Halloween recipes to make with the grandkids

We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve when it comes to treats for Halloween.

These scare ‘em and share ‘em recipes are great for a fun supper or party buffet, and the little monsters can get involved too as you show them how it’s done in the kitchen.

Chicken and Chorizo Pot Pies

Add a delicious twist to a chicken pie by adding chorizo and decorating with bats (or any other Halloween-themed shapes) for a spicy and spooky serving.

You will need:

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 shallots, finely sliced
  • 2 leeks, finely sliced
  • 600g chicken thigh fillets, quartered
  • 100g chorizo, chopped
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 sprig thyme, leaves chopped
  • 200ml cider
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 500g puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten

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Worm Dogs

The kids will love this one – great fun, easy to make together for a scary supper and terrifyingly tasty too.

You will need:

  • 350g frankfurters
  • 8 white finger rolls
  • 1 squeeze tomato ketchup

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Spooky Cake

Turn a simple cake into a gruesome graveyard feature with this scarily simple recipe. Complete with broken tombstones and creepy crawlies, it’s a great addition to any Halloween party table.

You will need:

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 40g cocoa
  • 225g sunflower spread
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tsp milk
  • 300ml double cream
  • 150g milk chocolate, broken into cubes
  • 300g chocolate fingers
  • 25g desiccated coconut
  • 6 shortbread biscuits
  • 1 black writing icing, from the bright writing icing pack

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