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Okay, first the drinks.
Easiest is to mix something yellow with something blue. Orange juice
and Mountain Dew are good for the yellow, Great Bluedini kool-aid is good
for the blue. You'll end up with a radioactive shade of green. If you're
using a punch bowl, try this: Get some of those latex gloves, fill them
with water or juice, freeze. Unmold carefully and float the disembodied
hands in the punch bowl. Dry ice and back lighting is good for effect too.
Here are some drink recipes people have sent me:
1 measure blue curacao
1 measure Bailey's Irish Cream
top up with one pint cider (or lager if you prefer)
The end result is a sort of greenish-brown liquid with scummy bits floating
in it and a THICK layer of scum on top. Tastes wonderful, though,
especially if you dunk chocolate bars in. (These are referred to as Control
Rods, and the bar of preference is a Toffee Crisp, if only because the
crisped rice pieces start floating around in the drink and making it look
The nuclear wastes I've seen mix blue curacao and orange juice (and vodka).
Turns everything a very nice shade of fluorescent green.
The recipes for "nuclear waste" reminded me of the Glycol Punch I made
for a party. My friends and I don't drink (alcohol :), so this is sick
for all ages!
Glycol Punch has two primary ingredients:
Diet Mountain Dew, which has an decidedly evil odd yellow glow to it. Diet
is necessary so that you don't over sugar people. BTW, we also tried other
sodas, including Squirt, 7-up and Sprite, but none had that evil yellowness.
A flourescent blue liquid. I know for a fact that the raspberry
"little hugs" drinks for kids are the perfect color. There is a recent
Kool-Aid blue flavor that I'm sure would work well, too.
For the "little hugs" the ratio is about 4-5 barrels to 1 2-liter bottle
of soda. Adjust as you think best. I'd start by pouring out the soda
and adding the blue. You know you've got it right when you get the
sickly yellow-green of many Glycol-based Antifreezes. Plus, when you
drink, it fizzes!
From: email@example.com (Diane Trap)
A party staple from the Forever Knight email list is blood: 3 parts
grape juice, 1 part orange juice, vodka optional. If you can find it,
you might try Ribena, a concentrated currant syrup that was used for blood
when the series was filmed (I hear it's horrid to drink but looks *very*
effective in a wine glass).
Fun stuff to do with jello. I'm amazed, I actually saved an attribution.
This one comes from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase the plastic bowl that fits in a child's potty training chair (they
sell them at places like KMart). Wash the bowl and prepare lemon jello per
package directions. Float miniature O-Henry bars in it, refrigerate, and
serve. Get the picture?
Next fun recipe. Have you ever seen a recipe for Aquarium Jello? You take
blue jello, make it in a clean glass aquarium bowl. Float gummy fish and
plastic people for swimmers and plastic plants and stuff. Well, what we'd
do for a Halloween party would be to make a Toxic Aquarium. Mix orange and
blue jello to get a sickly shade of green. Lifesavers make old tires and you
can toss in other junky things for trash on the bottom of the sea. Something
barrel-shaped for that illegally dumped toxic waste. Float your fish
upsidedown on top, and add a plastic skeleton or two. Haven't figured out
a good way to put something on the bottom to represent the sand, tho.
And if you like your jello spiked, here's a recipe:
1 8-serving box of Berry Blue Jello
4 packets Knox unflavored gelatin
5 cups boiling water
2 cups vodka
Now on to food.
You can take some ordinary foods and relabel them something creative.
Ribs with lots of barbeque sauce. Baked potatoes with chili ladled over
for shrunken heads with brain sauce. Spaghetti for your basic guts. A
twist on this would be to put brussel sprouts in the sauce instead of
meatballs. People won't be able to tell the difference until they
bite into them.
There are two flavors-chocolate, and gingerbread.
The cookies are dense and not very sweet, this is necesssary
so that they will keep their shape during baking. If you use white flour
or sugar they may be tastier but they won't look like garbage.
1/2 cup honey
2/3 cup (1 and 1/3 stick) butter or margarine
1 tsp vanilla or peppermint extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
2/3 cup(1 and 1/3 stick) butter or margerine
2 and 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
spices-ginger, cinnamon, cloves to taste(maybe 1/2 tsp each)
peanut butter chips
Microwave the honey till it bubbles(about 1 minute). add the butter, and
the molasses, if any. Add the egg, mix well, then mix in all the other
stuff. A dd mix-ins of your choice to some or all of the batter.
Chill 1 hour in the freezer or several hours in the fridge. Roll dough
logs of random length and the diameter of cat poops. Roll logs in grape-
nuts and bake at 350 degrees till done (10 to 15 minutes).
Serve in a disposable cat litter box on a bed of grapenuts, with a cat
litter scoop. I hear you get lovely effects by decorating the box and
scoop with melted chocolate or pudding.
This recipe worked especially well at the halloween party where the table
was already decorated with plastic flies.
Dirt Cake would be great by itself, but someone on the net came up with
a nifty variation. Unfortunately I don't know who, but I wish I had kept
the attribution on this one, cause it's a neat idea. What you do is
take your basic dirt cake recipe and modify it in this matter: Take another
latex glove, fill it up with mashed potatoes and anchor it at the bottom
of your flower pot. Fill the dirt cake around it up until just the finger
tips are sticking out of the dirt. If you like, you can plunge a knife
in the "hand" and add fake blood. I don't know if this one was ever made,
to try at your own risk. Here's the dirt cake recipe:
1 medium-size flower pot (about 8 inches in diameter works well, or
use two small pots about 6 inches in diameter).
1 garden trowel.
3 large gummy or plastic worms (optional [optional? no way!]).
1 16-ounce bag Oreo cookies.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened.
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened.
1 cup confectioners' sugar.
1 teaspoon vanilla.
2 4-serving-size boxes instant chocolate-fudge flavor pudding [a
penciled-in note on the recipe claims vanilla is better]
3 cups milk.
1 12-ounce tub whipped topping, thawed.
Crush cookies until they resemble potting soil, set aside.
Cream butter, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth and
fluffy. Set aside. Combine pudding mix and milk until well
blended, then fold in the whipped topping. Gently fold cream cheese
and pudding mixtures together.
To put the cake together, layer 1/3 of the cookie crumbs followed
by 1/2 the pudding mixture, 1/3/ of the crumbs, the rest of the
pudding mixture and topping with the remaining cookie crumbs.
Refrigerate 10 to 12 hours. About 1/2 hour before serving, remove
from refrigerator and decorate with flowers. Serve by digging out
portions with the trowel. Serves 10 to 12.
Another good cake. I would modify this one by using two round pans,
cutting a smaller circle out of one and using it as the head and filling
the hole left over. Place the other layer on top, and trim to shape.
Spider Cake (once made as a tease for a woman who HATED spiders)
Take your average cake mix. Bake it up in 2 metal bowls--1 bigger than
the other. One unmolded, cut the bigger one (the "body") in half,
horizontally. CAREFULLY scoop out an adequate cavity in each half.
FILL with well-whipped set green Jello, and reattach the halves.
Frost black, arrange on serving platter. Use licorice stix as legs.
Use 2 BIG green gumdrops and 6 little ones as eyes. When the cake is
cut into, it spurts green goop, just like a real spider when stepped on.
Black Cat Cupcakes
1 1/4 c Reduced Fat Oreo. cookie crumbs
18 1/4 ozs reduced fat chocolate cake mix
24 pcs Halloween Oreo. cookies
16 ozs reduced fat milk chocolate frosting
black string licorice
semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 24-2 1/2" muffin cups with cooking spray and
flour; set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; stir in
cookie crumbs. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from pans; cool on wire rack. Make cat faces on each of the
remaining cookies: using some frosting, attach 4-1 1/2" licorice strings
for whiskers, 2 jelly bean halves for eyes and 2 chocolate chips for ears.
Let set at least 30 minutes. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting. Stand
cat faces on edge on each cupcake. Place 3" piece licorice string on back
half of each cupcake for tail.
From: email@example.com (Eileen and Bob Holze)
Title Cheese Eyeballs
2.00 cups grated Cheddar
0.50 cup butter
0.50 teaspoo n salt
1.00 teaspoo n paprika
1.00 cup flour
6.00 ounce bottle pimento-stuffed green olives
Combine cheese and butter. Add salt, paprika, and flour and mix
well. Measure approximately one ts of this mixture and form an
"eyeball" around an olive. Turn the olive in the "eyeball" so
that it is "staring" outward. Line up the eyeballs on an
ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 400F oven for 15 minutes.
Another eyeball recipe: Make devilled eggs, smooth out the filled yolk
part so it lays flush. Set a slice of pitted black or green olive for
an iris and draw red lines on the white part with a toothpick and
red food coloring (for bloodshot eyes).
Yet another eyeball recipe: Make yellow jello, fill ice cube trays with.
Drop a blueberry in center of each ice cube well, chill and unmold.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Eileen and Bob Holze)
Dead Men's Legs (cookies)
0.50 cup sugar
0.33 cup finely chopped blanched/skinned almo
0.50 cup all purpose flour
Preheat oven to 325F. Beat egg lightly and gradually add sugar. Beat
with mixer until light and foamy--about 20 minutes. Add almonds and
flour; mix well. Roll dough into finger-thick ropes on a very light
floured surface. Flatten slightly with fingertips and cut into 3 inch
lengths and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in oven until light
brown--about 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely
before storing in airtight containers. Stores 1 to 2 months.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.
From: email@example.com (Eileen and Bob Holze)
Eerie Witch's Brew
4 cups Cranberry juice cocktail
1 cup Chopped candied ginger (1 jar)
1 can (12-oz) thawed frozen apple juice concentrate
1 can (6-oz) thawed frozen limeade concentrate
2 cups Seedless grapes
4 cups -Water
2 Bottles (32 oz each) ginger ale
1 lbs Dry ice -up to 2 lbs
A smoking cauldron of punch made with grapes and orange peel
masquerading as eyeballs and worms.
A SERIOUS CAUTION: never touch dry ice; use tongs to handle
In a 1 to 2 quart pan, bring 1 cup of cranberry juice and candied
ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil, uncovered, about 2 minutes,
With a vegetable peeler, pare peel (colored part only) from oranges;
cut peel into thin 2-inch-long worms; or use an Oriental shredder to
make long shreds. Add orange peel to cranberry mixture. Cover and
chill at least 4 hours or as long as overnight.
Juice oranges; put juice in a 6 to 8 quart pan or heavy bowl. Stir in
cranberry-ginger mixture, the 3 cups cranberry juice, apple
concentrate, limeade, grapes and water. If made ahead, cover and
chill up to 2 hours. Add ginger ale and about a 1 pound piece of dry
ice (DO NOT put small pieces in punch or cups); ice should smolder at
least 30 minutes. Ladle into cups. Add any remaining ice when
Makes 5 quarts; allow about 1-1/2 cups for a serving.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Eileen and Bob Holze)
Wormy Baked Apples
6.00 lg Golden Delicious apples
0.50 c *each* raisins and chopped
0.50 c Firmly packed brown sugar
0.25 c Water
0.25 c (1/2 stick) butter/margarine
0.50 ts *each* ground cinnamon and
0.00 -ground nutmeg
6.00 Wiggly candy worms ("Gummy
1.00 c Whipping cream, optional
Core apples from blossom ends, leaving stem ends intact. Mix raisins
and walnuts and stuff into cavities of cored apples. Set apples,
stems up in a 7x12-inch pan.
In a 1 to 2 quart pan, mix brown sugar, water, butter,cinnamon, and
nutmeg; stir over high heat until mixture boils. Pour hot syrup
around apples. Bake, uncovered, in 350~ oven, basting occasionally
with syrup, until apples are tender when pierced and skin begins to
crack, 30 to 35 minutes.
Remove apples from oven; cool in pan at least 10 minutes or let cool
to room temperature. Set each apple in a small bowl and spoon syrup
around fruit. In the top of each apple, cut a hole large enough for
one of the candy worms and tuck one end into each apple, leaving most
of the worm dangling. Offer cream to pour over apples. Makes 6
From: email@example.com (Monee C. Kidd)
2. Chocolate Blood Cake Gaz
Okay ppl. Time for another one of my Bizarre recepies. Again you'll
need the basic mic for a sponge cake (and if you dont know it, shame
on you) but also:
A large (500g at least) bar of white chocolate
1 Bottle red food colouring
a vast number of red smarties (or M&M's if you cant get the real
Icing (frosting for you USA types)
1 tub strawberry ice cream
A set of plastic vampire teeth
Dead simple this. Make up the sponge mix but add loads of red food
colouring to get the mixture nice and blood like. Next, add about 400g
of the chocolate (melted of course) to the sponge mix, adding more
food colouring if the mixture seems to be getting too pinky. Allow to
cook for the normal length of time. Make up quite a bit of icing in
the meantime (adding the final 100g of chocolate to this) and colour
this red also.
When the cake has cooked, allow to cool for about 1 hour and then cut
in 1/2. taking the top half, pour the icing over and allow to set
pretty randomly, but place the vampire teeth in the icing where they
will cause maximum effect (in the centre is usually a good bet).
Before you serve this cake, place a generous layer of the ice-cream on
top of the bottom layer and replace the top. serve with extra scoops
of the ice cream and strawberry sauce.
(Copyright G.Haman , University of York Cake Society Novelty Rep.
Whoops. Forgot to say mix the smarties into the cake mix, and stick a
few more in the icing. And remember use RED ones (you can really
freak ppl out by telling them they are blood clots!)
Title: JACK-O'-LANTERN PIE
1 c Boiling water
1 pk Jell-O orange flavor gelatin
-4 serving size
1 pt Vanilla ice cream; softened
1 Prepared chocolate flavor
-crumb crust (6 oz)
Thawed Cool Whip
Black licorice, cut into
-1 inch pieces
Stir boiling water into gelatin in medium bowl 2 minutes or until
completely dissolved. Spoon in ice cream, stirring until melted and
smooth. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until slightly thickened
(consistency of unbeaten egg whites). Spoon into crust.
Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Just before serving, make
jack-o-lantern face on pie with whipped topping, candy corn and
licorice. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.
Title: DAY OLD BATHWATER
Categories: Personal, Kids, Halloween, Gross
Yield: 1 Servings
12 oz Can frozen lemonade
12 oz Can frozen pink lemonade
12 oz Can frozen limeade
1/2 ga Rainbow sherbert
About 45 minutes before serving time, set cans of lemon and limeade
and the container of sherbert out to thaw. After 15 minutes, scoop
out half of the sherbert's containers contents and place it into a
brownish color. Place the remaining sherbert back in
Prepare lemon and limeades according to the package directions and
pour into the punch bowl.
Carefully float spoonfuls of the brown blended sherbert on top of the
lemnade mixture, spreading it around to look like dirty brown suds.
Do not stir. Use a ladle to serve punch in cups. Serves about 30
dirty, nonbathing buddies.
Sicko serving suggestion: Float a handful of green, yellow and white
tiny after dinner mints (tiny bars of soap), on top of your scummy
Title: PENICILLIN PIZZA^
Categories: Blank, Kids, Halloween, Gross
Yield: 1 Servings
6 English muffins
1 Jar pizza sauce
2 c Shredded mozzarella cheese
3 tb Grated Parmesan cheese
Yellow, green and red food
Split muffins and place on an ungreased cookie sheet, making sure they
Spoon a thin layer of sauce on top then cover the sauce with a layer
of shredded cheese. Set aside.
Pour the Parmesan into a small bowl and add five drops each yellow,
red and green food coloring until it's an even shade of mold green.
(Use plastic bag to prevent your fingers from staining.) Set aside.
With an adult's help, broil the pizzas until the cheese has melted and
begun to brown. Remove from oven and let cool about 1 minute.
Carefully sprinkle mold on top of hot pizzas. Allow pies to cool
slightly before you slip on a lab coat and serve. Serves 6 peaked
Title: HALLOWEEN: SCARY "GOULADE"
Categories: Beverages, Halloween
Yield: 12 Servings
1 pk Blue Jelly Powder
8 c Lemonaide
1 1/2 c Boiling Water
1 pk Blue jelly powder [170g] 8 c Lemonaide
Lemonaide or "Goulade" really packs a punch when you float a
frightening , ghostly blue hand in your serving bowl. For an even
scarier effect, use red jelly powder to make a blood-red hand and
tint the lemonade green. If you want, just let the gelatin set in a
flat container, then cube it and serve with lemonade in dishes.
Dissolve powder in 1-1/2 cups boiling water; let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, thoroughly wash and dry inside and outside of new,
medium-size stretch latex (medical) glove. Spray outside with baking
spray; turn inside out. With 6-inch or longer skewer, puncture glove
just below 1 side of opening; push skewer through to pierce opposite
side, leaving wide opening. Suspend in tall pitcher.
Carefully pour gelatin mixture into hanging glove. Close top with
twist tie between gelatin mixture and skewer. Refrigerate for at
least 2 hours or until firmly set. [Glove can be refrigerated for up
to 48 hours.]
Title: HALLOWEEN: GREEN SLIME
Categories: Dips, Halloween
Yield: 2 Cups
10 oz Frozen Spinach, Thawed
4 oz Cream Cheese
1/2 c Sour Cream
1/3 c Mild Salsa
2 ea Green Onions, Chopped
1 ea Garlic Clove, minced
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Pepper
Drain spinach; squeeze dry. In food processor, pure spinach, cheese,
sour cream, salsa, onions, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and
refrigerate for 2 hours or until thickened slightly. Let stand at
room temperature for 30 minutes.
Serve with "Halloween: Skeleton Bread"
Title: HALLOWEEN: SKELETON BREAD
Categories: Breads, Halloween
Yield: 1 Small loaf
1/2 pk Frozen Bread Dough
1/2 of 1lb pkg (8oz)
1 ea Egg, Beaten
1 tb Water
1 tb Poppy Seeds
Thaw and let bread rise according to manufacturer's instructions.
Punch down dough; divide in half. Set 1 half aside.
Cut remaining half into thirds. With 1 of the thirds, form head
shaped like a light bulb. With scissors, cut eyes, nose and mouth.
Place heat at end of greased 17x11-inch rimmed baking sheet. Shape
second third into 3-inch long triangle; place, point down, below heat
to form body. Divide remaining third of dough into 7 pieces; roll
into sausages. Arrange 3 on each side of upper body for ribs. Use
remaining piece for neck.
Halve reserved dough. With 1 half, make 4 logs for upper and lower
legs; attach to body. With two-thirds of the remaining dough, make 4
logs for upper and lower arms; attach at shoulders.
With remaining dough, make 2 small and 2 large triangles for hands and
feet. With scissors, make 4 cuts at broad ends of triangles for
fingers and toes; attach to arms and legs. Cover and let rise for 30
Whisk egg with water; brush some over joints, pressing to seal. Brush
entire skeleton with remaining egg wash; sprinkle with poppy seeds.
Bake in 375F 190C oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.
Title: Black Cat Cupcakes
Categories: Holiday/, Halloween
Yield: 24 servings
1 1/4 c Reduced Fat Oreo. cookie
18 1/4 oz reduced fat chocolate cake
16 oz reduced fat milk chocolate
: black string licorice
: jelly beans
: semisweet chocolate chips
: Halloween Oreo. cookies
Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 24-2 1/2" muffin cups with cooking spray
and flour; set aside. Prepare cake mix according to package
directions; stir in cookie crumbs. Spoon batter into prepared muffin
cups. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack. Make
cat faces on each of the remaining cookies: using some frosting,
attach 4-1 1/2" licorice strings for whiskers, 2 jelly bean halves
for eyes and 2 chocolate chips for ears. Let set at least 30 minutes.
Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting. Stand cat faces on edge on
each cupcake. Place 3" piece licorice string on back half of each
cupcake for tail.
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