20 Gross Halloween Recipes
It’s that time of year—when all things creepy, crawly, spooky, and grody are what's in. Get in the spirit by showing off your most disturbingly tasty dishes at the next Halloween party. Although they'll have you feeling squeamish at first glance, the following gross Halloween recipes are deceptively delicious.
Severed Hand Pies
This freaky-delicious treat serves up classic flavors with a Halloween twist. Impress your guests with sweet cherry filling in flakey puff pastry... in the shape of a human hand.
Chorizo and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Intestines
Here's a recipe to show your guests just how much you value gut health. This edible intestinal tract is filled with spicy chorizo, potatoes, and caramelized onions. The shape is form by wrapping the chorizo mixture in puff pastry, while the cranberry sauce creates a bloody vein illusion.
Turn this chickpea-based treat into a spooky dip when you pipe it into a cracked plastic skull. The roasted pepper hummus offers a delicious kick of peppery goodness and a garlicky punch that is sure to leave that skull hollow by the end of the night.
Cheddar Witch's Fingers
Talk about finger foods... But in all seriousness, these cheddar "fingers" are perfect for easy, portable snacking. Using cornmeal provides a delightful crunchy texture, while almond slices act as witchy finger nails.
These eye-catching appetizers definitely deserve a spot in your next appetizer spread. Olives stuffed with pimento peppers are placed in the center of a tasty sausage ball, then baked to create a Halloween-ready bite.
These creepy-crawly snacks couldn't be easier to assemble. Olives form the body and rosemary leaves make up the legs for these edible spiders.
Midori Lemon Gin Fizz
Egg whites form a spooky, frothy top, giving the cocktail a mad-scientist makeover. The cocktail gets its green hue from Midori liqueur, a super sweet muskmelon-flavored liqueur. Serve in beakers or test tubes to up the Halloween aura.
The deep crimson red of this “bloody punch” comes from a combination of cranberry juice and red punch. Be sure to proceed with caution, as it’s spiked with brandy, vodka, and vermouth.
Edible Unicorn Slime
Are your kids obsessed with making their own “slime” creations? (Obviously, we can relate.) If so, they’re going to go nuts for this glittery, next-level unicorn version of edible slime. That’s right, it is non-toxic and safe to eat—that said, just because it is edible, doesn’t mean you should eat it (at least, not a lot of it). Considering this edible unicorn slime is largely made up of coconut oil, sugar, and cornstarch, it’s not exactly what we’d recommend as a satisfying, nutritious snack… but we’d definitely recommend it for a fun weekend kitchen project to enjoy with your crafty kiddos. Xanthan gum can be found on the baking aisle in most major supermarkets and has a long shelf life, allowing for plenty of future slime-making potential. Like other slime recipes, you’ll need to keep mixing and kneading until the desired slime texture is reached. If your slime starts to become little dry on the outside and sticky on the inside as it sits, simply give it a give roll in powdered sugar.
Serve this eery lime green-pineapple concoction in a cauldron for a Halloween party-perfect beverage.
This creepy recipe turns sweet blueberries into bobbing eyeballs floating in a Champagne-based punch. Bonus: Beyond adding a spooky touch, the blueberries double as cooling ice cubes.
Mummy Hot Dogs
Mummify your hotdogs by wrapping them in refrigerated bread stick dough and giving them ghostly eyes with mustard. They offer the familiar, kid-friendly flavor of pigs in the blanket, but deliver a more festive feel to this favorite homemade snack.
Simultaneously elevate and Halloween-ify this traditional appetizer with of black and red caviar. This sophisticated addition provides a burst of briny flavor, while creating a hauntingly striking appearance.
Welcome your guests with a bowl packed with edible worms. Hotdogs are cut lengthwise and grilled to create a fresh-out-of-the-dirt look. Add a hand prop for an extra gory take on this dish.
Monster eyeballs aren't quite as scary when they come in the form of cookies. Sugar cookie dough creates the base of the eye ball socket and brown M&Ms act as the pupils in these sweet, spooky treats.
This unsettling sandwich is shockingly delicious, and better yet, completely customizable. Feel free to swap out toppings for your favorites in this party-perfect recipe.
Though these shrunken heads are more for decoration than to actually eat, they are made completely from food products. Lemon juice and salt draw out the moisture in apples, creating the shrunken effect. They're the perfect accent for a gruesome Halloween table setting.
Pork Dumplings with Chile-Sesame Sauce
Freak your friends out with dumplings disguised as brains. The creepy effect is created by steaming shiitake mushroom and pork stuffed dumplings and then tossing them in chili-sesame sauce for reddish hue.
Create the ultimate salty-sweet combo with little pretzel pieces, gummy worms, chocolate-covered candy pieces, and candy corn. Stir in a mixture of dried fruits and banana chips for snack that your kids will love.
Cheesy Snake Cake
This snake-topped cake is the perfect centerpiece for your Halloween dessert table. Using store-bought cake mix keeps this recipe simple and speedy to execute.