The best and most memorable Halloween parties that I've been to are the ones where all the guests go all out with their costumes and the food and drinks are so gross and twisted that you actually throw up in your mouth a little. Or dry heave at the very least.
Take, for instance, the Bleeding Brain (pictured right) in all its squishy-sloshy-jiggly glory ...
It's guaranteed to stop even the least squeamish guests in their tracks. Anyone else now trying to get that scene from Silence of the Lambs out of their head? Visit our friends at Kitchen Daily for the recipe and see how they cleverly hid a mess of bloody guts (strawberry preserves) inside: When you cut into it, the blood spurts and oozes out all over the plate. Cool!
If you think the mouse bread is bad, check out this item, which also contains a foreign substance. Unsuspecting (adult) guests will be innocently helping themselves to Vampire Punch when all of a sudden -- AHHHHHHH! -- a hand floats by. (It's the classic ice hand made with water and a glove in the freezer.) The punch is actually way more blood-like in real life. How to get a bright red color? See for yourself.
In keeping with the blood theme, there's also Cauliflower Blood Brains resting on a pile of blood and guts. Making this dish look as life-like as possible is key to grossing-out your guests.
What's your favorite gross-out Halloween recipe?
Images via Kitchen Daily