Can you wrap your “head” around eating gory brain food jello for Halloween? Try not to “think” about it too much, and you’ll be just fine. *insert evil laughter here*
One of the best things about being a food blogger is trying to come up with fun and unusual Halloween food ideas. However, it isn’t an easy task because it seems everything has already been done to death. But, that doesn’t keep my brain from trying.
The idea for this gory brain food jello fruit salad came to me while I was flipping through a party store flyer and spotted a bag of bones. All at once a light bulb went off in my head. Once I had the idea to use the skull as a bowl, the easy recipe ingredient list flooded my brain.
Make no bones about it, my brain works in strange and mysterious ways, as I think this gory brain food jello fruit salad for proves beyond a shadow of a doubt. Mwahahaha!
Since the bag of bones I’d purchased was made out of hallow plastic, preforming the surgery to remove the top of his skull was easy, with no anesthetic required. All I used was a simple serrated bread knife to carefully saw off his cranium. The operation went off without a hitch, and before I knew it I was filling his head with all sorts of nonsense. LOL
Another thing I really enjoy about being a food blogger is how much I enjoy producing the quick-paced food videos that have become so popular over the past few years. Filming and editing those videos is a little like cooking and serving you the food I’ve prepared, which is very rewarding for me in an odd sort of “virtual” way.
Please take a moment to view my new video called Brain Food. I had a blast making it, and I truly hope you’ll get a little chuckle out of it too!
If you’re looking for a skull and bones for serving the Gory Brain Food Jello Fruit Salad, I suggest checking your local party or craft store. Of course checking Amazon.com is always a smart idea as well.
I have a lot of new Halloween recipe ideas that I’m waiting to share with you this year. Some are creepy, and some are just plain sweet and fun. One thing’s for certain though, they’ll all be delicious and have easy to follow step-by-step directions, so you will be successful when you make them in your own kitchen. Cross my heart, and hope to… (not that I want to tempt fate or anything) …
Before we move on to the printable recipe for Gory Brain Food Jello Salad, below I’m listing some other Halloween recipes I’ve shared in the past. Some are creepy, and some are just plain fun…that’s just the way my brain works! Many of these recipes date pretty far back so the photos are pretty darned scary, but don’t please let them frighten you off. LOL
I can hardly believe I’ve been at this food blogging thing for over seven years!! I’m happy to report that I’m more excited than ever going forward to implement all the fun and tasty recipe ideas that are haunting the cobwebs of my brain!
- 2 large packages cherry jello prepared according to package directions
- 1 can 15 ounces crushed pineapple
- 1 can 15 ounces cherry pie filling
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cups whipped topping
Stir together all the ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
Spoon into a hallowed out skull (optional) or fun Halloween serving bowl.
Tools and equipment:
plastic skull and bones (optional)
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!