Bloody Pudding

Bloody pudding is a real treat, and will really get a rise out of your kids if you make up a really good ghost story to go along with it when you serve it!

Prepare one small package of instant vanilla pudding using only 1½ cups of milk.

Place in the refrigerator until set.

Just before serving, fold in 1 cup of nondairy whipped topping.

Spoon the mixture into 6 bowls and spoon a large tablespoon of raspberry or strawberry jam into each bowl.

Stir just slightly to give the pudding the “bloody” streaks.

Wormy Burgers

These Wormy Burgers will really get the kids talking!

Take a hot dog for each guest and cut in half, roll the hot dog a quarter turn and cut again to make a total of 4 pieces.

Now take each hot dog piece and cut in half again to make a total of 8 pieces.

Microwave or broil hot dogs until they are warm and start to curl.

Place some of the “worms” onto a hamburger bun and serve with ketchup.

Grilled Jack O’Lantern Sandwiches

This is a fun recipe for kids to make around Halloween.

Preheat oven 350º.

Butter one side of 2 slices of bread for each sandwich.

Place butter side down on an ungreased baking pan or cookie sheet.

Place a slice of cheese onto the whole slice of the bread.

Using cookie cutters or a sharp knife cut out jack o lantern faces on the other slice of bread.  Place butter side down on the cookie sheet.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cheese starts to melt.  Remove the bread with the cheese from the pan and place on your serving dish.  Place the jack o lantern face onto the cheese half leaving the brown side up.

Serve warm, and your goblins will enjoy!

Toxic Punch

Make up this toxic green punch in a flash for your guests.  In a large heat proof bowl, combine 2 small packages of green jello and 1 cup boiling water. Stir well until all of the gelatin is dissolved.

Next stir in 3 cups of cold water and ½ cup superfine sugar. Stir until all ingredients are well combined.

Just before serving, combine your green jello mix and 1 ½ quarts of carbonated lemon/lime soda into your serving bowl.

Next add in an ice ring of choice and your toxic punch is complete! This will serve approx 10-12 ghouls and goblins.

Wormy Grab Bag

If you are having a party for kids, a great idea for a grab bag is the worm pail.

Find the appropriate number of prizes for the number of kids that will be attending. Seal them well into plastic bags and set aside.

Locate a container large enough to hold the prizes, plus a bunch of cooked spaghetti noodles.

Cook up a bunch of spaghetti noodles according to package directions except let cook an extra 5 minutes or so to get really over done, big and puffy.

Strain off the water and rinse well to remove any remaining starch from the noodles.

Dump the noodles into the container and keep in a cool place until the party.

Clean a bunch of round grapes and place in the refrigerator to get nice and cold.

Just before the guests arrive, place the grapes and the prizes in the noodles and mix well, rinse the noodles with cool water is they start getting sticky.

Cover the container with a piece of black felt that you have cut a slit into. Now when the kids arrive they can poke their hand into the container and feel through the worms and eyeballs to find their prize.

Hot Dog Octopus

Make up some fun octopus hot dogs for your kids next meal.  Take an ordinary hot dog and cut in half lengthwise, stopping about 1 inch from the top of the dog.  Roll the hotdog about half way and cut again the same distance from the top. Cut 2 more times so that you have 8 “legs”.

Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the hot dog according to the package directions.  Make sure that you don’t cook too many at once or the legs will get tangled. As they cook the legs will curl up.

Remove the hot dog from the water and place the uncut portion up right on top of a bed of spinach pasta with the legs overflowing on the pasta.

Using mustard or ketchup squeeze a couple of dots on the uncut portion as eyes.

This is sure to delight young and old alike.

Creepy Spiders

These are some fun treats that your kids can easily make. Take 5 large marshmallows and cut in half.

Cut some thin licorice ropes into 40 4inch long strips. Place the licorice into rows on a piece of waxed paper, with 4 strips per bunch.

Melt 2 cups of chocolate chips and add 1tsp of vegetable oil.

Dip a marshmallow body into the melted chocolate and coat well.

Place the chocolate coated marshmallow on the center of one of the stacks of licorice so that they protrude like legs.

While the chocolate is still soft, add 2 red hot candies for eyes.

Once they are cool and the chocolate has hardened, remove from the waxed paper and place all over your table for your little goblins to devour.

Worm Casserole

Since we are on the Halloween kick now, why not make a worm casserole for everyone!

Simply cook up an 8 oz package of spaghetti and a 6 oz package of egg noodles according to package directions. Strain off the water and place both into a large bowl.

Toss in 2 Tablespoons of butter and 1 ½ Cups of grated cheddar cheese.

Place the combination into a large greased casserole dish and set aside.

Mix 2 slices of whole wheat bread crumbs with 1 Tablespoon of melted butter and a couple of dashes of salt.

Sprinkle the “dirt” over your “worms”.

Broil for 5 minutes until cheese just melts and top just starts to brown.

Serve hot and watch the kids dig in!

Witches Hands

If you really want to have some fun with your kids on Halloween night, make up some witches hands for dinner.

Oil a large cookie sheet well. Preheat the oven to 350. Using 4 chicken breasts, cut the skinny end into 5 fingers, being careful not to cut them off. The uncut portion at the large end will be the palm of the hand)

Dredge each hand in flour making sure that it is covered well.

Beat one egg, and dip each breast into it coating well, then dredge the flour/egg covered chicken into seasoned bread crumbs and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake 25 – 30 minutes until cooked through.

Just before serving, slice some black or green olives in half lengthwise and place on the ends of the finger for the nails.

Green Slime

If you are having tons of fun grossing out your guests, make up some green slime to serve.

Just mix up a batch of green jello and let set in the refrigerator.

Just before serving, using a wire whisk, break up the jello so that it resembles a green slimey mess.

Serve up to your guests while still cold.