Spooktacular Fruit and Veg Halloween Creations

Spooktacular Fruit and Veg Halloween Creations

Halloween is near and it’s time to get creative with your food!

Aldi kindly provided Motherhood Diaries with some of their finest fruit and veg in order to assist us in making some dangerously delicious Halloween creations, for the chance to win a family ticket to Scarefest at Alton Towers – not just for us, BUT FOR ONE OF OUR READERS TOO! AND…. WE WON! So, that means, one lucky winner will get the chance to win a family ticket to Scarefest at Alton Towers too! You can enter the competition at the end of this post.

I must admit, I found it quite hard to think up of some inventive ways to transform the above ingredients into spooky, scary Halloween creations. At least, Aldi had given us some recipe ideas to begin with! The ingredients we were given were:

  • Peppers (Salad Fresh Green peppers, 89p for mixed 3 pack)
  • Black Olives (Solesta Pitted Black Olive in Brine 45p, 230g)
  • Soft Cream Cheese (The Cheese Emporium Soft Cream Cheese, 49p for 200g)
  • Pink Lady Apples (Orchard Fresh Pink Lady Apples, £1.99 for eight)
  • Whole Almonds (The Pantry Whole Almonds, £1.29 for 185g)
  • Blueberries (Berry Fresh Blueberries, 75p for 125g)
  • Radishes (Salad Fresh British Radishes, 55p for 250g)
  • Sugarsnap Peas (Farm Fresh Sugar Snap Peas, 85p for 150g)
  • Celery (Salad Fresh British Celery, 39p each)
  • Cherry Tomatoes (Salad Fresh Cherry Tomatoes, 39p for 300g)
  • Avocado (Fruit Fresh Ready to Eat Avocado (£1.59 for 2)
  • Limes (Zest Limes, 69p for 3)
  • Salt (Stonemill Coarse Sea Salt Grinder, 89p for 90g)

 

Aldi have also stocked some fabulous Halloween Specialbuys, including creepy costume ideas and party hints and tips, in time for the spooky holiday. You can check these out here:

https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/product-range/exclusive-to-aldi/halloween/

This is what we came up with, using Aldi’s Halloween recipes.

Monsieur Frankenstein and Surfer Frankenstein (Easy)

(Taken from the recipe, ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’, provided by Aldi.)

Monsieur Frankenstein

Ingredients

  • Green Pepper
  • Black Olives
  • 1 Tomato
  • Soft Cream Cheese
  • 1 Carrot (Specially Selected Chantenay Carrots, currently 59p for 500g)

Directions


  • Cut the green pepper in half, lengthways, and take the seeds out, placing one half on a plate for the head.
  • Cut the tomato into quarters and use the knife to shape the quarters into bolts, one for each side.
  • Slice the olives to create the hair and facial features. Include one for the moustache.
  • Use a dab of the soft cream cheese to create eyelids and the opening of the mouth.
  • Slice some carrots for the top of the head.

Surfer Frankenstein

 

Directions

  • Cut the pepper in the same way as above, but create the bolts and hair with carrots instead.
  • Slice some black olives to create the facial features.
  • Add a dab of soft cream cheese for the mouth and tomato for the eyes for that evil look.
  • To replicate the long floppy hair, use a vegetable peeler to shave thin slices of the carrot and shape them over the top of the head.

Gold -Tooth Vampire Apple

(Taken from the recipe ‘Vampire Apples’, provided by Aldi)

Ingredients


  • Pink Lady Apples
  • Whole Almonds – For the chunky brown stained look to the teeth and the gold tooth, whole almonds are best, but they are quite tricky to cut. 

Directions

  • Cut an apple into quarters and then cut again into eighths. Place one on top of each other, leaving an opening in the middle for the mouth.
  • If using whole almonds lay one on its side on a chopping board and very carefully split in half with a knife. Repeat for all the teeth.
  • Push the teeth into the ‘gums’ starting with the front teeth and working back.
  • Turn one of the teeth over to create the ‘gold tooth’.

Vampire Apple with Fangs

Directions


  • Cut the apple in the same way as above.
  • Cut a V shape into the middle of the top lip for the ‘cupid’s bow’.
  • Now take the cut or flaked almonds and cut some with knife or scissors to make shorter teeth, leaving two long for the fangs.

Chimpvampee

We thought that the Vampire Apple came out so well that it would be perfect for a larger creation, the vampirous chimpanzee – The Chimpvampee!

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 Tomato
  • Whole Almonds
  • Black Olives
  • Soft Cream Cheese

Directions

  • Use the Vampire Apple creation you made earlier as the mouth.
  • Cut a tomato in half and place each half above the mouth for each eye.
  • Slice an olive and add a dab of soft cream cheese for the middle of the eye.
  • Place whole almonds around the eyes and mouth to create the face.

Almond Night Owl (Harder)

(Taken from the recipe ‘Almond Night Owl’, provided by Aldi)


Ingredients

  • 1 Apple
  • Whole Almonds
  • 7 Blueberries
  • Celery
  • 1 Radish
  • 3 Sugarsnap Peas

Directions

  • Cut the apple into slices and use one as the belly of the owl.
  • Use a slightly smaller slice and cut a little indent at the bottom. Place above the belly to create the head.
  • Cut a small slice into 2 wings and place on either side of the belly.
  • Cut the whole almonds in half and place two on top for the ears and one for the beak. Cover the two wings with the almonds, white side up, to make the feathers. Finally, cut 2 slices into 4, turn them over so they’re brown side up, and place on the bottom of the belly to create claws.
  • Add 2 blueberries for the eyes.
  • To make the stars, slice radishes and snip the slices into triangles using scissors. Overlap two triangles for each star. (I tried to cut the radishes into stars from the offset and it was not an easy thing to do!)
  • Select a crescent shaped sugarsnap pea as the moon.
  • Use a particularly leafy stalk of the celery to create the tree branch and then add blueberries and sugarsnap peas as details on the tree.

So, there you are! Our Halloween creations using Aldi’s great products!

 

They certainly passed the taste test with the boys…

 

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Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 6. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/