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By: Mariam Elhamy

Whether you’re having guests over this Halloween or making your kids a dish for the school’s dish party. Make this Halloween extra special and spook everyone with these easy Halloween recipes full of scares. Have a spooky Halloween!

Halloween Avocado Toast

Ingredients:

Makes 4 Avocado Toasts

  • 4 avocados
  • 4 pieces of toast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 sheets of seaweed
  • Radishes
  • Black olives
  • Mini dill pickles
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Walnuts
  • 1/2 red bell pepper

Instructions:

  1. Slice the avocados in half, remove the seed, and scoop out the avocado flesh into a bowl. Add the lemon juice and pinch of salt and pepper, then mash with a fork.
  2. Prepare the toppings for the facial features of the toast faces. Use sharp scissors to cut out shapes from the seaweed. You’ll need circles for eyes, zigzags for hair, and thin strips for smiles, scars, noses, and eyebrows. Chop the red bell pepper into small pieces to make lips, fangs, nostrils, and pupils. Slice the radishes for eyeballs. Slice the olives into rings for eyes.
  3. Spread the mashed avocado onto the toast pieces and decorate. Let your imagination run wild!

Spider Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 70g butter, softened
  • 50g peanut butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 180g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 20 peanut butter cups or Maltesers
  • 100g milk chocolate, chopped
  • Icing eyes

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 180/160C and line two trays with baking sheets.
  2. Using an electric hand whisk, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugar together until very light and fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla. Once combined, stir in the flour, bicarb and ¼ tsp salt.
  3. Scoop 18-20 tbsps of the mixture onto the trays, leaving enough space between each. Make a thumbprint in the center of the cookies.
  4. Bake for 10-12 mins or until firm at the edges but still soft in the middle. Leave to cool on the tray for a few mins then top each biscuit with a peanut butter cup or Malteser.
  5. Heat the chocolate in the microwave in short bursts, or in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, until just liquid. Scrape into a piping bag and pipe the legs onto each spider, then stick two eyes. Kids will love these!
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