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Oct 28, 2009

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So you’ve knitted your toddler a frog suit, transformed your home into a haunted mansion, and rehearsed your shadow puppet performance. Now it’s time to party! This weekend, shock and delight the little monsters in your living room by serving up a tray of delectable gore. has a slew of recipes for Halloween-friendly snacks. Check out the Slimy Jell-O Treats and Fruity Ghoul’s Brew below, or explore the whole slideshow here.


Slimy Jell-O Treats

1. Prepare a package of lime or apple Jell-O as directed and divide among 8-ounce mason jars or clear bowls, filling only halfway; refrigerate them until firm.
2. Prepare another Jell-O flavor, such as cherry, berry-blue, or grape. While Jell-O is cooking, place three gummy worms on top of set gelatin and let another hang over the lip. Pour second flavor over the worms, filling to the top; refrigerate.

Fruity Ghoul’s Brew

1. Put 1 maraschino cherry in each section of an ice-cube tray, then fill with cran-raspberry juice. Add 2 drops red food coloring to each section, and freeze.
2. Mix 2 parts orange juice and 1 part ginger ale in a pitcher, and set aside. To create blood, add red food coloring to some corn syrup.
3. When ready to serve, dip the rim of each glass into the syrup, and allow it to drip down the sides. Fill with punch mixture and add 2 maraschino ice cubes.

Looking for more creepy treats? Explore’s Eerie Edibles!

Thanks to the good folks at for sharing these recipes with us! Check out the site to find Pumpkin Carving Stencils, Last-Minute Costume Ideas, as well as child-friendly inspiration and advice. 



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  • martice

    martice said 11 years ago

    Yumm :) where to start :)

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop said 11 years ago

    lol those look so fun

  • justlikeyouimagined

    justlikeyouimagined said 11 years ago

    Great article, thanks!

  • IttyBittyLiddy

    IttyBittyLiddy said 11 years ago

    Great, I like these recipes. I can't wait to try them!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 11 years ago

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 11 years ago

    Yay for these fantastic ideas. Thanks, Parenting!

  • Ryanplz

    Ryanplz said 11 years ago

    those are awesome!

  • vintagestyling

    vintagestyling said 11 years ago

    Fab ideas!

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 11 years ago

    thanks for sharing - great ideas!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 11 years ago

    Yummmm! These are fun and tasty!

  • SeptemberStars

    SeptemberStars said 11 years ago

    Oh man, I coulda used some of these ideas for my pumpkin carving party last night! Oh well, maybe next year!

  • rctees

    rctees said 11 years ago

    OOOhhh Creepy....but cool (I think I'll have the worms in dirt cupcakes!)

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 11 years ago

    YAYYY!!!! We will be making some of these for sure this year! We just finished up a batch of Bloody popcorn for my boys school just add red food coloring to the butter before adding it to the popcorn and add your desired flavorings and you have a simply spooky treat;)

  • KBShimmer

    KBShimmer said 11 years ago

    Great timing, I was just looking for Halloween treat ideas for my daughter!

  • EdensWake

    EdensWake said 11 years ago

    Such fun ideas!

  • MilkGlassVintage

    MilkGlassVintage said 11 years ago

    Love the creepy carrot fingers! What fun -- who wouldn't love Halloween ghoulery?

  • BabbidgePatch

    BabbidgePatch said 11 years ago

    great fun items and yummy treats! BOO!

  • seababejewelry

    seababejewelry said 11 years ago


  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 11 years ago

    That was awesome!

  • AlyshaCoy

    AlyshaCoy said 11 years ago

    Thank goodness! I'm in charge of the Halloween shin-dig for my residence hall, and I had absolutely no idea what we were going to eat! Thank you!

  • fernfiddlehead

    fernfiddlehead said 11 years ago

    awesome. I'm having the adult version of this party!

  • paisleybaby

    paisleybaby said 11 years ago

    Such fun recipes!

  • pinkpatrice

    pinkpatrice said 11 years ago

    I love how creative these ideas are. So cute!

  • heidiburton

    heidiburton said 11 years ago

    Ah this reminds me of my ma's baking for my Halloween parties as a kid. Spiderweb cake and pond jelly! Great way to scare your parents - drop blue food dye into their rice when they aren't looking ;)

  • VixVintage

    VixVintage said 11 years ago

    Pumpkin Pie Fudge? I think I need some!

  • tealandgold

    tealandgold said 11 years ago


  • pinkytoeclothing

    pinkytoeclothing said 11 years ago

    yahoo! making mine tonight!

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 11 years ago

    I love the pretzel sticks!

  • ornamentsbydeb

    ornamentsbydeb said 11 years ago

    Oh fun! May have to try some of these this weekend! Happy Haunting everyone!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 11 years ago

    some of the food is scaring me, but my tummy is still growling.

  • lealerjcreates

    lealerjcreates said 11 years ago

    love the yummy mummies.

  • loopyboopy

    loopyboopy said 11 years ago

    I'm in the midst of preparing for my nine year olds Birthday Boo Bash..these are great recipes and ideas, thanks so much!!

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 11 years ago

    pumpkin fudge.....mmmm.

  • FrillyButts

    FrillyButts said 11 years ago

    Looks delicious!

  • wunzees

    wunzees said 11 years ago

    love the gummies...i want to have kids just so i can do these projects and not be weird!

  • michon

    michon said 11 years ago

    awesome, these look really fun to make and serve!

  • Lotusgill

    Lotusgill said 11 years ago

    love all of them..!!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 11 years ago

    oooh, i love the black widow spier dish.

  • theenchantedcupboard

    theenchantedcupboard said 11 years ago

    What fun!!!!

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 11 years ago

    haha... such fun ideas!

  • kidgiddy

    kidgiddy said 11 years ago

    love the mummy yummy nutty cookies!!! so cute! I just hearted them! I'm making my daughter's class some pumpkin patch dirt cups with yogurt...and a worm to boot!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 11 years ago

    Fun stuff!

  • apiecebydenise

    apiecebydenise said 11 years ago

    Oh my gosh! too cute!

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions said 11 years ago

    My sons would love those dirt cupcakes!

  • AML125

    AML125 said 11 years ago

    the Pumpkin Pie Fudge looks scrumptious, and I love the fun photos, it totally gets me in the mood for Saturday!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 11 years ago

    I love halloween-decorated treats!

  • whitehaus

    whitehaus said 11 years ago

    ahhh! the witch finger carrot sticks are AMAZING!!

  • 23rdstreetvintage

    23rdstreetvintage said 11 years ago

    Man this puts me in the mood. cant wait for saturday.

  • asundrynotion

    asundrynotion said 11 years ago

    Hmmmmmmm.....yummy mummy nutters. Too much fun!

  • CityChicCountryMouse

    CityChicCountryMouse said 11 years ago

    Fun ideas! I have got to try some of these!

  • CleanConfections

    CleanConfections said 11 years ago

    Those jello treats are adorable!!

  • littlealouette

    littlealouette said 11 years ago

    LOVE it!

  • lushboutique

    lushboutique said 11 years ago

    where can i rsvp to this party? love everything!

  • mtcoffinz

    mtcoffinz said 11 years ago

    These look like so much fun! I think I'll have to make some for my son's Halloween party.

  • congcongdesign

    congcongdesign said 11 years ago

    bloody cake i like. hope halloween party as your party happy happy in china.

  • LilaJo

    LilaJo said 11 years ago


  • clubviv

    clubviv said 11 years ago

    so cute........

  • vintagemaison

    vintagemaison said 11 years ago

    Excellent - how to interest a bored 13 year old...

  • moonthroughfog

    moonthroughfog said 11 years ago

    great ideas. think I`m gonna try Slimy Jell-O

  • thebestvintage

    thebestvintage said 11 years ago

    Really fun ideas!

  • evihan

    evihan said 11 years ago

    heheehee made me smileeeee

  • Tias

    Tias said 11 years ago

    Not into whole Halloween thing as in my country we more ackowledge the All Saints Day on 1st Nov. But, it's still nice to see some cool Haloween decoration...

  • MagicMarkingsArt

    MagicMarkingsArt said 11 years ago

    We'll be tailgating Halloween night - I can't wait to make and share some of these recipes...maybe even a "Bloody Martini" using the dripping blood around the rim ;)

  • munchkinscreations

    munchkinscreations said 11 years ago

    Love halloween and all the little tricker treaters...

  • OriginalsbyLauren

    OriginalsbyLauren said 11 years ago

    LOVE that banner, what fun!!

  • KattyKinns

    KattyKinns said 11 years ago

    I love these, we don't really celebrate Halloween here but I'm considering a party of my own after seeing all these ghoulist treats <3

  • AnniesWearableArt

    AnniesWearableArt said 11 years ago

    Amazing ideas!! thank you thank you!!!

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 11 years ago


  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood said 11 years ago

    adorable witch pretzels!

  • Fairyfolk

    Fairyfolk said 11 years ago

    What FUN!!! Blessings and magic.

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 11 years ago

    PERFECT! Just in time for the kid's school Halloween parties. :) Thank you!!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 11 years ago

    fun tips & treats...thanks 4 sharing

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 11 years ago

    Spooky yummy!

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 11 years ago

    great recipes - not just for kids!!

  • tashascreations

    tashascreations said 11 years ago

    I will make jello for sure now! :D

  • warpedLaurie

    warpedLaurie said 11 years ago

    Boo deletable.

  • yifataharoni

    yifataharoni said 11 years ago

    Omg these are delicious and I loooooooove the new layout!

  • MyMoms

    MyMoms said 11 years ago


  • blueskyclouds

    blueskyclouds said 11 years ago

    So clever!!!!!!

  • thehouseofhearts

    thehouseofhearts said 11 years ago

    Mmmmm.... so yummy! I am going to try the slimy jell-o treats. It combines two of my favorite sweets Jello and Gummy Bears!

  • metalicious

    metalicious said 11 years ago

    Ghoulish enough to eat!!!

  • Furryville

    Furryville said 11 years ago

    :^) :^) :^)

  • MakeABasket

    MakeABasket said 11 years ago

    yum! So cool. I will have to do some of these with my boys. thanks so much for bringing us such great articles, in addition to a wonderful place to sell our stuff!

  • FickleFrog

    FickleFrog said 11 years ago

    I have a party to go to Saturday, what great ideas. Thx

  • whitemagic

    whitemagic said 11 years ago

    What fun!

  • MissMartys

    MissMartys said 11 years ago

    yum! I think the Fruity Ghoul's Brew would make a great cocktail for guests, dont you? Just add a shot of vodka! My SIL makes something really cool. She puts a head of cauliflower in a clear bowl of red food-colored water, and sticks a butcher knife in it. It looks just like a brain soaking in blood. A great centerpiece for your halloween goodies table, not edible though.

  • friendlycreationss

    friendlycreationss said 11 years ago

    thank you so much for adding my worms in dirt cupcakes ! they are so yummy :D. great picks

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 11 years ago

    crazy food!!!!

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 11 years ago

    Sooooo coool!!

  • accessoryalamode

    accessoryalamode said 11 years ago

    With Halloween being a Saturday I invited some of the kids friends over for some treats. But up til now I was not sure what to these ideas are great. And some yummy treats!!! Happy Halloween All! :)

  • Diversif3y3d

    Diversif3y3d said 11 years ago

    I have made a few of these, they turned out Great!

  • VellumCreations

    VellumCreations said 11 years ago

    Great ideas!

  • DolceVitaMia

    DolceVitaMia said 11 years ago

    I am doing back flips looking at the pumpkin fudge. Love all of these ideas!

  • SquidKid

    SquidKid said 11 years ago

    thanks for all these ideas.. they were very helpful!

  • monicaleigh9

    monicaleigh9 said 10 years ago

    These are so awesome. I love what you did with the gummy worm "shot"! I've made brain hemorrhage shots and brain mush dips for Halloween too. Amazing Halloween recipe ideas!

  • imSOYexcited

    imSOYexcited said 10 years ago

    Great ideas & so creative! im SOY excited to make some to share!

  • lkathleen33

    lkathleen33 said 10 years ago

    Wow what a wonderful idea. It is almost the end of September and only a few weeks until Halloween which is crazy! Time is flying by so fast. I was just made class-mom for my daughters kindergarten class so I have been trying to look up cute ideas for the Halloween party. These look so great I cannot wait to make them for the kids. I love Dessert Recipes like this that I know the kids will be so excited about. I work with Better Recipes so I am always reviewing recipes but I love creative ones like this the most!

  • sherryscotties

    sherryscotties said 10 years ago

    Making mine this weekend! Love these ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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