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Scary Halloween Recipe Ideas

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Halloween is an annual event that many children wait and get excited about. It's that time of the year when they can dress up in costumes of their favorite characters, go trick or treating with their friends, and eat as many candies as they want. For parents, it's a time to get together with family as well as friends and enjoy good food. If you're hosting a Halloween party, then don't forget to send your guests home with hauntingly memorable Halloween party favors.

Preparing for such a gathering can become stressful, especially if you also have to take care of your child's costume for trick-or-treating. Decorations are easy to get as you can buy them from any arts and crafts store. Food, on the other hand, can take more planning, if you're aiming for a Halloween-themed food as well.

Here are a few suggestions of easy-to-make treats you can serve at your scary Halloween party:

Wicked Eyeballs

Coat about a dozen or two of doughnut holes in melted white chocolate. Before the chocolate sets, stick a semi-sweet chocolate chip into the doughnut. Once it cools down, squiggle red decorator frosting that radiates from the choco chip to look like veins.

Gingerbread Skeletons

Start out by baking regular gingerbread cookies in all the shapes that you have, or buy Halloween-shaped cookie cutters for the occasion. For a no-fuss treat, you can opt to buy them plain from the store or bakeshop. To make them look right for Halloween, pipe out white lines of frosting on the cookies to look like skeletons and let it set.

Dismembered Cheese Fingers

A perfect snack for adults and one that's easy to make. Buy a bag of mozzarella string cheese and cut it in half. Use a paring knife to carve an area at the rounded end of the cheese string to put the fake nails in. Then carve out horizontal wedges below the nail bed and for the knuckles as well. For the fingernail, shape a green bell pepper (you can also use yellow or red) and stick them on the nail bed with a dab of cream cheese.

Potato Ghosts

Wash unpeeled potatoes and cut it lengthwise about half an inch thick. Cut off one rounded end of the potato to create the shape of a ghost. Brush the potatoes with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Bake until tender. Cool for about 10 minutes and then cover one side of the potato slabs with sour cream. Finish with green eyes and mouth made from sliced scallions for a tasty, but scary potato treat.

Wormy Punch

In a big punch bowl, pour enough apple cider to serve all your expected guests. Add red and green food coloring and stir. Keep adding the food coloring until you get a sort of "muddy" color. Pour some of it out on about 5 pieces of 1/2-cup containers and hang about 2 to 3 gummy worms around the edge of each container. Freeze. Before serving the rest of your wormy punch, slip in the frozen "wormy apples" from the container into the punch bowl for a frighteningly refreshing drink.

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