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Scary and Tasty: Halloween Recipes That Will Deliver the Festive Mood

It's just a couple of weeks before Halloween, which means it's time to plan a party and look for recipes for treats. ForumDaily decided to help its readers and made a selection of the 10 most "creepy" recipes that will brighten up your holiday.

Berry punch with eyes. Photo: Shutterstock

Cookies "Witch fingers"

You will not be able to take your hands off this "creepy" cookie. Such a treat will be a suitable option for a Halloween themed party and will definitely attract the attention of your guests. All cook.

Photo: Shutterstock

Ingredients:
  • butter (softened) - 100 grams
  • sugar (confectionery) - 100 grams
  • vanilla sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
  • chicken egg - 1 piece
  • wheat flour - 250 grams
  • baking powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt - a pinch
  • dark chocolate - 15 grams
  • almonds - 100 grams
  • cocoa (for decoration)
Preparation:

Put softened butter in a bowl. Add 4 rounded tablespoons of sugar and half a teaspoon of vanilla.

Using a mixer, beat the butter and sugar for about two minutes. Next, drive in one egg and mix for a couple of seconds. Mix flour with baking powder and a pinch of salt. Sift half of the dry ingredients to the creamy mixture. Mix everything thoroughly with a mixer at minimum speed. Fill in the second half of the flour mixture and knead the dough with your hands. Wrap the dough with cling film and send it to the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Melt a piece of dark chocolate in the microwave. Add two tablespoons of boiling water to the melted chocolate, mix. Next, peel the almonds. To do this, fill it with boiling water and leave it for five minutes. This will remove the peel without much effort.

Separate a small piece of dough, return the rest to the refrigerator. Divide the slice into 3-4 parts, roll it into thin sausages and give the shape of a finger. Place them on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment or a non-stick mat.

It does the same with the rest of the test. With our finger we form a place for the nail and grease it with chocolate, put almonds on top - it will be he who will imitate the nail.

We make small cuts at the "fold" of the witch's fingers, powder them with cocoa. For more believability, use cocoa to create a shadow effect on the fingers. We send cookies to an oven preheated to 180 degrees for 20 minutes. The awful delicious cookie is done.

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Black Magic cake

This rich dark chocolate cake is the perfect canvas for a spooky holiday dessert. On top, make a spider web or mummy from melted and stretched marshmallows. Edition Cook offers this recipe for this dessert.

Ingredients:
  • sugar - 2 cups
  • wheat flour - 200 grams
  • cocoa powder - 1,5 cups
  • soda - 2 teaspoons
  • eggs - 2 pieces
  • brewed coffee - 1 glass
  • kefir - 1 glass
  • vegetable oil - 0,5 cups
  • vanilla sugar to taste
  • butter - 100 grams
  • icing sugar - 300 grams
  • milk - 100 milliliters
  • sour cream - 500 grams
Preparation:

In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, 1 cup cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Then add eggs, coffee, kefir, vegetable oil and vanilla sugar. Beat the mass with a mixer or blender. Pour into a greased mold and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the mold, let cool completely and cut into 2-3 pieces.

Prepare the cream: mix sour cream, 100 grams of cocoa, 20 grams of softened butter and 100 grams of powdered sugar. For chocolate glaze: melt 80 grams of butter, add 150 grams of cocoa, 200 grams of powdered sugar and milk. Mix everything thoroughly.

Grease the cakes with cream, cover the cake with chocolate icing on top and on the side and put it in the refrigerator for 2 hours. We decorate the dessert with a mummy or at our discretion.

Blueberry Mummy Cupcakes

Filled with blueberries and cream cheese frosting, these mummy cupcakes are the perfect treat for a Halloween party. Food net work.

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Ingredients:
  • fresh blueberries - 2 cups
  • all-purpose flour - 1,5 cups
  • whole grain flour - 1 cup
  • sugar - 1 glass
  • baking powder - 2,5 teaspoons
  • spices for apple pie - 0,5 teaspoon
  • salt - 2 teaspoons
  • buttermilk - 1,25 cups
  • ghee - 8 tablespoons
  • lemon zest - 1 teaspoon
  • lemon juice - 2 teaspoons
  • vanilla extract - 2 teaspoons
  • eggs - 1 large and 3 large egg yolks, beaten until smooth

For the glaze:

  • cream cheese (room temperature) - 55 grams
  • butter (unsalted, room temperature) - 4 tablespoons
  • confectionery sugar - 2 cups

For eyes:

  • blueberries (about 1 cup) - 24 pieces
  • small candy eyes - 24 pieces
Preparation:

Making cupcakes: place a wire rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 Celsius). Grind the blueberries into a gruel. Lightly lubricate the muffin tins with non-stick spray.

Combine all-purpose flour, whole grain flour, sugar, baking powder, apple pie seasoning, and salt in a large bowl.

Add buttermilk, butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract, egg and yolks to blueberry puree and stir until smooth; add gently to flour mixture until combined. Spread the dough evenly over the prepared tins.

Bake 25-30 minutes.

Cooking the icing: whisk the cream cheese and butter until light and creamy (about 5 minutes). Stir in the confectioner's sugar at a low mixer speed. After all the sugar has been added, increase the speed to high and continue whisking to thicken the cream (about 3 minutes). Transfer to a flat tip piping bag.

Start watering the muffins from the top, but leave a little room for the eyes, as if imitating the ribbons framing the mummy. Place a small amount of frosting on the back of two blueberries and two eye candy, then place the frosting side down on an empty cupcake.

Berry punch with eyes

All eyes will be on the punch bowl as this intimidating concoction is part of the party. Combine blueberries and sweet lychee for edible eyeballs, writes Grand Culinary.

Ingredients:
  • blackberries - 3 cups
  • lychee (canned) - 18 pieces
  • syrup - 3/4 cup
  • lemon juice - 1/4 cup
  • acai juice (sweetened) - 2 cups
  • berry cocktail with blueberries - 1 glass
  • blueberries (large) - 18 pieces
  • lemonade with lime - 3 glasses
  • spiced rum or gin (optional) - 1 glass
Preparation:

Puree blackberries, lychee syrup, and lemon juice in a blender. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a jug while pressing down on the solids with a rubber spatula. Add acai juice and blueberry juice. Chill in refrigerator for two hours. Gently slide the blueberries into the pulp of each lychee. Pour into a pitcher and add lychee, then stir gently with lemonade and rum / gin if using. Serve the iced punch.

Meat platter "Skeleton"

This dish is for meat lovers and not too faint of heart: the edible skeleton will surely make your guests want to eat. Edition Grand Culinary suggests such a recipe.

Ingredients:

For the skeleton head:

  • fatty bacon - 4 strips
  • cream cheese - 750 grams
  • cheddar (grated) - 250 grams
  • green onions - 4 feathers
  • prosciutto (thinly sliced) - 250 grams
  • green olive stuffed with red pepper, cut in half across - 1 piece

For the skeleton body:

  • red bell pepper (without stem) - 1 piece
  • spicy Italian sausages - 1 kilogram
  • pork ribs, cut in half - 1 layer (about 13 ribs)
  • cooked pork, chopped into pieces - 1 kilogram
  • baguette slices and different types of crackers - for serving
Preparation:

Making the head of the skeleton: In a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, fry the bacon until golden brown and crisp, 7-8 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Place cream cheese, cheddar, onion, bacon, some salt and ground pepper in a large bowl - mix thoroughly. Place the cheese mass on a piece of parchment and use your hands to shape it into a skull, then wrap the skull with slices of prosciutto. Punch 2 holes for the eyes and stick in the halves of the olives. Squeeze the middle of the face to form the nose and recess below to form the mouth. Refrigerate until cheese hardens (about 20 minutes).

Light a grill or heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Fry whole peppers, turning them periodically, until they soften and charred marks appear (about 10 minutes). Cut the peppers from one side of the stem to the tip to make one long chunk of pepper. Fry the sausage in one piece on both sides until cooked through (10-12 minutes).

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Lays out the body of the skeleton: place the cheese skull on top of the board or platter, and the red pepper just below the head and bend it slightly in the shape of a heart. Spread out the ribs on the sides of the heart with the bones facing up to represent the ribcage. Place the roll of sausage under the ribcage - it will serve as the intestines. Fill the space between the intestines, heart and chest with pieces of pork (you can tuck them under the organs if necessary). Place the finished meal in the refrigerator. Serve Skeleton with baguette slices and crackers when guests are present.

Hot dogs "Mummies"

These hot dogs will be a hit at a dinner or Halloween party. And the best part about this recipe is that the dough doesn't have to fit perfectly.

Photo: Shutterstock

Ingredients:
  • puff pastry - 1 pack
  • sausages - 15-20 pieces
  • cream cheese - 100 grams
  • ketchup / mustard - 1 pack
  • small candy eyes - 30-40 pieces
Preparation:

Defrost the finished puff pastry at room temperature, roll out and cut into strips. Wrap the strips of dough around the sausages so that a small piece remains open on one side of the sausage - this will be the face of the mummy.

Bake at 220 ° C (425 Fahrenheit) for about 15-20 minutes. Remove the hot dogs from the oven, cool slightly, grease the eye area with cheese and put the candy buttons on it. Serve with sauce.

Sushi salad "Brain"

This spookily realistic salmon snack is perfect for your Halloween party, recommends Grand Culinary.

Ingredients (amount depends on your preference):
  • avocado
  • cream cheese
  • rice for sushi
  • smoked salmon
  • tobiko (flying fish roe)
  • wasabi, soy sauce, pickled ginger - for serving
Preparation:

Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Peel each half carefully. Make 2 small balls of cream cheese; press a ball into each half in place of the bone.

Press the two halves together - the cream cheese should hold them together. Place the chilled, cooked sushi rice on top of the brain-shaped avocado, leaving a small groove along the center.

Slice smoked salmon thinly. Roll each piece into an irregular shape. Insert each rolled salmon slice into the rice in the shape of the brain convolutions. Continue spreading the salmon until the sides are completely covered, but leave a depression in the center. Gently press the plastic wrap around the dish to press the salmon pieces together and remove any peeking rice.

Remove the wrapper and gently spoon the tobiko into the groove along the center of the brain. Serve sushi salad with wasabi, soy sauce and pickled ginger.

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