Halloween Party Food Ideas

Halloween is in a month – whether you’re hosting a party or contributing some dishes to others’, making festive, Halloween-themed food and drinks is a good way to celebrate the day. Not sure what to make? Here are some Halloween recipes for you – so grab your aprons and get ready!

Baked Honeycrisp Apples

Source: Worthing Court Blog
Source: Worthing Court Blog

Apples mixed with spices, then baked and served with ice cream and caramel sauce. What’s not to love?

Check out the recipe here.

 

Caramel Apple Slices

Source: Domestically Blissful
Source: Domestically Blissful

Apple slices coated with chocolate and caramel sauce. Tip: you can also mix the sauce with red food colouring for a spookier look.

Check out the recipe here.

 

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Source: Mommymusings
Source: Mommymusings

This spider would not be scary – it would be tasty instead.

Check out the recipe here.

Sausage Meatball Mummies

Source: Double the Batch
Source: Double the Batch

Good as a party snack or for yourself to dip in marinara sauce.

Check out the recipe here.

 

Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pies

Source: Acorns & Custard
Source: Acorns & Custard

Something to try for those with a more advanced cooking capability.

Check the recipe here.

 

Apple Cider Mocktail

Source: Myteenguide
Source: Myteenguide

Refreshing and healthy. Tip: to make your drinks more Halloween, mix gummy worms with water in an ice cube tray and freeze, and then add the cubes into your drinks.

Check out the recipe here.

 

There you have it, six Halloween-themed recipes! What would you be making for the season?

Best Dessert Places in Sydney

No matter how full we are, there’s always a place for dessert somewhere in our stomach. However, given the plethora of dessert spots in Sydney, how can we know which ones are worth a try? Worry not, for I have crafted a list of the top Sydney desserts you must try:

1. Koi Dessert Bar http://www.koidessertbar.com.au/
If you’re a fan of Masterchef contestant Reynold Poernomo, you will be able to taste his desserts in person here. The place serves ready-made desserts as well as fancy degustation menu.

Source: Koi Dessert Bar, Kensington Street Chippendale Facebook page.
Source: Koi Dessert Bar, Kensington Street Chippendale Facebook page.

2. Bourke Street Bakery http://bourkestreetbakery.com.au

With stores in many different locations across Sydney, the place serves a variety of cakes and pastries. If you’re after something savory, Bourke Street Bakery also offers a wide range of pies, quiche, and sandwiches.

Source: Bourke Street Bakery's Facebook page.
Source: Bourke Street Bakery’s Facebook page.

3. Cow and the Moon https://www.facebook.com/Cow-and-the-Moon-GelatoCoffeeDessert-Bar-145041955555930/

Titled world’s best gelato in 2014, Cow and the Moon is not a place to be missed. The long queue in the Enmore store might dissuade you – but believe me, the Mandorla Affogato ice cream makes all the wait worthwhile.

Source: My Mini Auction.
Source: My Mini Auction.

 

4. Kürtosh http://kurtosh.com.au

In this place, visitors can sit down and enjoy a coffee while watching the chef create the famous Hungarian ‘chimney cake’ from scratch. Don’t forget to try out the slab cakes and freshly baked pastries as well!

Kurtosh's famous chimney cakes.
Kurtosh’s famous chimney cakes.

5. Adriano Zumbo Pâtissier http://zumbo.com.au

If you’ve been watering your mouth over the chef’s desserts on TV, now is a good chance to try them out in person! The place is a galore of sweet desserts, serving cakes, tarts, pastries, chocolate and the infamous Zumbarons macarons.

Photo by Delicioux
Source: Delicioux

6. Black Star Pastry http://www.blackstarpastry.com.au/

Black Star Pastry is famous for its sweet yet healthy cakes. Check out their Strawberry Watermelon Cake and Pistachio Lemon Zen Cake, and ask for their vegan and gluten free range too.

Source: The Love Assembly
Source: The Love Assembly

7. Ms. G’s  http://merivale.com.au/msgs

Famous for its Asian Fusion cuisine, Ms. G’s also offers some great desserts. If you’re after something more healthy, order the fruit-infused range such as the ‘Tropical Passion’ (passionfruit custard, tropical fruits, chocolate coconut oil, pandan meringue, coconut sorbet) and ‘Omar’s Mess’ (green tea meringue, whipped yuzu curd, brown butter, jackfruit sorbet). But if you really just want a comfort food, don’t miss out the ‘Stoner’s Delight part 3’, which is a mix of doughnut ice cream, peanut dulce de leche, peanut & pretzel brittle, crispy bacon, mars bar brownie, raspberry curd, potato chips and deep fried Nutella!

8. Bay Vista http://www.bayvista.com.au

The place offers almost all kinds of desserts you could imagine: crepes, pancakes, waffles, cakes, chocolate fondue set, ice cream, milkshakes… you’re in for a treat.

Source: Bay Vista's website.
Source: Bay Vista’s website.

These are my top eight Sydney dessert spots. Have you decided where to go for your post-dinner fix?