Friday, 16 September 2016

Gruesome Nibbles



This week's theme for Unit Study Roundup is Halloween.  I thought that it would be nice to put together a collection of recipes that you could use for your party. 

I did a search and found some nice recipes that I would like to try from All Reciples 

Here is a fun take on Devilled Eggs.  It's called Halloween Eye of Newt.


Ingredients
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 pinch celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 drops green food coloring, or as needed
  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
Directions
  1. Place all of the eggs into a large pot so they can rest on the bottom in a single layer. Fill with just enough cold water to cover the eggs. Bring to a boil, then cover, remove from the heat and let stand for about 15 minutes. Rinse under cold water or add some ice to the water and let the eggs cool completely. Peel and slice in half lengthwise.
  1. Remove the yolks from the eggs and place them in a bowl. Mix in the relish, mayonnaise, celery salt, mustard, and food coloring. Spoon this filling into the egg whites and place them on a serving tray. Round the top of the filling using the spoon. Place an olive slice on each yolk to create the center of the eye. Dab a tiny bit of mayonnaise in the center of the olive as a finishing touch.  This will be ready in about 25 minutes!

This looks like a good dip and it looks nice and simple too, provided you can find canned pumpkin:


Easy Pumpkin Dip
Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin

  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions
  1. Beat cream cheese, brown sugar, and canned pumpkin together with an electric mixer on medium speed in a bowl until light and creamy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add maple syrup and cinnamon and beat until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Bloody Fingers


Ingredients

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 2 cups honey

  • 1 (15 ounce) package pretzel rods

  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, or as needed
  • 1/4 cup plum jam, or as needed


Directions
  1. Mix peanut butter, powdered milk, and honey together in a bowl until mixture resembles a soft dough. This will be the 'flesh' of the fingers.
  1. Mold enough dough around each pretzel rod, making sure to cover the ends. The pretzels will be the 'bones' of the fingers.
  1. Use the tip of a teaspoon the make marks on the 'flesh' similar to knuckles.
  1. Push 1 sliced almond onto 1 end of each 'finger' to resemble a finger nail.
  1. Place jam in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in microwave until softened, 20 to 30 seconds. Dip the end opposite the 'finger nail' into the jam for the 'blood'.

Dragon Eggs


Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 tea bags

  • Filling:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup salsa

Directions

  1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain hot water and fill saucepan with cold water; allow eggs to sit until cooled, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain water. Gently tap or roll eggs on the counter so the shell is cracked but still intact.
  1. Return eggs to saucepan and pour in enough water to cover eggs; add soy sauce, molasses, salt, and tea bags. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until eggs have absorbed color, about 30 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and leave eggs in water to cool to room temperature.
  1. Peel eggs and trim bottom of each egg so it will stand upright. Cut each egg lengthwise and scoop yolks into a bowl. Mix mayonnaise, red bell pepper, salt, and pepper into egg yolks until evenly combined.
  1. Spoon yolk mixture back into egg whites; smooth filling to be level with egg white. Put each egg back together.
  1. Pour salsa onto a plate and assemble eggs upright into the salsa.




Here are the other posts in the Roundup:

Spooky Footprint Haunted House Craft from Play Dough & Popsicles

Halloween number game from Adventures of Adam

Halloween Tree | A Fall Nature Craft for Kids from FrogMom

Halloween Movies Not Scary from iGameMom

Monster Learning Activities for Halloween from Books and Giggles

Halloween Board Books from The Jenny Evolution

Halloween Read and Play from My Storytime Corner

Free Tarantula and Spider Do-a-Dot Printables (Montessori-Inspired Instant Downloads) from Living Montessori Now

Halloween Preschool Printables from Living life and learning

Gross and Jiggly Halloween Jello Worms: A STEM Activity for Kids from Schooling a Monkey

Gruesome Nibbles from Tales of Education at Home

Halloween Phonics Worksheet -Color by Letter from Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading

Pumpkin fairy house from The Usual Mayhem

Halloween Chemistry Ideas from Planet Smarty Pants