Fiendishly frightening (but easy) Halloween party food

Fiendishly frightening (but easy) Halloween party food

Gosh, how much has Halloween changed since I was young?! I used to dream of the American-esque theatre of it all but most of all, the lashings of ‘candy’ that they all seemed to get on the tv shows. I was once given an apple and a 50p piece in my trick or treat hey day. My village wasn’t really prime pickings 😂

In recent years the UK seems to have fully embraced the commercial aspect (such a cynic, I know) of the scare season and I LOVE it!! Maybe it’s because I love any excuse to dress up in fancy dress???

We haven’t made it to the newly-popular pumpkin patches that have popped up all over the country but we have managed to get our scare on with a spooky party with plenty of spoooooooooky food which surprisingly went down a treat with all babies and toddlers present!

So here’s a guide for making the fiendishly frightening fodder that we tucked in to at our Halloween party. I haven’t included any sweet recipes as they get so much during trick or treating that I think it’s good to have some savoury themed food too.



Mummy Rolls

Makes x 25-ish – Prep time 20 mins – Cook time 25 mins

What you’ll need

Chipolata sausages x 25

Easy roll puff pastry x 1 pack (My children also aren’t huge fans of pastry so my Mummies were more undressed than some but if you’d like a more ‘wrapped up’ effect then use another roll of pastry)

Egg x 1


Step 1

Switch on the oven and set to 180c.

Unroll the pastry and slice into 1cm wide strips.


Step 2

Snip the ties between the sausages.

Lightly whisk the egg.

Wrap the pastry around the sausages in as higgledy piggledy way as possible. I used 2x strips per sausage as they were super long and joined the pastry with a bit of egg. Some recipes say to leave space for mustard eyes but what toddler likes mustard?? And to be honest, Poppy doesn’t even know what a Mummy is so she wasn’t really in a position to critique my artistic license 👻.


Step 3

Place your Mummy rolls on baking trays lined with greaseproof paper and wash with the egg.


Step 4

Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins or until the pastry and exposed sausage is golden brown. If using pre-cooked sausages then drop your cook time to 12-15 mins.


If preparing in advance

I made mine the day before and refrigerated overnight so added the egg wash just before I was ready to put them in the oven.



Ghoulish Ghosts

Makes x 10-ish ghosts – Prep time 5 mins – Cook time 30 mins


What you’ll need

Bag of baking potatoes x1

Raisins x 1 handful


Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 180c.

Pierce your potatoes on each side with a skewer.


Step 2

Bake potatoes for 25-30 mins or until browning nicely on the skin and softening on the inside (test by squishing the potatoes with oven glove-clad hands).


Step 3

Remove potatoes from the oven and slice length ways.

Place 2x raisins at one end for eyes.

That’s it!! So easy but such a surprising hit with the little ones.


Other ideas

Ghastly worms/witch’s fingers – Wotsits (Can you actually get any simpler? I did this and they were such a hit).

Develish salad – Chopped beetroot with sour cream (had this yummy dish at my Mother-in-law’s and it was delicious!).

Spooky Frankenstein treats – from Super Busy Mum.

Spooky pumpkin soup – My friend brought this soup to the party with little ghost shaped bread for dipping. Felix had three helpings!!





  1. October 31, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    These are fab, I can’t believe I never thought of a jacket spud as a ghost before. Spot on #twinklytuesday

  2. November 1, 2017 / 3:58 am

    Wonderful ideas! Kids would love to snack on these. #twinklytuesday

  3. November 5, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Oh these are such fab ideas! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • frannythompson
      November 6, 2017 / 10:46 am

      Thank you. Poppy hasn’t stopped asking for Mummy Rolls since the party I might have to rebrand/style them into festive rolls te he x

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