Eat, Drink and be Scary!
Double, bubble, toil and trouble! It’s that time of the year again where bubbly drinks and trick-or-treating snacks are just what we need to make the Halloween season feel a little more spooky and festive.
This Halloween, keep the spirits alive (pun intended)! Dress up in your Halloween costume, put up the decorations, and create some of these delicious Halloween-themed recipes.
Vampire Icecream Float
Get ready for Halloween parties with this fang-tastic vampire dessert. It’s a cute Halloween party recipe idea that your little one could even make themselves.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Creaming soda or any red coloured soft drink
- Vanilla ice-cream
- Strawberry syrup
- Whipped cream
- Fill a cup 1/2 full with vanilla ice cream.
- Slowly pour red soda over your ice cream – the concoction will begin to bubble and froth.
- Top with whipped cream and drizzle with strawberry syrup.
- Add your straw and serve
- Optional: Decorate your glass with paper fangs if you desire.
Wicked Witch Hap Cupcakes
Cast a spell on your family and friends with these wicked witch hats. These hats are super easy to make with your little ones and look great for parties or to just celebrate the Halloween spirit.
What you’ll need:
- Your favourite cake mix.
- 1 large (225g) packet of backing milk chocolate melts
- 2 teaspoons shortening
- 12 pack of icecream cones
- Chocolate Cookies
- Your favourite store-bought icing or homemade icing recipe.
- Food colouring of your choice
- In a small saucepan heat the chocolate and shortening over low heat until melted, string occasionally.
- Place ice cream cones, pointed ends up, on a wire rack set over waxed paper. Spoon some of the melted chocolate over each cone and use a butter knife or spatula to spread the chocolate then place them in the fridge.
- Bake your cake as per the cake mix instructions.
- Once the cake is cool to touch, crumble it with your fingers and fill each cone with cake – make sure to pack it in.
- Assemble the witch hats by using icing to connect the base of the cookie to the bottom of the cone.
- Add on any details to your witch hat with coloured icing.
Spook-tacular Candy Bark
Have some leftover Halloween candy on hand from trick-or-treating? Put it to good use with this spook-tacular Candy Bark Recipe.
What you’ll need:
- 3 cups of chocolate chips
- 2 cups of any of your favourite candy.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave, string until smooth.
- Pour the chocolate onto the parchment paper, and using a spatula, spread it into an even layer about 1cm thick.
- Sprinkle the candy on top of the chocolate then place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill for 30 to 45 minutes until the chocolate has fully hardened.
- Remove the bark from the refirdgertor and carefully slide it onto a cutting board. Cut or crack the bark into irregular shaped pieces. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in a cool place.
Creepy, Crawly Spider Sugar Cookies
Children of all ages will love making these creepy spider cookies. They are a great addition to any trick-or-treat bag or sweets table.
What you’ll need:
- Favourite store-bought or homemade sugar cookie dough
- Edible Candy Eyeballs
- Your favourite coloured candy melts
- Bake your sugar cookies according to package directions or your own recipe.
- Remove cookies from the oven; while still warm, immediately pace one candy melt disk at the centre of each cookie, round side up and place two candy eyes at the top of the melt.
- Let the cookies cool in the pan, for about 5 minutes. Carefully move the cookies to a cooling grid or wire rack to cool completely.
- Place the remaining candy melts in a disposable decorating bag, melt in a microwave according to directions on the package.
- Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag at the tip; pipe four spider legs on each spider body. Chill until set and enjoy!
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