Creepy Cuisine and Potent Potions

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Halloween - Jack O’Lantern

While preparing for some upcoming kids Halloween Cooking Classes, I realized that you might appreciate a few recipes for Creepy Cuisine and Potent Potions that weren’t quite as sugar and fat laden as the majority of recipes you’ll find online.

Vampire Drool

Red Juice, your choice (cranberry, pomegranate, cherry etc)
Bubble Water
1 pkg frozen organic cranberries
1 latex glove
1 cauldron

  1. Pour water into a latex glove. Tie the end, and put it the freezer (be sure to store it flat, so that it retains the shape you want).
  2. When frozen, remove from the freezer and peel off the glove.
  3. Combine juices and bubbly water in a cauldron
  4. Add the frozen “hand” to complete the brew

Worms and Eyeballs

1 small onion, grated
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large egg
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
3 Tbs ketchup
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 lb ground dark turkey meat
3 Tbs olive oil
marinara sauce
1 can black olives, pitted

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, egg, bread crumbs, ketchup, parsley, Parmesan, Pecorino, salt and pepper to a large bowl and blend. Mix in the turkey.
  3. Shape the turkey mixture into 1 1/4-inch-diameter meatballs.
  4. Place on baking sheet.
  5. Use an egg slicer to slice the olives into rings.
  6. Place one olive ring on top of each meatball, pressing lightly. This makes it look more like an eyeball!
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes or until the inside is no longer pink and the juices run clear.


  • Peel paper off the garlic cloves.
  • Crack egg.
  • Squeeze ketchup
  • Grate and measure cheese
  • Pick parsley leaves from the stem and tear into small pieces.
  • With clean hands, combine all of the ingredients and shape into balls
  • Wash hands afterwards
  • Slice black olives and press onto meatballs
  • Wash hands again.

Strawberry Monsters

4″ sucker sticks
Candy Melts (your color choice)
Black decorating gel

  1. Insert lollipop stick into strawberries and place them in the freezer for about 15 minutes, until they are cold.
  2. While the berries are chilling, heat one cup of candy melts, in a double-boiler, stirring constantly until completely melted.
  3. Remove the berries from the freezer and dip them lightly in the melted candy for a thin coating.
  4. To get a Mummy look, swirl them a bit to look like layers of white wrapped around it. Ghosts can be dunked to make a little twisted peak on top. Frankenstein can be dunked and a spoon used to flatten the candy on top.
  5. Set on a baking sheet lined with parchment to cool and harden. You can refrigerate them if you would like to speed this up.
  6. After they harden, you can add faces. Using black decorating gel and a toothpick (as your brush), draw a spooky face.


Use green melts for Frankenstein, Orange for Jack-O-Lanterns & white for ghosts and mummies



Filed under Cooking with Kids, Recipes

4 responses to “Creepy Cuisine and Potent Potions

  1. littlebabyaidan

    Interesting!! Thanks!

  2. Pingback: Trick or Treat? Smell my feet…. « Adventures In Motherhood

  3. Vampire Drool…icky, but I LOVE IT!

  4. After reading this article, I just feel that I really need more information on the topic. Could you share some more resources please?

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