While the title may lead you to believe this is a Halloween post, it is actually in celebration of the Season 4 premier of The Walking Dead this Sunday!! Although, feel free to use these ideas however you wish. In our house, we’re not so much into Halloween, but are hopeless addicted to this drama on AMC. And while I have claimed over and over “It’s not about the zombies; they are just the backdrop of the story,” I couldn’t resist having a little fun with food for our viewing party. The results are these two simple zombie snacks.
- Popped popcorn
- Candy Melts (I used red, pink, brown, and white)
- Pretzel rods
The “brains” are just popcorn covered in red and pink candy melts. Melt the candy in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time. Once fully melted, add a tablespoon of shortening to the candy melts to help the candy spread more easily. If I could do it over, I would use more pink than red.
The “fingers” are pretzel rods dipped in candy melts (brown, pink, and white) with an almond slice fingernail. Pictured here is the mix of colors I used, but feel free to adjust the colors to achieve whatever skin tone you desire. Melt the candy in 30 second increments in the microwave until melted and smooth, stirring between each 30 seconds. And again, add a tablespoon of shortening to thin the candy a bit. After dipping each rod,while the candy is still soft, place an almond slice at the end of the rod. Later, once the candy has hardened, use a toothpick to scratch knuckle lines into the fingers. I was thrilled (and a bit grossed out) at how realistic they turned out!