Planning a Halloween boo-ffet? There is nothing more fun to have on hand than traditional Halloween recipes. It’s great to watch partygoers devour homemade halloween treats such as brains, eyeballs, and toes. It not only makes the party exciting, but it makes it memorable as well.
Here’s one of my favorite Halloween recipes – Yummy Brains.
What you'll need:
2 3 oz. packages Berry Blue flavored gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 16 oz. package frozen mixed berries
1 cup crushed pineapple, with juice
1 teaspoon black gel food coloring
2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks
2 brain molds (try WalMart)
Dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, stirring until no sugar crystals appear.
Place the berries in a food processor and pulse until the berries are very fine. Stir in the pineapple and mix with the gelatin. Stir in the black food coloring and place in the refrigerator (or the freezer if you're in a hurry) until syrupy and beginning to set. Fold in the whipped cream. Spray the inside of the mold or bowl with non-stick spray and pour the gelatin mixture into the molds. Refrigerate 3-4 hours until set.
To unmold, place the molds in a bowl of hot water; let sit a minute or two, then place a plate on top of the mold and invert. The brains will fall onto the plate and will be ready to serve. MMMM!
Since brains are no fun alone, how about trying out some deviled eyeballs? Basically, these are deviled eggs with a green or black olive in the middle. In the event you do not know how to make deviled eggs, here’s what you'll need:
12 eggs, hard-cooked, cooled and peeled
24 green or black olives stuffed with pimientos
Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
Red food coloring
Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and place in medium bowl. Use a pastry cutter to mash yolks well. Add Mustard and Miracle Whip in a 2-1 ratio to create a paste. Add drops of Tabasco to your heat comfort level, then a few more. Fill egg white halves with yolk mixture, rounding and smoothing the top of each.
Push a whole pimiento-stuffed green or black olive into the center of each yolk well, stuffed side up. Use a toothpick dipped into red food coloring to draw tiny wiggly red lines on whites, to simulate capillaries. You now have some eyeballs ready to eat!
Another of my favorite traditional Halloween recipes is Monster Toes. This Halloween recipe should cover your table from head to toe.
You’ll first need cocktail wieners. Cut a wedge into the end of each wiener to make a place for the toenail. Cut flour tortillas into 4 inch long by ¾ inch wide strips. Roll each wiener into a tortilla strip. Secure with a toothpick and place on a cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 7 minutes. After removing from oven, fill the toenail with ketchup and serve. Ewww, but yummy – all at the same time!
Halloween recipes are fun to make and even more fun to eat. There are a lot of creative ways to make traditional Halloween recipes – just use your imagination and then enjoy watching your guests eat their scary treats!
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