10 totally disgusting Halloween food ideas

11 Oct 2017

Love it or hate it, it’s hard to deny Halloween is now an enthusiastically embraced celebration across Australia. If you’re looking to enjoy some ghoulish fun this year, why not treat your family, friends or even trick-or-treaters to these frightful treats?

Halloween is just around the corner (Tuesday, October 31), so we’ve scoured the net for the most impressive (and gross) Halloween recipes for those looking to creep out their guests, or just have some frightening fun with the family.


1. Mummy Brie

Why should children have all the fun on Halloween? This baked brie decorated with crispy strips of puff pastry will appeal to the little and big monsters. Use a good quality brie for maximum flavour. (Recipe via Delish.com)


2. Bloody eyeball panna cotta

This classic dessert with kiwi and raspberry puree is super easy to make and is WAY tastier than it looks. (Recipe via Nerdy Mamma)


3. Creepy vegan chilli

This scary snack is made from orange capsicums, but works just as well with small pumpkin varieties, like golden nugget or kent. (Recipe via One Green Planet)


4. Vampire cocktail

Made with vodka, this cocktail is taken to the next level thanks to syringes full of delicious, sweetened raspberry puree. (Recipe via Self Proclaimed Foodie)


5. Poison toffee apples

We think these toffee apples are far too beautiful to eat! A few drops of black gel food colouring gives the sticky toffee its glossy sheen, turning these wholesome apples into something quite poisonous-looking. Wrap them in cellophane and give them to friends as Halloween gifts or try the recipe with red apples instead of green. (Recipe via Simply Delicious Food)


6. Bat truffles

Made from delicious brownie dough, we love these rich, chocolaty bat truffles. Actually, we think they are kinda cute! (Recipe via Delish.com)


7. Devilled spider eggs

This retro classic gets a spooky update thanks to the simple addition of sliced black olives. (Recipe via Genius Kitchen)


8. Toothy apple snack

Not all Halloween snacks need to be packed with sugar. These apple, peanut butter and mini marshmallow treats for kids are simple, fun and healthy. (Recipe via Surviving a Teachers Salary)


9. Spider web cupcakes

A favourite of ours, we’ve sold these to customers in previous years and they’ve been a hit! Not as difficult as they look, your favourite cupcakes simply need a swirl of orange butter cream and webs of dark chocolate, set on baking paper. (Recipe via Taste)


10. Bloody Mary with an eyeball garnish

Love a good Bloody Mary? Us too! We recommend using McClure’s Bloody Mary Mix (you’ll find it in store at The Black Truffle) then adding this eyeball garnish made from olives and radishes for extra Halloween flavour. (Recipe via The Spruce)


At The Black Truffle, we love an excuse to get festive, which is why on Halloween, or any other celebration for that matter, you’ll find themed treats covering our counter. Pop in to check them out.