6 Easy And Scary Food Recipes For Halloween


Halloween is just around the corner.

If you’re feeling like skipping the hype and opting for a more relaxed house party, here are the perfectly easy and scary food you can make to add that Halloween effect for your guests.

1. Mummy Dogs


You will need:
1 package refrigerated breadstick dough (8 count)
8 hot dogs
poppy seed/sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 375°F Using 1 dough strip for each, wrap hot dogs to look like mummies, leaving an opening for eyes.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
Place dots of mustard and poppy seeds for eyes and enjoy!

2. Monster Toes


You will need:
1 lb cocktail franks
6 -8 flour tortillas
ketchup or mustard

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut a wedge into the end of each cocktail wiener to make a flat toenail.
Cut the tortillas into strips about 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Discard the ends.
Soften the strips in the microwave between damp paper towels for 10 to 30 seconds.
Roll each wiener in a tortilla strip around one end and secure with a toothpick.
Place on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 7 to 8 minutes. Remove them from the oven, then fill the toenail with ketchup or mustard. Remove the toothpicks before serving.

3. Carrot Fingers


You will need:
1 cup cream cheese dip
4 long carrots
1 medium carrot
5 sliced almonds

Fill a serving bowl with the cream cheese dip.
Wash and peel 4 long carrots for fingers and 1 medium carrot for a thumb.
With a paring knife (a parent’s job), cut a flat, shallow notch in the tip of each carrot.
Then use a dab of dip or softened cream cheese to glue a sliced-almond fingernail atop each notch.
Stick the fingers in the dip and serve with baby carrotsor crackers for dipping.

4. Snakes on a Sticks


You will need:
1 (11 ounce) can refrigerated breadstick dough
1⁄4 teaspoon butter, melted
herbs or spices, to taste
pimiento, for tongue
sliced black olives, for eyes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray each skewer with non-stick spray.
Wrap each breadstick around the skewer and flatten out the end a bit.
You will have to work with the dough a bit, but place 2 black olives on the top for eyes and a small piece of pimiento in the “mouth” for the tongue.
Bake on a prepared baking sheet for approximately 20 minutes or until the breadsticks are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and immediately brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with the herbs/spices of your choice. Let cool.
If desired, slide the skewers off the bread or serve with the skewers in for easy handling.
NOTE: If desired, make the dough from scratch and use food coloring to make them green or knead in paste food coloring, using gloves to shield your hands from getting stained.

5. Witch Fingers


You will need:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar (sift through a sieve after measuring to remove lumps)
1 large egg (room temp)
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3⁄4 cup whole blanched almond (you need about 60)
red decorating gel, as needed

In a mixing bowl, beat butter sugar, egg and extracts together.
In another mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
Beat dry ingredients into butter mixture, then cover bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F; have cookie sheets, lined with parchment paper, ready.
Remove only 1/4 of the dough from refrigerator (leave rest refrigerated to stay cold); measure out heaping teaspoonfuls and shape into fingers.
Press an almond firmly into the end of each”finger” to make the fingernail.
Below the almond and at the opposite end of the finger, press in dough to create knuckle halfway down; using the back of a table knife, make indents into the knuckle (look at your own fingers to get an idea of what this should look like).
If you want really big ugly fingers with two gnarled knuckles, use about a tbsp of dough per cookie.
Place on paper-lined cookie sheets and bake in preheated oven until a pale golden colour–about 20 to 25 minutes.
After first sheet goes into the oven, remove more dough from the fridge to make more fingers.
When cookies are done, remove from oven and let cool for three minutes.
Carefully lift up almond from each finger and squeeze some red decorating gel onto nail bed, then press almond back into place; the red gel will creepily ooze out.
Transfer to a rack and let cool completely.

6. Dirty Ear Wax Q-Tips


You will need:
White marshmallows
Peanut butter

Smear peanut butter over marshmallows.
Place two marshmallows on each end of the stick.

Written by Joan Chen

Psychology graduate, K-pop enthusiast and bibliophile.