Creepy Halloween Snacks
My first year out of college, I was working at a small newspaper in northwestern Connecticut where there is a fabulous and freeky haunted house every Halloween. In covering it for the newspaper, I was asked to work the night there to really experience the fun and the horror. Hundreds of people traipsed through as I hid in the shadows and grabbed at their ankles. It was a blast — especially when they screamed bloody murder.
I really love Halloween.
When I was a child, I almost always chose a creepy costume. Before big costume stores with hundreds of variations on every idea popped up, I was dressing as a vampire princess with blood dripping down my whitened chin and doing all sorts of variations on witch costumes. Heck, I still dress up most years.
Unfortunately, I can’t yet indulge my son’s fascination with scary costumes (yay! he likes them too!) since his school expressedly prohibits scary attire. (Seriously? … it’s Halloween!). But, what I can do is whip up some very tasty and freakish snacks.
Creepy Carrot Fingers
2 carrots, peeled
cream cheese or peanut butter
Cut the carrots in half, lengthwise. Then cut each in half. Place a dab of cream cheese on the skinnier end of each carrot (on the rounded side). Press one raisin into the cream cheese on each carrot. Use a knife to cut three shallow slits (knuckles) in the center of each carrot.
Ghostly Cheese Snacks
make one per guest
1 block mozzarella cheese
sliced black olives
Slice the mozzarella cheese into 1/4 inch thick slices. Using a knife, cut the slice into a ghost form. Attach three sliced black olives (two for eyes, one for mouth) to the slice with a dab of cream cheese.