TRICK OR TREAT YOURSELF TO SOME HALLOWEEN FUN WITH ALDI’S SPOOKTACULAR RECIPES
Unleash your creative culinary side this October!
Get creative at home this autumn by trying out the wicked recipes available on Aldi.ie. Whether you’re a cooking novice or a star baker, these simple yet fun recipes will have you whisking up a Halloween storm in no time. Test your skills with a tasty Pumpkin Loaf, Mummified Sausage Rolls, or maybe even a chilling Ice Cream Eyeball Dome!
Aldi is currently stocking a wide range of cooking and baking essentials that will help get you started on your Halloween masterpiece, including scratch resistant, non-stick, high quality Oven Trays €4.99 available Sunday 10th October.
Pick up an Irish-sourced fresh Pumpkin from 49c to help create those Halloween culinary classics? Or even grab some Scary Milk Chocolate Shapes for just 99c to decorate your dishes.
To start off, why not try out some Frankenstein Cake Pops? They’re easy to make and the end result looks frighteningly cool!
Frankenstein Cake Pops Recipe
- 1 x 280g slab Madeira Cake
- 200g White Chocolate
- 2 x tsp Green Food Colouring
- 4 tsp Milk
- 50g Dark Chocolate
- 12 pop sticks or lollipop sticks
- Trim and cut the madeira cake into 12 oblong shapes
- Carefully put a stick into each
- Put onto a tray lined with some non-stick paper and freeze for 30 minutes
- Break up the white chocolate and put into a heatproof bowl
- Put the bowl over a pan of simmering water and melt the chocolate, make sure the bottom of the pan does not touch the water
- Once the chocolate has melted, add the green food colouring while the bowl is still over the pan of hot water
- Add the milk if the mixture is too thick, then stir well
- Dip each cake pop into the green chocolate to cover (keep them upright as they cool, you can make some holes in a potato and stand them in there while they cool and to decorate)
- Allow to cool and harden then melt the dark chocolate the same way as you did the white chocolate
- Dip the tops of each cake pop in the chocolate to give Frank some hair
- Using the end of a toothpick, make some eyes and a stitched mouth. Allow to cool
Or perhaps you’d like to try out a luxurious chocolate cheesecake with a spooky twist?
Cobweb Cheesecake Recipe
- 600g Full Fat Soft Cheese
- 150g Icing Sugar
- 200g Digestive Biscuits
- 60g Butter
- 100ml Double Cream
- 150g White Chocolate
- 100g Milk Chocolate
- Blend the biscuits into a fine crumb in a food processor, melt the butter and add to the biscuits
- Pack the biscuits into the bottom of a 20cm round springform tin to make a base
- In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, icing sugar, double cream and melted white chocolate. Whisk well to ensure all the ingredients are well-mixed
- Pour over the base and spread evenly
- Melt the milk chocolate, then using either a piping bag or a spoon, use half of the chocolate to make parallel circles on the cheesecake
- Start from the outside and work into the middle, about 5 – 6 circles should be plenty
- With a cocktail stick drag lines from the inside of the chocolate circles to the outside, repeat for each circle to create webs
- Use the other half of the chocolate to make spiders on a piece of greaseproof paper
- Set the cheesecake and the spiders in the fridge for minimum 5 hours before serving
- Use the chocolate spiders to decorate the sides of the cheesecake
Then, once you’ve perfected your Halloween bakes, why not make treat yourself to a Red Berry Drac-uiri? This fruity tipple tastes far less terrifying than it looks!
Red Berry Drac-uiri Recipe
- 200g Strawberries – fresh or frozen
- 200g Raspberries – fresh or frozen
- 2 big handfuls Ice Cubes
- 2 Limes
- 100ml White Rum (optional)
- Zest the limes and keep to one side
- Put the strawberries and raspberries in a blender and add the ice and juice of the limes
- Blend until a smooth slushy-like consistency
- Add the rum if desired
- Serve in ice cold glasses and decorate with lime zest curls
For even more fun Halloween recipes log on to www.aldi.ie/recipes.
Did you know?
Aldi’s Christmas Savings Card is available to pick up from all 148 stores nationwide. Saving as you go to make the festive season more affordable is a great idea and will help to make your Christmas as stress free as possible! Simply pick up a card at the checkout the next time you are in store and then register it online. Top up at the checkout and use your card throughout the year in any of Aldi’s stores in Ireland.