Halloween Trick or Treats

After a fun afternoon pumpkin picking what better way to use your pumpkin than to make a pumpkin pie and lots of other Halloween treats to go with it. After all Halloween is well known as the holiday of lots of sweets and treats. By making your own treats you can make everything you love! Halloween is the perfect excuse to eat all the treats that you have been going to the gym for, so enjoy!

Read on for delicious Halloween food inspiration . . .
Pumpkin Pie . . .

This is a well known recipe to make in autumn at Halloween. Although it is a popular recipe it is not very popular within the UK and not made as often as it would be in America. However after our first time making the pie we found out what we was missing. The pie is both sweet and savoury making it perfect for whatever the fancy. Follow our recipe and you can try the pie for yourself:

Ingredients:
  • 1 medium pumpkin (approximately 425g)
  • 1 pastry base (you can make this or buy one)
  • 85g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 eggs
  • 150ml evaporated milk
  • 120ml milk

Method:

Start by carving your pumpkin and scooping out the dangling seeds and slimy pumpkin (you won't need this bit). You will need to scrape the insides of the pumpkin for your pie. Use an electric mixer to make a smooth paste.

In a mixing bowl add your pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add your eggs and beat lightly with a whisk until all the mixture is combined. Gradually stir in the evaporated milk and milk and mix well. Pour the mixture into your pastry base.

Cover your pastry edge with tin foil to stop it from burning. Bake in the oven at 190 degrees for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Once baked place on a wire rack to cool completely before refrigerating within 2 hours until serving.

You can serve either with either cream or ice cream.
Marshmallow honeycomb chocolates . . .  

If you are a chocolate lover then this is the recipe for you. Although other recipes have chocolate this recipe is very rich with chocolate. The recipe is simple to make and yum to eat!

Ingredients:
  • Marshmallows
  • 200g Milk chocolate
  • Honeycomb pieces/popping candy

Method:

Start by placing all of your marshmallows on sticks and your honeycomb pieces or popping candy into a bowl. Then melt all of your chocolate making sure that you mix it to stop any burning.

Once the chocolate is all melted dip in your marshmallows to cover them completely in chocolate. Then dip into your chosen bowl - ours was honeycomb pieces. When completely covered place on a plate and pop in the fridge to set.
Jelly pumpkin brains . . .

This is the easiest recipe of them all. However it may be the most effective and Halloweeny of them all!

Ingredients:
  • Orange jelly
  • Oranges (amount depends on how many you would like to make)
  • Worm sweets

Method:

Start by making your jelly, you can of course follow the method on the packet. Once made make sure you allow to cool and place in the fridge to set once cooled. You will have to wait for the jelly to set before you do anything else.

Once your jelly is set and is ready to eat you can start to present in your oranges . . . cut the top off your orange as if you would a pumpkin and scoop out the orange inside. Place your worms so they re dangling out the sides and fill with jelly. You now have your jelly pumpkin brains.

If you are feeling more creative you can always carve a face into each of your oranges like you would with a pumpkin.
Spider web rice crispy bites . . .

This may be our favourite of all the recipes. It is the most fun to make and you can be as creative as you like with it. Whether you want the bites to be orange like ours or maybe even green. And then when it comes to the topping you can add whichever Halloween treats take your fancy.  

Ingredients:
  • 400g White chocolate
  • 400g Milk chocolate
  • Rice crispies (measure varies depending on required consistency)
  • Orange food colouring
  • Halloween chocolate/treats

Method:

Start by melting your white chocolate in a bowl (remember to save some for decorating at the end), make sure that you keep mixing so that your chocolate doesn't burn. Once melted add your food colouring until you get your desired colour. Then pour in your rice crispies and mix well to ensure that your mixture all sticks together but is not too dry. Once perfect spoon into your dish to set.

Then start again by melting the milk chocolate, pour in your rice crispies until you have a mixture which sticks together but is not too dry. Spoon this mixture on top of the other mixture in your dish. If you have done this fast enough then it will set to the first mixture and you have one set rice crispy block.

Now comes the fun bit... the decorating. For this you can melt some white chocolate and decorate spider webs are any other pattern to the top. Before the chocolate is set you can also add Halloween chocolate, we went for gooey eggs.
We hope you have fun making lots of tasty Halloween treats!

Love Chloe and Megan

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