3 Super Tasty Halloween Recipe Ideas

Food & Drink

Butterbeer or spider web cookies? According to TikTok, these are the most popular Halloween food and drink trends, with #pumpkinpie an avid favourite, garnering hundreds of millions of views. Fancy making some of these tasty Halloween recipe ideas at home? Read on for recipe tutorials…

#1 Pumpkin Pie

American classic Pumpkin Pie wins the top spot with more than 140 million views, unsurprising considering the dish’s popularity at other times of the year and association with the American holiday. If you’re after a crisp butter crust, a rich smooth filling, and all your favourite Autumn spices, this is the one for you.

#2 Butterbeer

The fictional beverage #butterbeer from the Harry Potter franchise secures second place with 99 million views. This recipe is sure to be a hit with Harry Potter fans as they picture themselves sipping at Hogsmeade. Here’s a video tutorial. Here’s what you’ll need:

How to make Butterbeer from Harry Potter

3 pints or 1.5 litres Real Ale
1 inch fresh grated ginger
half a teaspoon grated nutmeg
6 cloves

Heat to Low Simmer
In separate bowl beat together:
1 cup -or- 225 grams demerara sugar
5 egg yolks
combine with ale mixture
melt in 4 oz. -or- 100 grams of butter
serve in a mug and garnish with nutmeg

#3 Candy Apple

Halloween classic #candyapple also known as ‘toffee apple’ in British English wins third place with just over 43 million views. Consumers will be transported back to their childhood with this nostalgic Halloween treat. Tune in to this video tutorial to make the perfect candy apple has a super thin, shiny red coat with no bubbles and the perfect amount of cinnamon flavour. What you’ll need:

How to make a candy apple

8-10 small (8-10 small)
granny smith apples
30 ounces (850 g) granulated sugar
12 ounces (340 g) water
6 ounces (170 g) corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon food colouring
optional 8 ounces (227 g) cinnamon
hard candy 1/4 teaspoon flash dust optional

Other spookily themed treats on TikTok include #halloweencakepops and #spidercookies that are sure to send shivers down the spines of foodies. All the top 11 food and drink trends garnered more than 1 million views, with 50% of the top 10 being pumpkin based.

Main images: Preppy Kitchen & Liqor.com. Credit: Online cake shop Jack & Beyond

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