Wednesday 16 October 2019

(Ad - Gifted) Spooky Halloween Recipes from Fruit Bowl!

The nights are drawing in and Halloween is looming so to help you to get into the spirit of things here are a couple of spooky and delicious recipes from Fruit Bowl

Putting the fun back into fruit, Fruit Bowl have two recipes for the spooky season, Gluten Free Halloween Cupcakes and Halloween Spider Jellies!

All of Fruit Bowl's tasty recipes incorporate their healthy, fruit based snacks made with natural ingredients only and a great way of getting your child to reach their 5 a day!

Halloween Spider Jellies.

Serves: 6 (depending on mould size)
Total cooking time: 15 minutes

1 pint of fruit juice (not from concentrate)
5 x 12g leaves of gelatin
Individual, small jelly moulds
A handful of mixed fruit
8 Packs (16g) Fruit Bowl Peelers
1 Bag of Fruit Bowl Yogurt Coated Raisins 

Take a quarter of the fruit juice and gently heat in a pan with the gelatin leaves.
Stir until dissolved.
Once dissolved, slowly add the remaining fruit juice and stir.
Take the moulds and place the fruit at the bottom.
Pour the juice mix into the mould.
Wait until cool, cover and place in the fridge over night.
Just before serving, turn out the jellies onto a plate.
Peel your peelers so you have 8 strips of each jelly
Push each strip into the jelly (4 on each side!)
Add yogurt coated raisins cut in half onto the top of the jelly to make your spider eyes.

Gluten Free Halloween Cupcakes.

Total Cooking Time: Prep 40 mins, total 60 mins
Serves: 8

250g Gluten Free Plain Flour
2tbsp Cocoa powder
1tsp Baking powder
100g Softened butter
150g Caster sugar
1tbsp Red food colouring
2 Eggs
150ml Milk

Chocolate Frosting:
55g Softened butter
90g Milk or Dark cooking chocolate
215g Icing sugar
2 Drops of Vanilla Extract/Vanilla Essence
88ml Milk

2 packs of Fruit Bowl Blackcurrant or Raspberry Peelers
1 bag of Fruit Bowl Yogurt coated raisins, halved widthways
1 bag Fruit Bowl Blackcurrant Fruit Flakes cut into pieces

Preheat the oven to 180°C/ Gas Mark 4.
Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and mix together in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, beat together the softened butter and sugar and then add the red food colouring. Mix well.
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the eggs and milk pouring slowly. Mix well.
Pour the mixture into cupcake cases and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the cakes are soft and springy to touch.
Once removed from the oven, place on a wire rack to cool.
While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of boiling water or in a microwave. Be careful to ensure that the mix does not come into contact with the water.
In a bowl, combine the icing sugar, vanilla and 60ml of the milk. Blend in the melted chocolate mixture and then add the remaining milk a little at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.
Let the icing stand until spreadable (the frosting will thicken as it cools).
Once the cupcakes are cooled, pipe or spread the frosting onto the cupcakes.

To make the body, take 1 strand from a Peeler and roll into a spiral. Secure with a small blob of icing and place in the middle of the cupcake.
To make the legs, cut Peeler pieces into 5cm strips making 8 in total. Bend the end of each one towards you and then position them on the cake so that they are coming out of the spider body. Affix 2 Yogurt halves towards the top of the body of the spider for the eyes and then place a piece of blackcurrant flake in the centre of each one for the pupils.
Repeat for the remaining cupcakes.

Will you be making any spooky Halloween treats?

I was sent a selection of Fruit Bowl products in exchange for this blog post.


  1. They look really great, creepy, but great. My kids love their little pots of jelly, and I'm currently gluten free so the cupcakes would be a nice treat :)

  2. What a spooktaclar idea, perfect for Halloween X

  3. This all looks so fun! May have to give the cupcakes a try!

  4. Those are just crazy fun and look delicious!!

  5. These are fab! I never would have thought of using the fruit bowl products in a recipe x

  6. They look really delicious #blogtober