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Posted by: Shadows 21-Oct-2005, 05:28 PM
Kitty Litter Cake
Great Halloween cake! You'll need a new kitty litter
box, box liner and litter scoop as "props" to get the full
effect with this cake!

Makes 20 servings.

1 (18.25 ounce) package
German chocolate cake mix
1 (18.25 ounce) package white
cake mix
2 (3.5 ounce) packages
instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (12 ounce) package vanilla
sandwich cookies
3 drops green food coloring
1 (12 ounce) package tootsie rolls

1 Prepare cake mixes and bake according to package
directions (any size pan).
2 Prepare pudding according to package directions and
chill until ready to assemble.
3 Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in a food
processor, scraping often. Set aside all but 1/4 cup. To the 1/4
cup add a few drops of green food coloring and mix.
4 When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them
into a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 of the remaining cookie
crumbs, and the chilled pudding. You probably won't need all
of the pudding, you want the cake to be just moist, not soggy.
5 Line kitty litter box with the kitty litter liner. Put
cake mixture into box.
6 Put half of the unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave
safe dish and heat until softened. Shape the ends so that
they are no longer blunt, and curve the tootsie rolls
slightly. Bury tootsie rolls randomly in the cake and sprinkle
with half of the remaining cookie crumbs. Sprinkle a small
amount of the green colored cookie crumbs lightly over the top.
7 Heat 3 or 4 of the tootsie rolls in the microwave until
almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle
lightly with some of the green cookie crumbs. Heat the
remaining tootsie rolls until pliable and shape as before.
Spread all but one randomly over top of cake mixture.
Sprinkle with any remaining cookie crumbs. Hang the remaining
tootsie roll over side of litter box and sprinkle with a few
green cookie crumbs. Serve with the pooper scooper for a
gross Halloween dessert.

Posted by: cynni 21-Oct-2005, 06:19 PM
I have had that cake before. It is really good a delicious cake. thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: Rindy 21-Oct-2005, 06:24 PM
QUOTE (cynni @ 21-Oct-2005, 06:19 PM)
I have had that cake before. It is really good a delicious cake. thumbsup.gif

cynni, are you sure??? unsure.gif

Just kidding Shadows it sounds well um- real- no it sounds really good you have wonderful recipes and this is so cute...I can't wait for a victim..

Thanks Shadow..

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Posted by: Shadows 21-Oct-2005, 06:43 PM
That recipe came from, it is not an original from me!

Posted by: Rindy 21-Oct-2005, 07:22 PM
QUOTE (Shadows @ 21-Oct-2005, 06:43 PM)
That recipe came from, it is not an original from me!

Thats a great site.. I do get the news letter but I haven't had the chance to read it. Thanks for posting that its great..

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Posted by: cynni 21-Oct-2005, 09:52 PM
Yes I have had it. At a cubscout halloween party. One of the parents took it. the only thing is she went to Wally world and bought a kitty litter box,kitty scooper. It really looked kind of user posted image
But it was good.
I get recipes from also. they do have some good ones. thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: Rindy 21-Oct-2005, 10:00 PM
Thanks cynni.. smile.gif Thanks for the picture Shadows.. "I think" laugh.gif

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Posted by: Shadows 22-Oct-2005, 07:21 AM
Another fun one is Spagetti with Eyeballs.

Cook your favorite sauce ( red sauce ) and spagettie noodles as normal, shape meatballs around green stuffed olives leaving the ends of the olives exposed. Pemento stuffed olives are cool but the large garlic stufffed ones give the glazed over look of dead eyes.

Serve on plates with the "eyes" looking at your guests or kids.

My kids used to love this one.

Posted by: Shadows 22-Oct-2005, 08:12 AM
The source of this one is lost, sorry to anyone who it belongs to. Not so much a gross out recipe but the food coloring makes it special:

Hot Bacon Cheddar Spread

This is another one of my "staple" appetizer recipes. With the addition of a little bit of orange food coloring it became a great orange dish for a Halloween buffet. This is a very savory spread that is easy to make and sure to please everyone. It is especially popular with children. You can substitute chopped pepperoni for the bacon if desired.

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon crushed thyme
salt and pepper
orange food coloring
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sliced scallions
8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
1/2 cup crushed ritz crackers

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, spices, and food coloring until well mixed. Add the cheddar cheese and scallions. Place in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle with bacon and crackers. Bake for 15 minutes.

Posted by: Shadows 23-Aug-2007, 09:11 AM
Found this one on , posted by queenkungfu

Banana Dog

A fun take on the hot dog. It would be perfect for a young child's "cooking" lesson.

1 servings 1 dog
5 min 5 min prep

1 hot dog bun (whole wheat would be the healthy choice)
1 tablespoon peanut butter or cream cheese
1 tablespoon strawberry jam (any kind of jam or honey would work)
1 banana, peeled
shredded coconut

spread one side of the hot dog bun with peanut butter (or cream cheese).
Spread other side with jam or honey.
Sprinkle on other ingredients.
Note: you can pack this for lunch if you spread the peanut butter on the bun, leave the banana unpeeled (to be peeled and put in bun by child), and put all the fixins in little sandwich baggies.

Posted by: Shadows 20-Oct-2007, 06:42 AM
We are just days away from Hallowed Eve and no one has posted ....

I thought for sure the imaginations of this group could come up with some gross, scary or otherworldly recipes LOL!

Posted by: sisterknight 22-Oct-2007, 08:35 AM
how can one top your kitty litter cake?? wink.gif

Posted by: stoirmeil 22-Oct-2007, 09:15 AM
QUOTE (sisterknight @ 22-Oct-2007, 09:35 AM)
how can one top your kitty litter cake?? wink.gif

Good point. I've been passing it around among the people I know who do kiddies' literature, and it's making a huge hit.

I love the Mexican Dia de los Muertos candy skulls associated with All Souls' Day. I never knew they were this easy to make, though. Here's a site that gives step by step instructions -- easy enough for kids to make, and you don't need special molds either, you can mold them by hand and have fun poking in the eyeholes:

And here is a really beautiful site that describes the traditions:

Posted by: Robert Phoenix 22-Oct-2007, 04:14 PM
Bleeding heart geletin cake

Posted by: Rindy 31-Oct-2007, 12:19 PM
Those are some great Halloween recipes. It wouldn't be Halloween around here with out some spiced cider. Here's some you make in your crockpot

Serve this hot spiced cider right from the slow cooker.
1 gallon Cider
4 small cinnamon sticks
20 whole cloves

Put all in the slow cooker or crockpot and and turn on high until hot and then turn on low or just put on low and leave it. We serve from the slow cooker or crockpot all day. Lovely drink for winter weather

Posted by: Shadows 11-Oct-2008, 08:45 AM
Roasted Heart

Found this in my files...sounds a little time consuming, but well worth it. Here's what the original poster (?) had to say: "This is probably the recipe that I am most proud of in this collection of 100+ Halloween recipes. It is the piece de resistance. It looks great, tastes heavenly, and can even be gross for the kids. It can be elegant, or it can be kitsch. It works on a lot of levels. The recipe is very simple and quick to make. I have it down to under half an hour from start to finish (we like it so much we make it a lot, except that we use a low fat tomato sauce instead). The glossy slightly moist bright red pepper looks exactly like a heart. The consistancy as you cut into the dish is very realistic as well. The red sauce oozing out is just the frosting on the cake. There really is only one thing to be careful about, and that is making sure that you be very careful when peeling the red pepper to keep it intact. It is essential to the whole effect of the dish that the "heart" looks whole. For a more "bloodlike" sauce, add some red food coloring to deepen the color, maybe with one small drop of black for depth. Enjoy!"

1 hours | 15 min prep


1/3 cup tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tablespoon italian seasoning
6 chicken breast halves
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 roasted red peppers, 6 halves
Mix together the tomato paste, crushed garlic, 1 teaspoons Italian spices, and brown sugar in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook for at least 20 minutes, stirring frequently.
While the tomato sauce is cooking, fill a large pot with enough water to easily cover the chicken breasts by a few inches, but don't add the chicken yet. Add the onion, garlic, 1 tablespoons Italian spices, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
Toss the chicken breasts into the pot, cover, and turn off the heat. Leave on the burner, but let sit for about 20 minutes. Do not peek. Remove the thickest piece of chicken, and check to make sure that it is thoroughly cooked. If not replace to the pot, recover, and let sit for a few minutes more.
When the chicken is cooked, drain thoroughly, and discard the vegetables and spices along with the water.
While the chicken breasts are cooking, melt the butter in a medium saucepan, but don't brown.
Add the flour and whisk to form a roux. Cook until lightly browned, then slowly add the heavy cream. Whisk briskly. Continue to cook the sauce over medium heat until thickened.
Add the tomato paste mixture and mix well. Lower the heat to keep warm while you assemble the dish.
Place a pool of the tomato sauce on an individual serving dish. Top with a chicken breast, and thoroughly cover with more of the tomato sauce. Top with half of a roasted pepper. Serve hot.

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Posted by: Shadows 11-Oct-2008, 08:49 AM
Another from recipezaar:

Halloween Hors D'oeuvres Eyeballs
Get your guests in a Halloween frame of mind with these ghoulish nibbles, guaranteed to create a spooky atmosphere!

30 min | 30 min prep


6 ounces cream cheese
24 green olives, pimento-stuffed
12 radishes
6 eggs, hard-boiled
red food coloring, for decorating
Peel the hard-boiled eggs and slice each egg in half. Scoop out the yolks and fill the egg cavities with the cream cheese.
Press a stuffed olive, pimento side upwards, into the centre of each cream cheese-filled cavity.
Dip the tip of a toothpick in red food colouring and trace lines like broken blood vessels on the cream cheese.
Peel the radishes leaving thin steaks of red skin on each radish to represent broken blood vessels.
Using the tip of a vegetable peeler or a small, sharp knife carefully scoop out an olive-sized hole in each radish.
Stuff each radish with a stuffed olive, pimento side facing out.
Arrange the egg eyeballs and radish eyeballs in pairs on 6 serving plates and serve.

Posted by: gaberlunzie 11-Oct-2008, 03:09 PM
Halloween is celebrated more and more often over here, too. For your Halloween party you might make these


2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 1/4 c all purpose flour
1 1/2 pck. baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/4 c margarine or butter
1 c sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 pck. vanilla powder or vanilla sugar
1 pck. red candies for decoration

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
In a saucepan melt chocolate over low heat. Let cool. In a small
bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, beat
margarine/butter on low speed until creamy. Stir in egg, vanilla and
chocolate. Add flour mixture and mix well, forming a stiff dough.

To make a spider, shape a 2-inch flat oval for the body. Make the
spiders head by flattening a circle about 1/2 inch wide. Shape dough
for eight legs, each about 2 inches long and less than 1/4 inch
wide. Attach the head and legs to the body. Use 2 red candies for
the eyes.

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 5 to 8 minutes. Let spiders cool on
baking sheet to avoid breaking when removing. Makes about 20 spiders.

Posted by: gaberlunzie 11-Oct-2008, 03:26 PM

This is a nice decoration and it looks great - and is edible!


cream cheese
black olives

Slice carrots into 1-inch-thick chunks, top each with a blob of cream cheese and one half of a pitted black olive, and serve.

Posted by: Leelee 11-Oct-2008, 09:22 PM
I made this one for last year's Halloween Office Potluck:

Eyeball Cupcakes

1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Cooked Pudding and Pie Filling
1 pkg. (250 g) PHILADELPHIA Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups icing sugar, sifted
24 ring-shaped chewy fruit snacks
24 miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces Red decorating gel

PREPARE cake batter as directed on package; blend in dry pudding mix. Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool completely.

BEAT cream cheese, butter and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition. Spread evenly onto cupcakes.

PLACE 1 fruit snack on top of each cupcake. Add 1 candy-coated chocolate piece to centre of each to resemble an eyeball. Draw squiggly lines with decorating gel around the eyes to resemble veins.

Posted by: Leelee 11-Oct-2008, 09:26 PM
Brain Cell Salad

1 (6-ounce) package blueberry gelatin dessert mix
1 (16-ounce) container small-curd cottage cheese
1 (16 1/2-ounce) can blueberries in syrup (or 3/4 cup frozen blueberries, thawed)
blue food coloring

Prepare gelatin according to the directions on the package. Chill for four to five hours, or until firm.

Scoop cottage cheese into bowl. Drain and set aside the syrup from the blueberries. Add the berries to the cottage cheese and mix well. Add three drops food coloring to turn the cottage cheese a nice qrayish color when blended.

To serve salad, place a few spoonfuls of firm gelatin (congealed brain fluids) onto individual plates. Top with a scoop of cottage cheese (brain tissue) mixture and serve.


Posted by: stoirmeil 12-Oct-2008, 12:28 PM
QUOTE (Leelee @ 11-Oct-2008, 10:26 PM)
Brain Cell Salad

1 (6-ounce) package blueberry gelatin dessert mix
1 (16-ounce) container small-curd cottage cheese
1 (16 1/2-ounce) can blueberries in syrup (or 3/4 cup frozen blueberries, thawed)
blue food coloring

Prepare gelatin according to the directions on the package. Chill for four to five hours, or until firm.

Scoop cottage cheese into bowl. Drain and set aside the syrup from the blueberries. Add the berries to the cottage cheese and mix well. Add three drops food coloring to turn the cottage cheese a nice qrayish color when blended.

To serve salad, place a few spoonfuls of firm gelatin (congealed brain fluids) onto individual plates. Top with a scoop of cottage cheese (brain tissue) mixture and serve.


That's just delightfully gross. lol.gif
If you could find an old mannikin's head or wig head and saw the top off, then put a nicely chilled serving bowl in the top of the head and serve it that way?

Posted by: Leelee 12-Oct-2008, 12:56 PM
If you could find an old mannikin's head or wig head and saw the top off, then put a nicely chilled serving bowl in the top of the head and serve it that way?

That would be absolutely, chillingly disgusting tongue.gif Awesome suggestion wink.gif thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: Harlot 12-Oct-2008, 03:14 PM
This is not really gross.

Mini-Pizza Jack-O'-Lanterns
6 English muffins,split
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup light mayonaise
2 green onions,minced (whits and green parts)
1 (15-ounce)can piited ripe black olives,drained

1. Preheat broiler. Arrange muffin halfs,cut side up,in single layer on large baking sheet.

2. Combine Cheddar cheese,mayonnaise and onions in a medium bowl,mix well. Spread equal amounts on each muffin half.

3. Broil 4 inches from heat source for 2 minutes,or until bubbly. Remove from oven.

4. Cut olives into shapes for eyes, noses and mouths,and arrange on each muffin half.

Recipe from my daughter Gretchen Cropsey

Posted by: Leelee 22-Oct-2008, 06:11 PM
Spider Web Brownies

4 Squares Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate
3/4 Cup (1-1/2 Sticks) Butter or Margarine
2 Cups Sugar
3 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Coarsely Chopped Pecans (optional)
1 Jar (7 oz.) Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
1 Square Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted

Line 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan to form handles. Grease foil.

Microwave unsweetened chocolate and butter in large microwavable bowl on high 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add sugar; mix well. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and nuts; mix well. Spread into prepared pan.

Baked at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. (Do not overbake.) Immediately drop marshmallow creme by spoonfuls over hot brownies; spread evenly over top of brownies. Cool in pan. Lift out of pan onto cutting board using foil handles. Remove foil. Place on serving tray. Drizzle melted chocolate over marshmallow creme to create a spider web design. Cut into 32 brownies just before serving.

Posted by: Leelee 22-Oct-2008, 06:22 PM
Creepy Hands

2-1/2 Cups Boiling Water
4 Pkgs. (4-Serving Size Each) Jell-o Gelatin, any flavor

Stir boiling water into dry gelatin mix in medium bowl at least 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Refrigerate 10 minutes to cool.

Meanwhile, soak two clean disposable gloves in warm water; rinse well. Squeeze gloves dry. Spray insides of gloves with cooking spray. Gloves will be very difficult to remove later if they are not sprayed. Slowly pour gelatin into each glove; tightly tie top of each glove closed with twist-tie or rubber band. Place on baking sheet. Refrigerate 4 hours or until gelatin is set.

Cut gloves away from gelatin "hands" with scissors. Add to large punch bowl of chilled prepared Kool-aid Drink Mix, Country Time Lemonade Drink Mix or clear carbonated beverage. Or, place hands on plate and use as a decoration for your Halloween table.

Posted by: Shadows 29-Oct-2008, 05:14 PM
I snagged this from

Halloween Worms Recipe #3092
Notes: Use a cleaned 1-quart milk or orange juice carton to hold straws
by Linda Johansen
20 min | 15 min prep

100 worms

1 (6 ounce) package raspberry gelatin powder or grape flavor gelatin
3 (1/4 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
3 cups boiling water
100 flexible plastic straws
1 tall slender 4 cup container (same height as extended straws)
3/4 cup whipping cream
12-15 drops green food coloring
In a bowl, combine gelatins.
Add boiling water; stir until gelatins completely dissolve. Chill until lukewarm, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length; place in tall container.
Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture. Pour into container, filling straws.
Chill until gelatin is firm, at least 8 hours, or cover and chill up to 2 days.
Pull straws from container (if using a carton, tear carton away from straws). Pull straws apart; run hot tap water for about 2 seconds over 3 to 4 straws at a time. Starting at the empty ends, push worms from straws with rolling pin, or use your fingers; lay worms on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
Worms will hold at room temperature up to 2 hours.

2008 Recipezaar. All Rights Reserved.

Posted by: Shadows 12-Oct-2010, 02:29 PM
Bumping this back to the top due to the pending holiday....

Posted by: Shadows 22-Oct-2011, 08:46 AM
Anyone have a tricky treat not already posted here to share?

Posted by: Vixie 22-Oct-2011, 09:02 AM
Saw this one and thought it was cute. You wouldn't have to follow the recipe, any old cheese pizza would work:

Posted by: Shadows 15-Sep-2012, 11:01 AM
Hallowed Eve will be here soon!
What scary foods will you be making?

Posted by: Shadows 19-Sep-2012, 01:10 PM
Terrible Tapas: Severed Fingers Halloween Recipe
This fun but disgusting Halloween food looks totally realistic, tastes great, and cooks up in about 5 minutes. It amazes me that something this easy can make such a gross Halloween food! Really fun.
You can also try a small piece of onion for the nail, if you like, but I think the yellow bell pepper gives the best impression of thick, gross-looking yellow nails. Recipe below is for one serving-- just multiply to make as many as you need.

3 cocktail sausages
3 triangles of yellow bell pepper
Ketchup or BBQ sauce, as needed

1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
2. To make each serving of three fingers, create 3 shallow horizontal slices about halfway up each cocktail sausage for "knuckles."
3. Boil sausages until cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Let cool slightly.
4. With a sharp knife, cut a small flat space at the tip of the sausage for a "nail." Using a bit of ketchup, mayonnaise, or bbq sauce, press a nail into each finger.
5. Fill a cup (in the photo it's a plastic muffin cup, but you can use a ramekin, a little clear glass, or whatever) with a couple tablespoons of ketchup, bbq sauce (these recipes are great!), or any other red-colored sauce. Place assembled fingers in the cup, burying the ends slightly in the sauce. Serve hot.
Tip: Heating the sauce helps keep this digusting Halloween food from cooling down too fast.

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Posted by: Shadows 22-Oct-2013, 12:42 PM
It is that time of the year again, what do you have to offer?

Posted by: Shadows 01-Nov-2013, 10:12 AM
Did anyone make scary foods this year?
If so share them please!

Posted by: Shadows 29-Sep-2014, 12:00 PM
Well Hallows Eve is upon us again, has anyone seen or made gross looking or scary tricks or treats?

Posted by: Shadows 07-Sep-2015, 10:28 AM
Halloween is just around the corner and it is not to early to start planning! What spooky foods are on the horizon for your trick or treaters?

Posted by: togo 19-Sep-2015, 07:22 PM
Shadows, after researching this, I think I'm going to try these to give to my kids. They look fun!

Raspberry Jello Worms on a Bed of Chocolate Doughnut Crumbs

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Hot Dog Mummies

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Posted by: Shadows 15-Oct-2016, 07:40 AM
Those look good! Do you have the recipes>
Anyone else have prank food for Halloween?

Posted by: Shadows 07-Oct-2017, 11:38 AM
Well there are some good scary treats here does anyone have some more?

Posted by: Shadows 30-Sep-2018, 11:47 AM
BOO! I bet I scared you!
What food tricks do you have this year?

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