For 2 people with art backgrounds Halloween is right up our alley. It’s one of our favorite holidays because there are so many creative opportunities. We throw a Halloween party every year. If our appetizers and desserts look too disgusting to eat, then we’ve achieved our goal.

Zombie_CheeseBoard

Zombie Head Cheeseboar

Slime up your Goat cheese by covering it with fig jam. Throw in a zombie head from Walgreens, a giant gummy maggot from The Dollar Store, a few chocolate mice and your cheese board is ready to serve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ChocolateMice

Chocolate Mice

These chocolate mice won’t scare your guests away. Dip maraschino cherries into melted milk chocolate and adhere it, stem up, to a Hershey Kiss. Use almond slices for ears and melted white and pink chocolate for eyes and nose

 

 

 

 

 

Zombie brains sitting in blood is very appetizing, don’t you think? This was a little tricky because I had to pull out the center of the cauliflower WITHOUT it breaking apart. Not an easy task and of course, it fell apart. So I used wooden skewers to put it back together. Put saran wrap in the center of the cauliflower and dumped guacamole on it and let it ooze over the sides. Sit the whole thing in a plate of salsa and smear some on the sides for that fresh out of the skull look.

Zombie_Guacamole

Zombie Brain Guacamole with Salsa

Once everyone got the nerve to try my bowl of roaches, it was a fan favorite. I found this recipe on the internet and it was very easy to make. All you need is pitted dates, walnuts, cream cheese and celery.  Grind up the walnuts, mix with cream cheese and squeeze the mixture into the dates with a piping bag. A few very thin strips of celery make great antennas and there you have it, your very own bowl of roaches. Decorate around the bowl with fake roaches and no one will want to eat it.

StuffedFig_Roaches

Stuffed Roaches

I love making Oreo truffles. Especially for Halloween. Grind 1 box of Oreos and mix it with 8 oz of cream cheese. Roll into balls, put lollipop sticks in and refrigerate. Once solid, dip into melted chocolate. For gluten free options, substituted the oreos with 16oz gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies (I use 2 packages of K-Toos). You can get a styrofoam skull head from almost any place that sells Halloween decorations. Anchor the skull with something heavy on the bottom or it will tip over.

OreoTruffle_Skull

Oreo Truffle Skull

 

 

Thanks to Taste of Home for this port wine cheese mummy recipe. A fun and easy recipe to make. The only downfall is it looks so good, no one wants to cut into it first!

Cheese_Mummy

Cheese Mummy

Nothing is more cheesy then monster fingers, eyeballs and ghosts. The fingers are Polly-O string cheese cut in half with lines carved for the knuckles and the nails are pieces of peppers. The monster eyes are made with sliced green olives and the ghosts have tiny pieces of black olives for eyes and peppers for the mouth.

Monster_CheesePlate

Monster Cheese Platter

Whether it’s puking humus or holding dip, a small pumpkin is a great addition to your veggie platter.
PukingPumpkin_Hummus
Pumkin_DipGlowing_PukingPumpkin
Use any recipe for a no bake, crustless cheese cake and you have the perfect recipe for your brain mold. Just add cherry pie filling for a bloody effect that is very tasty.

Cheesecake_Brain

Cheesecake Brain

We have BIG plans for this years “gruesome” buffet. I can’t wait to share them!
Happy Halloween!

Zombie brains sitting in blood is very appetizing, don’t you think? This was a little tricky because I had to pull out the center of the cauliflower WITHOUT it breaking apart. Not an easy task and of course, it fell apart. So I used wooden skewers to put it back together. Put saran wrap in the center of the cauliflower and dumped guacamole on it and let it ooze over the sides. Sit the whole thing in a plate of salsa and smear some on the sides for that fresh out of the skull look.

Zombie_Guacamole

Zombie Brain Guacamole with Salsa

Once everyone got the nerve to try my bowl of roaches, it was a fan favorite. I found this recipe on the internet and it was very easy to make. All you need is pitted dates, walnuts, cream cheese and celery.  Grind up the walnuts, mix with cream cheese and squeeze the mixture into the dates with a piping bag. A few very thin strips of celery make great antennas and there you have it, your very own bowl of roaches. Decorate around the bowl with fake roaches and no one will want to eat it.

StuffedFig_Roaches

Stuffed Roaches

I love making Oreo truffles. Especially for Halloween. Grind 1 box of Oreos and mix it with 8 oz of cream cheese. Roll into balls, put lollipop sticks in and refrigerate. Once solid, dip into melted chocolate. For gluten free options, substituted the oreos with 16oz gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies (I use 2 packages of K-Toos). You can get a styrofoam skull head from almost any place that sells Halloween decorations. Anchor the skull with something heavy on the bottom or it will tip over.

OreoTruffle_Skull

Oreo Truffle Skull

 

 

Thanks to Taste of Home for this port wine cheese mummy recipe. A fun and easy recipe to make. The only downfall is it looks so good, no one wants to cut into it first!

Cheese_Mummy

Cheese Mummy

Nothing is more cheesy then monster fingers, eyeballs and ghosts. The fingers are Polly-O string cheese cut in half with lines carved for the knuckles and the nails are pieces of peppers. The monster eyes are made with sliced green olives and the ghosts have tiny pieces of black olives for eyes and peppers for the mouth.

Monster_CheesePlate

Monster Cheese Platter

Whether it’s puking humus or holding dip, a small pumpkin is a great addition to your veggie platter.
PukingPumpkin_Hummus
Pumkin_DipGlowing_PukingPumpkin
Use any recipe for a no bake, crustless cheese cake and you have the perfect recipe for your brain mold. Just add cherry pie filling for a bloody effect that is very tasty.

Cheesecake_Brain

Cheesecake Brain

We have BIG plans for this years “gruesome” buffet. I can’t wait to share them!
Happy Halloween!