Located here you will find a wicKED collection of Deadly Drink ,Dreadful Delights and Dismal Desserts that I have personally prepared and or eaten. These recipes are designed to be quick and easy, because let’s face it, we all have enough to do around this time of year. When possible I also add a wicKED short cut for some of them. Try these recipes at our own risk!
No Halloween party would be complete without an array of alcoholic awfulness so we will start out with a bunch of beastly boozes!
Moonlight Margarita (aka. Ghost Margarita):
This is a frozen drink that will actually glow under a black light. I mix mine in a frozen drink mixer that had a setting for “icy drinks” which makes it very smooth (Walmart $26 bucks). It has a max capacity of 48 ounces (6cups). The cool thing about this drink is it tastes really great and it is low cal. What a deal!
4 cups of ice cubes (by volume not weight)
1/2 package of Great Value Lime Margarita drink mix
1 lime juiced
Lime Vodka (your choice)
Put the 4 cups of ice in the drink mixer. Next add your half package of drink mix and lime juice in. Then pour your lime vodka in till it is up to the 2 cup mark (1/3 of the blender). Don’t panic! I did not just tell you to put 2 cups of vodka in it. The ice displaces most of it so you end up with about 4 good shots. Now you want to top it off with tonic water (which makes it glow). Take it right up to the 6 cup mark (max fill line). Blend until smooth. Serve in a clear skull mug or margarita glass and make sure you have ample black lights around for your guest to enjoy the glow!
Zombie Juice (aka. Toxic Waste):
This is the second glowing drink in my arsenal. This uses Super B Complex vitamins as the source of glow. (make sure you read up on Super B Complex Vitamins). This is also a frozen drink but can be easily modified for an over ice application. This will show how to make the frozen application in the 48 ounce (6cup) frozen drink machine.
4 cups ice cubes (by volume not weight)
1/2 package Great Value Lemonade drink mix
1 quart can of pinaple juice
1 to 2 Super B Complex vitamin crushed ( 1 crushed vitamin will make an entire 2 liter of sprite glow.. you can decide how many your recipe and personal preference needs)
Add your ice to the mixer. Add lemonade drink mix and powdered super b complex. Add vodka to the 2 cup mark (1/3 of mixer) and then top of with equal parts pineapple juice and sprite. Blend till smooth. These are fun to serve in glasses with a toxic waste symbol glued to them, IV bags, test tubes, or in hypodermics for shots.
You can also freeze tonic water or water infused with B12 (super b complex) to make glowing ice cubes for standard drinks. Be warned, they tend to melt a lot faster than standard cubes.
Punch bowl capacities vary so you may have to adjust amounts accordingly. Swamp juice is the all time Halloween Party favorite of my family and friends. It looks ghoulish, tastes great and can be served virgin or spiked. To cut down on calories, use sugar free drink mix and diet ginger ale.
1 two liter ginger ale
1 quart can of pineapple juice
1 package of lime (or lemon lime) drink mix
1 cup sugar (exclude this if you go for the sugar free drink mix)
1 container of lime sherbet
Your favorite vodka to taste. (I suggest a citrus type vodka)
Keep all of your fluids in the fridge to keep them as cold as possible. Start by combining sugar and pineapple juice in punch bowl. After sugar is dissolved, add drink mix and ginger ale. Make sure don"t fill you punch bowl full with the ale. You still have to add vodka and sherbet. Next add big scoops of your sherbet into the punch. If you have problems with your sherbet, run the container under hot water as well as your dipper for an easy scoop. As it melts, it makes a really cool green foam. Serve in beakers or clear mugs for optimum effect. Vodka can be added as needed.
Pumpkin Punch(aka. Pumpkin Puke):
This is a variation of the above punch that is just as good , but with an orange flavored flair! Just use following ingredients.
1 two liter orange pop
1 quart pineapple juice (or orange pineapple if you prefer)
1 package orange drink mix
1 cup sugar
1 container of orange sherbet
Your favorite vodka (Citrus or orange preferred)
Mix the same as above. You can also make a lower calorie version as above. Serve in beakers, or pumkin mugs.
Another variation as the other two punches above.This one has a strawberry twist. Use the following ingredients for this variation.
1 two liter of strawberry pop
1 quart of strawberry juice (Welch's makes a carton drink called Strawberry breeze or you can use cherry juice by Juicy Juice in a pinch)
1 package of strawberry drink mix
1 cup sugar
1 container of strawberry sherbet
Your favorite vodka (Strawberry or cherry flavored is best)
Same rules apply. Serve in an elegant black wine glass for a vampiric looks.
wicKED tip. I bought a huge plastic cauldron at Targets a few yeas ago. My punch bowl fits in it perfectly with room to spare. I fill the cauldron with ice to help keep the punch cold. I also add a little water and a fogger unit (20 bucks Spirit). I usually add a small landscape brick under the punch bowl so you can add enough water to get fog and your punch bowl does not float away.
|Cauldron and punch bowl set up. Fogger was not present this year.|
Vampire Kiss (aka. Bloody Beverage):
Using a full sized party shaker (6 cup capacity found at Target, Ross, TJ Max) will allow you to make large quantities with minimal effort.
|See the difference in a party shaker and a standard? When I mention shot it is from this Skull Jigger and it measures a 1 and 1/2 oz shot.|
6 ice cubes
5 shots of tequila
3 shots of triple sec
2 shots Grenadine
1 lime, juiced
Add the ice, lime, grenadine and booze. Top off with POM Juice and shake thoroughly. Serve in a clear martini glass to show of it's deep red color. Add wax or plastic vampire teeth as a whimsical garnish.
Same as above but use these following.
6 Ice cubes
5 shots of tequila
4 shots triple sec
3 shots simple syrup (in a pinch you can use a single drink lemonade mix like you add to a 16 oz water)
1 lemon juiced
1 quart pineapple juice (or premium lemonade)
Mix the above together, Top off with the juice and shake. It is fun to get a (never used) urinal to serve it to your guest with. You can also add Super B complex to make this glow.
Spicy Skeleton Ribs (aka, Reanimated Ribs):
The following is the original recipe from TASTE OF HOME in it's entirety:
4 cups diced cooked chicken breast
1-1/4 cups water
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons lime juice
1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 bay leaf
12 ounces PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (softened or cubed), softened
1 tablespoon grated lime peel
2 tubes (11 ounces each) refrigerated crusty French loaf
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
In a large saucepan, combine the chicken, water, tomato paste, paprika, lime juice and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until liquid is evaporated, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf.
Combine cream cheese and lime peel. On a large piece of foil, roll one tube of bread dough into a 14-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Spread with half of cream cheese mixture to within 1/2 in. of edges; sprinkle with half of the chicken mixture and shredded cheese.
Starting with a long side and using foil, fold into thirds. Form a 14-in. x 4-in. loaf with a seam along one side. Pinch edges to seal. Transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat. Bake at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove to wire racks. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting into 1-in. slices. Arrange on a large serving platter to resemble ribs with a plastic skull if desired. Yield: 2 loaves (14 slices each).
I first made this (by the book) 4 years ago. This was a time consuming process but it looked terrific and tasted amazing. I should have made enough for 2 rounds. One of my favorites. I have since then simplified the process to be a more "pizza" type treat and it also makes it easier on you. Below you will find my wicKED shortcut for the same look.
2 rolls Pillsbury crusty french loaf bread
1 jars of pizza sauce (Great Value has a great tasting one)
1 eight oz package of pre-sliced pepperoni
1 eight oz package of shredded mozzarella cheese
1 shaker of Italian seasoning
Large cookie sheet
Preheat oven 325°.On a large piece of foil, roll one tube of bread dough into a 14-in. x 10-in. rectangle(use flour as needed). Spread 1 jar of sauce evenly. Sprinkle on Italian seasoning. Sprinkle evenly half of the pepperoni and shredded cheese. Finish with a light dusting of grated parm. Starting with a long side and using foil, fold into thirds. Form a 14-in. x 4-in. loaf with a seam along one side. Pinch edges to seal. Transfer to a large cookie sheet (should take up half the sheet). Repeat.Now that you have both "rib cages", bake for about 35 to 45 minutes or until your ribs are brown.
Cool for about 10 minutes before cutting into 1-in. slices. Arrange them to resemble ribs with some sort of skull at the top (as shown in the picture) if desired. Makes 2 loaves err left and a right rib cage (14 slices each). You can make an extra pan and keep in the fridge for later on if you desire. (that's what I always do as this is a crowd favorite). Serve with your favorite marinara sauce in a suitable gruesome bowl. I have also used skeleton ground breakers (Micheal's for $20bucks) for an even more visual grabbing effect.
Crone Claws (aka. Fiendish Finger Food)
Another Taste of Home Recipe I used by the book the first time. Here it is from the site:
3 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
1/2 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon green food coloring
2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup sliced almonds
Marinara or spaghetti sauce
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, egg, grated cheese, butter, sugar, salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, food coloring and 1 cup flour. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Punch dough down; let stand for 10 minutes. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 16 pieces. Shape each piece into a 10-in. rope. Cut in half. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
Brush egg white over breadsticks; sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place an almond slice at the tip of each. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm with marinara sauce. Yield: 32 breadsticks.
My wicKED short cut is to just use Pillsbury breadsticks in a roll. Put in a bowl and using rubber gloves, mix in food coloring,garlic powder and Italian seasoning. This will cut down considerably on prep time. I have also had people tell me they just used the breadsticks dough and add the coloring to the egg whites for a equally green sheen.
What party would not be complete without chips and salsa? If you are looking for some designer chips, this is the place. I used different types of wraps for a variety of colors in my chips.
Corn tortilla for yellow
Wheat wraps for brown
Tomato and basil wraps for orange
Spinach wraps for green
I got myself some different sized leaf cookie cutters from Walmart to make the shape. For a flatter, healthier chip, I baked them in an oven at 350. Depending on type of wrap, baking times vary. Just eyeball it till they are crisp. For an even crisper and more vivid colored chip, deep fry them. Salt to taste (or add other sprinkled flavors).
Ocular Delights (aka.Evil Eyes):
This is a simple take on peanut butter balls (Buckeyes)
1 (12 oz.) jar creamy peanut butter
1 (1 lb.) box confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 stick butter, slightly softened
White Almond bark
Red decorating gell
Bag of M&M candies
Mix peanut butter, sugar and butter; roll into small balls. Dip in almond bark that has been melted in microwave according to directions on package. Press an M&M (m side down) into center of top. Using the gel, make your "eye" bloodshot.
Cat Shit Souffle (aka. Litter Box Pie):
This is a real shocker to guest plus it tastes good (if they will eat it).It is, in essence, a reverse dessert cup like they used to serve at KFC.
2 boxes chocolate pie filling mix
2 tubs chocolate whip cream (add cocoa powder to regular whip cream if you cant find it)
1 box of graham crackers
chocolate almond bark
1 new litter pan
1 new litter scoop
Wash your pan and scoop thoroughly (I took pictures of them both, new with stickers intact,and of me washing them for my more squeamish guests). Mixing your two pie fillings, per direction on the package, pour filing into bottom of pan and cool completely. Next, spread your whip cream evenly across filling. Putting your crackers in a large gallon zip lock bag, crush them with a rolling pin until you have a consistency close to cat littler. Make sure you cover the whip topping completely. Melting your almond bark, pour it onto wax paper to form "turds". Arrange them around for a natural look. Make sure some are arranged up on the side of the pan like the cat missed slightly. Serve with the clean litter scoop.
Now I know this is pretty over the top, but for an added bit of realism, you can melt some butter in the microwave and add realistic "pee" spots here and there. As you can see in the picture, I added a photo of our little demon Lilly in action. If you decide to go this route, it would be great if the littler boxes closely resembled each other.
|My guest had already been at these when I took the pic. They there were more squished than I wished.|
chocolate almond bark
1 bag white chocolate chips
1 bag pretzel stick (or round pretzels cut in half if you want a more rounded look to the legs)
Melt almond bark in the microwave and pour into piles on wax paper. Place pretzel sticks around the perimeter and add white chocolate eyes.
For added coolness, use apple cotton candy (white and glows under a black light) for spider webs when displaying them.
Jack-O-Lantern Face Feast
Using a suitable platter, just arrange fresh baby carrots and whole block olives to make a jacko. This is GREAT served with Raunchy Ranch or Pumpkin Pus (see below). For some reason, this platter is always cleared out every year!
One of best thing about preparing Halloween Party foods is the creepy, ghoulish. and downright gross aspect of the "food" being eaten. You can easily substitute very normal foods for Creepy Cuisine with very little effort on your part. Just placing an index card, with appropriately ghoulish name, is enough for a Halloween Hit. Below is a listing of these I have used in the past.
Blue Corn Chips - "Crispy Bat Wings"
Marinara Dipping Sauce - "Mystery Marinara" "Bone Marrow Puree" "Congealed Blood" "Pureed Person"
Salsa - "Sinister Salsa" "Chunky Children's Chitlins" "Blended Bystander" "Mashed Man"
Ranch Dip - add Green Food Color for "Raunchy Ranch" Add orange food color for "Pumpkin Pus"
Guacamole - "Guacamoldy" "Zombie Puree" "Frog Frappe" "Toad TarTar"
Spinach Dip - "Zombie Vomit" "Pumpkin Puke"
Meatballs - "Cat Brains"
BBQ Little Smokies - "Chubby Children Digits"
Sausage Balls - "Tasty Testes" Gall Stones" Tangy Tumors"
Beef and Cheese Ball - press into a brain mold for "Beefy Brains"
Deviled Eggs - Add olives for eyes and small triangles of red pepper for horns and a beard to get "Deviled Devil Eggs"
Potato Chips - "Skeletal Shards" "Bone Chips"
Pizza Rolls - "Deep Fried Eyes" "Pizza Pustules"
Pork Rinds - "Deep Fried Skin" "Sizzled Skins"
A nice baked ham for carving - "Human Thigh" (add "Bone Meal Biscuits" for a great finger food"
Fried Pickles - Spears "Fried Zombie Fingers" Chips "Fried Zombie Chunks"
HOT chicken wings - "Bat outta Hell Wings"
Baked Cornish Hens - Chicken Fried Chiwawa"
Grilled Sausage of any kind - "Suspicious Sausages"
Beefy Queso or Chili - (please forgive me) "Diarrhea"
Minature Marshmallows - "Ghost Poop" (don't laugh! These are great to take festive toothpicks and dipping them in chocolate fondue, aka. "Hershey Squirts")
The possibilities are endless. You will be surprised how much difference a label can make and it certainly sets the mood! The main thing is have fun and let your imagination run wild!
|I picked this up over the summer. Some Toxic Waste and Moonlight Margaritas will look great in this!|
|Can't wait to fill my hand made test tube set with various drinks.|
|Another presentation treasure I picked up. This will hold a glowing variation of Witch Piss for my party this year!|
Presentation...presentation.... presentation..... The way you plate your ghoulish goods is almost as important as the content and name. I have a variety of Halloween inspired trays, platters, plates, bowls, and servers that I have collected down the years. You can find these easily and cheaply in most cases around Halloween. try to match the style of serving ware with your food for extra shock value.
You can also try other unorthodox containers for presentation. Who has not seen a puking pumpkin with spinach dip running out of it's carved mouth into a serving tray(classic)? I have experienced the following odds and ends:
Skulls used as bowels
Styrofoam wig head with a dip bowl inserted in top. Decorated to look like a human or monster.
If you are lucky enough to have a close contact at a hospital or medical supply dealer, you can use :
Large Hypos for jello shots
Urinals to serve drinks
Beakers and test tubes for drinks or dips
Sick pans are great for spinach, guacamole, and ranch dips
Bedpans for chili or taco salad
IV bags for serving drinks (especially red ones)
I also saw a SHARPS medical waste container (new and clean of course) used for dispensing plastic table ware and napkins at a Zombie themed party.
I even had a corn chip and chili pie served to me in a baby diaper (Thankfully there was a wax paper insert between chili and said container)
Simply adding rubber snakes or bugs can add a horrific effect to food. Try bones, rats, fingers, or eyes as well. They can all be used for great mood food setters.
REVOLTING RECIPES IN REALITY
Here I hope to add pictures of the recipes in action. I hope my readers who try them will share with me so I can add them to the collection. Here are a few from past parties:
|Shown here: Crone Claws, Crispy Bat Wings, Squished Spider in Apple Cotton Candy Webs|
|Shown here: Ocular Delights and Jack-o-Lantern Face Feast|
|Better view of the Squished Spider Nest and a Skull Mug of Swamp Juice|
|Two mugs of Swamp Juice and a Goblet of Vampire Kiss.|
I hope that my private collection of Beastly Buffet Items will help you in your coming parties. At the very least I hope I have inspired you to create some ghoulish goods of your own. If you enjoyed reading this, please follow my blog through the links on the hope page. You comments and ratings are appreciated! I would love to hear feedback from my readers that try any of these recipes for yourself. Also let me know about any concoctions you come up with on your own!. I will keep this page updated as new creations come into being so check back often!
May your wicKED creation be cooKED to perfection!
Last updated 8/31/2011