With Halloween getting closer and closer, it’s coming to that time of year where seemingly everyone is getting creative in the kitchen. Each year people seem to get more stylish and skilful with their creations. Today, we’re going to provide you with 6 simple, fun and spooky recipes, which are perfect for a Halloween party or to be enjoyed on a scary night-in. See our Halloween treats below!
Poison Apple Cocktails
This nifty cocktail combines showmanship and taste to provide a delectable delight for your Halloween spectacular. You will need:
- 2 shots of apple cider vinegar
- 2 shots of cranberry juice
- 1 shot of fireball whiskey
- 1 shot of grenadine
- ¼ tsp edible gold glitter
Simply combine all these ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill the shaker with ice. Shake the contents until they’re mixed, and the shaker is cold. Pour into a glass and serve a spooky Halloween treat!
Halloween Hummus & English Muffins
This simple Halloween recipe really shows the power of simple steps that provide a unique Halloween twist on a classic recipe. You will need:
- 4 English Muffins
- Red Pepper Hummus
- 1 Celery Stick
- 1 cocktail stick
First, toast the English Muffins. Then spread a good dollop of red pepper hummus atop the muffins. Then, using your cocktail stick, make a few vertical lines through the hummus in the style of a pumpkin, Then, take a slice of your cocktail stick and a celery leaf and place it at the top of the muffin to replicate the pumpkin stalk. There you have it, a simple recipe that is transformed into a Halloween snack with a few simple steps!
Pumpkin Devilled Eggs
Once again, this recipe takes a few simple steps with regards to a classic dish to turn it into a truly unique dish for any Halloween spectacular. You will need:
- 12 large eggs
- 3 oz of mayonnaise
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 and a half teaspoons of Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons of paprika
- 4 chives, cut into small pieces
Firstly, place the eggs in a saucepan and cover the eggs with water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook the eggs covered for a minute. Let the eggs rest and then rinse under cold water. Crack the shells and carefully peel them under the cold water.
Halve the eggs lengthwise, spooning the yolks into a small bowl whilst placing the egg whites onto a serving place. Use a fork to mash together the egg yolk with the mayonnaise, lemon juice and Dijon mustard. Salt and pepper the mixture before spooning it equally into the empty egg whites, smoothing the tops as you go.
Carefully dust paprika all over the yolk mixture, creating a unique colour for the dish. Take a paring knife or a cocktail stick and make ridges down the paprika dusted yolks to create the pumpkin shape. Lastly, place a chive above the egg mixture to create the pumpkin stem and you’re ready to serve!
Apple Cider Moscow Mule
Next on the list, we have a nifty little cocktail that will surely spice up any eerie nights you plan on hosting or to be enjoyed alone whilst waiting for trick or treaters. For this you will need:
- 1.5 oz OSU apple cider vinegar
- 1.5 oz Vodka
- 1 wedge of lime juice
- 4 ice cubes
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 peeled lychee
- 1 blueberry
First, combine the apple cider vinegar, vodka and lime juice and pour over the ice. Next, stir this mixture with ¼ tsp of cinnamon. Then, take your lychee and pierce a hole the size of a blueberry in the centre and slide the blueberry inside to create your eerie eyeballs. Spear the lychee eye with a cocktail stick and place it inside the drink. Finally, serve this spooky surprise to an unexpecting guest!
Chocolate Slime Tart
This sweet showstopper will wow any of the people at your spooky soiree and tastes fantastic. For those with a sweet tooth, you will need
- 200g Oreo cookies
- 50g unsalted butter (melted)
For the slime filling, you will need:
- 300g custard
- 1tsp green food colouring
- 1tsb vanilla extract
For the chocolate topping, you will need:
- 100g dark chocolate (chopped)
- 100g milk chocolate (chopped)
- 175 ml double cream
- 40g unsalted butter
For the decoration, you will need:
- 50g white chocolate (melted)
Firstly, put the biscuits in a food processor and blitz them to crumbs. Then stir in the melted butter and press the mixture into a loose-bottomed tart tin, around 23cm in diameter. Then put this in the freezer whilst you prepare the inside.
For the inside, start to mix the custard with the food colouring and the vanilla extract. You can then pour this onto the chilled base and return it to the freezer for at least 40 minutes, or until it’s firm.
Whilst you wait, place the milk and dark chocolate in a bowl, over a pan of boiling water with the cream and butter whilst they melt together. Next, stir this until mixed and remove it from the heat. Allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes and pour it over the frozen slime base.
You can then begin to pour the melted white chocolate into a piping bag and create a decorative swirl pattern over the top. Then take a cocktail stick to create a spiderweb pattern. Let this cool for 20 minutes then start to slice and serve!
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
If a whole Halloween Cake sounds like too many calories for one thing, why not try out these spooky little cupcakes for Halloween? With a pumpkin spice flavour that’s all the rage, these bit size bakes will tear the house down.
You will need:
For the cakes:
- 140g softened butter
- 120g golden caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 140g self-raising flour
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin spice mix
- 2-3 tablespoons of milk
For the icing
- 100g softened unsalted butter
- 100g sieved icing sugar
- Half a tablespoon of pumpkin spice mix
- 200g full-fat soft cheese.
Firstly, heat your oven to 180c/160c fan/gas 4. Line a 12-cake muffin tin with cupcake cases. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then gradually beat in the eggs and vanilla to the mixture. Fold the flour and pumpkin spice in, followed by the milk until the mixture is a smooth batter. Using a spoon, divide the mixture between the cupcake cases, filling up to about 2/3rds. You can then bake for 12 to 15 minutes until they’re firm to the touch and just slightly golden brown. Remove the muffins from the oven and leave them to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, removing them gently onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Meanwhile, let’s make the icing. Using a stand mixer or electric beater, cream the butter, the icing sugar and the pumpkin spice together until it turns smooth. This should just take a minute or two. Add the soft cheese and whisk away for an additional 3 or 4 minutes until it thickens up. Don’t worry if it looks runny to start, it will thicken up again. Finally, spread the icing on top of the cupcakes and enjoy one of these new ideas for Halloween!
For some treats which aren’t so spooky, you can see our daily recipes for some tasty food and drink inspiration.