Candy corn and Tootsie Rolls might be Halloween favorites, but they’re also a little boring. This year, surprise your trick or treaters and Halloween party guests with these stranger and spookier Halloween treats.
1. Real Dead Man’s Finger Cookies
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If you’re tired of the typical ghost and pumpkin shaped sugar cookies this Halloween, try these devilishly good finger cookies. This creepy alternative to the traditional is a great way to add a little extra punch to your next party.
The recipe is the same as your regular sugar cookie recipe. Just shape the dough into long, spindly finger shapes and add an almond sliver at the end for a pointy witch nail. You can add green food coloring to the dough, and a little red frosting to the fingernail to give it that extra dead feeling.
2. Bloody Punch, with Hand for Added Gore
Give your regular Halloween punch a putrid twist with this fun recipe. To make this bloody punch, simply combine a bottle each of cranberry, pomegranate, and blood orange juices with a two-liter bottle of your favorite lemon-lime soda.
The real fun comes with the hand though. Fill some regular latex gloves with water and tie them off at the wrist, just like you would a balloon. Freeze your gloves overnight. Once you’re ready for your party, take the gloves out of the freezer and peel the latex back carefully. Float the icy hands in the punch to keep the drink cold and give your guests a fright!
3. Zombie Head Cheese
This recipe is a suitably spooky alternative to the traditional chip and dip tray. A plastic skull from a party supplies store makes the perfect base for this creepy canapÃ©. Wash it well, then prepare to transform it into an awesome zombie.
Combine a 12-ounce tub of spreadable cream cheese, a little soy sauce, and some red and yellow food coloring until the mix has a nice fleshy tone. Then add just a drop of blue food coloring and fold it through to create veiny streaks. Frost your skull as you would a birthday cake. Remember to keep the teeth creepily clean! Don’t worry about being too neat with the job, as it tends to look eerier the messier you are.
Stick a couple of cocktail onions into the eye sockets. Then mix together more soy sauce and red food coloring to create some blood. Drizzle the solution over the head and sprinkle over some sesame seeds for bugs. Arrange some crackers around your creation and you’ve got a spooky seasonal centerpiece!
4. I Scream for Eye-Scream
These ice-cream treats are the ultimate simple but spooky snack. Just scoop out balls of vanilla ice-cream and line them up on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Freeze the balls for around 20 minutes, or until you’re ready to serve them.
Then it’s time to get decorating. Place two ice-cream balls on each serving plate and drizzle them with strawberry syrup to make your eye-screams bloodshot. Put an iris-colored M&M or Skittles in the center and top with a drop of black decorating gel to finish your creepy snack!
Put the spookiness into this year’s Halloween spread with these terrifically terrifying treats!