Halloween Recipes for 2016: 10 Scrumptious Dishes for the Creepiest of Parties
An Introduction to the Fear Factor of Halloween
It is just a couple of weeks till Halloween. So all you creatures of the night (that is 12:00 midnight which is the witching hour) can start planning the most haunted of house parties. It could include a kid in a vampirish Dracula costume nibbling on a strawberry shortcake with red syrup on top that looks like blood. Or it could be having a teenager in a Frankenstein Monster ensemble drinking a green milkshake resembling alien slime fluid. Every grotesque freak and geek on the scene will have his or her thriller night to take a filler bite of stark horror-infused reality.
A Taste for Sheer Terror and Tension
The following ten recipes (for disaster) are ideal for the scariest of Halloween parties that will occur with panache and passion. The otherwise placid hormones will definitely be taking a surge when all sorts of Gothic and Surrealistic acts of outrageous proportions take place in rapid succession. It will be a dark make-belief time when anything goes (within limits of course).
Celebrating this pagan ritual, that has been co-opted into the everyday holidays of an advanced Western Civilization, shows that the past has come rushing back at us in these postmodern times we live in. To eat, drink and be merry, with a twist, at this moment of terror and screams, when spooky ghosts and spell-casting witches take on the playing field, is a sign of a participation mystique of the highest order. We have indeed come a long way but sometimes going all the way is just a start.
1. Bloody Eyeball Brownies
It is definitely the creepiest and weirdest of dishes for those with a sweet tooth. Every eye will be on this dish from across the hall. It basically consists of a frosting made of coconut butter atop an ordinary brownie cake made of cocoa. A layer of strawberry jam along with a lychee forms the peak portion of this eatable.
Furthermore, it is gluten-free and does not contain any dairy for all you lactose-intolerant folks our there. You just have to bake the thick brownies in an oven after stirring the almond flour, coconut flour and cocoa powder along with the salt together. In another bowl add the coconut oil, sugar and vanilla extract. Eggs are to be added to this. Add the two mixtures together. After the coconut butter is used for the frosting, you assemble everything with a flourish to get the bloody brownie eyeballs. Voila!
2. Zombie Parfait
This one is another desert that is as easy as apple pie to make. There are luckily only four ingredients in this recipe. No lengthy baking process is required either. It is definitely a decadent and a luxurious comestible to say the least. All that is required is frozen cheescake, green food coloring, crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, chocolate syrup and of course artificial zombie hands.
Crumble the cheescake into a bowl. Two drops of green food coloring is to be added to this mixture. This is then spooned into a parfait glass. This in turn is topped with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. Finally, to add the ultimate Halloween fright to the desert a zombie plastic hand is added into the parfait glass so it sticks out like a sore thumb. Enjoy!
3. Spider Bites
To make the guests really be out of their wits, these spider bites will prove to be the best of scary agents of digestion. They appear to be abnormally large arachnids in the beginning. Yet they are in reality very delicious and taste-bud tantalizing treats that will make your stomach thank you later after the shock of sheer horror at first sight has worn off.
Chocolate chips and peanut butter are mixed together. This mixture is melted and then stirred until it is smooth as silk. Pretzel sticks are added to this. Finally these are modelled together while sticky to form spider-like figures. These are then frozen to form the final product that goes yummy in your tummy!
4. Witch Finger Cookies
These witch fingers are so easy to make and use jam instead of food coloring! https://t.co/ajkNSzl2Un With a #wholegrain option. #Halloween pic.twitter.com/LO2HkEttmG— Erin (@texanerin) October 4, 2016
The nails are made of almonds while the blood is made of strawberry jam. By the way these cookies are the healthiest of the lot. They do not do your system any harm but are instead salubrious for your health and fitness. So any exercise nut or vegan enthusiast can trust us and take to making this recipe for Halloween.
He or she will definitely not regret the decision. It is actually a paleo diet recipe par excellence. Honey and coconut oil are mixed in a blender. Coconut flour and salt are mixed in a bowl too. Once they form a wet dough, you chill it in the fridge. Now you can prepare for the baking scene. Heat some chopped berries and honey in a sauce pan.
Transfer this to the fridge as well so that it cools off. Remove the dough and form it into finger-like shapes. Now place a sliced almond on each fingertip. Use a knife to make the knuckle-like design on each finger. Finally, dab some strawberry jam on the cracks on the edges of each almond nail. It will be like chopped off witch’s fingers. Mmmm!
5. Spooky Halloween Mix
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This is another very healthy dish. You don’t have to count the cholseterol content or worry yourself sick over the salt in it. It is good for you and we mean that in a pure and simple way. Pop some popcorn in olive oil and a little bit of butter in a pot.
Season with very little salt. Toss in some pretzels, candy corn and decorative vegan googly eyes. Finally, add two skeleton-shaped noodle spoons to allow the trick-or-treaters to get their rightful share of this light and puffy food. Chow down!
6. Poisonous Candy Apples
All that is required for these Snow White reminders are four granny smith apples, some sugar, water, corn syrup, food coloring and caramel flavoring not to mention a couple of twigs (make sure you have cleaned them thoroughly after breaking them from the trees outside your home).
Make the mixture of colored sticky fluid by combining everything except the apples and twigs. Finally coat the apples with this syrupy mixture and stick a twig in the gouged-out upper groove so that it looks like (Yikes!) a poisoned apple prepared by the Wicked Witch of the West herself. Crunch into it with gusto!
7. Beetle Juice
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This cocktail requires Vanilla Vodka, Dark Crème de Cacao, pumpkin puree and some cream. You just shake the cream and pumpkin puree together. Then you add the remaining ingredients and shake some more. Finally, you strain this mixture into a cocktail glass and drink with pleasure. Sip the deadly drink with alternative abandon!
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This old crone’s favorite requires aged rum, pumpkin pie cream liquor and vanilla liquor. That is all. You shake all these together in a shaker. Then you strain the mixture. It makes for a good-tasting adult and adolescent guzzler. Slurp it up with surprising sloppiness!
9. Goblin Goblet
Another strictly adults only entrée. You need some vodka, syrup, lemon juice, carrot juice, bitter lemon soda and angostura bitters. You once again shake all the ingredients in a shaker till it is uniformly distributed together in the form of a homogeneous mixture. Garnish it with lemon peel and gulp it down for a woozy heady feeling. This is a liquid that is the tops!
10. Halloween Black Bat Biscuits
Another last minute sweet treat to make your night one to remember forever, this Dracula-inspired insulin-releaser will have you satiated and a happy boy or girl. You mix some butter, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs in a blender.
Stir in the flour and then roll it onto a sheet to make the cookies using a cookie cutter or a knife to design bats in a cartoonish way. Then you bake these in a hot oven. Pour the chocolate icing on top and add the colorful tidbits on each one as the glowing eyes. Gobble like a greedy goblin!
Be Very Scared…Hahahahahahahaha!
So, these were the 10 best Halloween treats to prepare on the creepy holiday that will arrive on the 31st of October, 2016. You will then be able to do full justice to your gastronomy as well as the adrenaline that runs in your blood!
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Meanwhile, read your favorite Stephen King novel before you retire for the night. You will get nightmares that will give you the chills and goosebumps to boot!