Fresh Food & Liquor
Halloween Platter

at Coles

Try this spooky Halloween platter. It’s filled with wholesome snacks, perfect for tricking and treating little goblins and ghouls. 

From corn chip bats in guacamole to mandarin Jack-O-Lanterns and green grape ghouls, there is something for everyone!

1. Bats in guacamole

Place the avocado and lime juice in a bowl and mash until smooth. Spoon into a serving bowl. Decorate with corn chips.

2. Monster apples

Use a small sharp knife to cut a wedge out of each apple to make a mouth. Spread the cut-side of each apple with peanut butter. Add carrot triangles to make teeth.Use a 5mm round cutter to cut discs from a cheese slice. Use a little chocolate writing icing to attach 1 cheese disc and 1 icing eye to each apple.

3. Boiled egg pumpkin

Cut boiled eggs in half. Use a small metal spoon to scoop out the yolks. Place yolks in a small bowl with mayonnaise. Mash until smooth. Spoon the mayonnaise mixture onto the egg halves. Top with celery slices to make pumpkin stems.

4. Breadstick monsters

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Tint the melted white chocolate with a little pink food colouring in a small bowl. Dip bread sticks in the chocolate. Sprinkle with 100’s & 1000’s. Set aside to set. Use a little chocolate writing icing to attach icing eyes and lips to each bread stick.

5. Mandarin Jack-o-lanterns

Peel the mandarins. Place a piece of celery on the top of each mandarin to make pumpkin stems.

6. Pastry snakes

Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut a pastry sheet into 2cm-thick strips. Place strips on the lined tray. Gently twist each strip. Lightly brush with whisked egg. Bake for 20 mins or until golden. Set aside to cool. Use a little chocolate writing icing to attach icing eyes and sour strap pieces to make tongues.

7. Fruit skewers

Thread marshmallows, strawberries, kiwifruit and blueberries onto bamboo skewers. Use a little chocolate writing icing to attach icing eyes to each skewer.

8. Green grape ghouls

Use a little chocolate writing icing to attach 1 icing eye to green grapes.

Give these extras a go when preparing your platter:

  • Red pickled onions, drained
  • Green pickled onions, drained
  • String cheese sticks, shaped into brooms
  • Arnott’s Jatz Minis

Visit Coles for all your ingredients.