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What treats did you make for Halloween? Share your recipes with Flora and you could win a £200 John Lewis voucher NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 25-Oct-13 12:52:40

Flora have asked us to find out about Mumsnetters’ favourite Halloween themed recipes.

Here's what Flora have to say, "With Halloween and half term coming up, it’s a great time for making treats with your children. We’d love to hear about your favourite recipes for Halloween treats.“

So what are your favourite Halloween treat recipes? Do you make an impressive spooky sponge? Or maybe you prefer a classic pumpkin pie? Are you an expert at making creepy cookies?

Have you seen any Halloween creations you wish you could make? What has inspired you to get creative this Halloween?

Whatever your favourite Halloween recipes are, Flora would love to hear them. Please post links/pictures/descriptions of your favourite Halloween creation on this thread.

Everyone who posts on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £200 John Lewis voucher.

Please note your comments may be included on Flora's social media channels, and possibly elsewhere, so please only post if you're comfortable with this.

Thanks and good luck,


HellMouthCusty Fri 25-Oct-13 12:58:33

hollow out a pumpkin - then throw all the insides away because no one really thinks you are big n clever for making pumpkin soup and it tastes a bit shit

next make up green jelly leave to cool a bit, put sweets in the jelly

put jelly in pumpkin and leave to set

when the kids come to the door trick or treating, you tell them that they have to delve into the monster brains to get the sweets

cue much jelly squishing

and parents doing this hmm

PervCat Fri 25-Oct-13 12:59:31

i agree
a bit lame

My favourite halloween recipe is a mojito

PervCat Fri 25-Oct-13 12:59:44

...with flora

see what I did there ?

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 25-Oct-13 13:05:04

Not tried it yet but it looks great!

Tie a load of drinking straws together, put in a pint glass then pour jelly into them. Once set, lift the straws (the jelly should slide out apparently - we'll see!) and viola - jelly worms!

HellMouthCusty Fri 25-Oct-13 13:05:34

I want another go - enter me twice...oh oer missus

bendy straws in a thinnish tall glass so they are packed tightly - or hold together with elastic band

pour in RED jelly

leave to set

run straws under warm water

the jelly plops out and looks like worms

shit - you not

worldgonecrazy Fri 25-Oct-13 13:09:39

Olives make perfect mouldy eyeballs, especially when piped with cream cheese and a pepper corn as the pupil.

Or just make what you usually make but put loads of green, black or orange food colouring in and turn it into instant halloween food.

LentilAsAnyFUCKERthing Sat 26-Oct-13 00:30:31

I've just bought some cookie cutters with hallowe'en themes (pumpkin, ghost etc), so we will make some cookies with pumpkins.
And maybe an easy pumpkin soup. We don't go crazy with hallowe'en, it's never been that important to me. Maybe this will change, DS is still only young.

supermariossister Sun 27-Oct-13 08:21:43

pumpkin soup with seasoning salt stock and lentils onion it is simple and sooo warm. so when I have to walk round freezing my bits off on Halloween I can warm my hands and self with soup grin.

supermariossister Sun 27-Oct-13 08:28:00

hellmouth your pumpkin dipping brain idea is genius, plus it May annoy that many parents that no-one comes next year and I get to eat the sweets. kids would like me, parents would hate me and id get the spare chocolate result all round!

supermariossister Sun 27-Oct-13 08:29:28

Halloween mash is always a hit, green food colouring to make monster mash then a monster face with whatever we have in the house. or if your really keen to push vegetable eating monster mash with brocolli squished in grin haha

CMOTDibbler Sun 27-Oct-13 08:35:53

Ds has decided that I am having a late birthday party with spooky food, so I'm doing:

trifle made with choc cake (dollop of black food colour gel to make it black), custard turned orange, then jelly spiders on top of the cream.

orange peppers with pumpkin faces carved in, stuffed with mince, rice, herbs, onions, and tomato sauce on top

black rice noodles for me, squid ink pasta for the others with olive oil and seafood

maybe some spooky cupcakes if I can be doing with decorating them

giant sweetie spiders made with giant marshmallows, strawberry bootlaces, fried egg sweets for eyes

YukonHo Sun 27-Oct-13 08:39:37

Hahn Custy, I was about to list the same recipe! Except I it extra gelatin, some cream and a few drops of green food dye in as it makes them properly worm coloured! They're fab! (Mine never plop out with warm water, but you can squeeeeeeze the most with a rolling pin!!)

BlackberrySeason Sun 27-Oct-13 13:40:51

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dahville Sun 27-Oct-13 16:20:41

We had a Halloween challenge one year where the meal had to consist of foods coloured green, black, orange.

I can't post a photo so here is the description: We had tapenade on toast, red wine (from Green & Black's) stew with an apricot & prune sauce, aduki beans, turtle beans, runner beans, carrots, and orange pepper. We also had roasted potatoes which had an orangey-red skin.

3bunnies Sun 27-Oct-13 16:25:02

Chipolatas wrapped in strips of puff pastry to look like mummies, baked bean brains, one year I found purple potatoes which I mashed and made into hand shapes.

We also do green slime jelly with Halloween sweets!

AndHarry Mon 28-Oct-13 16:13:39

I love the monster brains and worms!

I'm afraid we do the standard biscuits inexpertly decorated by my toddler with globs of orange and black icing, liquorice 'spider legs', Smarties and glitter. They are truly gruesome grin

talkingnonsense Mon 28-Oct-13 18:31:34

Make jelly with lychees in- they look and feel like eyeballs!

ShatnersEmptyCatacomb Tue 29-Oct-13 12:41:30

I hand out tubs of Flora to trick or treaters.

Beat that!

Tinlegs Tue 29-Oct-13 12:57:43

On the jelly theme, I made jelly in a rubber glove once. It peeled off perfectly to give a dead hand. I decorated it a bit to look mouldy. Voila - dead hand jelly.....Perhaps to be combined with the worms above.

BoyGirlBoy3 Tue 29-Oct-13 12:59:57

I'm loving this cake that Jamie Olivers wife, Jools Oliver made! Photograph shown here on Instagram smile

unadulterateddad Tue 29-Oct-13 13:38:05

drawing scary pictures on satsumas to pretend they are baby pumpkins - goes down really well and edible too !

very popular in the holiday club lunch box too- dead easy smile

ShatnersEmptyCatacomb Tue 29-Oct-13 13:40:59

I love that idea, unadulterateddad. Very sweet smile

Theimpossiblegirl Tue 29-Oct-13 13:41:10

We are probably a bit boring but use a basic fairy cake recipe and then decorate them for Halloween- coloured icing, writing icing, eyeball sweets etc.

110g flora, softened at room temperature
110g caster sugar
2 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g self-raising flour
1-2 tbsp milk (optional but we like it)

Mix, split into 12 Halloween cases and bake at 180 for about 10 minutes (slightly less if fan oven).

If you want more cakes, just double up.

DziezkoDisco Tue 29-Oct-13 14:27:26

We do the old spaghetti as inards, grapes as eyeballs, jelly as just general body mush. And satsumas with pipecleaners as spider legs.

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