Wickedly Good Recipes to Try This Halloween

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

There’s no better time to absorb yourself everything Halloween has to offer. Spooky season presents some of the best treats – most of which don’t cost the earth. So read on, then grab your flatmates and enjoy some of Friargate’s favourite tricks and treats…

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

You’ll need: 100g unpopped corn, 3tsp sugar, 1 tsp cooking oil, 3 tsp butter, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger

Instructions:

Get a large pan, put it on a medium heat and add the cooking oil. When the oil starts getting hot, throw in the popcorn kernels and put on the lid firmly.

Leave the pan on the heat until all the popping has stopped. Empty the popcorn into a big bowl (but be careful because it is super hot!). Put the pan back on the heat and add the butter, sugar and spices. Mix it up until it dissolves and turns into a light brown sauce. Drizzle over the popcorn, mix it all up and enjoy!

Roasted Pumpkin Wedges

You’ll need: 1 small pumpkin, 3 garlic cloves, olive oil, 100g feta cheese, salt & pepper

Instructions:

Start by heating your oven up to about 200°C. Chop the pumpkin in half and scoop out the flesh and seeds from the inside. Carefully cut into chunky slices and throw them on a baking tray.

Drizzle over a bit of oil, add some salt and pepper and chuck the whole garlic cloves on (don’t bother peeling or chopping them). Use your hands and mix everything up so that the wedges are coated in oil, and then get it in the oven for about 30 minutes.

Break up some feta cheese over the top before serving.

Chocolate Dipped Apples

You’ll need: 3 apples, Sprinkles, 100g milk chocolate

Instructions:

Break up the chocolate into pieces and put it in a bowl. Get it in the microwave for about 2 or 3 minutes to melt the chocolate (you might need to give it a stir half way through).

Insert lollipops stick into the apples (or use a fork), and dip them into the melted chocolate. Decorate them with sprinkles, icing or halloween candy, before putting them onto a plate and leaving to set. Put them in the fridge for extra crunch chocolate.

Okay, so no tricks, these quick and healthy snacks are perfect for Halloween and beyond. Looking for more inspiration? Why not try cooking up a special cosy vegetable stew like this one

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