Creepy Halloween Recipes to Make With Your Kids

For something fun to do with your kids this Halloween, consider these edible Halloween crafts. Not only will you have fun in the kitchen putting them together, but your taste testers will certainly give these scary treats a thumbs up!

Cup o’ Worms

This treat looks yucky but tastes great. You will finish with an edible cup of worms in real-looking “soil.” This is a great party treat you can make with your child.

You will need:

Packaged chocolate pudding

Gummy worms

Cocoa powder (or hot chocolate mix)

Chocolate sprinkles (also called chocolate Jimmies) – optional

Clear plastic cups

Directions:

Make chocolate pudding and cool it in the refrigerator for a few hours. Put the individual portions into clear plastic cups. Let the top of the pudding remain rough looking. Sieve some cocoa powder on the top of each cup. Also add some chocolate sprinkles if desired. Place a few gummy worms in each cup to look like they are coming up through the pudding “dirt”. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cup o’ Fish

While this may not be a scary dessert, kids will be fascinated by it. You will simply be making an edible aquarium in a cup. This is a great party treat you can make with your child, and tell your guests they are “real fish!”

You will need:

Blue Jell-O

Gummy fish (or fruit-flavored sharks)

Clear plastic cups

Directions:

Make the blue Jell-O according to the directions on the box. Pour into the clear plastic cups. Let it cool in the refrigerator until partially set it, which will take about an hour. When the cups are partially set, place a few gummy fish in each one. Put them back in the refrigerator until they’re completely set. Eat and enjoy!

Variations include:

For Frozen Fish-Popsicles, freeze the Jell-O in Popsicle molds and add the gummy fish when they are partially set. Be sure to un-mold very gently when entirely frozen. These are really messy to eat and are best eaten outside. Or try an entire Punch Bowl of Fish Jell-O, which is made like the Cup o’ Fish, but in a large, clear punch bowl.

Brain Cell Delight

This is a gross-out treat that older kids will love to make!

You will need:

1 (6oz) blueberry Jell-O mix

1 carton (16oz) small curd cottage cheese

1 can (16 1/2oz) can blueberries in syrup

Directions:

Prepare Jell-O according to package directions. Chill until firm. Scoop cottage cheese into a bowl. Drain and set aside the syrup from the blueberries. Add the berries to the cottage cheese and mix well. Add food coloring to turn the cottage cheese a nice grayish color when blended. To serve put a couple of spoonfuls of Jell-O (congealed brain fluid) on a plate, some of the syrup on that, and a scoop of the cottage cheese & blueberry mix (brain matter) on top. Serves six.

Creepy Witches Fingers

You will need:

1 cup Butter, softened

1 cup Icing sugar

1 Egg

1 tsp Almond extract

1 tsp Vanilla

2 2/3 cups Flour

1 tsp Baking powder

1 tsp Salt

3/4 cup Almonds, whole blanched

1 Tube red decorator gel (optional)

Directions:

In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Working with one quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remainder refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoonful of dough into finger shape for each cookie. Press almond firmly into one end for nail. Squeeze in center to create knuckle shape. Using paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle. Place on lightly greased baking sheets; bake in 325F oven for 20-25 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for 3 minutes. Lift up almond, squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back in place, so gel oozes out from underneath. You can also make slashes in the finger and fill them with red gel blood. Remove from baking sheets and let cool on racks. Repeat with remaining dough. Recipe makes five dozen cookies.

Source by Barbara Feldman

Post Author: MNS Master