DIY Edible "Worst" Aid Kit
It's a new definition of "finger food!"
The Kitchen has fun and frightful snack ideas that will delight your Halloween guests. We've made a silly, medical-themed "Worst" Aid Kit. These crazy snack ideas are perfect for any brave kids--or just kids at heart.
Start things off with "Burnt Finger" Potatoes and pair them with a yummy "Burn Cream" Dip. You'll need a bag of fingerling potatoes and some toasted slivered almonds. Heat a sheet pan on 450 degrees F to get things going. Heating the pan first will blister the potatoes a bit when cooked to give them a 'burnt' effect. Cut small slits in the center of each potato to mimic knuckles on a finger, toss them in olive oil and roast for 15 to 20 minutes until tender. Keep an eye on them so they don't actually burn! Let the potatoes sit until cool enough to handle, then use a paring knife to cut a slit on the end where the "fingernail" would be. Finally, slip one slivered almond into each potato to create a craggy nail.
Serve the potatoes with "Burn Cream" which is made by stirring 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt into an 8-ounce container of creme fraiche. You can decant the flavored cream into a clean glass jar and make a fun label that reads "Burn Cream" for the finishing touch.
The next fun items in our kit are sweet and crispy "Bandage Bites." These are made by splitting vanilla sugar wafer cookies in half lengthwise. Doing this will give you two bandage bites per cookie. Next, use a squeeze bottle of white cookie icing to draw a square in the center of each cookie half and fill in the square. You now have a bandage. To make things even more delicious (and a little gross), add a few drops of red food coloring to a small bowl of strawberry jelly. This intensifies the red color of the jelly that will be your "blood." Dab a little bit on each white square to finish, and serve these sweet and icky treats to the crowd.
If these gross-out treats are enough to make your stomach turn, try a little "Aunty Acids Tummy Reliever." Make up a silly label and use it to cover a bottle of strawberry milk. The milk mimics the look of a popular stomach reliever. Pour the milk into little plastic shot cups and your guests will love the clever fake-out fun.
To display all of these treats together, make a cute "Worst Aid Kit" label and tape it onto the outside of an actual first aid kit. Use it as the centerpiece to your spread and watch as guests treat themselves to these scary good snacks!