This Halloween will be our first in our new home.
I want to make it a Halloween that we won’t forget.
We’re hosting a Halloween party later, and I want the food to be just as memorable and fun as the costumes, even for our adult guests.
When @TysonFoods asked me to partner with them to create a festive Halloween dish for the holiday, I jumped at the chance.
I think our fun Halloween food graveyard turned out amazing!
I know we usually think of sweet foods when we think of cute foods, but I wanted to create something that was savory, yet Halloween-themed at the same time.
Find out how to make your own version below.
Fun Halloween Food: Spooky Graveyard
@TysonFoods makes it easy to plan a party quickly. All of their pre-made foods are grab and go, which just leaves more time to make your Halloween food cute!
This haunted chicken zombie graveyard is not only super cute to look at, but it tastes delicious, too!
The graveyard would make the perfect spooky centerpiece for your Halloween party table.
What you will need to make the fun Halloween food graveyard:
We found all our Halloween party foods at Wal-Mart in the frozen section (except the BallPark Brand hot does, those were near the deli).
- Popcorn chicken
- Corn dogs
- Hot dogs
- Food coloring
- Balsamic vinegar
- Apple cider vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Large serving tray
- Piping bag and No. 1 tip
Step 1: Cook the Appetizers
Follow the package directions to heat your corn dogs and chicken in the oven. Boil your hot dogs on the stove. While everything is cooking, prepare the sauces and serving tray.
Step 2: Make the Sauces
Follow these directions to make your sauces:
- Pour 1 cup of balsamic vinegar in a saucepan and heat until it starts to simmer.
- Let simmer for about 10 minutes, until it has a sticky texture.
- Add a sprinkle of cornstarch to the vinegar to thicken.
- Set aside to cool.
Honey Chicken Sauce
- Heat 1/2 a cup of honey, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of vinegar, and 1/4 a cup of water in a saucepan.
- Once it starts to simmer, add a few drops of green food coloring.
- Add a sprinkle of cornstarch to thicken the mixture.
- Set aside to cool.
Step 2: Build the Graveyard
- Mix 2 cups of coconut with a tiny amount of black food coloring. Mix to turn the coconut gray.
- Spread the coconut over the entire bottom of the serving tray.
Step 3: Decorate
Follow these steps to make each part of the haunted graveyard:
Haunted Hot Dog Logs
Cut the top and bottom off of your hot dogs, then cut into halves, thirds or quarters, depending on how tall you want your stumps.
Use a knife to dig out a hole from one end of the hot dog.
Cut out two eyes and a mouth on the side of each log.
Place onto the serving tray. Decorate with ketchup blood or the balsamic vinegar sauce.
Corn Dog Gravestones
Remove the corn dogs from the sticks.
Cut the bottom off, leaving the top. I cut my corn dogs about half-way down to make them look more gravestone-like.
Fill the piping bag with the balsamic sauce.
Pipe RIP on each gravestone.
Place on the serving tray.
Zombie Popcorn Chicken
Toss the chicken in the green sauce until completely coated.
Place the chicken on the serving tray (you can use toothpicks to hold up the zombies, if you like).
Pipe on eyes, angry eyebrows, and a mouth with the balsamic sauce.
Use ketchup to make a river of blood through your graveyard.
Add globs of the balsamic sauce and ketchup to some of the food to make it spookier.
Now, invite your friends for a spooktacular party!