16 quick and easy Halloween recipes to have a scary time cooking with kids
If Halloween has become enormously popular in Spain in just a decade, it is not only because of the enormous cultural influence of the United States, but also because of how attractive this party is for children.
In front of our Catholic All Saints Day, Anglo-Saxon Halloween –which, in reality, shares the same Celtic origin– has an enormous festive weight, and is full of customs where children are the protagonists: the famous trick or treat, to the decoration of pumpkins or costumes. And also the kitchen.
The Halloween recipe book is full of simple preparations, very fun to make with the little ones in the house. Although most require adult supervision, they do not have great difficulties.
The older ones will be able to make the recipes almost without help and the little ones will surely enjoy participating in some of the processes. What is certain is that everyone will have a great time.
1. Bleeding amputated fingers
Ingredients: A package of frankfurters, rolled almonds, ketchup, or a similar tomato sauce
Preparation: Cut one of the ends of each sausage, ensuring that the cut is irregular. Make a light cut on the tip that we have not separated, where the nail should go. Make other cuts along the body of each sausage, imitating the lines of the fingers. Place an almond like a fingernail on each end and brush each cut end of the sausages with a little ketchup.
Complete recipe | Sausage bleeding severed fingers. Halloween recipe
2. Monster eggs
Ingredients: 4 eggs, 1 avocado, 5 g of mayonnaise, 4 olives, salt, ground black pepper, red edible ink marker, green food coloring (optional).
Preparation: Fill a small saucepan with water and bring it to a boil. Add a dash of vinegar and a pinch of salt and carefully insert the eggs. We cook them for 12 minutes. After this time, we remove the eggs from the water and cool them. As soon as they have tempered, we peel them being careful not to spoil the white because it would be ugly in appearance and would spoil the aesthetics of the pumpkin eggs. We cut the eggs in half and remove the yolks. We put them in a deep bowl and crush them together with the mayonnaise and the avocado meat. If we want to add a more pronounced green color, we use a pinch of green food coloring. If not, we leave the mixture as is. Salt and pepper and put in a pastry bag. We cut the olives into four discs each. We also slice the bottom of each egg half to leave the base smooth and prevent them from moving when serving. We cut each of these pieces into two circles, with the help of a round nozzle, and fill the inside of the olive discs with them. We paint the eggs with the edible ink marker, imitating veins (sure, sure, that you do this better than me). Fill the hollow of each egg with the yolk and avocado mixture, place the eyes on the oak and ready to serve.
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Complete recipe | Monster eggs or monstrous eggs
3. Ghost cupcakes
Ingredients: 6 muffins, white fondant, icing sugar, caramel eyes, a rolling pin.
Preparation: You can make the homemade muffins or, much easier, buy some that are round. To make the sheets, we use white fondant, which is manageable like plasticine and can already be found in the cake decorating area in all supermarkets. We will also use, to make the eyes, caramel eyes or white candy balls to which we will paint a black dot. With the help of the children, we roll out a small portion of fondant by pressing with a rolling pin. Little ones love this work. To prevent the fondant from sticking to the countertop or the roller itself, we can sprinkle both surfaces with icing sugar. Then we cover each cupcake with a portion of the stretched fondant and arrange it giving it a ghost shape. How are we going to spend it seeing their faces. Finally, we place our eyes in their place, and if we want, we leave some of the ghosts a little squint, that to the taste of the kings of the house.
Complete recipe | Ghost cupcakes.
4. Cheese monsters
Ingredients: For the bodies: 125 g of cream cheese, 100 g of grated cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of mustard, 1/2 teaspoon of oregano, 1/4 teaspoon of paprika, a pinch of granulated garlic, black pepper to taste. For the decoration: 100-125 g of grated cheese, salty sticks, slices of white cheese, black olives, a little extra cream cheese, edible black marker (optional).
Preparation: Arrange the cream cheese in a bowl, taking care not to add any whey liquid, if any. Add the grated cheese, mustard, oregano, paprika, granulated garlic, and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Mix everything well until you get a homogeneous dough. Place the rest of the grated cheese in another container. With the help of a few teaspoons, take portions of the dough, shape it into a rounded shape and coat well in the grated cheese. Give it the desired shape and arrange it on a separate tray or plate. Break salty snack sticks to the required length and pierce two or three on top. Trim the mouths with a good sharp knife from black olives. Cut small circles from the cheese slice, with a mini cutter if we had a round nozzle, or by hand with a knife. Color the center with an edible marker. If we don't have a marker, we can cut out a piece of olive and paste it. Glue the eyes to the sticks and the olives to the body, using a little extra cream cheese.
An edible ink marker can be used for this recipe, which you can use for many other preparations.
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Complete recipe | Cheese monsters.
5. Mud cups with worms
Ingredients: 375 g of milk, 300 g of fondant chocolate, 3 eggs, 30 g of butter, 8 chocolate cookies, worm-shaped gummies.
Preparation: We start by crushing the chocolate and separating the whites from the yolks. Afterwards, we toss the yolks in a saucepan with the chopped butter and the milk. We put it on the fire, stirring constantly. Better if we cook it over medium heat, so we will control the cooking point more easily. When the mixture is about to boil, add the chocolate, previously chopped, and remove the saucepan from the heat. Stir well with a spoon, until the chocolate is completely melted. We let this cream rest until it is totally cold. We mount the whites to the stiffness and mix them with the previous cream, making enveloping movements with the help of a spatula to prevent the whites from falling. We divide the mousse into six individual glasses and let it rest in the fridge for a minimum of four hours or until it is completely set. Once the time has passed, just before serving, we crush the chocolate cookies and sprinkle them on top of each mousse. Finally, we decorate each cup with the jelly beans.
6. Creepy cheese eyes
Ingredients: 6 round cheeses, 3 pitted black olives, red food coloring and a few drops of ketchup sauce
Preparation: We draw the veins on the cheeses with the red coloring. We decorate with the black olives cut in red and fill the center of each olive with a few drops of ketchup.
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Complete recipe | Creepy cheese eyes. Halloween recipe
7. Cheese witch brooms
Ingredients: String cheese in bars, mozzarella sticks or a soft cheese, salty appetizer sticks, fresh chives
Preparation: Wash and dry the chives well, gently. Select the freshest, most flexible and damage-free pieces. Also select the sticks that remain whole and have not been broken in the bag. Cut each cylinder or stick of cheese into 2-3 pieces, about 4-5 cm long. With a sharp, fine-pointed knife, make several longitudinal cuts in one of the bases of each cylinder, without going all the way to the other end. Cut as many times as possible to remove the "bristles" from the broom. Make a small cut in the upper end to insert a salty stick, gently so as not to break it. Tie a chives around the broom, cutting off any excess ends. Repeat with the rest of the cheese.
Complete recipe | How to make cheese witch brooms
8. Oreo Owls
Ingredients: 120 g of softened butter, 120 g of ground sugar, 2 large eggs, 85 g of flour, 4 heaping tablespoons of cocoa powder, cocoa cream and hazelnuts, 1 package of Oreo cookies, chocolate pearls (for the eyes ), yellow and orange drops (for the peaks).
Preparation: We start by beating the butter and sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until a light and creamy dough is left. We add the eggs gradually, continuing to beat after adding each one of them. We sift the flour and cocoa and add them to the previous mixture, mixing them with enveloping movements. We distribute the dough obtained among 12 muffin capsules and bake them for 25 minutes at 180ºC. Meanwhile, we carefully split the Oreo cookies, making sure that all the cream filling remains in one half. The cookie halves without filling, we cut them in half in turn. Once the muffins are baked, we take them out of the oven and let them cool. Then, we spread each surface with the cocoa and hazelnut cream, enough so that the rest of the ingredients stick together. We put two halves of biscuit with filling for the eyes and on each half we put a chocolate pearl. With the caramel we form the peak and, finally, we put the cookie quarters without filling to make the owl's eyebrows.
Complete recipe | Oreo owls
9. Cinnamon bats
Ingredients: 2-3 fajita style wheat tortillas, 50 g of sugar, 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 50 g of butter.
Preparation: We cut the wheat tortillas with a bat mold. Then we paint the bats with the melted butter and batter them with the sugar mixed with the cinnamon. Bake for 10 minutes with the oven preheated to 175ºC.
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Complete recipe | Cinnamon bats. Halloween recipe
10. Monster eye cookies
Ingredients: 185 g of flour, 60 g of pure cocoa powder, 1 pinch of baking powder, 1 pinch of salt, 60 g of butter at room temperature, 150 g of sugar, 60 g of melted butter, 1 M egg, vanilla , sugar eyes.
Preparation: We beat the creamy butter with the sugar, add the egg, the vanilla and the almost cold melted butter. We beat until obtaining a smooth cream. Then we sift the flour and cocoa and mix. We form separate balls of dough and bake for 15 minutes at 180ºC. We decorate with the sugar eyes and serve.
Complete recipe | Monster eye cookies. Halloween recipe
11. Kiwi Frankensteins
Ingredients: Two kiwis, four salty sticks, four chocolate chips.
Preparation: With a sharp knife we mark lines on the front of the kiwi, which will be the fringe of the Frankenstein monster. At the back, we give a straight cut resembling the part of the monster's neck. We also cut the bottom part of the kiwi, so that it can be held upright. With a peeler or with the same sharp knife, we are removing the skin of the kiwi so that its green pulp is visible, which will be the skin of the monster. Now we just need to put the eyes on it, with two chocolate chips and the screws for the neck (or the temples), which we will make with bits of salty snack sticks. Those same sticks are good for making the monster's mouth. Children can help us decorate the monsters, being an entertaining task.
Complete recipe | Frankenstein's monster made with kiwi
12. Oreo mummy lollipops
Ingredients: White chocolate to melt, Oreo cookies or similar, lollipop or skewer sticks, sugar eyes.
Preparation: We open the cookies and with a little melted chocolate we stick a lollipop stick or wooden skewer. Cover the biscuit again, let it cool down a bit and bathe each lollipop with white chocolate. Finish off with a little more white chocolate melted with the fine mouth of the pastry bag and finally place the sugar eyes.
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Complete recipe | Oreo mummy lollipops. Halloween recipe
13. Spider and demon eggs
Ingredients: 3 boiled eggs, 50 grams of bonito, 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce, 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise, black olives, red pepper.
Preparation: We split the eggs in half and remove the yolk. We beat the yolk together with the bonito, the tomato and the mayonnaise. We fill the eggs with the mixture and decorate with the black olives to make the spiders and cone the red pepper to assemble the devils.
Complete recipe | Spider and demon eggs. Halloween recipe
14. Chocolate cobwebs
Ingredients: Salted bread sticks and 1 fondant chocolate bar
Preparation: In a tray with baking paper, we place the salty bread sticks in groups of twelve, forming a star. We heat the fondant chocolate until it is melted. We put it in a pastry bag and we form circles on the salty bread sticks. Let cool and serve.
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Complete recipe | Spider webs. Quick Halloween recipe
15. Oreo spiders
Ingredients: Oreo cookies, spiral black licorice.
Preparation: We open the cookies in half and remove a little of the cream. We undo the licorice spiral and cut eight legs for each cookie. We place them and close them. Then, with the cream that we have removed, we can make small eyes that we will finish with pieces of licorice as pupils.
Complete recipe | Oreo spiders. Halloween recipe
16. Fried egg with skeleton
Ingredients: Two eggs, tomato sauce or ketchup, Spanish sauce.
Preparation: To fry the egg without ribs and make the white very white, we heat a pan with very little oil as if we were going to cook the egg on the grill. When it is hot, we shell the egg and add only the white, keeping the yolk in one of the egg shells while the white curdles a little. Now we add the yolk, but we do not place it in the center of the egg, but near one of the edges so that it can be the head of our skeleton and we have space to make the bones of the body by drawing them with the Spanish sauce with the help of a bottle cooker or a nozzle. For the eyes and mouth, it is best to use tomato sauce or ketchup.
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