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Gross Halloween Party Food
Part Two

Took a look at page one of our gross Halloween party food ideas? Then take a sip of Pepto Bismol to settle your stomach and read on... because we've got more gross Halloween recipe ideas here. And while they might taste good, they're sure not pretty.
Haven't seen our other gross Halloween recipe pages? No problem. You can find more gross recipes here, some truly disgusting Halloween food here and plenty more fun Halloween party food here. We've got it all!

Or check out the nasty, creepy, and demented Halloween party snack ideas submitted by our visitors... and show off your own delish-disgusting ideas, too!

Halloween Party Food: Slimy Worms Recipe

These fun little Halloween finger foods are slimy, sweet and oh-so tasty. Watch kids (and adults!) squeal with disgust and delight at the sight of a big bowl of these lifelike gelatin worms. So cute. SO gross. Slimy Jello Worms Halloween Gross Food

Note: For this recipe, it's important to use a tall, slim container to hold the straws, such as a 1 liter orange juice or milk carton (be sure to use something with a 4 cup capacity). The straws should fit tightly together. If you use too large a container, the gelatin will run right back out before it sets. Also, be sure to buy the straws with the flexible neck, as they give the worms the most realistic "earthworm" appearance. Recipe makes about 100 long worms.

1 pkg. (6 oz) purple gelatin (raspberry or grape work well)
3/4 oz. unflavored gelatin
3 C. boiling water
3/4 C. whipping cream
green food coloring, as needed
100 plastic straws

Instructions: 1. In a medium, heat safe mixing bowl, stir together plain and flavored gelatin powders.

2. Pour boiling water over, stirring until gelatin is fully dissolved.

3. Allow gelatin to cool til only slightly warm.

4. Stir whipping cream into the gelatin mixture. Stir in green food coloring (you'll probably need 10 drops or more) until your gelatin gets that purpley-brown-grey color of earthworms.

5. With your 100 straws fully extended and snug in your chosen container, pour the gelatin mixture over the straws, filling the container.

6. Cover container and chill at least 8 hours. You can make them and store them this way up to two days in advance of your Halloween party.

7. Remove straws from their container (cutting or ripping a disposable container away is easiest).

8. With hot tap water running, place batches of 4-5 straws under hot running water for a couple quick seconds.

9. Remove "worms" from their straw casings, pressing with fingers. Set on waxed paper to set up.

10. Repeat until all worms are removed.

12. Chill, covered, on waxed paper at least 2 hours.

13. Serve in a chilled bowl, as pictured. Then watch all the kids gobble up this fun Halloween party food.

Panna Cotta Recipe for a Gelatin Brain Mold

Jello brain molds are a lot of fun, and jiggly human brains have become a Halloween party food classic. But outside of the year 1958, nobody really gets excited about eating stiff, shaped Jello... even if it is in the shape of a brain. So we've got an updated version here. While I don't think you can ever call a gelatin brain "elegant," this is definitely a tastier, more elegant version of the original. But since this is a relatively easy Halloween party food to make, you can make it both for a nice Halloween dinner party or a casual Halloween party.

If you really want to up the "ew" factor, surround your brain with "severed" body parts on cabbage-leaf-line platters. SO funny!

Panna Cotta Gelatin Brain Mold Halloween Recipe

Now, if you've never tried Italian panna cotta, you're missing out. Sort of like an ultra-creamy Italian version flan, it's a heck of a lot better than any gelatin brain recipe you've tried in the past, I promise. This recipe is based on one by Alton Brown (but with some changes to make it easier), and is good for a 6-cup capacity gelatin brain mold.

The whiskey is optional, but there's not much of it so I wouldn't suggest leaving it out-- it tastes wonderful in this. But if you really want to make this Halloween party food kid-friendly, it's also good whiskey-free.

Like the idea of a gross brain recipe for Halloween, but want a savory brain? Try this really realistic Cajun shrimp brain recipe.

3 (12 oz.) cans evaporated milk, divided
4 (1/4 oz.) pkgs. unflavored powdered gelatin
1 1/2 C. whipping cream
1 C. sugar
2 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
2 oz. whiskey
Black paste food coloring, as needed

For Cranberry "Gore" Glaze:
8 oz. cranberry juice
2 tbsp. cornstarch

Instructions: 1. In a medium heat-safe mixing bowl, stir together 4 envelopes of gelatin and one can of evaporated milk. (This mixture needs to sit at least five minutes.)

2. Pour remaining evaporated milk and whipping cream into a heavy sauce pan. Slowly bring to a boil.

3. Add sugar, salt, and whiskey to boiling milk mixture. Stir til dissolved.

4. Remove from heat and pour boiling milk mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into the gelatin-evaporated milk mixture.

5. Stir in vanilla extract. Add a touch of black paste food coloring for a realistic "grey matter" color.

6. Following the manufacturer's directions for your gelatin brain mold, pour mixture into your brain mold and refrigerate overnight.

7. Top with cranberry "gore" glaze just before serving.

Instructions for Cranberry Glaze: 1. In a small, heavy saucepan, combine cranberry juice and cornstarch.

2. Bring gently to a boil. Boil, stirring, until thickened.

3. Remove from heat and allow to come to room temperature. Stir with a wire wisk.

4. Spoon over set, unmolded brain.

5. Mixture will get slightly lumpy and strange-looking upon cooling-- this is just what you want and makes the final product look that much more gory.

Halloween Cake Recipe: Kitty Litter Cake

Kitter Litter Halloween Cake RecipeFor many, the Kitty Litter Cake is a sort of Halloween party food classic. It tastes great, it looks gross, and just watching your guests try to decide whether or not they should try it is great for a laugh. It takes a little while to assemble, but this Halloween cake recipe is one of the best-- and you'll be surprised at how good it tastes. It's also pretty flexible-- you can use just about any cake mix you like.

You know, I never thought I'd write the word "cat poop" so much in giving out a recipe. I guess there's a first time for everything.

1 pkg. (18 oz.) German chocolate or devil's good cake mix
1 pkg. (18 oz.) caramel cake mix
1 pkg. (6 oz.) instant vanilla pudding
1 pkg. (16 oz.) vanilla sandwich cookies
1 pkg. small-sized Tootsie rolls (as needed)
Green food coloring, as needed

To serve:
1 new medium sized litter box
1 new litter box scooper

Instructions: 1. Wash clean, new litter box and pooper scooper with soap and water and set aside to dry.

2. Prepare both cake mixes per directions on box, in separate pans. Let cool to room temperature.

3. Prepare pudding and refrigerate until needed.

4. In a food processor, crumble vanilla sandwich cookies, filling and all. You'll need to scrape the container often to keep them from sticking.

5. Remove 1/4 cup of your cookie crumbles and place them in a small bowl. To the 1/4 C. of cookies, add a few drops of green food coloring at a time, mixing with a fork. Set aside.

6. In a large mixing bowl, coarsely crumble the cooled, prepared cakes. Add about half of the uncolored cookie crumbs. Stir to mix.

7. Gently add pudding in several batches, until a moist mixture results. You will probably not use all of the pudding; you just need a moist mix, not a soggy one.

8. Scoop cake mixture out into a clean, dry litter box.

9. Create 7-8 tootsie roll "poops" and place them (burying some slightly) in the cake mixture. To make Tootsie Roll poops, cook several Tootsie Rolls in the microwave until nicely softened. Shape into small poops, curving slightly and pulling out blunt edges.

10. Cover "poops" and cake in almost all remaining uncolored cookie crumbs (save a tiny portion for the very end). Sprinkle green cookie crumbs on top.

11. Make several more, softer Tootsie Roll "cat poops" by microwaving Tootsie Rolls until almost melted. Scrape off onto cake. Placing one softened Tootsie Roll on the side of the box like a poorly aimed cat poop.

12. Sprinkle exposed "poops" lightly with a small amount of cookie crumbs.

13. Serve this Halloween cake recipe with the pooper scooper.

Halloween Tapeworm Sandwiches Recipe

Worm Sandwiches Halloween Gross Recipe While I think just about anybody would find these "Tapeworm Sandwiches" (or just plain "Worm Sandwiches" if you prefer) sufficiently disgusting to be funny for Halloween, this is a particularly fun Halloween recipe for kids. They're ridiculously easy to make, but you get a lot of bang for you buck-- they look really gross when you're done. A great addition to any Halloween party food table.

Want to save time? Slice the hot dogs up ahead of time, and boil when you're ready to eat. Serves 8.

8 hot dogs
8 hot dog buns
1/4 C. ketchup

Instructions: 1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.

2. Slice each hot dog into long, worm-like strips.

3. Dump hot dog strips into boiling water and cook until they begin to curl a bit.

4. Drain.

5. Return cooked hot dog worms to pan and toss with ketchup until thoroughly mixed.

6. Serve in hot dog buns.

Halloween Party Food: Sticky Black BAT Wings

Bat Wings Halloween Gross FoodWith black food coloring added, these "bat" wings look really gross, but taste absolutely wonderful. Based on a recipe for 5-spice chicken wings, they're moist, crisp, and full of flavor. They're also baked instead of fried, making these tasty little Halloween finger foods healthier than you might think. If you make these as snacks for a Halloween party, be sure to make plenty-- they go fast.

Also, be sure to use food coloring paste instead of liquid to avoid a bitter aftertaste. Serves 10 as a Halloween party food, or 4-5 as a main meal.

4 lbs. chicken wings

4 tbsp. soy sauce
4 tbsp. black bean sauce
2/3 C. ketchup
4 tbsp. honey
2 tsp. hot sauce, or to taste
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 tsp. Chinese five-spice powder
2 tbsp.sesame oil
Coloring: Black, blue, and green paste food coloring, as needed

Instructions: 1. Combine marinade ingredients in a small mixing bowl.

2. Add black, blue, and green paste food coloring as needed to make a dark black sauce.

3. Place cleaned wings in a large ziplock bag. Pour marinade over.

4. Marinate wings 3-24 hours. Longer is tastier, of course.

5. Remove wings from fridge, line a large baking sheet with heavy-duty foil, and preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

6. Remove "bat wings" from marinade and bake one hour, till cooked through. Baste occasionally with marinade. Finish under broiler for extra crispness, if desired.

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