The best part of October is Halloween, and there’s so many great articles on Best Buy right now to help you prepare for Halloween. Maybe you love all of the haunted houses that pop up near you, or maybe your favourite part is trick or treating with your kids. For many people Halloween is also the perfect time to plan a party and get to work in the kitchen making some seriously gross Halloween recipes.
Gross Halloween recipes are fun because, despite how disgusting they might look, they’re actually really delicious. Here are a few fun, gross Halloween recipes you’re going to want to make this Halloween.
Photo from hellonutritarian.com
Every party should have something savory and something sweet. Halloween Hummus covers the savory!
Dead Velvet Cake
An easy recipe that has a major Halloween impact. Recipe and photo from Delish.com
- Preheat oven to 350º and butter and flour two 9″ cake pans. Prepare red velvet cake batter according to box directions. Divide between two cake pans and bake according to instructions.
- Make cream cheese frosting: In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy, then add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Make “blood”: in a small saucepan, stir together water and cornstarch until fully combined. Turn on heat to medium and pour in corn syrup. Let simmer and stir frequently for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and red food coloring.
- Place bottom cake on a cake plate and trim the dome of the cake. Add “blood” to the top layer, just enough to dampen the cake. Cut the dome off the second cake and place upside down on the bottom layer of cake.
- Frost the entire outside of the cake with cream cheese frosting, making sure to make an extra smooth layer on top. Pour “blood” on the top and allow some to drip down the sides. Serve.
This one is cuter than it is gross, but it’s a great addition to a Halloween party. Recipe and photo from Delish.com
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll cookie dough into 1 ½” balls and place on baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely then cut in half.
- Add a few drops of red food coloring into vanilla frosting and stir until smooth. Spread a thin layer of red frosting onto each cookie half.
- Place mini marshmallows around the round edges of half of the halves. Place the remaining halves on top, then stick a slivered almond on each side to create fangs.
Jack O’ Lantern Chips and Dip
This guy brings the true spirit of Halloween to your table. Photo and recipe from Buzzfeed.com.
- Over medium heat, melt 1 Tbsp. butter and sauté scallions. Add cheese, milk and cornstarch, and mix until melted and smooth. Add green chiles and mix until combined.
- Draw eyes and carve a sad mouth on a small pumpkin. Hollow out the inside and insert a bowl.
- Pour queso in the bowl and top with chopped tomatoes.
- Spoon guacamole coming out of the pumpkin’s mouth.
- Serve with chips!
These gross Halloween recipes will be a hit with all ages. Get set up by taking a look at everything available for Halloween parties and start planning your Halloween party now.