Char-BOO-terie Board

Char-BOO-terie Board on Chinet Classic Platter

If you’re in need of a hands-on, interactive Halloween activity for you and your little ones, look no further. This utterly cute and mildly spooky char-BOO-terie board is full of edible ghouls,: from frankenkiwis to banana mummies.

With a few sets of hands, this board can come together in as little as thirty minutes. Bone appétit!

Thank you Kasim Hardaway —culinary photographer, recipe developer and food blogger—for this recipe.

Halloween Party Ideas
Ingredients

White Chocolate Strawberry Mummies and Banana Mummies

Frankenkiwi

Sandwich Cookie Spider

Apple Wedge Mouths

Mini Orange Pumpkin

Steps

  • White Chocolate Strawberry Mummies and Banana Mummies

  • 1

    Pour the white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 15-second intervals, using a rubber spatula to stir the chocolate together in between each interval, until the chips are melted, smooth and creamy (about 45 seconds – 1 minute.) Set aside.

  • 2

    Grip the leafy green top of each strawberry and dip the strawberry into the melted chocolate. Let excess melted chocolate drip off, then transfer strawberries to one side of a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper (leave the other side open to make the banana mummies on). Place two eyes toward the top center of each strawberry, then place the baking sheet in the freezer for 15 minutes, until chocolate is nearly set.

  • 3

    After 15 minutes, remove the strawberries from the freezer. Peel the bananas and cut them in half crosswise. Place the bananas on the open side of the prepared baking sheet.

  • 4

    Drizzle the strawberries and bananas with melted white chocolate, holding a spoonful of the chocolate above each piece of fruit and rapidly moving your hand from side to side to form “ribbons” on the fruit.

  • 5

    Place two edible candy eyes toward the top center of each banana “mummy.”

  • 6

    Place the baking sheet back in the freezer for 20 minutes until the melted chocolate has set.

  • Frankenkiwis

  • 1

    Cut ½” off the bottom of each kiwi to form a flat surface on its base. Place your knife on the middle of the kiwi, and gently cut through the skin all the way around the middle of the kiwi, creating a top half and a bottom half. Gently peel off the skin from the bottom half or use a knife to carefully cut it off.

  • 2

    Carefully pierce two holes into the top half of the kiwi, one on each side of its “head.” Break the pretzel sticks into ½” pieces and insert one small stick into each hole to create the “bolts” on the sides of the “head.”

  • 3

    Dip two edible candy eyes into a very small amount of melted white chocolate (or frosting) and place them next to one another in the center of the top half of the kiwi.

  • 4

    Repeat with remaining kiwis, pretzel sticks and eyes!

  • Sandwich Cookie Spiders

  • 1

    Twist the sandwich cookies apart.

  • 2

    Break the pretzel sticks into 1” pieces.

  • 3

    Press the tip of a pretzel piece into the cream filling of the sandwich cookies, leaving ¾ of the pretzel piece extending out of the cookie. Repeat with four pretzel pieces on each side of the cookie, creating eight “spider legs” total.

  • 4

    Press the cookie halves back together to secure the legs.

  • Mini Orange Pumpkins

  • 1

    Peel the skin off of the clementines.

  • 2

    Gently press the pointy side of a whole clove into the crevice at the top of the clementine. Repeat with remaining clementines and cloves.

    *Note: Cuties can be substituted for clementines in the Mini Orange Pumpkins.