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Halloween

Trick or treat?

Planning Halloween celebrations? Keep everyone happy with our ideas for clever sweets and better-for-you bites.

Learn: how to carve Halloween pumpkins

Download our jack-o-lantern stencils

Learn: how to decorate Halloween pumpkins

Learn: how to make Halloween apple mummies

Try this spooky Halloween platter

1. BATS IN GUACAMOLE

Place the avocado and lime juice in a bowl and mash until smooth. Spoon into a serving bowl. Decorate with corn chips.

2. MONSTER APPLES

Use a small sharp knife to cut a wedge out of each apple to make a mouth. Spread the cut-side of each apple with peanut butter. Add carrot triangles to make teeth. Use a 5mm round cutter to cut discs from a cheese slice. Use a little chocolate writing icing to attach 1 cheese disc and 1 icing eye to each apple.

3. BOILED EGG PUMPKIN

Cut boiled eggs in half. Use a small metal spoon to scoop out the yolks. Place yolks in a small bowl with mayonnaise. Mash until smooth. Spoon the mayonnaise mixture onto the egg halves. Top with celery slices to make pumpkin stems.

4. BREADSTICK MONSTERS

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Tint the melted white chocolate with a little pink food colouring in a small bowl. Dip bread sticks in the chocolate. Sprinkle with 100’s & 1000’s. Set aside to set. Use a little chocolate writing icing to attach icing eyes and lips to each bread stick.

5. MANDARIN JACK-O-LANTERNS

Peel the mandarins. Place a piece of celery on the top of each mandarin to make pumpkin stems.

6. PASTRY SNAKES

Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut a pastry sheet into 2cm-thick strips. Place strips on the lined tray. Gently twist each strip. Lightly brush with whisked egg. Bake for 20 mins or until golden. Set aside to cool. Use a little chocolate writing icing to attach icing eyes and sour strap pieces to make tongues.

7. FRUIT SKEWERS

Thread marshmallows, strawberries, kiwifruit and blueberries onto bamboo skewers. Use a little chocolate writing icing to attach icing eyes to each skewer.

8. GREEN GRAPE GHOULS

Use a little chocolate writing icing to attach 1 icing eye to green grapes.

Extras to serve

  • Red pickled onions, drained
  • Green pickled onions, drained
  • String cheese sticks, shaped into brooms
  • Arnott’s Jatz Minis
Spooky Halloween Platter

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