Bone Appetit: Halloween Recipes

Samantha Sperry, Editor-in-Chief

As children, the meals we ate on Halloween were all made up of candy. However, with age comes not only common sense but also less tolerance for an inhumane amount of sugar and responsibility.
Put down the value bag of candy that was meant to be for the trick-or-treaters. Empty it into a bowl and leave it for the children who will soon be relentlessly pressing the doorbell.
Get a glass of water to stay hydrated after realizing several pieces of candy have already been inhaled and pick up a recipe book.
There are plenty of other snacks and meals that can help to make Halloween a delicious and spooky holiday.
Ranging from cute spider cookies to spookier, more advanced Halloween designs, these recipes will help to get anyone in the Halloween spirit. Mothers everywhere will enjoy putting spooky snacks in their children’s lunch boxes with a little note saying something along the lines of “boo, hope the day is going great”.
For those who enjoy spending Halloween night with a group of friends, many of these recipes are easy to make and can be quickly whipped up for plenty to enjoy.
For those who refuse to let Halloween pass without enjoying a decent serving of sugar, there are plenty of spooky desserts to fulfill the desire for candy.
To make these recipes extra spooky, eat as many of them as possible in one day and experience the fear of health issues.
The scariest part of eating real food on Halloween is the realization that adulthood is right around the corner and responsibilities are waiting to take over our lives.
Plus, the candy that survives being digested can be handed out to the children who will soon grow up and make the same mistakes the rest of us did.

-Juice of any kind
-Gummy eyeballs
-Gummy worms
Step one: Put gummy eyeballs into the bottom of a glass.
Step two: Fill glass with juice.
Step three: Put gummy worms on the rim of the glass.

-Chocolate chips
-Glass jar or cup
-Vanilla ice cream
-Whipped cream
Step one: Melt some chocolate chips until it is a liquid consistency.
Step two: Use a toothpick to draw a face on the inside of the glass and let sit overnight in a cool place.
Step three: Mix vanilla ice cream and milk until it is the preferred thickness.
Step four: Put the milkshake in the glass and top with whipped cream.

-8 oz. Cup
-Grape juice
-Lemon-lime soda
Step one: Fill the cup about 1/8 full of lemonade.
Step two: Add 1/8 cup of grape juice
Step three: Fill the rest with lemon-lime soda.
Step four: Add one teaspoon of JELL-O and watch the drink bubble.

-3 cans of refrigerated crescent rolls
-2 packages of hot dogs sliced vertically
Step one: Preheat oven to 375 degrees (Fahrenheit).
Step two: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step three: Flatten out the crescent dough into a square about ¼ inch thick.
Step four: Trace a hand shape into the dough twice.
Step five: Roll up and flatten the excess dough to create more hand shapes.
Step six: Repeat until all of the excess dough has been used.
Step seven: Lay the hand shapes onto the baking sheet and place the hot-dog halves on the finger shapes.
Step eight: Lay the second hand shape on top of the first one and pinch the sides around the shape to enclose the hot-dogs.
Step nine: Bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Step ten: Let cool.
Step eleven: Decorate the wrists with ketchup until desired look is achieved.

-Preferred type of bread
-Preferred type of cheese
Step one: Toast the bread with a piece of cheese on top of it in a pan coated in butter.
Step two: Stack the toast and cut the sandwich into a tombstone shape.
Step three: Add bread crumbs around the edge of the plate to represent dirt.

-2 cups of granulated sugar
-3/4 cups of water
-1/2 cup of liquid glucose/light corn syrup
-Black gel food coloring
-6 Granny Smith apples
-Bamboo skewers
Step one: Lightly grease a piece of baking paper and place onto a baking sheet.
Step two: Insert skewers into each of the apples.
Step three: Combine sugar, water, liquid glucose, and food coloring into a pan over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved, and everything is smooth.
Step three: Once the sugar dissolves, turn the heat up and let the caramel boil until it reaches 310 degrees (Fahrenheit).
Step four: Dip the apples into the caramel and let sit on the baking sheet for approximately two hours before serving.

-White chocolate
-Milk or dark chocolate
-Mini chocolate chips
Step one: Melt white chocolate and milk or dark chocolate in separate bowls.
Step two: Rinse strawberries.
Step three: Dip strawberries into the white chocolate and let harden.
Step four: Using a toothpick, put two dots of melted milk or dark chocolate where the eyes will be.
Step five: Place mini chocolate chips over the dots.
Step six: Draw mouths on the strawberries using a toothpick.