Before I show you the Halloween food, here’s another craft pumpkin I carved.
I told you I’d show you some Halloween food I’ve made. Prepare yourself…it’s sort of…well…gross.
I made these again recently for DS#2′s b’day and coated them in ketchup. So gross. Clearly, they are worm dogs. This photo below is from a few years ago when I made all the things in this post for the 1st time. I actually forgot to take a photo of the recent worm dogs, which is too bad as my male guests took great pleasure in taking a few of the “worms” out of the buns and making them wiggle as they ate them. Charming. I only hang around the most cultured people…obviously.
“Worm” Dogs (it’s a hot dog…don’t freak out)
How to Make the Worm Dogs: Seriously? You really want to make these? Okay….
This is easy. Cut the hot dogs in long strips and boil them. They’ll curl up like you see above. You can also coat them in ketchup for added disgusting”ness”.
If I didn’t lose you at “worm dogs” then you’re probably here for the long haul.
Here are some other things I’ve made:
Apple Smiles (apple slices, peanut butter & marshmallows)
These are actually yummy! DS#2 has a photo in his Halloween costume with one of these apple smiles packed into his mouth. It’s hilarious.
LOVE the Mummy Dogs…
I made these little mummy hot dogs by wrapping cooked hot dogs in strips of Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough and baking them until they looked done. Then I dotted on some mustard for eyes and applied some cookie decorations for more eye depth. My mummies must look authentic. LOL…yep, just like at the museum, huh?
I made this graveyard cake…which looks like a junky mess, but you get the idea, right? Gosh, that’s such a mess, I can’t believe I’m posting it. Whatever.
Now…here’s my PROUDEST MOMENT IN COOKING!!! (You know how I am, so don’t even feign surprise.)
I made these disgusting but delicious witch finger cookies. TA DA!!!
How to make the Witch Finger Cookies:
I followed this recipe…which I did not create.
Witchy-Poo Fingers Recipe
time to make 40 min 15 min prep
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar (sift through a sieve after measuring to remove lumps)
1 large egg (room temp)
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup whole blanched almonds (you need about 60)
red decorating gel, as needed
1. In a mixing bowl, beat butter sugar, egg and extracts together.
2. In another mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Beat dry ingredients into butter mixture, then cover bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F; have cookie sheets, lined with parchment paper, ready.
5. Remove only 1/4 of the dough from refrigerator (leave rest refrigerated to stay cold); measure out heaping teaspoonfuls and shape into fingers.
6. Press an almond firmly into the end of each”finger” to make the fingernail.
7. Below the almond and at the opposite end of the finger, press in dough to create knuckle halfway down; using the back of a table knife, make indents into the knuckle (look at your own fingers to get an idea of what this should look like).
8. If you want really big ugly fingers with two gnarled knuckles, use about a tbsp of dough per cookie.
9. Place on paper-lined cookie sheets and bake in preheated oven until a pale golden colour–about 20 to 25 minutes.
10. After first sheet goes into the oven, remove more dough from the fridge to make more fingers.
11. When cookies are done, remove from oven and let cool for three minutes.
12. Carefully lift up almond from each finger and squeeze some red decorating gel onto nail bed, then press almond back into place; the red gel will creepily ooze out.
13. Transfer to a rack and let cool completely.
Go Make Something Spooky and Delicious!!