Halloween Recipes: Make Your Own Toothy Apple Monsters

Folks, Halloween food doesn’t get much fresher – OR EASIER – than this. A no-bake guide to creating a plate of funny monster apples, complete with googly eyes and wonky teeth that maybe only a dentist would be happy to see. These monster apples are funny, they’re fruity and they’re definitely delicious!

Halloween recipes don’t get much easier than this

Who knew such brilliant Halloween food ideas lurked right under your nose, let alone in your fruit bowl right? One of the best things about this old favourite Halloween snack is it’s pretty much born from pantry ingredients and it’s full of things that kids love to eat. If your kids don’t eat nuts, just leave them out – you can have toothless monsters or add shards of crackers – they’re still a monster vibe, promise.

Honestly, guys, you don’t have to be Masterchef qualified to pull these Halloween recipes out of the bag. Just some careful cutting and arranging will do – you’re guaranteed to impress the kids with these funny monster apples, promise!

TIP: Keep your apples from browning by dipping them first in a small bowl filled with cold water and the juice of one small lemon.

Funny Monster Apples Halloween Recipe

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: None!
Makes: 8
Difficulty: 2/5


  • 2 green Granny Smith apples
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons flaked almonds
  • ¼ cup ripe rockmelon
  • candy eyes, to decorate (find these at Woolworths in the baking aisle, with the sprinkles!)


  1. Wash and polish dry the Granny Smith apples. Leaving the skin on, cut the Granny Smith apples into quarters, then using a small knife, carefully cut the core out of the back of each wedge.
  2. On the skin side of the apple quarter, cut an open wedge out of the centre, lengthways using a small knife, to create a monster mouth. Fill it as best you can with the smooth peanut butter. Wipe away any excess and as the chef, you get to much those bits of discarded apple. Lucky.
  3. Carefully insert the flaked almonds into the top and bottom of the open wedge to make them look like monster teeth. Cut the rockmelon into small thin triangles and place them in the mouths as tongues. Do your monsters have more than one tongue? Let your imagination run wild, it’s Halloween after all!
  4. Finish off the funny apple monsters by adding eyes. Stick on the candy eyes using a small amount of peanut butter to act as glue. Serve straight away. So easy and so yummy!
Halloween food recipe
All eyes on you guys, funny apple monsters for a brilliant Halloween food snack idea! Source: Supplied

How’s that for a spooktacularly fabulous and fruity snack and Halloween food idea? What do you do for Halloween? Tell us in the comments if you dress up as a family, trick or treat or just simply celebrate at home with some spooky fun or baking Halloween themed treats, we’d love to hear all the details.

Stay tuned for even scarier – and ever so delicious – Halloween recipes coming up to whet your tastebuds. Keep your eyes peeled, we have lots of creepy and tasty Halloween food ideas up inside our witch hat to share in the lead up to the scariest night of the year. There’s so much fun to be had, including in the kitchen, who would’ve thought?!

This original recipe is from the very clever Ed Halmagyi, Mitsubishi Electric Australia Ambassador, chef, TV presenter and a Halloween enthusiastic dad of two.

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