How to Make a Monster Creator Food Table

Six Methods:BrainsGutsFingersToesBonesDisplay

A Monster Creator food table is a table of food where all the food looks disgustingly like body parts. Particularly popular at Halloween parties, it's always fun to tell someone, "Mmm! this brain is just delicious!"

Ingredients

Brains

  • 1 8-ounce (225g) package cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar, Colby, or Colby Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Guts

  • 2 liter (0.5 US gal) bottle fruit punch
  • 1 pack cherry or strawberry gelatin
  • 2 liter (0.5 US gal) bottle lemon-lime soda
  • Gummy worms, if you'd like

Fingers

  • 1 pack mozzarella sticks
  • 2 packs M&M's
  • Cream cheese

Toes

  • 7 hot dogs
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup (tomato sauce)

Bones

  • 2 cans refrigerated bread stick dough
  • Coarse salt

Method 1
Brains

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    Put the cream cheese, shredded cheese, and butter in a bowl. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
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    Add milk to the mixture. Beat with an electric mixer until blended, scraping the sides with a rubber spatula as you go.
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    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 24 hours.
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    Wash your hands. Then use your hands to shape the mixture into a brain shape. Place on a serving plate. Using your fingers, make ridges until you're satisfied with your 'brain'

Method 2
Guts

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    Prepare the gelatin according to package directions.
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    Whisk the gelatin until chunky.
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    Add the gelatin and lemon lime soda to the fruit punch. Stir and serve immediately.

Method 3
Fingers

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    Cut the mozzarella stick in half. Cut off the end of each half so it becomes curved.
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    Cut out a grove for the M&M nail. Make tiny notches under that, then make more tiny notches about halfway down the 'finger'.
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    Place a little cream cheese in the nail grove. Stick an M&M in the cream cheese.
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    Repeat until you have enough fingers.
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    Add Ketchup as blood.

Method 4
Toes

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    Cook the hot dogs.
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    Cut the round ends off to form the toes. You can use the rest of the hot dogs for something else, like dinner.
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    Use ketchup and mustard to make 'toenails' at the end of each toe.
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    Arrange on a platter for serving.

Method 5
Bones

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    Shape the rectangular pieces of the bread dough into bone shapes.
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    Sprinkle coarse salt over each piece.
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    Cook according to directions on container.

Method 6
Display

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    Place the bones in a separate bowl. Label with signs.
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    Do the same with cheesy fingers.
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    Place other items on platter. Label with signs.
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    Put the "guts" in a punch bowl. You're ready to roll!
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    Finished.

Warnings

  • Make sure that little kids know it's not real body parts.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowls
  • Mixing implements
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Cookie or baking sheets
  • Suitable serving platters, bowls, plates or display stands

Article Info

Categories: Halloween Food & Treats