The Halloween season calls for creativity. All around Rock Hill, costumed kiddos will be clamoring for Tricks…but mostly Treats. How to create a scene that is just the right balance of fun and spooky? Decorations need to seem mildly creepy, but still whimsical for the young ones. Costumes can easily tip the scales of overly scary. Party food is probably the trickiest of all. You want Halloween treats that might look a little gross, but are still delicious.
The secret to the perfect Halloween treat is all in the presentation. Use these recipes with Coca-Cola products to create drinks and snacks, then label them with these appropriately spooky names: The Bubbling Cauldron, Jellied Vampire Blood, and Witch’s Potion. They’re sure to delight every little ghost and goblin that comes your way this Halloween.
Bonus! You can use the empty 2-liter bottles to make these Halloween Luminaries!
The Bubbling Cauldron
- 2 liter bottle of Barq’s Root Beer
- 1/3 cup hot chocolate mix (3-4 pouches)
- whipped topping
- 2/3 cup hot water
- malted milk balls
- mini marshmallows
- In a black cauldron punch bowl (look at your local dollar store), mix the hot chocolate mix and water.
- Add some malted milk balls and mini marshmallows, saving some for serving.
- When you are ready to serve, slowly add the Barq’s Root Beer. The mixture will fizz and foam, like a bubbling cauldron.
- Add some dollops of whipped topping to the cauldron.
- Serve in cups, adding a couple of malted milk balls and mini marshmallows for effect.
Jellied Vampire Blood
- 6 oz. package cherry gelatin
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups Coke, chilled
- 20 oz can crushed pineapple
- Drain the crushed pineapple, reserving the juice for the Witch’s Potion. Set aside.
- Bring the water to a boil. Add cherry gelatin and stir until completely dissolved.
- Stir in chilled Coke. Pour into a container, then chill in the refrigerator until slightly firm.
- Once the gelatin has set up slightly, gently fold in the drained pineapple.
- Allow to chill until well-set. A couple of hours should be enough.
- Remove from the refrigerator and stir to achieve a loose consistency.
- Pineapple juice (use juice from Jellied Vampire Blood pineapple)
- 3 cups Sprite, chilled
- 6 oz lime gelatin
- Follow the package directions to make the lime gelatin. Allow to set up almost completely (3-4 hours).
- Using a whisk or fork, break up the gelatin into tiny chunks.
- You can use a punch bowl to serve, but for the best potion effect, use a large bottle with a cork stopper. A funnel will help get everything into the bottle.
- Add the gelatin pieces to the bottle. Pour the pineapple juice in next, then shake gently to mix.
- Pour in the chilled Sprite to top off the bottle. Take care to allow for the fizz!