If you don’t have creepy snacks at your Halloween party, is it even a Halloween party?
The answer is no.
Let’s face it, we only get one time a year to flex our creepy side and still fall within the socially acceptable realm.
This translates to: Don’t hold back!
It’s your time to shine – be as creepy, gross or macabre as you want when building your snack bar.
There is also a delicate balance between “cute spooky” and “creepy spooky” so for every few disgusting looking treats, make sure to mix in a cutie one for those with weaker stomachs.
Basically, if there isn’t a dish or two that are so realistic and unsettling people avoid it, you have failed. (chocolate syrup, corn starch/syrup & red gel food coloring are perfect for fake blood)
Dream up something totally gross and go for the gore. After a little research and imagination, you could create a true Halloween scare!
The down-side to these creepy snacks is that they usually take some time to craft.
If you’re looking for a shortcut, choose something that doesn’t involve cooking. For example: brain cookies using pink frosting to create the brain atop really any cookie you want. Sprinkle dark pink sugar or dust with cinnamon for dimension.
For those perpetually pressed for time but still want to cook so you can brag that you did something, here’s my favorite cute quick snack:
[How-to] Hot dog Mummies in under 25 minutes
- 1- 8-pack hot dogs (any kind, I like the cheese-filled ones because I hate myself)
- 1- 8-ounce Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- Depending on your preference, you could chop up a few olives into small chunks to place as eyes or use little dots of mustard.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut your Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough into even strips – 16 smaller ones.
- Boil the hot dogs for 5 minutes, then simmer for 5 minutes.
- Wrap each hot dog in the dough like a candy cane then wrap another strip sort of willy-nilly to look like a wragged mummy.
- Place little olive chunks as eyes. (Or dots of mustard after they’re baked.)
- Bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes.