SpOoOoktacular Cheese Platter & Drinks

5 portions
40 min

I LOVE Halloween, doesn't everyone? And I love having spooky beverages and treats the whole month of October. Hosting a haunted dinner party? Here are some fun ideas that will make your guest scream with delight!

I love a good cheese platter doesn't everyone? One of my favorite cheese starters is a baked brie with apple and honey.

I like using the crescent rolls and laying them in a star pattern.

Add brie cheese and diced apples and honey.

Then wrap that up into a little ball.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes for at 400 degrees.

Slice and enjoy that yummy goodness.

Pair the baked brie with a rat infested cheese platter! Rat infested?!?! Well YES! This is a screamtastic dish after all, is it not? I got these skeleton rats form the Dollar Tree and fed them a cube of cheddar each!

The secret to a fabulous cheese platter is color. There has to be some white cheddar and crackers that you know everyone likes, but then you can get a little funkier. My all time favorite "colorful" cheese is blueberry soft goat cheese. In addition to various crackers, I always like to add sliced apples, you know, keep it hearlthy, also good for color. Add some salami and dried fruit and you got a delight for the taste buds and the eyes.

Finally, we need a drink to enjoy! Mix 1 shot of vodka, apple cider and club soda in a funky glass (I happened to have one in the shape of a skull). I like the giant ice cube balls for this. Garnish with sliced apple and cinnamon sticks.

Now here is the fun part, I got a tea smoker to make the spooky look! I put the end of the smoker into this large dome with the drink and light the tea.

SpOoOoktacular Cheese Platter & Drinks

Recipe details

  • 5  portions
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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Ingredients

Baked Brie

  • packed of crescent rolls
  • wedge of brie
  • diced apple
  • 1 tbsp honey

cheese platter

  • sliced apple
  • blueberry goat cheese
  • crackers
  • dried fruit

Apple Skulltini

  • 1 shot vodka
  • 2 oz of apple cider
  • smoked tea leaves
  • 2 oz club soda
  • ice
  • cinnamon sticks and apple splices to garnish

Instructions

Baked Brie

preheat over to 400 degrees
lay crescent dough into star shape and press dough together
place brie wedge in the middle and add apple and honey on top
fold edges of each roll over until you create a ball
bake for 20 minutes and enjoy

Apple Skulltini

mix shot of vodka, ice, apple cider and club soda and garnish with sliced apple and cinnamon stick
using a tea smoker, fill a dome with tea smoke for that spooky look!

Tips

  • use a cake dish to back the brie so it holds its shape

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