It’s Halloween so time to put your apron on and get baking some goodies for the spooky day.
Unified have tried and tested five easy recipes at a student budget cost:
1. Spider biscuits
We followed a very simple recipe for our peanut butter and chocolate spider biscuits, but when it came to decorating the biscuits it was another story. Although ours don’t quite look the same as the BBC’s attempts, we still think we did a pretty good job.
Decorating the biscuits with the chocolate spider legs was definitely the hardest part of the recipe but we managed. We also didn’t have a piping bag so instead, we used a sandwich bag and cut a hole in the corner. It worked exactly the same, at a much cheaper cost – student hack!
Ease: Biscuit Mix 3/5
Cost: £7.18 (makes 20, 35p each)
For those who don’t have Arachnophobia, the recipe is here.
2. Crispy marshmallow brains
This was a really easy peasy recipe. Using only four ingredients, it certainly doesn’t break the bank either – what’s not to love?
We were actually really pleased with how these turned out, too.
Cost: £3.65 (makes 16, 22p each)
*Disclaimer* We used vegetarian marshmallows, which are slightly more expensive but definitely worth it!
The recipe for these freakishly realistic brains click here.
3. Zombie apple teeth
Out of all of the recipes, this was by far the quickest and easiest to make. We cut two red apples into wedges, smothered them in peanut butter (the recipe said toffee sauce, but peanut butter works just as well) and positioned the mini mallows like teeth.
Cost: £3.30 (makes 8, 41p each)
If you want to recreate these gruesome gnashers follow this link.
Bone apple teeth!
4. Coconut banana ghouls
So this was a bit of a tricky one… It doesn’t look it, but trying to dip a banana wobbling on a stick into melted chocolate was quite messy!
However, they did look pretty ghoul and were perfect as a healthy treat.
Cost: £4.49 (makes 8, 56p each)
Fancy making these Halloween party must haves? Click here.
5. Hot dog severed fingers
These were so simple, and definitely a Halloween party staple. The only thing we’d suggest is to carve the finger nails and grooves before cooking the hot dogs. We learnt this the hard way whilst the freaky fingers were still hot!
Cost: £2.39 (makes 6, 39p each)
*We used Quorn vegetarian hot dogs for these, so your veggie guests can enjoy them too!*