always trying to come up with new and interesting Halloween recipes to serve
to our most honored guests. Here's a quick and easy to make dessert
that we came up with when we hosted a Vampire themed
Halloween party several years ago. It makes a tasty treat
thats perfect to serve at
the end of your Halloween dinner party, at a vampire theme
party or simply as a gruesome stand alone Halloween dessert.
To make our
special "Vampire Blood Pudding", we
first mix-up a batch of Jell-O brand, vanilla flavored instant pudding
per the directions on the box. But before pouring it into the dessert bowls, we add just
enough red food color to make it a nice blood red color, mixing
continuously with a wire whisk until it is well blended.
a true red color, use paste food coloring (icing color)
available from most a craft or
cake decorating supply stores.
sure to serve the Blood Pudding in clear glass dessert cups or
bowls, so that the
rich red color will really show through. We like to serve ours in
small glass ice cream sundae dishes like the one shown to
the right. These can usually be found at local
department stores or at a restaurant supply store. For a
children's Halloween party, you can use small disposable
plastic cups and spoons. Since they are made of plastic,
they are safer for kids, and you just throw them away
Carefully fill each serving dish to
about a quarter of an inch from the top with the
pudding. Finally, cover each dish with plastic
wrap so that the pudding won't pick-up any odors from inside the
refrigerator and refrigerate until you are ready to serve your
guests. Just remember to remove the plastic wrap just before serving.
As an added decorative touch, you can also place a piece of
Halloween candy or add some black and red Halloween candy
sprinkles on top of each dish of pudding. If you don't want your pudding to look like blood,
you can also use orange food coloring for a traditional Halloween
color and top with whipped cream.