Creepy and delicious: five scary Halloween recipe ideas to bake again

On October 31st is Halloween: On this day the motto “The scarier, the better” applies – not only to the costumes and decorations, but also to the food. Here you will find five delicious recipe ideas that are terrifying.

Brain biscuits

Ingredients (approx. 25 servings):

  • 630 grams of butter
  • 500 grams of powdered sugar
  • 90 grams of cocoa powder
  • 500 grams of flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavor
  • Vanilla extract
  • red food coloring
  • 1 egg
  • salt


  1. For the cookie dough, first stir 250 grams of soft butter with 200 grams of powdered sugar, cocoa powder, a teaspoon of salt and a little vanilla extract Frothy in a bowl, then fold in the flour and egg. Now put the dough in the cold for an hour.
  2. When the dough has cooled down, roll it out on a floured work surface until it is only about three millimeters thick. After that, prick with a cookie cutter Make  circles and decorate them with a cookie stamp before they are baked in the oven at 175 degrees for ten minutes and set aside to cool.
  3. For the filling, stir together 150 grams of soft butter, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt in a bowl , until it has a creamy consistency. Then always connect two biscuits with a small dollop of filling.
  4. For the frosting, put 250 grams of butter, 300 grams of powdered sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla flavor in a bowl and stir the ingredients into a creamy mass. After that, the content is first with the food coloringColored red before putting in a piping bag filled in a spiral on the biscuits (see the picture above).

Finger biscuits

Almonds as fingernails: These finger biscuits can be crumbled

Ingredients (approx. 40 servings):

  • 250 grams of flour
  • 120 grams of butter
  • 120 grams of sugar
  • 1 egg (size M)
  • 40 almonds
  • red food coloring


  1. First, beat the softened butter with the sugar in a bowl before you fold in the egg and gradually fold in the flour until a classic shortcrust pastry is formed. This must then be put in the cold for 30 minutes before it can be processed further.
  2. In the meantime, fill in a bit of food coloring in a small plastic bag and toss the almonds in it. Then pour the contents onto a plate to allow the paint to dry. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (top and bottom heat).
  3. Place a tray with reusable parchment paperout. Now form small rolls out of the dough, which you score with a knife on the “finger joints” and each with an almond (the “fingernail”). After that, bake the cookies in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Mummies sausages

The creepy version of sausages in a dressing gown: little mummies to dip into

Ingredients (for approx. 16 servings):

  • 8 Vienna sausages
  • 1 pk. Pizza or puff pastry
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 16 peppercorns


  1. Roll out the dough and cut it into fine strips. Cut each sausage in half so that you get 16 “mummies” (thirds is also possible) and wrap the pieces in the batter like a mummy. Leave a little space for the eyes above the sausages. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees (top and bottom heat).
  2. Now place the sausages on  baking paper. Bake the mummies for ten to twelve minutes (depending on what is written on the pastry package). Then let the sausages cool down briefly before shaping the eyes with two blobs of mustard and the peppercorns for the pupils. You can also use the pizza sauce for dipping.

Mummy mini pizzas

Crunchy and soggy: mummy mini pizzas with cheese – and eyes

Ingredients (approx. 12 servings):

  • 400 grams of flour
  • 200 milliliters of water
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 8 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 200 milliliters of pureed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • Paprika powder (noble sweet)
  • Oregano (dried)
  • 1 piece of Gouda
  • 3 slices of cooked ham
  • 4 slices of salami
  • 4 black olives


  1. Mix the flour, the lukewarm water, the dry yeast and the sunflower oil with a teaspoon of salt and process all the ingredients in a bowl to a smooth dough. Place the dough in a warm place for an hour so that it can rise in peace.
  2. Pour the tomatoes into a bowl and taste them with the spices (paprika, oregano, Salt and pepper). Then cut the ham, salami and mushrooms into small cubes. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees (top and bottom heat).
  3. Take the dough and divide it into evenly many pieces, shape them into small balls, press them flat and brush them with the tomato sauce. Now sprinkle evenly many ham, salami and mushroom cubes over the mummy pizzas.
  4. Then cut a few thin slices from the Gouda, which you then cut into thin strips. But don’t put them on the topping yet, otherwise they would melt immediately in the oven! Only after baking are the cheese strips spread over the mini pizzas.
  5. Now cut the olives into thin rings and place two slices next to each other in the upper area of ​​the pizzas for the eyes. Then the mummy faces come on with baking paper in the oven for about ten minutes.

Spider muffins

Guaranteed not to run away: chocolate cupcakes with spider legs with eyes

Ingredients (approx. 12 servings):

  • 100 grams of butter
  • 50 grams of dark chocolate
  • 130 grams of sugar
  • 2 eggs (size M)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 180 grams of flour (sifted)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100 milliliters of milk
  • 120 grams of chocolate chips
  • 24 chocolate buttons
  • Chocolateglaze
  • 4 liquorice rolls
  • salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees (top and bottom heat). Take a muffin baking sheet and fill it with reusable silicone muffin cups. Then take a large bowl and mix the flour with the baking powder, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate together with the butter in a water bath and mix both ingredients until you have a homogeneous mass – set aside briefly to cool. Then stir the sugar with a hand mixer until it has a fluffy consistency.
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  3. Now stir both eggs one after the other into the chocolate mass, then add the flour step by step – the same applies to the milk. This is the only way to keep the dough from getting lumps. Finally, pour the mixture evenly into the twelve muffin cups and place the muffin tray in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  4. After baking, leave the muffins on a wire rack Let cool down briefly, meanwhile warm up the chocolate icing and spread it over the twelve muffins. Immediately afterwards you can unroll the liquorice snails and cut off six equally long “legs” per spider, which you insert into the side of the dough.
  5. Last but not least, sprinkle the “bodies” with the chocolate chips. Now press two chocolate buttons for the “eyes” side by side on each muffin. If you like, you can also use colored chocolate buttons – or you can put a colored sugar ball on each of the brown eyes for the “pupils”.

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