1/2 Photos of Haunted Forest Platter
This is for the crafty cook and those looking to have one heck of a good time. This imaginative forest is completely edible. I came across it in my travels on BHG and I have absolutely no idea how long this would take to make so I am just putting in an hour so the Zaar puter will accept the recipe. Enjoy! You can see a photo here: http://www.bhg.com/halloween/recipes/haunted-forest-platter/
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- 1To make a haunted forest, first create trees.
- 2Cut bottoms from stalks of broccoli to make 6-inch broccoli trees.
- 3Slice beets about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick to make a base for broccoli trees.
- 4Break wood toothpicks in half.
- 5Insert three to four toothpick pieces into bottom of each broccoli stalk and then insert into a beet slice.
- 6Stand broccoli upright.
- 7Cover to keep moist.
- 8To make egg ghosts, use a small knife or 1/2-inch aspic cutters to hollow out eyes and mouths to form a face.
- 9Cut small pieces of ripe olive to press into hollowed-out areas for eyes or mouth, if desired.
- 10Cover to keep moist.
- 11Using your imagination, create creepy creatures with tomatoes, sweet peppers, pickles, olives, and radishes.
- 12Place broccoli trees on serving platter. Cover surface of platter with shredded carrot.
- 13Hide egg ghosts in forest along with creepy creatures.
- 14Scatter piles of vegetables such as pea pods, beet slices, kohlrabi slices, olives, pickles, and/or any other desired vegetables.
- 15Add strips of red pepper to the broccoli branches.
- 16To make moss, add a few drops of green food coloring to a small amount of water in a medium bowl.
- 17Add cooked spaghetti and let stand about 5 minutes.
- 18Drain and place over broccoli trees.
- 19Keep platter covered until serving time.
- 20If necessary, spritz platter with water to keep it moist.
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Nutritional Facts for Haunted Forest Platter
Serving Size: 1 (782 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 558.2
- Calories from Fat 164
- Total Fat 18.2 g
- Saturated Fat 5.2 g
- Cholesterol 559.5 mg
- Sodium 452.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 67.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 15.6 g
- Sugars 22.0 g
- Protein 37.8 g