If celebrating Halloween during a global pandemic isn’t scary enough, we’ve got some creepy treats you can easily make at home to spook up your socially-distant Halloween! And, if you don’t feel like cooking or want to send a treat to friends or colleagues, MUNCH:ON Catering can find you the spine-chilling treats at the least scary price!
Here are some fun Halloween foods that you can whip up to keep you entertained (and safe) this October 31st! Plus, they’re sure to get you a few likes on Instagram too!
1. Jalapeño Popper Mummies
Potentially one of the easiest Halloween appetizers to make, Jalapeño Popper Mummies are the perfect choice to start off your freaky festive meal. Plus, if you’re not a Jalapeño fan you can easily swap them for sliced capsicums or even frankfurts, and sausages!
- Vertically sliced Jalapeños (or options mentioned above)
- Cream cheese (omit if using sausages)
- Rolled puff pastry dough (you can find this in the frozen section of your preferred supermarket)
- Preheat the oven to 375C
- Fill each half jalapeno with cream cheese (omit this is using sausages)
- Cut pastry dough into 1cm strips and wrap around the jalapeño (like a mummy) leaving a larger gap for “eyes”
- Bake for 11-13 minutes (or until pastry is golden) and then let cool for 10 minutes
- Options for eyes include mustard, candy eyes (you can find in stores), or black peppercorns.
2. Spider Pizza & Halloween Finger Hotdogs
For the main course, it’s time to get artsy. While this doesn’t require much cooking skills, it does require some creativity (and maybe a little patience). If you want to go all out, you can make the pizza from scratch but we don’t blame you if you buy them frozen either…
For the Spider Pizzas:
- Frozen pizza or homemade (mini ones work great for this or you could make lots of little spiders on a big pizza)
- Black olives
- Bake Pizza in the oven (temp depends on pizza)
- Cut black pitted olives into spider-shaped legs and spider bodies (use your own judgment for this!)
- Allow pizza to cool slightly, then assemble your olive spiders on top
For the Finger Hotdogs:
- Hotdog buns
- Cook hotdogs in a skillet until golden brown
- Make 3 shallow slices with a knife in the middle and a couple more nearer the top
- Remove a rectangle-shaped area of the hotdog skin at the top to look like a nail (refer to image)
- Generously add ketchup to the buns and smear on the bottom of the hotdog
3. Eerie Eye Pops
If you’re looking for a fun sweet treat to make with your kids, this is the recipe for you. Not only do these cakes look truly creepy, but they’re also delicious! Get ready to get artistic as decorating these little cakes is the best part (aside from eating them of course).
- 100g Madeira cake (or any dense sponge cake)
- 100g Oreos
- 100g Milk Chocolate
- 200g White chocolate
- Icing pens (optional – there are other creative ways you can decorate these!)
- Melt your milk chocolate and add in a mixing bowl with the Madeira cake and Oreos (You can also do this by hand if you’re ready for a mini-workout)
- Once combined, roll the mixture into 10 walnut-sized balls & chill for 2 hours
- Melt white chocolate & skewer your cake balls so you can easily dip them and coat them fully in chocolate
- Place skewered balls upright (you can use a pumpkin as a stand for added Halloween drama) and stick a smarty in the center of each while still wet
- Once dried you can use icing pens to decorate or if you don’t have icing pens you can add other candy for decoration while still wet. (For example, strawberry laces make great veins and you can use melted dark chocolate for the pupil)
We’d love to see pictures of your ghoulish creations so feel free to tag us on social. If you don’t feel like cooking this Halloween and just want a delicious 25 AED meal, MUNCH:ON has you covered (no tricks, just treats!)
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