Halloween: Easy-to-follow recipes for some deliciously spooky snacks

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Besides cool costumes and tricks, Halloween also means tasty treats.

Siobhan Boyle dropped into The Morning Show to demonstrate some spooky snacks that are delicious and also a little bit healthy.

Siobhan is the CEO of The Good Foundation, a branch of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food which promotes food education for young people, teaching them about good health and nutrition.

Watch The Morning Show on Channel 7 and stream it for free on 7plus >>

Rocky Road Kill

Ingredients

  • 400g dark chocolate
  • 250g butter
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 100g dried cranberries
  • 100g walnuts
  • 25g shredded coconut
  • Handful of marshmallows
  • 150g digestives, crumbled
  • 150g meringues, crumbled

Method

Melt the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in a heatproof bowl over simmering water and stir until smooth. Add in the cranberries, walnuts, coconut, meringues, and biscuits. Spoon into lightly greased and lined baking dish and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.

Apple Monsters

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Apples
  • Peanut butter
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Edible eyes

Method

  1. Hull and finely slice the strawberries. Quarter and core the apples. Cut into the skin of the apple to make a mouth.
  2. Use a skewer to spread the peanut butter into the incision, then add a slice of strawberry to make a ghoulish tongue.
  3. For some scary-looking teeth, push sunflower seeds into the peanut butter around the strawberry.
  4. Attach the edible eyes on top and gobble up!

Spider Pizzas

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 3 wholemeal tortilla wraps
  • 6 tablespoons passata
  • 50g cheddar cheese
  • 18 black pitted olives

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Use a cookie cutter to cut 12 small rounds from the wholemeal tortillas and lay them on a baking tray.
  2. Spread the passata over each round and grate over the cheddar.
  3. To make the spiders’ bodies, cut 12 of the olives in half lengthways and place two halves on top of the pizzas side-by-side.
  4. To make the spiders’ legs, cut the remaining olives in half lengthways then finely slice and arrange four slices on each side so they look like legs.
  5. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbling.

Strawberry Ghosts

Ingredients

  • 200g white chocolate
  • 10 strawberries
  • Small fondant eyes

Method

Melt the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Holding the strawberries by the green stem, dip in the white chocolate and place on a baking tray, lined with non-stick baking paper. Stick on the eyes and leave to set in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

Mandarin Pumpkins

Ingredients

· 10 mandarins, peeled, pith removed

· 2 stalks celery

Method

Cut celery into small pieces and stick a piece of celery into the middle of each peeled mandarin.

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