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Gross Recipes for Halloween

Looking to get grossed out? Look no further! With these gross recipes for Halloween, your guests won't know whether to laugh or retch-- or chow down. Because in addition to being very nasty, gross, scary (you name it) most of these recipes actually taste good, too. Though they sure don't look like they would!
So read on for some of the nastiest, most gross recipes for Halloween you've ever seen.

But first, we want to forewarn you that some of these recipes are really disgusting. For me, even looking at the pictures is enough to make me feel a little nauseated. So read on at your own peril... and don't browse this page while eating lunch!

For some gentler (but still fun!) Halloween fare, check our Halloween food page. Or for more gross recipes for Halloween, check out:

You can also check our visitors' nasty recipes/idea and show off your own disgusting, gross, or creepy Halloween party recipes here!

Cockroach Puree Halloween Recipe

Delicious Roach Puree Gross Halloween Recipe AKA "Walnut Dip with Garlic" this recipe looks absolutely revolting (especially when properly labeled) but tastes divine. The bit of texture from the pureed walnuts give it the perfect "crunchy bits of roach" character. Want to really gross out your guests (the goal behind all these gross recipes for Halloween, of course)? Stir in a couple of tablespoons of chopped walnuts after pureeing for an extra cockroachy crunch.

Also, if you don't want to give your guests garlic breath, you may want to go easy on the garlic. Otherwise, let them know that these tasty roaches are great for keeping away the vampires that, hopefully, are running rampant at your Halloween party.

3 slices of whole wheat bread, well toasted
1/4 C. walnut pieces
4 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3/4 C. water
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions: 1. In food processor (or by hand), crumble the toast into fine crumbs.

2. In food processor or blender, combine walnuts, garlic, and crumbs until all is finely ground.

3. Add lemon, oil, and parsley. Process until smooth. Add water as needed until desired consistency.

4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

5. This is one of those gross recipes for Halloween that's easy to make ahead of time. As it sits in the fridge, it gets a little darker-- a good thing for cockroach puree. The parsley may darken a bit and begin to look like bits of "cockroach skin".

6. Serve up in a bowl labeled "Cockroach Puree," "Roasted Roach Dip," etc.

Tasty Stuffed Roaches

Halloween gross foods: stuffed roaches recipeWhat collection of gross recipes for Halloween would be complete without a nice selection of cockroach-based fare? These nasty, crispy-skinned looking roaches are gross Halloween food at its best. They taste really great... if your guests dare to eat them. The little bit of crunch from the walnuts give them the perfect crisp- roach texture. Mmmm.

1/3 C. cream cheese, softened
1/4 C. walnuts, chopped semi-fine
20-30 dates, pitted

Instructions: 1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and nuts til well mixed.

2. Gently fill each date with cream cheese/nut mixture (you may have to split the dates slightly).

3. Serve in a fun and spooky Halloween platter decorated with several rubber roaches (if desired). Label as "Stuffed Roaches," or "Fresh-caught Cockroaches," etc.

Tasty Turds

Chocolate covered Halloween Fresh from the toilet, these tasty turds look so lifelike, they'll turn your stomach. This gross Halloween recipe is easy to make and eat... that is, once you make yourself take the first bite.

Yellow M&Ms can be used in place of the yellow candy corn tops, but as they are uniformly round they won't give the same, well... "undigested corn" appearance. Yuck. 'Nuff said.

1 recipe Rice Krispy treats or popcorn balls, still hot and unshaped
12 oz. semisweet chocolate
2 tbsp. shortening
1 small pkg. candy corns
wooden skewers (optional)

Instructions: 1. With a knife, remove the red and orange sections from candy corns, leaving only the yellow "corn" tops.

2. Prepare Rice Krispy treats or popcorn balls recipe as directed. (Rice Krispy treats are easier to shape).

3. Instead of shaping into balls or pressing into a pan, form the treats into oblong "turd" shapes. Let cool to set.

4. In a double boiler or in the microwave, melt together chocolate and shortening, stirring until well combined.

5. Using a wooden skewer (or a fork), skewer each "turd" treat and dip into warm chocolate.

6. Set on wax paper. While still warm, press 3-4 candy corn tops into chocolate.

7. Repeat. Let cool to set.

"Truck Stop Toilet" REALLY Gross Halloween Recipe

Disgusting Toilet Halloween DecorationUsing either brownies or the "Tasty Turds" recipe above, this makes one of the most gross recipes for Halloween you'll ever see. Just looking at the photo induces my gag reflex-- very effective. I would suggest only making this for guests with a nice strong stomach.

In the photo, strawberry syrup blood was used. But it looks way more realistic with the peanut butter blood recipe included here. Plus, the peanut butter blood goes great with chocolate! Don't want to make your own blood? Just buy a bottle of cheap strawberry syrup.

If you do use brownies for this recipe, lots of walnuts combine with longer, rectangular slicing (as opposed to squares) will give them a more, well, realistic look.

One brand new, UNUSED training potty/toilet
1 recipe Tasty Turds (above) or prepared brownies
1 tub prepared chocolate frosting

Peanut Butter Blood:
1/2 C. creamy peanut butter (chunky won't work!)
Light corn syrup, as needed
Red food coloring, as needed
Chocolate syrup, as needed (optional)

Instructions: 1. Thoroughly clean the new training potty with soap and water.

2. Prepare peanut butter "dried blood" by slowly adding corn syrup to peanut butter until you get your desired texture. Add red food coloring until you get a dark blood red. If mixture isn't dark enough, stir in a little chocolate syrup. Set aside.

3. Place brownies or Tasty Turds in bowl of toilet.

4. With lid opened, "decorate" your toilet with prepared "dried blood" and gobs of chocolate frosting. Dangle a length of toilet paper from one of the gobs of chocolate frosting, if desired.

5. Watch your guests get really disgusted by this gross Halloween recipe.

Adult Version: While this is generally for older party goers anyway, here's an idea for making it even more disgusting... but strictly for adults only. To do this, drape the toilet with a couple of condoms (I don't have to tell you they should be unused!) and drip melted white chocolate on the toilet and condoms in, um... strategic locations. Ick. But funny.

"Edible Ashtray" Halloween Recipe

Edible Ashtray Gross Halloween FoodThis recipe, based on an idea by Chuck T. at a craft forum I visit (thanks Chuck!), is one of those gross recipes for Halloween that doesn't look at all edible-- but is. It's a bit too sweet on its own (even for kids, I think!), but tastes pretty good as a dip for apples and other types of fruit. Even better, you could think about doing individual servings of chocolate pudding served in disposable aluminum ash trays with this as a topping-- really funny!

Note: Candy cigarettes aren't generally marketed as candy cigarettes anymore, but as "candy stix" or something similar. Also, if you can't find pre-crushed oreo crumbs, you can simply make your own.

1/3 C. oreo cookie crumbs (approximate)
1/3 C. powdered sugar (approximate)
Candy cigarettes
1 large, never used ashtray

Instructions: 1. Clean ashtray with soap and water and dry thoroughly.

2. Pulse oreo cookie crumbs in the food processor until very, very fine. You want the crumbs almost as fine as the powdered sugar.

3. Place crumbs in the bottom of your clean, dry ashtray.

4. Sift powdered sugar over cookie crumbs. Mix gently until half mixed and half marbled.

5. Dot with candy cigarettes that have been "put out" in the ash.

Other Fun (and Gross!) Halloween Food:

  • "Jello" Brain or Heart. We'll be putting up some recipes and ideas for gelatin brain molds soon.
  • Boogers on a stick. Cheese dip mixed with green food coloring and pretzel sticks for dipping.
  • Used Q-Tips. Really funny! Stick a mini marshmallow onto either side of a thin, trimmed straw. Dip the end of each marshmallow in warm caramel for "earwax." Let set on waxed paper.
  • Halloween Fleshworms. Click here for instructions on making them. Easy but really gross and scary.
  • Thorax Cake. Learn how to make it here. This is one of the most gross recipes for Halloween I've ever seen. SO lifelike. Assembly is very difficult, so only for experts. This site has lots of amazingly gross recipes for Halloween.
  • Chocolate-covered ants or fleas. Chocolate covered raisins or espresso beans.

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