No one takes as much ghoulish glee in Halloween as the staff at Martha Stewart Living. Their signature blend of sweet, cute and just a touch spooky is irresistible to treat lovers of all ages and skill levels.
Take a peek at this gallery of creepy treats, and your guests will soon be gobblin' up their favorites.
To make a skeleton head, you'll need two regular marshmallows. With scissors, cut one marshmallow widthwise to expose stickiness and make pieces for the head and jaw. Poke holes with a toothpick to make sticky spots for the eyes, teeth and nose. Poke white candy-coated licorice pastels into the jaw for teeth, and press in black licorice drops for the eyes.
Snip a piece of black licorice twist into a small triangle for the nose, and press into place. Poke the marshmallows a few times with the toothpick to make a large hole for a candy stick. Push the candy stick into the hole, through the jaw, and into the skull. Wrap in a cellophane bag if desired.
You will need a red sour belt, two yellow gumdrops, black and red shoestring licorice and a white candy cake decoration for the eyeball.
Cut the sour belt into a tongue. Trim gumdrops and stick them together for the head and body. Snip the black licorice for the arms, legs and pupil and the red licorice for the mouth. Poke holes for the eyeball, arms and legs, and scrape away sugar for mouth and tongue; place those pieces. Use tiny dabs of "glue" from a gumdrop to secure the pupil to eyeball.
Two black gumdrops adorned with licorice limbs, tail, and ears form a devious black cat. Two red sprinkles give him a devilish stare.
To make this delicious devil, you'll need two red gumdrops, red licorice for his arms and tail, black licorice for his ears and beard, and two black sprinkles for the eyes. A black candle serves as this trickster's flaming staff.
Three green gumdrops stacked on top of each other form Frankenstein's face and body. You'll need black licorice for his limbs and forehead, and a black gumdrop for his hair. A small piece of red licorice forms a grim mouth.
Complete your monster by giving him two black sprinkle eyes, plus a green mint nose.
To make this candy witch, use a green gumdrop for a face, a piece of red gumdrop and a white sprinkle for the mouth, licorice for her hair and hat brim, and a black gumdrop molded into a triangle for the pointy witch's hat. Add two black sprinkles for the eyes, and a green mint for a nose.
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Edible Halloween creatures can be built around a lollipop or stuck on a striped candy stick, like this gruesome group.
Assemble a festive Halloween candy cat using berry candies, licorice caramels, sunflower seeds and licorice laces.
Beware: These easy-to-make vampire bats may fly right off the cupcake and into your mouth.
Floating inside each fondant-cloaked apparition is one small cupcake stacked atop one large one, sandwiched around marshmallows and covered with frosting.
Don't be afraid of these friendly ghosts - they are easy to make. Creating enough to cover and peek out from behind a cake takes no time at all, especially with help from junior chefs. White frosting makes them look right at home.
Ghoulish Petits Fours
These ghoulish petits fours are wickedly delicious.
These spooky marshmallow skulls top madeleines shrouded in bittersweet chocolate.
Caramelized Cobwebs and Licorice Spiders
Adorn a Halloween cake with a black licorice spider perched on a boo-tiful caramelized cobweb.
Make peanut butter cups at home
How to make a meat head
Sink your teeth into creepy, gory Halloween eats
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Thankfully I don't eat gumdrops or marshmallows, so whatever creations you might make out of these will never be considered as food by me. Create all you wan't, just don't serve it up as "edibles".
They remind me of some cartoon my daughter used to watch.
Found it, lol. Never knew why a 5 year old girl was into this cartoon
Eatocracy is so hilarious and totally irrelevant to the real world
And yet you feel the need to participate.
Great infomercial. Keep that top decorator alive.
Could somebody bring me some of these? It's my birthday and I'm sitting in my office, alone and hungry.
I hope you have a good Birthday Sam!!
also if you want a "graveyard", bake a chocolate cake mix as directed in a 13 by 9 pan. Take a bag of Oreos and smash into crumbs. Sprinkle that over the cake. Then get creative. You can draw tombstones and cut them out and place them on the cake, gummy worms work. Look for Halloween candy where they have edible skulls, mini pumpkins and little ghosts, cats, witches.
if you want fingers, get the refrigerator sugar cookie dough, take a small piece and rub between hands until you make a straw, Fatten it up a bit so it is not a skinny stick. Take a knife and at the center of the "finger" slice 3 or 4 slices just at the top, then take your index finger and press the end that will be your finger nail. You can put a sliced almond there or I paint the indention with red food coloring. Bake until not doughy. Put on a plate and voila, finger foods are ready.
What? No pic of darling Martha? She IS, after all, another candy creature.
One of the living dead. I'm surprised I haven't seen her doing a cameo performance on The Walking Dead.
Man the last slide looks sooo good.
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