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Edible Blood for Halloween Party Foods

This edible, faux blood is a fantastically creepy element to add to your next Halloween party. This quick recipe will add the right amount of freight to your bash.

Blood. When the zombie apocalypse happens, there is bound to be a bit of the stuff laying around. Unlike their vampire friends, zombies aren’t picky about blood type -- they are equal opportunity imbibers so anyone with a pulse is fair game. Which is going to make things really messy.

To really party like a zombie, you’re going to have to come up with some convincing blood-like substances for your Halloween party. If this blood-like substance is going to be around food, well, it’s going to have to be edible because poisoning your guests is a major zombie faux paux.

After a lot of experimenting in the kitchen and cross referencing realism with the in-house physician, I came up with a concoction that is a tad thicker than blood, but that just makes it perfect to use for decorating gross Halloween foods. You're better off with the fake blood sticking to the food you put it on so it looks more gory. Nothing worse than blood that doesn’t stay where you want it.

So grab a bowl and spoon and mix up some faux-O that's OK to eat!

  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
  • 1/4 cup water

Put red food coloring into the corn syrup and stir until enough coloring has been added that the corn syrup resembles blood. The amount will vary depending on the type of food coloring you are using. Add a drop of blue at a time to give the blood a bit of an authentic tint. Stir in the water to thin the mixture out. Add more water if you prefer your blood really runny.

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