Trick or treat?
Be so sweet and give me
something good to eat!
If you are planning a spooky yet fun Halloween then why not include a few of these
yummy scary treats.
Using a new disposable glove, fill it with water and place in the freezer until frozen. then when you are ready to use, remove from the freezer and cut away the glove. Place in a large bowl with your chosen drink. We like diluted Ribena or diluted raspberry and apple juice.
Strawberry and Banana Ghosts
Using either melted white chocolate or natural yogurt (bananas only). To prepare your bananas, cut in half then place lollipop sticks through the centre of the cut end of the banana, then freeze. When frozen dip each banana lolipop into the chocolate or yogurt and add some milk chocolate drops for eyes. Then place on greaseproof paper and place back into the freezer until ready to serve. For the strawberries, dip them into the chocolate and add the chocolate drops for eyes, place onto greaseproof paper and place in the fridge until chocolate has set.
Grab some satsumas and using a sharp knife cut off the very top. Using a teaspoon and your fingers (it’s a bit messy), scoop out the insides. Then using your sharp knife again cut out a face similar to one you may do on your pumpkins. Perhaps making triangles for eyes and such like.
Grab another lot of satsumas and this time peal them. Once pealed cut a stick of celery into small rectangles that will fit into the centre of your pealed satsuma. Simple yet effective!
Place a punnet of frozen raspberries into a medium saucepan on medium to low heat. Stir until the raspberries have softened and have released lots of juice. If you would like to sweeten your “blood” then add some honey. Then sieve your raspberries to remove the seeds. If you have syringes (Nurofen for children and Calpol sometimes come with these) then suck your “blood” into them. Serve with yogurt and let your children inject their yoghurt. If you don’t have syringes then just spoon the raspberry blood over your yogurt, it will still look great!
Cook your normal spaghetti and then add a simple fresh tomato or pesto sauce.
*Just make sure you watch out for those children with vivid imaginations as Halloween can be a scary time and they may even believe the food you serve really is blood or worms.*
115g butter or margarine
175g brown sugar
115g golden syrup/honey
225g cooked and mashed pumpkin/squash
1 egg, beaten
200g plain flour, sieved
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
50g currants/ raisins
- Preheat the oven to 200°C and place 14 paper cases in a muffin tray.
- In a large bowl cream the butter until soft. Add the sugar and golden syrup and beat until light and fluffy.
- Stir in the beaten egg and pumpkin until well mixed. Sift over the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Lightly fold these ingredients into the mixture.
- Stir in the currant or raisins and spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin cases. The cases should each be about two thirds full of the mixture.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 12-15 minutes.