A curated gathering of adorable Halloween-themed food art! Make this Halloween Charcuterie board for your kid’s playdate or school party, or pick a few individual items to make during the days leading up to Oct. 31st!
This super fun Halloween spread is really for the kids, but let’s be honest: it would also be perfect for any adult Halloween get-together, or even for date night snacks. There are a few key features, along with candy, meat, and veggie fillers. Most need to be made immediately before serving.
- I borrowed this idea from one of my favourite Instagram accounts, Food Bites. I used a small spoon to make the cuts on the sides (this took some practice), and then I used a chopstick to make the holes (use the thicker square end of the chopstick for the eyes, and the smaller tip for the nostrils).
- Mix together grated cheese and a bit of nutritional yeast in a bowl. Roll bocconcini balls in the mixture. Stick in (dry) chow mein noodles for legs, and use black Sparkle Gel for the eyes. Place on a piece of rice cake or cracker. Inspired by this original recipe.
Mandarin Orange Pumpkins
- You can simply pop a piece of celery into a peeled mandarin orange, but if you’re doing this charcuterie-style, break off a grouping of four to five slices and lay them flat on your board. Place square crackers underneath to resemble a haystack.
Cheese String Fingers
- Take a mozzarella cheese string and break it in half. Use a paring knife to make a nail bed for your chopped red pepper. After that, take a serrated knife to make knuckle marks, and add some ketchup on the ends for blood (skip this step if it’s too scary for the kiddos). You could also use sliced almonds for fingernails instead. This is a great tutorial.
- This one also came from Foodbites, although I used cheddar cheese instead. Cut off a small block, slice three cuts in the bottom, and stick a pretzel stick in the top. Use edible adhesive to tack on candy eyes and black Sparkle Gel for the smile.
- Cut a banana in half and use edible adhesive to tack on chocolate chip eyes. Finish off with Sparkly Gel brows and mouth. Make sure to put this out no more than 20 minutes beforehand to avoid the bananas turning brown!
photos: Dallas Curow
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