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22 September 2023

3 Super Scary Halloween Recipes to Make at Home

Want to make your Halloween party a scream or just have some fun at home with friends? Well, we’ve been trick or treating for our favourite Halloween recipes to share with you, of course. From sweet and savoury to mocktails, we have you covered for the best Halloween treats to nibble on this year.

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You donut scare me!

Make your sweet treat this Halloween extra spooky with our fantastic spider-web donuts! With not a lot of effort, but an effortless taste, these donuts are the ultimate treat to send your tastebuds tingling.

With a little bit of icing sugar and food colouring, you can transform your sweet treat favourites into the perfect Halloween dessert.


  • Ring donuts
  • 200g icing sugar
  • Black/Green/Purple food colouring gel
  • White/Black writing icing pens


  1. Lay out your donuts on a baking tray (which can be covered with a grease-proof paper). Followed by sifting the icing sugar into 3 bowls – one for the black, purple, and green food colouring. Add water to the icing and mix; then cover the donuts with two of each colour to have a nice mix between the donuts.
  2. Leave in a cool place to set.
  3. With your white/black icing pens, once cooled, pipe on cobwebs and spiders to add to the effect of the spooky spider-web donuts.
  4. Leave to try, take a pic for insta, and enjoy!

Finger Licking Good

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For something to wow the guests with, or just something to enjoy as a late-night snack, why not try out Severed Finger Hotdogs? This gory goodness is one to really make you scream - nostalgic hot dog and onions with a twist.

But make sure you keep your fingers away from the knives as you prep and eat this delish dish.


  • 1 x Tin of hotdogs
  • Large onion
  • Ketchup
  • Brown sauce
  • Brioche hot dog rolls (cut open)


  1. Take the hot dogs out of the tin and tip the brine into a pan. Then, using a sharp knife, cut out a small section from one end of each (see picture for reference) to make a bed for the nail. Then make a few shallow slices around the nail halfway down to add texture.
  2. Cook the hot dogs in a pan with the brine until hot. At the same time slice the onion into small chunks.
  3. In a bowl mix the ketchup and brown sauce and spread this along the inside of the hot dog rolls.
  4. Once the hot dogs are at your desired temperature, drain them off and slice off the non-fingernail ends – to create the finish of a severed finger. Place the cut onion onto the ‘nail’ space and put a sausage in each roll – adding the ketchup to the nailbed so the onion sticks to the finger.
  5. Use any remaining sauce to add more ‘blood’ and voila – your own severed fingers to munch away on.

Ghouls just wanna have fun.

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Double, double, toil and trouble… The perfect drink to accompany a spooky spread this Halloween. This thirst-quenching beverage is sure to add a spooky touch to your party and they’re so easy to make - simply stir, shake, and serve the mocktail of the spooky season.

This show-stopping mocktail is set to charm and frighten your guests. As the cocktail says, Ghouls just wanna have fun, don’t they?


  • 150ml orange juice
  • Red liquid food colouring
  • 2 tbsp grenadine
  • Multi-coloured laces
  • Ice


  1. Mix the orange juice with a few drops of red liquid food colouring. Pour into a glass of your choice filled with ice, to make things extra chilly. Pour grenadine down the side of the glass so it sinks to the base.
  2. Use the laces to decorate the glass and enjoy! Simple and easy.

So, whatever you decide to do with your spooky season this year, these frightening favourites will set your tongue tingling as you settle down to enjoy them with one of our top Halloween movies.

Tag us in any of your ravenous recipes that you make over on our socials and have a happy Halloween!