Get in the Halloween spirit with these delicious, spooky recipes from the creator of Kids’ Kitchen, Fiona Bird. These simple-to-follow and healthy-to-eat dishes are the perfect treats to serve guests at your Halloween party!

Icy Hand Snatchers
Make these spooky frozen popsicles for a cool treat on Halloween night.

Quantity: Makes 4 icy hands

What you’ll need:

  • 4 plastic gloves (food prep/surgical gloves)
  • Twist ties
  • 3 cups (800ml) dark red berry juice

What to do:

1. Ask a friend to hold the surgical glove open; it is best to do this over the sink, in case of spills. Carefully pour 3/4 of a cup of juice into each glove. Make sure that you fill the fingers and thumb but don’t overfill because the juice will expand when frozen. Push as much air out as you can and use the twist tie to tie the gloves up, leaving 1 inch of unfilled hand.

2. Freeze gloves flat in a freezer-proof container with a weight (ice pack) to flatten the bulges (about 2 hours). Put the frozen hands under a tap and very carefully remove the hands from the gloves. Do not hurry (scissors are useful). If you try to do it too quickly you may break the fingers. (Don’t worry if you do break one finger, it will add to the scary Halloween party and make a delicious cook’s snack.)

3. Put the hands on a tray and return to the freezer until it is party time.

4. Wrap the hands in red napkins and hand them to friends.


Meringue Ghosts

Bake these simple ingredients in the oven and watch as little ghosts magically appear.

Quantity: Makes 9 ghosts

What you’ll need:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 ½ cups sugar (175g caster sugar)
  • 18 small silver ball baking decorations
  • A clean bowl
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Parchment paper
  • Large baking tray
  • Tablespoon
  • Oven mitts

What to do:

1. Preheat the oven to 250°F (130°C).

2. Cover the baking tray with parchment paper.

3. Carefully separate the eggs. Put the egg whites in a bowl. Make sure that your hands are dry and whisk the egg whites with the electric mixer. Begin at a low speed and gradually increase to a higher speed. Whisk the egg whites until they form mountain peaks.

4. Whisk in the sugar a little at a time, until the mixture is very thick.

5. Spoon the meringue into ghost shapes on the baking tray. Make sure that you leave space between the meringues. Pop 2 silver balls (eyes) on each ghost.

6. Bake the ghosts in the oven for 1 ½ – 2 hours or until the ghosts come away from the paper.

7. Gently pull the ghosts off the paper and put them on a wire rack to cool.

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