With Halloween on the horizon, celebrate the spookiest time of the year with these vampire-style dishes that awaken even the most undead appetite. From sip-able sangria to rare ribeye steak, complete your spooky soiree with these bloody-good vampire recipes.
Vampire Blood Soup with Muenster Sammies
You may know it’s hearty tomato soup, but to your little make-believe Dracula’s it’s a spooky-looking Halloween treat, served in test tubes.
Bobby Flay's Pomegranate Sangria
You’ll feel like a fancy vampire sipping on a glass of type O negative after mixing up a batch of this delightfully fruity pomegranate sangria from Bobby Flay.
Ghostinis with Bloody Murder Sundried Tomato Tapenade
What a spooky way to serve a Halloween appetizer! Ghost-shaped crostini are served alongside flatbread crackers with a flavour-packed sundried tomato tapenade for dipping.
Bobby Flay's Bloody Mary with Homemade Vegetable Juice
When devising a vampire-themed meal, what better libation to offer than a tall, icy Bloody Mary? This recipe from Chef Bobby Flay ups the ante by featuring homemade vegetable juice, blended from carrots, celery, tomatoes, beets and spinach.
Pizza dough and coconut flakes are transformed into a delightful dessert that will stick to your “bones.” Serve them with this bloody good raspberry jam and watch your guests lick their fingers clean.
The Pioneer Woman's Bloody Mary Chili
An ideal addition to any Halloween meal, this unique chili from Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond is enhanced by the bloody-good flavour of a delicious Bloody Mary.
Start these in the slow cooker in the morning and enjoy tender meatballs dripping in a sweet-and-tangy sauce for dinner that night.
Even vampires need their greens and this clever Halloween-themed salad boasts olive “eyeballs” and a ketchup-based “blood” dressing that will put a stake through the heart of any appetite!
Vegetarian Beet Borscht
Few dishes can mimic the deep red colour of blood than Russian-style borscht. This vegetable-rich recipe is a wonderful option to serve any vegetarian vampires.
Prime Rib with Red Wine and Shallot Au Jus
Rare roast beef is a vampire favourite, although if you’re planning to serve this to any actual vampires, you may want to omit the garlic.
Blood Spatter Cookies
Dracula himself would rise from the coffin to sink his fangs into these shortbread cookies decorated with a sweet-and-scary “blood” spatter topping.
Vampire Bite Cupcakes and White Chocolate Icing
Filled with gooey red jam that oozes out with every Dracula-like bite, these vampire-inspired cupcakes are simply boo-tiful!
Black Forest Molten Cake
Sour cherries are the surprise filling in this dark chocolate cake topped with a “bloody” brandied cherry sauce.