloween, and people going crazy for it is one of the things I miss about America! x

    1. Emma says:

      I love being in America around Halloween it is insane in the best possible way

    1. Emma says:

      They are so good and so easy to make

  3. Leanne says:

    I agree those eyeballs look amazing but I really, really hate tomato! I’m not huge on Halloween but maybe that’s because I spend like 10 weekends a year dressing up as it is xx

    1. Emma says:

      You hate tomatoes and Halloween, I don’t even know how to respond. My life would be incomplete without both lol

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