You may need to check these Halloween finger foods twice, but you won’t deny they’re absolutely delicious. As well as finger foods, we’ve also included an edible activity and a drink recipe to top off your Halloween party menu.
5 Easy Halloween Finger Foods, Drinks & Edible Slimes
Oozing Fruity Eyeballs
These are so fun and delicious, kids and adults alike will forget they’re getting some essential nutrients from three or four different fruits. They’re also super fun to add to an apple martini!
- Strawberry coulis, jam or syrup.
- Desired number of lychees.
- Blueberries or white chocolate chips.
- Pre-prepare a simple strawberry coulis. If you don’t have time for this, simply substitute with a strawberry jam or syrup.
- Shell your desired number of lychees.
- Remove the seed from the lychee, leaving an open hole at one end of the fruit.
- Spoon enough of the strawberry coulis into the lychee hole so that it will ooze out when the other fruit is inserted.
- Push a raspberry with the hole facing out into the lychee.
- Insert a blueberry or white chocolate chip into the raspberry.
- Take a fork and gently tear at the raspberry flesh, allowing some of the strawberry coulis to ooze out.
Inspired by this image by Carol Bean on Instagram:
Mummy Sausage Rolls
Hey, mum! What’s to eat! Spook the kids this Halloween with these spooky sausage rolls.
Tip: For a bonus creep factor, add a tiny dot of mayonnaise to the middle of each bloody eye.
- 5 sheets of pre-made puff pastry.
- 500g beef mince.
- 500g pork mince.
- 1 finely grated carrot.
- 1 finely diced onion.
- 2–4 finely diced garlic cloves (depending on preference).
- 1 tablespoon dried Italian mixed herbs.
- ⅓ cup of tomato paste.
- 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce.
- 1 egg.
- 1 tablespoon milk.
- Bottle of tomato sauce.
- Preheat your oven to 220C/200 fan-forced.
- Cut the puff pastry into thin strips, roughly 2cm wide. Place in fridge until ready to use.
- In a large bowl, add the pork and beef mix, carrot, onion, garlic, Italian mixed herbs, tomato paste and worcestershire sauce. Combine.
- Lightly whisk egg and milk in a small bowl, until combined.
- Separate your mince mixture into 16 even sausage-shaped pieces. If you want larger mummies, make less.
- Lay one strip of puff pastry on a flat surface and place one mince ‘sausage’ at one end.
- Roll the mince up in the puff pastry strip, leaving a finger-width space for the ‘face’ of the mummy. Also leave a few small spaces in between strips.
- Each mummy will need 1–2 strips of puff pastry. Continue until all mince sausages are wrapped in puff pastry.
- Using a pastry brush, wash each mummy sausage roll with a little of the egg-milk mixture.
- Place the mummies on a tray, lightly greased with cooking spray.
- Bring the oven temperature down to 200C/180 fan-forced.
- Bake for 15–20 minutes, or until the mince is cooked-through and pastry is lightly browned and crispy.
- Allow to cook.
- To decorate the mummies, add two dots of tomato sauce as bloody eyes and smears of tomato sauce along the folds of the puff pastry strips.
Recipe inspired by Karoline K. on Instagram:
These Halloween finger-food treats are so easy to make, even the kiddies can get involved in making them. Plus, they’re super budget friendly and have some nutrients from the bananas.
- 6 bananas cut in half.
- 24 chocolate chips.
- A bottle of instant-freeze white chocolate ice-cream topping.
- Take a banana half and insert the skewer up the base so it’s about half the way up. Repeat for all the bananas.
- Place the bananas on a tray and place in the freezer for at least one to two hours, or until chilled. You don’t want them frozen solid.
- Drizzle the white chocolate instant-freeze topping all over the bananas.
- Place two chocolate chips where you’d think ghost eyes should go.
- Pop the boo-nanas back in the freezer for a few minutes. Serve and eat immediately.
Inspiration for boo-nanas came from this Instagram post by Charley Waddington:
Edible Gummy Slime
If you need a Halloween activity to keep the kids busy, these gummy slime recipes are absolutely ideal. Just be warned, things can get sticky!
Witch’s Brew Halloween Drink
Alright, so Halloween in Australia is in Spring, so it may be a bit of a warmer day. However, this recipe will still work if you chill the hot chocolate and enjoy as a cool witch’s brew.
What you’ll need:
- Your favourite hot chocolate mix.
- Whipped cream.
- Purple gel food colouring.
- Green gel food colouring.
- Mini marshmallows.
- Brew your favourite hot chocolate recipe.
- Once prepared, drop in a couple of mini marshmallows and top with whipped crean.
- Using a fork, swirl the whipped cream gently on the surface of the hot chocolate.
- Add 1 drop of purple gel food colouring to one side of the whipped cream, and one drop of the green to the other side.
- Gently swirl the whipped cream until the colours mix a little, so it looks like the bubbly top of a witch’s brew.
Witch’s brew recipe inspired by this Instagram post by Laura Gates:
Feature image credit: Colton Sturgeon on Unsplash
Of course, if you don’t have time to prepare your own Halloween treats, there is also hiring a professional caterer.