NEOHOME KITCHEN - With Halloween quickly approaching, exciting new things
are happening both in Neopia and the 3D world. Here are some fun spooky food
recipes that you can make at home to freak out your friends, or feed to your
Neopets for a virtual party. Remember, if you are unsure what the food should
look like, just look at the item picture from Neopets, and copy it as closely
Basic Frosting Recipe
Frosting is used in many of these recipes to decorate sweets. To create designs
of frosting, put finished frosting into a zip baggy and use your fingers to
push the frosting to the corner of the bag. Cut the corner with scissors and
gently squeeze the bag to get the frosting out. You may want to practice on
wax paper first, so that you get the flow right. Remember, the bigger the hole,
the larger the line of frosting.
½ cup butter, softened
about 2 cups confectioners or powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk or water
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
a few drops of food coloring.
Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. You may do this by hand (pretty
hard, but doable), or you can use an electric mixer. Don’t dump all of the sugar
in at once, and start slowly so that it doesn’t go flying everywhere. Add the
rest of the ingredients and beat until consistent texture and color. Add more
milk or water to thing
Chocolate Frosting Recipe
Melt 8 oz of bittersweet chocolate, set aside until it is just barely liquid.
Follow recipe above, adding the chocolate with the milk and vanilla. You probably
won’t need food coloring, because chocolate is hard to color because it is dark.
Now onto the spooky recipes…eat if you dare.
Wash a bunch of cherries or strawberries and set onto a sheet of wax paper.
You may want to remove the stem or pit of the fruit that you choose. Whip up
a batch of Basic Frosting with green food coloring. It works best if
you make it on the slightly thinner side, so add a little more milk or water
to it. With a spoon, pour your bogie green frosting over the fruit so that it’s
nice and icky drippy. Wait until the frosting has hardened slightly, and serve.
Chocolate Coated Eyeball
Set out marshmallows on a sheet of wax paper. You may want to cut them with
clean scissors so that they are squarer. If you can find round marshmallows,
rock on, definitely use them. Make a batch of red and blue (or green, whatever
color eye you want) Basic Frosting, to make the veins and iris of the
eye. Use Chocolate Frosting to create the pupil of the eye. Pour melted
chocolate over each one so that the back of the marshmallow is covered, but
you can still see the lovely frosting decorations that you’ve done. You may
want to half all the ingredients of the frosting recipes, so that you make a
Peanut Butter Spiders
2 tablespoons butter, softened
½ cup peanut butter (not chunky)
3 cups confectioners or powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup milk
Beat ingredients together by hand (very, very hard), or in an electric mixer.
Place mixture into a plastic baggy just like you did with the frosting. On a
piece of wax paper, make the spiders by creating a big blob for the body, little
for the head, and four legs on each side. Set aside for 30 minutes so that they
harden. To make them even more stiff, put them in the freezer so that you can
serve them as a cold and tasty snack. Carefully remove from paper with a spatula.
Make smiley faces on large marshmallows with Chocolate Frosting
Mashed Eye Potato
Take little round potatoes and peel. Place in a pot of boiling water and cook
for 15-20 minutes. With a potato peeler, drill a hole in the middle of each
potato just large enough to fit a pimento olive. Put on a plate of mashed potatoes,
and spoon out more on top so that it looks like the potato is staring at you
from inside a mashed potato pocket. Top with a slab of butter.
This can simply be a pile of sloppy Joes or chilli. You can make it with vegetarian
soy meat, too. Goes very nicely with Mashed Eye Potato.
½ cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. clove
½ tsp. salt
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar together by hand or
with an electric mixer. Add egg and vanilla and beat until fluffy. In a separate
bowl, mix spices, baking powder, salt, and flour. Add to the butter mixture
alternately with the pumpkin, mixing between each step. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls
onto a greased cookie sheet, placing each a few inches apart. Bake for 15-20
minutes, or until lightly browned. When cooled, remove from cookie sheet and
frost with purple and green Basic Frosting, just like the Neopets Pumpkin
Cookies picture shows.
Slightly thaw vanilla or pistachio ice cream until fairly soft, but not melted.
Put in a food processor with a few drops of green food coloring and blend until
it gets pretty gooey. Put into ice cream cones and serve immediately.
Pink Spooky Ice Cream
Slightly thaw strawberry ice cream and put into cone. Decorate with marshmallow
and frosting eyeballs, just like in the Chocolate Coated Eyeball recipe.
I hope you enjoyed, and have a spooky Halloween!