Halloween parties have to be the highlight of the fall season, well at least for me. Everyone dressed up, in character, having fun, and eating wonderfully frightening food. With Pinterest and other social media showing some serious awesome eats, it’s time to step up the scare when it comes to the culinary fare. As I was searching for my own Hallows Eve menu, I found some pretty amazing ideas people have come up with. Here are a few that you could try in your home.
I remember going to Halloween parties as a kid and sticking my hands into the “mystery” boxes. The grapes eyeballs, jello brains, and hotdog fingers. The ideas are endless and sure to give your guests a fun scare.
To be honest, I would say absolutely not to some of the recipes out there, but hey, to each their own, right? I went over to Boredpanda and found 20 awesomely terrifying offerings for the Monster Mash in a week. Check out these over the top recipe ideas…oh BTW, ummmm at what point did a cat littler cake make its way on to the table??? EWWWWW!!!
I did want to share a personal favorite of mine, Intestine Cake…I know what you are thinking, you say “no” to cat litter cake and dig right in to what looks like human innards? Well yes, yes, and yes I do!
Here is the recipe link and instructions…check it out if you dare (in a scary monster voice hahahaha)
Raspberry Danish Puff Pastry Intestines
1 package puff pastry (two rolls), thawed
2 cups cream cheese, room temperature
3 tablespoons raspberry jam
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 egg, beaten for egg wash
Red & blue food coloring
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking dish with parchment paper.
Mix cream cheese and maple syrup together until smooth. Put in a piping bag or plastic sandwich bag with a small corner snipped off, set aside.
Unroll one puff pastry and gently stretch into a larger rectangle. Pipe 1 cup of the sweetened cream cheese in a line along the bottom of the pastry, then spoon a line of raspberry jam just above it. Roll the puff pastry up into a long tube (try not to leave air bubbles, can cause explosion of filling out the side). Brush the outer edges with the egg wash to seal the top and sides closed. Repeat with the second roll.
One at a time, gently pull and lengthen a roll, then begin laying it out in the baking dish, twisting and turning it to look like intestines. Repeat with the second roll. As you can see in the picture above, I left room between the coils, which filled in as the pastry puffed up during baking.
Brush the entire dessert lightly with egg wash. Mix red food coloring with a few drops of blue and use a fine-tipped paint brush to paint on decorative ‘veins’ on the pastry.
Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
Serve with a steak knife so people can hack themselves off pieces, macabre-style.
Devour like a zombie eating… well… intestines.