Halloween can certainly be a horror for the parents. Trying to prepare treats that will both gross out and impress can be extremely frightening. So, with the spooky season here, there is no better time to experiment with all kinds of potions in the kitchen. These simple but impressive offerings from Pinterest show that creating jaw-dropping Halloween-themed delights is not as difficult as you think. Some of the edible masterpieces feature bleeding brains, ghostly strawberries and vampire kisses. Read on for inspiration...
Severed fingers on a bun:
These look almost too gory to eat! Despite looking creepily realistic, these 'severed fingers on a bun' are surprisingly easy to make. Just cook your hot dogs as normal, then cut out a chunk to create a nailbed and knuckles. A squirt of tomato ketchup adds the perfect finishing touches. (via)
What could taste better then munching into a gory brain for Halloween? With this fairly simple recipe, it will take more brain cells munching into it rather then creating it. The red velvet, butter icing and fondant combined with the honey dripping blood on top is set to be the sweetest and tastiest brain to ever be tasted. (via).
Cute Monster eye cookies:
Not so scary but very sweet and cute! This adaptable recipe can make any kind of little monster cookies to suit your taste buds. This is a fun and easy one for the kids as you are able to buy most of the ingredients. Check out how to make these here.
Have no fear, the strawberry ghost is here. With all the sweets around it can be hard to keep healthy this time of the year. These little treats are enough to cleanse the palate and great for decoration. Take a look at how to create them here.
Vegan and Gluten Free Mummies:
Catering for all, these vegan and gluten free hot dogs are just the ones to hit the spot. The spooky little mummies are great for dipping into ketchup to help add to the gory theme. Adding just a little bit of crunch as you take the head off, the sausages are wrapped in rice paper. (via)
We definitely chose the treat over the trick with this one. This freakishly bloody milkshake is one for the sweet tooths out there. Filled with white chocolate, strawberry sauce, jam doughnut, strawberry ice-cream, squirty cream and red sprinkles, this is sure to be a favourite amongst the kids. (via)
This witches' concoction is great for getting the party started and is perfect for the first drink of the night. The raspberry liquor mixed with black vodka is great for hitting the spot and fits in perfectly with the dark, gruesome theme to your Halloween party. (via)
Be the true vampire this Halloween by drinking the blood of one. This sweet blend of Baileys, chocolate, raspberries and vodka will be one to keep the guests sweet. Be sure to make plenty of these sweet treats, as the vampires are known to come back for more. Check the recipe for this and other vampire shots here.
Rice Krispie Treat Pumpkins:
Halloween wouldn't be the same without pumpkins, so it is even better when they are made tasty and sweet. The Rice Krispie little nibbles taste delicious, especially with the added Rolo and M&Ms. Take a look at this website for more.
Although it's not one for the kids, if you are throwing an adult Halloween party for your friends this Bloody Mary will be sure to get spirits lifted. Garnished with the some freakishly gory decorations, this drink will definitely give you a kick in your stride. Click here to check the recipe out.
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