Halloween is a frighteningly fun holiday to celebrate, pun intended.
It’s an excuse to dress up like your favourite superhero, demand candy from strangers, and scare your friends half to death.
After all, what’s the point of having a devilishly roguish sort of occasion once a year, without being able to pretend that you’re in your very own horror movie (or the lovable Gru from Despicable Me for those less intrepid)?
So here are some easy food ideas that your family and friends can have a little ghoulish fun with! They’re quick and easy to make, and most importantly, delicious! And you’ll have plenty of time to change into your Halloween costume before the party starts!
Zombie’s Blood Shots
- Cranberry juice
- Fill the syringes with cranberry juice.
- Serve individually or as a mixer in drinks.
- Let your guests have fun injecting the zombie’s blood (aka cranberry juice) into their beverage (works for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks!)
- Chicken franks
- Tomato ketchup
- Cook the chicken franks.
- Carve out fingernails and crease lines with a knife, and roughly tear out the other end of the sausage to make it look like a ripped-out finger.
- Place on your serving platter, and add ketchup around the severed end to look like blood.
- Don’t bite on your own fingers when you eat one.
- Mini chocolate chips
- Paper straws
- Peel and cut the bananas in half.
- Insert a paper straw at the base of each half.
- Stick the chocolate chip eyes on.
- Take a bite. Simple.
- Orange or yellow large bell peppers
- 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
- 1 lime, juiced
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- ½ medium onion, diced
- ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- Cherry tomatoes, sliced
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- In a large bowl, toss and coat the scooped avocado pulp with the salt, cumin, cayenne, and lime juice.
- Mash the avocado using a potato masher.
- Then, fold in the onions, jalapeno, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic.
- Carve scary pumpkin faces on the bell peppers with a carving knife.
- Lay out the guacamole in front of one bell pepper.
- Dip your nachos into the tempting green ‘vomit’.