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Ghouling GOREmet Treats

TRICK OR TREAT?! Treat your friends and family to the most spectacular and spookiest Halloween party of the year full of mysterious monsters, creepy critters, grimacing ghouls, and of course, delicious Halloween-themed treats! Halloween is not just for the kiddos. With a little bit of creativity and a whole lot of “GOREmet” food, “GROANups” can have fun, too! All you have to do is prepare Creepy Coconut Kiwi Panna Cotta, Blood Clot Biscuits, Bat Wings, and Blood-Splattered Chocolate.

 

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CREEPY COCONUT KIWI PANNA COTTA

When walking through a haunted house, it’s easy to get chills down your back and think eyes are watching you. Have fun with this idea by creating Creepy Coconut Kiwi Panna Cotta. Panna Cotta is a cold Italian custard, often served with fruit sauce or caramel syrup. Use the coconut panna cotta as the base of the eye ball, cut the kiwi to resemble the iris, and last but not least, add a plumped raisin for the pupil. Add the effect of blood with raspberry coulis, which is a thin fruit or vegetable puree.

 


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BLOOD CLOT BISCUITS

What’s Halloween without fake blood? Blood Clot Biscuits are just as sinfully delicious as they are frightening. Want to know the secret to making these bloody treats? It’s simple! Turn traditional dumplings into a crime scene by simmering them in homemade cherry pie filling with red and black food coloring. Once they are ready to be served, splatter the cherry pie filling on the plate to look like blood and stab them with a knife for a final freaky touch to bring the presentation up a notch.

 

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BAT WINGS

When you think of a haunted house, what creepy creature with wings immediately comes to mind? That’s right—a bat. Get creative with your Halloween cuisine by serving Bat Wings! You can easily create the illusion of bat wings by serving chicken wings with a dark marinade made of soy sauce, black bean sauce, chili garlic sauce, tamarind paste, and brown sugar to cut down the saltiness. For an even darker marinade that will emphasize the color of a bat, mix in black food coloring with equal parts of red, green, blue, and yellow. When serving the Bat Wings, elevate their presentation by incorporating fake insects and bugs into the display.

 

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BLOOD-SPLATTERED CHOCOLATE

Avoid a “HORRORble” Halloween disaster by making sure to have candy at your fright night. Simply prepare Blood-Splattered Chocolate for your guests. This isn’t just any ole run of the mill Halloween candy. TRICK your guest into believing the blood is straight from their favorite murder mystery novel by making homemade white chocolate bark drizzled with red icing. This scary sugar suprise is guaranteed to be a hit!!!

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