Halloween recipes

Veggie skeleton with brain dip

Printable version of Veggie skeleton with brain dip

Serves about 18 people – costs about $12 or about 70 cents per serve.

These prices are a guide and may be higher or lower depending on where you are located and where you shop for food

Ingredients:

Dip, for the ‘brain’. We used the Family Food Patch beetroot dip, which you can find here

Veggies of your choice, such as:

  • 1 medium broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 2 carrots, cut into sticks
  • 1 cucumber, cut into sticks or rounds
  • Small red capsicum, cut into strips
  • Small green capsicum, cut into strips
  • 4 mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 10 individual corn kernels (tinned)

Utensils needed: 

  • Small bowl for dip
  • Serving platter
  • Tongs for serving
  • Knife for chopping vegetables

Method:
1.Make the beetroot dip and put it into a round bowl. This is the brain of the skeleton.
2.Use your imagination – make your skeleton as unique as you can



Monster pizza muffins

Printable version of Monster pizza muffins

Makes 12 monster muffins, costs about $10  or about 80 cents per serve.

These prices are a guide and may be higher or lower depending on where you are located and where you shop for food

Ingredients:

  • 6 wholemeal English muffins, cut in half
  • 70 grams tomato paste
  • 200 grams reduced-fat cheese

A selection of veggies, such as:

  • Olives, sliced up to make ‘eyes’
  • Carrot cut into rounds
  • Small broccoli florets
  • Corn kernels
  • Cherry tomatoes, cut in half for spider bodies
  • Mushrooms, sliced thinly for spider legs
  • Red onion cut into small pieces
  • Capsicum cut into strips and/or triangles

Utensils needed:

  • Baking tray lined with baking paper
  • Knife for cutting vegetables
  • Spoon
  • Grater
  • Plate to put vegetables on

Method:

1.Pre heat oven to 100 degrees
2.Using a spoon, spread one side of the English muffins with tomato paste
3.Grate cheese using the largest holes on the grater
4.Assemble the veggies on a platter
5.Encourage children to make the scariest monster face they can think of, using lots of veggies!
6.Add cheese, if you’d like to
7.Put pizzas in the oven until the muffins are toasted



Boo-nanas

Printable version of Boo-nanas

Makes 8 boo nanas – costs about $5 or about 75 cents per serve.

These prices are a guide and may be higher or lower depending on where you are located and where you shop for food.

Ingredients:

  • 4 firm bananas
  • 125 grams reduced-fat Greek yoghurt
  • 16 seeds or nuts for the eyes (depending on your service/school’s policy)
  • 100 grams desiccated coconut, for rolling

Utensils needed:

  • Wooden sticks
  • Baking tray (make sure it will fit in your freezer space)
  • Baking paper
  • Knife for cutting bananas
  • Mug for yoghurt

Method:

1.Line a tray with baking paper
2.Cut each banana in half
3.Carefully put a wooden stick into the bottom of each piece of banana and place on the baking paper.
4.Put some yoghurt into a mug, enough so that when you dip the banana in it can be completely covered.
5.Scatter desiccated coconut onto a plate.
6.Dip the bananas one at a time into the yoghurt and then roll in coconut. Return to the baking paper.
7.Gently press seeds in for ‘eyes’ – you might like to use a little bit of extra yoghurt to help them stick.
8.Put the boo-nanas into the freezer until you’re ready to serve them. Before serving, make sure they’re a safe texture (soft enough to bite through).


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