How to make a Halloween platter

Try this spooky Halloween platter. It’s filled with wholesome snacks, perfect for tricking and treating little goblins and ghouls. 

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.

Two guacamole bats with corn chip wings

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.

Three monster apples with carrot teeth

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.

Two eggs that look like pumpkins

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.

Breadstick monsters decorated with sprinkles

5. Mandarin Jack-o-lanterns

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

Mandarins that look like pumpkins on a halloween platter

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.

Breadsticks that look like snakes on a halloween platter

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.

Fruit skewers on a halloween platters

8. Green grape ghouls

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

Grapes on a halloween platter

Give these extras a go when preparing your platter:

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