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Recipes: Sweet treats for Hallowe'en tea tables

Whether you're hosting a fancy dress party or looking for a fun half-term activity, these simple yet effective recipes from Love Fresh Berries will tickle your bones

Blood and Bones Shortbread

Blood and Bone Shortbread - Love Fresh Berries (52737025)
Blood and Bone Shortbread - Love Fresh Berries (52737025)

Makes: approx 30 small bones

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 12-15 minutes


For the shortbread bones:

110g butter

50g caster

175g flour, plus extra for dusting

For the blood compote:

100g strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped

100g raspberries

1tbsp honey


Line 2 baking trays with silicon sheets or parchment.

Beat the butter and sugar together until soft and smooth. Gradually work in the flour to a stiff dough. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 5mm thick. Use the bone shaped cutters to cut bones, re-rolling and cutting any unused dough.

Place the bones on the baking sheets and chill for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 190C/170Cfan/gas mark 5 and bake the bones for 12-15 minutes until golden.

For the blood, gently warm the raspberries and strawberries with the honey until soft and juicy, then boil for about 2 minutes until sticky. You can serve the blood like this or push through a sieve discarding the pips to make it smooth. Serve the bones with the blood for dipping.


The bones will keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Strawberry Mallow Snakes

Strawberry and MallowSnakes - Love Fresh Berries (52737028)
Strawberry and MallowSnakes - Love Fresh Berries (52737028)

Makes: 4

Prep time: 15 minutes


20 strawberries, hulled

13 white marshmallows

4 strawberry laces

Edible googly eyes


Leave 4 strawberries whole for the face of each snake and halve the rest into rounds.

Cut 12 of the marshmallows into 2 smaller rounds to make 24 pieces.

Use a skewer to make a hole through the centre of each piece of strawberry and marshmallow. Then push the strawberry laces through the holes and thread pieces alternately to give a striped effect. Add the whole strawberry last and pull enough strawberry lace through for a tongue. Cut another piece of the lace and push this into the strawberry head to make a forked tongue.

Melt the remaining marshmallow in the microwave and use a little to glue on the eyes.

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