Bleeding Heart for Dessert
Have some fun this Halloween with these creepy Halloween treats. Feed those hungry spirits with homemade thrill Halloween Trick-or-Treats. Here are the most ghoulish recipes for your Halloween Party. Have fun and eat! Of course everything here is 100% edible and tasty.
For making this tasty, deep red colored gelatin heart an anatomically-correct mold of a human heart from the Anatomical Chart Company was used. Basically it is strawberry Jell-0, 4 extra packages of unflavored gelatin, a can of evaporated milk, and 3-1/2 cups water. The "Blood" was a mixture of Grenadine, light corn syrup, and red food coloring. The blood goes into a bag which is embedded inside the heart. This allows you to stab or cut the heart and have it bleed profusely.
For the pomegranate sauce a small bottle of Pom Wonderful was used, three spoonfuls of mixed in about 1/4 cup cornstarch, brought it all to a boil in a small saucepan while stirring. The consistency is rather disgusting, but that's the whole point. This looks especially creepy set out on a really nice platter. Also quite effective on a carving board with a large chef's knife plunged into the center.
For approximately 9 dozen of bite-sized eyeballs you will need 3 oz lemon gelatin, 1 cup hot water, 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows, 1 cup pineapple juice, and 8 oz cream cheese.
This was made to resemble the result of something that fell (or was pushed?) into a meat grinder. You can see there are eyeballs and even a couple of stray teeth stuck in there! This will definitely get on your guests' nerves quite badly. The teeth are taken from the artificial anatomically-correct skull. You can add here Eerie Eyeballs from the previous recipe.
For Halloween Witches' Brew you will need approximate four 48 oz cans pineapple juice, one 96 oz bottle orange juice, four 2 liter bottles lemon-lime soda, one 1.75 liter bottle vodka, one 1.75 liter bottle rum. Adjust ingredients to your own taste. Mix well and pour into your cauldron, preferably with chunks of dry ice to create the bubbling steam effect. (Be careful NOT to drink or eat or in any way come in direct contact with skin with any chunks of dry ice -you can get burned by the extreme cold!)