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Dig out those devil horns, place a pumpkin outside your door and cook up a feast the whole family will enjoy! Keep things easy this year and take a look at Co-op’s great Halloween range, from scary sweets to a pumpkin carving set.
And of course it wouldn’t be a suitable celebration without some spooky food! Keep scrolling to find loads of fangtastic Halloween recipes for parents and kids to make together at home. Just wait until you see the ghoulishly good cake…
Things to do this Halloween
Looking for activities to entertain the kids this year? Help them create petrifying pumpkins using the Co-op pumpkin carving kit. Have a go at carving out different spooky faces or set kids the challenge of sculpting something different this year – try a spider, a bat or a witch’s cat!
When you’re done, gather everyone around the table for more decorative delights – this time with biscuits! Co-op’s Halloween chocolate bat kit contains four bat-shaped biscuits, a tube of black-coloured icing and a bag of red sugar sprinkles for creating wacky and wonderful designs. Parents and kids alike will love having a go – and the best bit is you get to eat your creations at the end!
Halloween recipes to lift your spirits
This classic combo – soup and toast – has had a Halloween makeover. Find out how to make this tasty vegetarian soup decorated with a dash of single cream, then serve up steaming bowls with mummy-inspired cheese and tomato toasties.
There’s no trick involved with this gooey cake. When we say it’s ghoulishly good, we mean it! An American-style mud cake is topped with chocolate mousse icing, crumbled cookies and mini meringue ghosts. Adorable, spooky or both? You decide.
Use everyday ingredients, such as olives, pepperoni and green peppers, to create menacing decorations for this petrifying pizza.
Gingerbread isn’t just for Christmas! Pick up some Co-op Free From gingerbread men and transform them into scary skeleton people, with the help of a little icing. Plus, they’re gluten-free!
Use Co-op toffee apples to adorn this fairytale creation, inspired by Snow White’s poisoned apple. There’s nothing bitter about this cake, though. A soft apple sponge is sandwiched and covered with maple buttercream, then drizzled in caramel and topped with candied walnuts and toffee apples. It’s certainly a treat, but Halloween is only once a year…
These jack o’ lantern empanadas are perfect for budding young chefs. They’re a little tricky to make, but highly rewarding if you do – and they’re suitable for veggies, too.
Looking for ways to use up leftover pumpkin? Once Halloween has been and gone, let the spirit live on with this recipe for pumpkin granola. It makes a tasty breakfast, with yogurt and fresh fruit, and tastes wonderfully autumnal thanks to the cinnamon and mixed spice.
Looking for more Halloween treats? Pick up Co-op fizzy spiders, Co-op filled brains and Co-op Halloween chocolate lollies instore.
Co-op Product Developer