Having a Halloween party needn’t involve buying in lots of cakes and sweets, make some fun snacks at home to cheer up even the most Ghoulish of characters.
Fancy some juice dragged from the bottom of a swamp? Fish eggs and worms make this a fun Halloween drink.
4oz (113grams) small tapioca pearls (found in the baking aisle of most stores or try an Asian store)
4 tablespoons sugar
8 gummy fish
8 gummy worms
Bring a pint of water to a boil and add the tapioca pearls. Reduce the heat slightly and boil the pearls, stirring occasionally for 20 to 25 minutes.
Divide the pearls into two bowls. Add 4 drops of food coloring (3 drops of yellow and 1 drop of green in one bowl, and 4 drops of blue in the other) and 2 tablespoons of sugar to each bowl. Stir the mixtures, then allow them to sit uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and rinse the pearls with cold water.
Spoon 2 tablespoons of pearls into each glass and drop in a gummy fish. Fill the glasses with soda water, then add a splash of lemonade. Place a gummy worm around a spoon as shown.
Floating dead hand
What you’ll need
1 litre of Cranberry juice
1 litre lemonade
Juice of 3-4 limes
Handful of fruit eg grapes/strawberries
In a large jug or bowl, combine the cranberry juice and lime juice. Stir, then refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. At serving add the strawberries, lemonade and your hand.
For the Floating hand
In a measuring cup or jar, stir a few drops of green food coloring into some water — not too much, just enough to give it a slightly decomposed tint.
Pour the greenish water into a disposable rubber glove (the stretchy kind — make sure it’s not powder-coated inside) and tie the top securely. Place in the freezer for several hours or overnight.
At serving time, peel the glove off the hand and deposit icy hand in chilled punch.
1 can of ready to roll croissant mix
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
Unroll the croissant dough and divide into 3 rectangles.
Pinch together the diagonal perforated seams, then cut into long thin strips – you should get about 16 per rectangle.
Wind the pastry strips around the chipolatas. Leave a gap at one end to make a slit for the eyes.
bake for 20 mins.
When cool to,touch, add eyes using mustard sauce.
Witches Brew Soup
1 carton of tomato soup or use pea and ham soup for a spooky green colour
one round loaf per person
Cut the top off the loaf to create a lid for the “cauldron”
Hollow out the inside to create space for the soup. Leaving enough bread to create a bowl.
Heat up soup and add to bread bowls.