Have a Halloween Mocktail

It’s Halloween! Whether you are you celebrating with a scary party, or simply staying in and waiting for the trick or treaters to pop by, it’s a great excuse to have fun in the kitchen. There really are so many great sweet and savoury dishes that you can create to celebrate the spooky event. From ghastly cookies to fun jelly slime cocktails there’s so many things to experiment with!


Image via Jonny Draper Photography.

Here’s a fun jelly mocktail that’s quite simple to make and ideal for parties!

Eyeball snot-tail
The jellied texture and edible eyeball in this slimy mocktail are dreadfully delicious – perfect Halloween party fare for kids

You will need:
135g pack lime jelly
700ml apple & pear juice (we used Copella)
300ml lemonade
425g can lychees in syrup
10-15 cocktail cherries from a jar
10-15 raisins
You will need
10-15 cocktail sticks

Make the jelly following pack instructions and chill until set. Combine the apple & pear juice with the lemonade in a large jug and chill in the fridge.
To make the eyeballs, drain the lychees and poke a hole in each cherry with one of the cocktail sticks. Put the cherry inside the lychee, then push the raisin into the cherry. Press the eyeball onto the end of a cocktail stick and set aside until serving.
When the jelly has set, use a whisk to break it up into small chunks. Spoon into the cocktail glasses and top up with the apple juice mixture. Put an eyeball into each glass before serving. Recipe via BBC Good Food.

Halloween Treats

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Vanilla In Allseasons!

No matter what you’re plans are this weekend, whether you are taking the children out treat or treating. Or you are having a night in waiting for the revellers to come to your door, we have some really great and fun recipes to keep you busy this holiday weekend!

There are many Halloween goodies which are quite simple to make, you don’t need to spend hours and hours making sweet treats which will be gobble in mere seconds! So we have taken some brilliant inspiration from The Kitchn, and have some great ideas and images to share with you.

Sweet apples are a classic Halloween special which are not too difficult to create yourself, although you may get rather messy! Here is a recipe from The Kitchn for chocolate and caramel apples:


Makes 6 to 8 apples:

2 cups (400 grams) sugar

3/4 cup (235 grams) light corn syrup

1/4 cup (85 grams) honey

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups heavy cream

3 tablespoons (42 grams) unsalted butter, softened and cut into chunks

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 to 8 small to medium apples, cold

1 pound (455 grams) chocolate, coarsely chopped

5 to 6 ounces (140 to 170 grams) chopped toasted nuts (optional)


Or if you fancy making a cake which can be shared by everyone, which many of us like to do, then why not go with this very special and unique ‘Peanut Butter and Chocolate graveyard Dirt Cake’ from The Kitchn? It’s much tastier than it sounds – trust us! This time of year is a brilliant opportunity to have lots of fun with recipes and names for dishes. When else would it be appropriate to name a cake like this? So, why not give them a go and have some fun this Halloween!

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