What treats did you make for Halloween? Share your recipes with Flora and you could win a £200 John Lewis voucher NOW CLOSED
AngelieMumsnet · 25/10/2013 12:52
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 · 25/10/2013 12:58
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
PervCat · 25/10/2013 12:59
a bit lame
My favourite halloween recipe is a mojito
PervCat · 25/10/2013 12:59
see what I did there ?
IwishIwasmoreorganised · 25/10/2013 13:05
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 · 25/10/2013 13:05
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 · 25/10/2013 13:09
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 · 26/10/2013 00:30
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 · 27/10/2013 08:21
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 .
supermariossister · 27/10/2013 08:28
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 · 27/10/2013 08:29
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 haha
CMOTDibbler · 27/10/2013 08:35
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 · 27/10/2013 08:39
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 · 27/10/2013 13:40
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dahville · 27/10/2013 16:20
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 · 27/10/2013 16:25
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 · 28/10/2013 16:13
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 :o
talkingnonsense · 28/10/2013 18:31
Make jelly with lychees in- they look and feel like eyeballs!
ShatnersEmptyCatacomb · 29/10/2013 12:41
I hand out tubs of Flora to trick or treaters.
Tinlegs · 29/10/2013 12:57
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 · 29/10/2013 12:59
I'm loving this cake that Jamie Olivers wife, Jools Oliver made! Photograph shown here on instagram.com/p/f-zceABD3T/ Instagram
unadulterateddad · 29/10/2013 13:38
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 :)
ShatnersEmptyCatacomb · 29/10/2013 13:40
I love that idea, unadulterateddad. Very sweet
Theimpossiblegirl · 29/10/2013 13:41
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 · 29/10/2013 14:27
We do the old spaghetti as inards, grapes as eyeballs, jelly as just general body mush. And satsumas with pipecleaners as spider legs.
Indith · 29/10/2013 15:29
I like making chocolate or fondant mice in silicone trays using strawberry laces to give them long tails. I have some new lego mini figure trays so might try making lego man biscuits and decorating them as skeletons, zombies etc this year.
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