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