For Halloween, the scarier you can make the food, the better. Telling spooky stories in the dark accompanied by a handful of cold cooked spaghetti noodles for intestines, or mushy jello for brains, is part of the special thrill of Halloween.
"Body parts" are popular for Halloween treats. Use baby carrots as fingers and sliced almonds for fingernails. You can also make fingers from a basic shortbread cookie dough, carving "wrinkles" in them with a knife and using sliced almonds as fingernails. Glue fingernails on with melted chocolate or cream cheese dip. Make a whole hand using clear plastic gloves filled with popcorn and use candy corn for fingernails. Cocktail wieners can be toes, with a scraped-off section on one end for a bloody ketchup toenail. A quartered apple with a wedge cut in the skin side can be a mouth. Use sliced almonds poked in the wedge for teeth.
Make the bodies of bugs or spiders by using a cube of cheese, a ball of cookie dough, a round cracker or sandwich cookie, a doughnut hole, large marshmallow, bite-sized candy bars or 2-inch-long banana pieces. For legs, use pretzel sticks, crunchy chow mein noodles or licorice strings. Make eyes from red candies, mini chocolate chips, small pieces of olive, bell pepper or nuts. If "gluing" parts is necessary, use frosting, peanut butter, melted chocolate, marshmallow cream or cream cheese dip.
Make mummies using hot dogs wrapped with strips of biscuit dough, or mummy heads from cookies and strips of fondant. Create monsters with wild hair made of colored shredded coconut, string licorice or gummy worms. Witch hats can be chocolate-coated ice cream cones and round flat chocolate cookies. Frosted marshmallows rolled in crushed chocolate cookies, with black string licorice as whiskers, can look like black cats.
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Halloween Party Food: Fingernails
Learn how to cut fingernails for chopped fingers for Halloween party food in this free Halloween recipe video.