Tonawanda News


October 27, 2013

Try these creative, albeit gross-looking, recipes for Halloween

interest is nothing if not gross when it comes to Halloween.

A quick “Halloween” search on the website brings out a variety of recipes meant to delight the taste buds and disturb the eyes. Cookies made to look like witches’ fingers, Shirley Temples made with what looks like bloody hypodermic needles and a cheeseball made to look like “braaaiiinnnss” are some of the more visually striking projects we came across.

We decided to tackle a few for you here in case you’re still looking for the perfect spread for a Halloween party come Thursday. 

Halloween must be our lucky holiday, because we managed to knock them all out of the park, if we do say so ourselves.

Apple chompers

I initially found a less healthy version of this recipe made with chocolate chip cookies and red icing, but figured we had to have at least one semi-healthy snack in here. 

I imagine the cookie version would be easier to assemble and could be made much further in advance than this apple version, so feel free to make whichever fits your plans best.

The best part of this project is that you can easily make only as many as you need. Each apple, depending on its size and how thick you make the slices, can make somewhere around 10 sets of chompers. 

I’d keep the slices relatively thin; the thicker they are, the more difficult it is for the fully constructed mouth to stay together. You could alway try securing them with toothpicks, but doing so won’t guarantee the marshmallows will stay in place.

To construct, take two slices of apple and smooth a thin layer of peanut butter on each one. Spread the peanut butter just shy of the peel edge; the more peanut butter that shows through the marshmallow teeth, the worse it looks. 

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