Halloween Countdown #9: Cook Up Some Spooky Treats

Nothing says Halloween like a platter of deviled mice or some delicious maggot soup. During the witching season, our food should satisfy our macabre appetites, so why not cook up some simple spooky treats for you and your friends?

PUMPKIN SEEDS

This is an easy recipe that you have no excuse not to make if you’re carving a pumpkin this year.

  1. Separate the seeds from the orange goop and rinse. Pat dry.
  2. Gently toss with olive oil and spread onto a baking sheet. Salt to taste.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.

BOOGERS ON A STICK

I think this one speaks for itself.

  1. Mix bottled cheese product with green food coloring.
  2. Dip pretzel sticks into green cheese.

OREO EYEBALLS

A creepy twist on a delicious Oreo truffle. Ingredients:

  • 1 1lb package regular Oreos
  • 1 8oz brick cream cheese
  • 3/4 package white chocolate bark
  • blue or green food coloring
  • chocolate chips
  • red food coloring
  • powdered sugar
  1. Process Oreos in food processor until they are fine crumbs; add cream cheese bit by bit. Process for a while and soon the mixture will start to ball up.
  2. Roll small balls and put on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper. Place sheet in freezer for 1/2 hour until frozen or firm.
  3. Melt white bark. Dip Oreo balls in white chocolate with spoon and place on sheet.
  4. Once the balls have hardened, mix blue or green food coloring with some white chocolate and paint circles onto the balls for the iris. Press a chocolate chip into the center for the pupil.
  5. Mix powdered sugar with a little water and plenty red dye. Use a toothpick to draw veins.
  6. Keep in a chilled environment.

WITCHES’ FINGERS

Mmmm, fingers! Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • strawberry jelly
  1. Combine the butter, sugar, egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and beat together; gradually add the flour, baking powder, and salt, continually beating; refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly grease baking sheets.
  3. Remove dough from refrigerator in small amounts. Scoop 1 teaspoon at a time onto waxed paper. Use the waxed paper to roll the dough into a thin finger-shaped cookie. Press one almond into the end of each cookie to give the appearance of a long fingernail. Use fork tines to create lines in the middle for the knuckles.
  4. Bake until the cookies are slightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Smear some strawberry jelly on the end without the almond to show the blood where the fingers were severed.

Body parts! Delicious body parts! Good food, good meat, good god, let’s eat!

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9 thoughts on “Halloween Countdown #9: Cook Up Some Spooky Treats

  1. Oreo Eyeballs!! Awesome. I’m going to do that all year around.
    Oreo truffles/balls were already one of my favorite desserts.
    And now that you’ve made me privy to the creepy aesthetics every occasion shall have Oreo Eyeballs if I am called upon to bring a dish, whether it be Christmas, a family reunion, a baby shower, or Halloween.

    >flop

    • Glad you liked my idea! Making the irises turned out to be a bit of a challenge because the chocolate gets a weird thick consistency when you add the food coloring… might be easier to do the same thing for the iris as the veins, with the water and powdered sugar. But I love that you want to bring the eyeballs to all your events now! 😀

  2. Love those tasty treat ideas…I have always been a fan of deviled mice and meringue tongues, although a bowl of bloody worms is good eating too! (hotdog strips boiled and covered in ketchup)

  3. Love this recipe for Witch’s fingers! It’s a tried and true “tea cake” recipe from my childhood – I called the “dough cookies” – can make just about anything with them. Happy Halloween and Coffin Hop to you!

  4. I printed out your reci[pes so I can try them…usually I’m a Domestic Goddess but at this time of year I prefer the term Domestic Daemon…

    My own favorite recipe: make a white box cake mix, separate batter into two equal portions. Bake one pan white, bake the other pan with green food color mixed in for green cake. Once baked, cool then crumble cakes and mix together. Serve in a CLEAN UNUSED cat litter box.

    For garnish, take tootsie rolls and roll them out into long lumpy things and bury all throughout cake mix. Serve with chocolate pudding, using a litter box scoop.

    Happy Halloween!

    Cheers,
    Ash

    Kraftmatic Adjustable Blog
    #8 on the Coffin Hop
    http://ash-krafton.livejournal.com

    ashkrafton@gmail.com

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