Halloween Party Food: Three Spooktacular Recipes
Halloween is a great excuse to get dressed up, have fun with party games, and perhaps most importantly, party food. If you’re planning on hosting a Halloween shindig and inviting all your favourite ghouls, ghosts and demons round for a night of high spirits then read on as we’re about to bring you three frightfully delicious recipes to make your party an absolute scream…
Rice Krispie Jack-o-Lanterns
The first thing most people think of when they hear the word ‘Halloween’ is the image of a spooky, flickering pumpkin lantern. Similarly, the first thing that most people think of when Rice Krispies are mentioned are those crunchy, marshmallow-infused squares of deliciousness that kids seem to love so much. This recipe combines the two!
- Place the unsalted butter in a large heat-proof bowl and heat in the microwave on high setting for around 50 seconds until the butter has melted.
- Add the marshmallows, and heat again in microwave until soft and fluffy.
- Add a few drops of food coloring to the bowl achieve the desired color. The more food colouring you add, the deeper the colour of your Krispie Pumpkins.
- Add the Rice Krispies to the bowl and mix well to combine – you might find that using a utensil such as the slotted spoon found in the Tower Cerasafe 6 Piece Utensil Set makes things easier.
- Using lightly greased hands, shape into small handful sized balls. Then, place onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and whilst they’re still warm, carefully place a green or black liquorice torpedo into the top of each as a stem.
A great one for actual mummies to make with their kids, these bandaged bangers are as twisted as they are tasty and go great with beastly barbecue or sour scream and chive dips. The best thing about them though is that they can be easily eaten with your hands, even if you’re in full Halloween costume!
- Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas Mark 6 and lightly brush two baking trays with olive oil. Mix the ketchup, honey and mustard together in a bowl then brush over the chipolatas.
- Unroll the croissant dough and divide into 3 rectangular pieces. Locate the diagonal perforated seams then pick up and pinch together. Cut each rectangle into long thin strips (each piece should make around 16 strips).
- Wind the croissant dough strips around the chipolatas, making sure to leave a gap at one end to make a slit for the eyes (the chef’s knife from the Tower 5 Piece Knife Set with Acrylic Stand will help here). Place on lightly greased baking trays baking trays and bake for 20 mins.
- Leave to cool for around 15 minutes and then dot a pair of little yellow eyes on to each mummy using the mustard. Serve warm with your favourite dip.
A Halloween party without a huge bowl of putrid punch for everyone to gulp down simply isn’t a Halloween party. Thankfully though, this terrifyingly easy recipe will give you more than a helping hand rustling up such a hellish concoction.
- Fill the latex glove with water and tie the end in a tight knot then place in the freezer for 1 hour 30 mins.
- Meanwhile, pour all the ingredients into a large glass punch bowl and gently mix using a large wooden spoon.
- Finally, remove the water-filled glove from the freezer, dip in lukewarm water to soften and then peel off the glove making sure that no remnants of latex are left behind on the frozen hand. Gently place the ice hand into the punch bowl for an authentic severed hand effect.
- Serve in tumblers topped with ice (the Tower Ice Maker is comes in handy here).
That little lot should see you right this 31 October and help you pull off one hell of a Halloween party. If you’re feeling especially eerie however, keep an eye on the Tower Blog and social media channels this week for details of a monstrous Halloween competition in which you could win a fiendish Tower Housewares prize!