Recipes

Bloody Witch Fingers

Are you still looking for scary but delicious treats to whip up for Halloween? You can’t get much weirder than bloody witch fingers! These sweet and gross snacks by Niki Achitoff-Gray at Serious Eats are actually shortbread with raspberry jam and almonds. You can transform the cookies from lovely snacks to creepy body parts with just a little sculpting using your hands and a knife.

Get the full recipe at Serious Eats.

Photo by Vicky Wasik.

Bacon Pizza Burrito

For years, the idea of a bacon wrapped pizza burrito has been categorized as science fiction at best and madness at worst! But a new age is here, readers. The folks at Oh Bite It! have delivered unto us a recipe for just such a concoction.

Unravel the mystery at Oh Bite It.

pizzadilla

A cast iron skillet is a useful tool to have in your kitchen arsenal (bonus: it doubles as a weapon). When you’re not using it to bash heads, consider whipping up a pizzadilla. J. Kenji López-Alt of Serious Eats was inspired by a Redditor to throw a tortilla in the cast iron, add on sauce and cheese, and put a second tortilla on the top. He finished off the pizzadilla by cooking both sides and then adding toppings and sticking it under a broiler. Yum.

Get all the details at Serious Eats.

Sprinkle Bakes Etsy Pretzel Broomstick Appetizers

Get witchy with your Halloween snacks and whip up some edible pretzel broomsticks! Heather of Sprinkle Bakes came up with this fun idea that turns shredded phyllo dough into the strands of the broom. You only need pretzel rods, the phyllo dough, and butter to create these magical treats. They seem a little tricky to assemble, but I think the effort is worth it considering how adorable the finished product is. You can serve it with sides like spinach dip or nacho cheese.

See some work in progress photos after the break.

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It’s hard heading back to work after a long holiday weekend, but making this fantastic cocktail when you’re back home will make it all better. A combination of gin, Curacao and blackberry syrup, this glowing blue concoction inspired by Destiny is the perfect way to end the day.

See the video tutorial after the break.

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If you’re looking for new things to do with pumpkin, don’t worry because there’s an endless supply of weird yet inventive recipes. The latest to catch our eye is by Jacquelyn of Lark & Linen. She’s made pumpkin spice latte popsicles. Unlike the popular drink at Starbucks, these treats are actually made with pumpkin – specifically pumpkin pie filling. They basically sound like pumpkin pie in popsicle form. Yum.

Get the full recipe at Lark & Linen.

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pumpkin pie cookies

October means pumpkins, and the mind behind the deep fried pumpkin spice latte recipe has developed a way to put a pumpkin pie into a cookie. Amy of Oh, Bite It essentially makes bite-sized pumpkin pies with pre-made pie crust, pumpkin filling, maple syrup, and a few other ingredients. The recipe looks incredibly simple, but the finished product looks like you spent hours slaving over the stove. Yum.

Get the full recipe at Oh, Bite It.

cronut

Dominique Ansel created an instant craze when he whipped up the Cronut, and people are still waiting in long lines to get their hands on one. Now, you can get that recipe for free and make them in your own kitchen.

It’s all part of a promotion for Ansel’s upcoming cookbook, The Secret Recipes, which comes out on October 28th and can be preordered now. If you’re thinking of whipping these up for the weekend, you better buy supplies today because these things take three whole days to prepare.

Product Page ($22.14 via Eater / Image: Phil Nolan Flickr)

Cereal Cake

The current trend in food seems to be all about making things the biggest, or craziest. Charles Phoenix pushes boundaries on both of those fronts, and he’s outdone himself with a six-layer milk soaked cereal cake covered in Frosted Flake frosting. The idea is fun, but it doesn’t sound appealing to me. Mostly, the idea of that much sugar makes my teeth hurt. I think that means I’m getting old.

Phoenix used the following cereal/cake combos for each layer:

Apple Jacks with Spice Cake
Trix with Blue Velvet Cake
Cinnamon Toast Crunch with Yellow Cake
Peanut Butter Crunch with Chocolate Cake
Froot Loops with Red Food Colored White Cake (Red Velvet Cake was not BRIGHT enough!)
Cocoa Puffs with White Cake

It’s certainly colorful!

Get a closer look at the insane cake in the video after the break.

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Packaged pizza rolls are tasty but baking them at home makes them even more delicious. Beth Jackson Klosterboer of Hungry Happenings used Wilton’s 3D mini skull pan to shape homemade pizza rolls from Pillsbury pizza dough, pizza sauce, mini pepperonis, and shredded mozzarella cheese. The finished product is cute and spooky at the same time – it’s ideal for a Halloween party snack.

More pictures of the homemade pizza rolls after the break.

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