Here are series of fun Halloween recipe ideas I developed for the Good Food Channel website which are perfect for parties, beautifully photographed by Sharron Gibson of The Image Garden.
I’ve kept things very simple to make, so they’re ideal for cooking with kids. I’ve also tried to inject lots of flavour into the recipes as that can often get neglected when focussing on how something looks.
If you need to stash ideas for half term baking then this little lot will keep you busy. Let me know how you get on if you give any of them a try – comments always welcomed!
Mini oreos for bodies and shiny liquorice gives the legs a creepy crawly quality. But don’t be too creeped out, the spiders are sitting on a layer of orange infused buttercream and sponge so make for a tasty treat.
Halloween chocolate peppermint squares
I gave the good old millionaire’s shortbread a halloween makeover with a zombie green peppermint layer and some white chocolate cobwebs on the top. The team did not hesitate to pounce on these chocolatey squares as soon as they’d been photographed. Highly addictive…
Zombie guts jelly pots
These look fairly disgusting but taste great and are a brilliant way to inject some fruit into your little monsters. If you can’t find pomegranate, passion fruit looks equally foul.
Strawberries dipped in chocolate go from being romantic to ghostly when they’re adorned with vacant eyes and gormless mouths. They still taste divine though! Sharron got a little carried away with staging the execution of one of the spooky strawberries…
The ideal half term baking project with plenty of jobs to delegate to little people. From making cookie dough, rolling it out and stamping out circles. To mixing and colouring the icing. And finally letting them loose with the decorations.