For North Americans who’ve been
celebrating Halloween in some style for decades, pulling together tasty and
viscerally visual Halloween treats for the kids is a cinch and involves
whipping up some tried-and-tested family favourites and a recipe or two gleaned
from friends. For the rest of us mere mortals who need a little inspiration and
fast, here are some quick and easy savoury recipes that you and the kids that
will gross them out and have them asking for more please.
1 can Black Olives, pitted
16oz. Cream Cheese or Sour Cream
1-2oz. Ketchup or cocktail sauce.
Fill black olives with cream cheese
or sour cream.
Pour a little ketchup or cocktail
sauce (looks like blood) into a small serving dish or plate.
Place Bat’s Eyes (stuffed olives)
Tip: Place cocktail toothpicks
Homemade chilli con carne
A pinch of salt
1 cup of milk
A pat of butter
8oz. sharp Cheddar cheese
1 bottle capers
Spoon servings of chilli con carne
into individual ramekin serving dishes, filling about two-thirds full.
Make a bowl of mashed potatoes
using milk, butter and a pinch of salt.
Using a pastry bag fitted with a
large round tip, pipe hot mashed potatoes into a ghost shape on top of each
Use capers for ghost eyes, and
sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese around the base of each ghost.
1 11oz. pack refrigerated bread
sticks (12 bread sticks)
12 jumbo frankfurters
Ketchup and mustard
1 bottle of capers
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Unwrap breadsticks and stretch each
bread stick to 12 inches.
Wrap dough around frankfurters,
letting the frankfurters show slightly through the bread.
Press in capers for eyes.
Bake in preheated oven for about 12
minutes or until bread is golden brown. Serve with Ketchup and mustard.