Friday, May 7, 2021

Kids Will Love These Ghoulish Halloween Goodies

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Dinner and treats on Halloween can’t be anything regular — they have got to be spooky!  These recipes may elicit some cries of “EEWW!”, but they’ll be a hit with the costumed bunch and without a doubt, the adults too.

Eyeball Pasta

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • Spinach pasta, any shape
  • Your favorite pasta sauce
  • 4 pieces of string cheese
  • Black and/or green olives
  • Plastic straws

Directions:

  1. Slice string cheese about 1/4″ thick. Cut the olives in half lengthwise.
  2. Using the straws cut circles out of the cheese discs; using the same straw, cut pieces out of the olives. Place the olive pieces in the cheese pieces to make eyeballs.
  3. Cook pasta according to directions. Top with a serving of pasta sauce and add the eyeballs on top.

Eyeball Pasta (Image: pinterest / CC0 1.0)
Eyeball Pasta (Image: pinterest / CC0 1.0)

Severed Toes in Bandages

Yield: 36

Ingredients:

  • 1 box refrigerated piecrust
  • 1 package of 36 beef cocktail franks
  • 36 almond slices
  • 1 large egg
  • Ketchup

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. On a work surface, unroll a piecrust and, using a pizza wheel, cut crust into 3⁄8-inch-wide strips to make 36 strips.
  3. Working with one frank at a time, wrap each cocktail frank (like a bandage) with a dough strip to cover about one-half to two-thirds of the frank. Repeat with remaining franks.
  4. Arrange on a prepared baking sheet.
  5. Using a small paring knife, make a horizontal slit on the unwrapped end of each frank, and insert an almond slice into the slit to resemble a toenail. Brush dough bandages with egg wash.
  6. Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes, or until pastry is light golden brown. Serve hot with ketchup.

Severed toes in bandages. (Image: pinterest / CC0 1.0)
Severed Toes in Bandages (Image: pinterest / CC0 1.0)

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