Edible Intestines Halloween Recipe
The best part about this, other than their sheer repulsiveness, is that you can use any filling you’d like. I made a dessert, but you could easily make it savory.
Some options I can think of are taco meet, sloppy joe, any cream cheese type filling… strawberries, other types of fruit… there are so many options! Last year I used a can of cherry pie filling. I liked that it contained cherries. It gave the intestines a nice chunky quality. I decided to go with chocolate this year because it just felt more hilariously realistic…
- Pepperidge Farm puff pastry
- Food coloring: red and blue
- Filling of your choice
Adapted from wannabite.com
Cut the puff pastry into even pieces and lay them out in a line on wax paper. Crack the egg open and beat it a bit. Use the egg to “glue” the pieces together. I used my fingers, but it would probably be fine to use a utensil – maybe something silicone.
Scoop the filling into the middle of the puff pastry. You want to make sure that you don’t put too much or too little. Too much, and it won’t seal correctly. Too little, and it will be a little gimpy or have a withered look.
Using the egg, lift the sides of the puff pastry crust and seal them together at the top by pinching. Make sure that it is sealed as best as possible or you could have leakage in your intestines when you transfer them to your baking dish.
Warning… The next part is the most difficult, but you can do it!
Carefully pick up the intestine, and slowly transfer it to your baking dish. If you have another person, it helps. I did it solo and found that it was easiest if I moved the intestines as little as possible by moving the baking dish instead.
As you transfer it, begin making it wind around and curve in true intestine style. Make sure the seal is on the bottom. You don’t want to be able to see it. Make it as curvy as possible, so it’s even more realistic looking! At the ends, have the last part bend downward. It looks amazing if a little of the chocolate inside is showing!
Now comes the fun artsy part! Mix 8 to 10 drops of red food coloring with 1 to 2 drops of blue food coloring or just use pure red. I added the blue because I think it looks even more blood-like. Paint on veins and arteries using a small tipped paintbrush. I painted in the creases first and then added blood all over. If you’re a perfectionist like me, this could be pretty time consuming. Try not to let that perfectionism take over. It’s kind of difficult to mess this up. It’s a bloody mess that you’re going for.
Bake at 350°F for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
You can use any baking dish you’d like. I went to the dollar store and bought a pack of two entrée platters for just a dollar. I didn’t want to have to worry about taking it home with me, and I love the look it created! I’m thinking of using the other platter for brains…