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What do you need for a Halloween party? You need good music (we have some spooky stuff you can download for free), you need a costume (we have you covered there with these DIY costume ideas), and of course, you need great food.
Given how people love to show off their food creations on Instagram, we headed there to check out some of the awesome and creepy Halloween treats Instagrammers have come up with. You can make them too!
Tombstone cupcakes [No Longer Available]
These look so cool, and they’re actually really easy to make. You can bake a batch of any cupcakes and add some white frosting. The “dirt” is just a crumble of chocolate chip cookies. The “tombstone” is a chocolate cream-filled finger sandwich cookie, with the year piped on with black decorating gel. Betty Crocker’s got a version of the full recipe.
Spooky pizzas [No Longer Available]
The spooky pizza is so simple, I’m a little disappointed I didn’t already think of it. All you need are thin and long slices of cheese to put over your pizza to make a mummy’s face, and add olives for the eyes. Voila! Mummy pizza! The spooky eyes pizza seems to use a combination of salami, pepperoni and olives to make the ‘eye’, but I can’t be sure of that. But hey, it should work anyway, right?
Who says Halloween has to be a diabetic’s nightmare? Banana ghosts are just bananas with chocolate chips stuck on them. For the vampire apples, you can use lots of materials to make the teeth, but white chocolate would be the yummiest option. Slivered almonds would work great too, and require much less work. As for the orange pumpkins, roll up a bit of celery or spinach leaves and stick them in there. Happy fruity Halloween!
Barfing pumpkin dip [No Longer Available]
Made some dip to go with those chips? Spruce up the decoration a bit with this easy tip. Grab a pumpkin (preferably a small one) and place it on the plate. Arrange the dip so it looks like the pumpkin has barfed it out. Try and put a little into the pumpkin’s mouth, if you can. It’s gross, but in a cool way.
Cupcakes? Check! White frosting? Check! Colourful candy? Check! Chocolate syrup? Check! What more do you need to make these cute mummy cupcakes? Not much!
>Creepy Oreo spiders [No Longer Available]
A little bit of licorice can transform an ordinary pack of Oreos into creepy crawly cookies. Break off the licorice (preferably black-coloured licorice) and stick them into the creamy centre of the cookie, making them appear like legs. Pipe some icing for eyes and you’re done!
Sausage fingers! [No Longer Available]
This is genius. I’ve seen “sausage fingers” before, but they have never looked as creepy without the brilliant addition of little pieces of onions as fingernails. And to really make it gruesome, don’t forget to add some ketchup. Oh, there will be blood!
Grab a huge pack of cream cheese or mozzarella and carve a skull out of it. It doesn’t need to be perfect, because you are going to cover most of it with prosciutto ham. Pop a couple of olives for spooky eyes and serve with crackers. The knife going through the skull is both fun and useful, so go for it!
The witch hat cupcakes or muffins are really easy to make because all you need to do is make a batch of regular cupcakes or muffins and invert a waffle cone as a hat! Some greet frosting wouldn’t hurt either. Here’s the full recipe.
This could be a fantastic last-minute, easy platter you can pull off for your party. Carrots, celery, broccoli and dip, arranged to make it look like a pumpkin. Ingenious!
Special Mention: Lee Samantha
We came across this on The Kitchn. Lee Samantha’s Halloween creations are nothing short of spectacular. No wonder she has over 300,000 followers. Check these out…
Got any tricks of your own?
It’s fairly simple to figure out how to make some of these, but if you need more, we do know a few brilliant and creepy Halloween recipes.
But enough from us. Which of these treats caught your fancy? Do you know how to make any others want to share? That’s what the comments section is for, folks!
Photo Credit: Oleg