Cool but Gross Halloween Recipes

These are just fun

Brains on the Half Skull

2 med Potatoes

8 oz Thin Spaghetti

14 oz Spaghetti sauce

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash the potatoes and cut them in half crosswise. Place the potatoes cut side up on a baking pan and bake for 40 minutes. While the potatoes bake, prepare the spaghetti in a medium sized pot according to the directions on the package. Then carefully drain the cooked spaghetti in a colander over the sink. A few minutes before the potatoes are ready, begin to heat the sauce (blood) in a small pot. Remove the potatoes from the oven, and scoop out

the insides of the potatoes. You won’t need the insides for this recipe, the empty shells will serve as the skulls. When the sauce begins to boil, remove it from the heat and combine it with the cooked spaghetti to make brains. Put a scoop of bloody brains in each skull.

Cat Litter Casserole

1 c Bisquick

1 c Shredded Cheddar cheese

1 lb Ground beef, turkey or pork



2 c Long grain rice

3 3/4 c Water

2 ts Salt

2 tb Butter or margarine


lg Mixing bowl

Rectangular baking pan

Deep saucepan with lid


Paper towels

lg Spoon

Stainless steel pooper scooper

To make dumps: With an adult’s help, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Using clean hands, mix together the dump ingredients in a large bowl. Mold pieces of this mixture into various size/shape dumps.

Place so they don’t touch each other in an ungreased baking pan. Use two if they don’t all fit. With an adult’s help, bake the dumps for about 20 minutes or until they are all brown, firm and slightly crusty. While the meat cooks, put all four litter ingredients into a large saucepan. Then, with an adult’s help, heat on high until the water comes to a boil. Stir, turn heat to low and cover the pan. Simmer without lifting the cover for fourteen minutes. With an adult’s help, remove the saucepan from the stove and carefully (to avoid having your face

melted away by the steam), lift off the cover. Break apart, or “fluff” the rice with a fork and set pan aside. When dumps are done, carefully transfer them onto paper towels to drain. Spoon the rice and dumps into the now empty baking pan, leaving some dumps partially uncovered, the way Kitty does when he/she is in a hurry. Serves 8-10 litterbox lovers. Use pooper scooper to serve

Boogers On A Stick

1 jar cheeze whiz – 8 oz.

green food coloring

25 pretzel sticks

waxed paper

1 long handled spoon


Melt the cheeze whiz in the microwave or on top of the stove, according to directions on the jar. Allow the cheese to cool slightly in the jar. Using a long handled spoon, carefully stir about three drops of green food coloring into the warm cheese, using just enough to turn the cheese a delicate snot green. To form boogers: Dip and twist the tip of each pretzel stick into the cheese, lift out, wait twenty seconds, then dip again. When cheese lumps reach an appealingly boogerish size, set pretzels, booger down, onto a sheet of waxed paper. Allow finished boogers on a stick to cool at room temperature for ten minutes or until cheese is firm. Gently pull boogers off waxed paper and arrange on a serving platter. Serves 5 to 6 booger buddies.

Dead Ringer Cookies

The following is an urban legend but who knows there maybe some truth to it. They did make a coffin with a bell ringing device just in case they woke up. However this makes a nice story to take to a Halloween party.

If you are going to a Halloween party and need a last minute treat, how about making something with a real bit of goulish history behind them. Something that will give a chill when you tell them the history associated with these cookies.

England Buried Folks Alive…………………….

England is old and small and they started running out of places to burypeople. So, they would dig up coffins and would take their bones to a house and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, one out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized
they had been burying people alive.

So they thought they would tie astring on their wrist and lead it through the coffin and up through the round and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the
graveyard all night (the “graveyard shift”) to listen for the bell, thus, someone could be “saved by the bell,” or was considered a “dead ringer.”

The Recipe 

1 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Flavorings and color, such as Licorice extract and black food coloring.

1 Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and flavorings and mix well. Stir flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to batter and mix well.
2 CHILL 3-4 hours or overnight before using.
3 Roll cookies out approximately 1/4 inch thick and insert toothpick into the top of the cookie this is so you can tie a string to it.
4 Bake cookies at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes. This dough keeps well in a covered container in the regrigerator for a couple of weeks.
5 Tie a String through each cookie and make a loop at the other end to put on your finger.Then people can walk around with the cookie and say they just came from the grave, they were buried alive rang the bell and someone opened up the coffin and let you out.
You can also say that you are going to a grave site as they are going to bury someone and you have to tie a bell to the supposed corpse in case he comes alive after being buried.

Chicken Pox Pancakes


Pancake mix


Powdered sugar



Cutting board

Mixing bowl

lg Flat skillet



With an adult’s help, chop the berries into small chunks, allowing one or two per pancake face. Set aside. With an adult’s help, prepare the pancake mix according to package directions. When the pancakes are done, place each serving in a stack on a separate plate. For every two stacks of pancakes, you need to peel one banana. Carefully slice off the two ends and put one on top of each stack for a nose. Then cut two thin slices from each end for eyes. Then cut banana in half for a long curved mouth. Arrange the strawberry chunk chicken pox all around each face. Use clean fingers to drop a pinch of powdered sugar on each pox for a tasty bit of pus. Serves as many little polka dotted people as your heart desires.