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Revolting Edible Fruit Scabs for Halloween

Like a lot of kids, mine love to dress up for Halloween. This year, after brain-storming lots of ideas, they announced that they wanted to have zombie skin that they could pull off and eat, announcing that this would gross people out - they were not wrong! This tutorial, believe it or not, is super easy and healthy, despite how it may look!

 

A truly revolting recipe for Halloween! Edible fruit scabs that you can peel off and eat. Warning! Post contains disgusting images of deliciously edible scabs (plus edible blood and pus!) Perfect for edible zombie skin - and you could even argue that it counts as one of your 5 a day!

 

We simply adapted our recipe for Fruit Leather. We cooked up apple puree; using 1 large cooking apple, an apple and plum puree; using 1 apple and a couple of plums (we lightly blitzed this one). We then split the plain apple puree into 3, leaving one plain, colouring one yellow, and one green with food colour gels. The apple and plum puree got split in half, and we added a few blackberries to one half and mashed it up a little.

A truly revolting recipe for Halloween! Edible fruit scabs that you can peel off and eat. Warning! Post contains disgusting images of deliciously edible scabs (plus edible blood and pus!) Perfect for edible zombie skin - and you could even argue that it counts as one of your 5 a day!

We lined a baking tray with cling film, and dolloped our purees out on to it, into what we imagine zombie scabs would look like. As the scabs dry out they will shrink back so bear that in mind when you spoon the puree out.

A truly revolting recipe for Halloween! Edible fruit scabs that you can peel off and eat. Warning! Post contains disgusting images of deliciously edible scabs (plus edible blood and pus!) Perfect for edible zombie skin - and you could even argue that it counts as one of your 5 a day!

We then popped our scabs into the bottom of the aga to dry out. If using an oven, set it on the lowest possible setting, you are aiming to dry them out not cook them! You can also leave your tray in a warm place to dry out naturally. In the aga the scabs took about 2 hours to dry out. We were absolutely delighted by how revolting our finished scabs looked!

A truly revolting recipe for Halloween! Edible fruit scabs that you can peel off and eat. Warning! Post contains disgusting images of deliciously edible scabs (plus edible blood and pus!) Perfect for edible zombie skin - and you could even argue that it counts as one of your 5 a day!

To compliment our scabs, we decided we needed some blood and pus to dress them with. We mixed golden syrup with a little water, added yellow and green food colouring to one, and red food colouring with a little coca powder to the other, and gave them both a good stir.

A truly revolting recipe for Halloween! Edible fruit scabs that you can peel off and eat. Warning! Post contains disgusting images of deliciously edible scabs (plus edible blood and pus!) Perfect for edible zombie skin - and you could even argue that it counts as one of your 5 a day!

Fruit leather is naturally quite tacky to touch, so it did seem to sit on the skin quite happily. We wanted to make sure our scabs stayed in place, so we used edible glue to hold ours - which stuck them down really well. We'd love to hear what you think of our scabs - are they revolting enough? Let us know what ideas you have for Halloween.

The kids did eat their scabs, but the photos were deemed to disgusting by mummy to publish!

A truly revolting recipe for Halloween! Edible fruit scabs that you can peel off and eat. Warning! Post contains disgusting images of deliciously edible scabs (plus edible blood and pus!) Perfect for edible zombie skin - and you could even argue that it counts as one of your 5 a day!

 

Do you think our scabs are revolting enough? Please let us know in the comments below. If you've enjoyed this tutorial please share so others can be revolted by it too!

A truly revolting recipe for Halloween! Edible fruit scabs that you can peel off and eat. Warning! Post contains disgusting images of deliciously edible scabs (plus edible blood and pus!) Perfect for edible zombie skin - and you could even argue that it counts as one of your 5 a day!

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  • Reply HIBS100 – 5 Ways with Halloween | HIBS100

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  • Reply Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom

    This is so hysterical and awesome. 😛 I think you need to submit it EVERYWHERE… Scary Mommy? Huffington Post parenting blog? Family Fun?? I feel like pretty much anyone would want it — it’s so awesomely original and turned out so brilliantly!
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    September 20, 2016 at 6:11 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thank you so much Sarah Eliza, I took your advice and Huffington Post have accepted it! I’m so grateful for your encouragement x

      September 30, 2016 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Mary-the boondocks blog

    You did such a great job here you even have my Halloween obsessed daughter’s approval.
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    September 19, 2016 at 5:19 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      I’m delighted your daughter approves Mary – there’s so many gross Halloween ideas out there, we’ve got stiff competition!

      September 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    Hi Sarah, yep, this post is pretty revolting. But so clever too! It’s nice to think that something that disgusting is healthy too.

    xx
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    September 17, 2016 at 1:08 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      I think we surprised ourselves with how revolting these turned out lol, but they are healthy and cheap to make 🙂

      September 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Gemma Nuttall

    Brilliant!!! My boys would LOVE these!!
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    August 25, 2016 at 10:34 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      They definitely were a hit with my kids and their friends – it is unbelievably disgusting watching them peel them off and eat them!

      August 31, 2016 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Candace

    What a great idea. They do look rather gruesome!

    August 20, 2016 at 9:44 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      They do, don’t they lol – I think my nursing background gave me a good reference for gruesome wounds 🙂

      August 21, 2016 at 11:19 pm
  • Reply Angela

    What a brilliant idea. I really like this and am pinning it to my halloween board. Angela
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    August 18, 2016 at 6:06 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    I can’t get over how realistic these scabs look. My two year old would love them, my four year old would be scared to bits.

    April 6, 2016 at 12:33 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      I trained as a District Nurse, so I have seen plenty of wounds lol – I did worry that these were too realistic, but the kids loved them 🙂

      April 6, 2016 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply Charlotte Oates

    I’m sure these taste delicious but they look revolting! Such a clever idea.
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    April 5, 2016 at 10:57 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Charlotte (I think!) The kids delight in watching people’s faces as they peel these off and eat them 🙂

      April 6, 2016 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Mel

    Ha ha ha, this is so wrong yet sounds so yummy (and it feels wrong it sounds yum!). I would never have thought of making edible scabs 🙂 #FoodYearLinkup

    April 4, 2016 at 9:37 pm
  • Reply Sarah Viner-Daniels

    Genuinely quite revolting, but awesome! I bet kids adore them!

    November 1, 2015 at 11:17 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      The kids love them – they think its so funny that everyone thinks they are revolting 🙂

      November 2, 2015 at 10:01 pm
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    October 31, 2015 at 9:01 am
    • Reply Sarah

      Thank you so much for featuring us xxx

      October 31, 2015 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Trista, Domesticated Momster

    Even though my mind says those are edible the eyes say ewwww! Good job on making them look seriously real! Thanks for sharing with #foodpornthursdays!
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    October 28, 2015 at 8:24 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      It does make me feel slightly sick watching the kids eat them!

      October 29, 2015 at 1:11 am
  • Reply Caro | The Twinkles Mama

    They sound — and LOOK — absolutely revolting!!!!! I *hate* the word scab!!! LOL!! But what a fantastic idea — am bookmaking this for when my boys are older! Thanks for sharing and thanks so much for linking up to #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again tomorrow!
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    October 26, 2015 at 5:25 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Think I now have the reputation as the disgusting scabby blogger lol. We’re looking forward to linking up with #TwinklyTuesday again tomorrow x

      October 26, 2015 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Sarah James

    What a fab idea & so much fun to make. I would love to have been a fly on the wall when the kids ate their scabs 🙂
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    October 26, 2015 at 3:12 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      They are unbelievably proud of them! We are taking a whole batch to a party this weekend – they want to see how many grown-ups they can gross out!

      October 26, 2015 at 10:14 pm
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  • Reply Jenny Eaves

    This is all kids of disgusting and deliciousness rolled into one! I can’t believe how disgusting and realistic they are for fruit purée! You have definitely outdone yourself with this idea, I love it! I will certainly be trying this when the boys are bigger, I think it may scare O now!
    Thanks for linking up to #HowtoSunday 🙂 x
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    October 25, 2015 at 5:08 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Thanks Jenny, we’re really pleased how well these have been received, we think they are great 🙂

      October 25, 2015 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    How fun and creative are you!? I bet this was a fun project to do with the kids, I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall, I’m sure the room was full of giggles and groans and a bunch of “gross!!!” and “so cool!”. And yes, I agree with you, this is gross, but I’m sure you are deemed the coolest mom ever!!!
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    October 24, 2015 at 10:58 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      It was a lot of fun 🙂 We are all going to a Halloween party together, so are looking forward to taking some along x

      October 25, 2015 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Verily Victoria Vocalises

    These are totally gross – but completely brilliant! I think I am going to have to do these with Grace next weekend! What a great idea. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo x
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    October 24, 2015 at 3:59 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      They are so simple, its hard to believe that such innocent fruit puree can be turned into something so disgusting – bet Grace will love making them (I’m not suggesting she likes revolting stuff – sorry Grace!) x

      October 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm
  • Reply Silly Mummy

    wow – that’s amazing & they look really good! #PoCoLo
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    October 23, 2015 at 3:45 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Thanks – we were amazed at quite how disgusting they looked 🙂

      October 25, 2015 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Kim Carberry

    These look totally gross but what a fab idea!
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    October 23, 2015 at 1:44 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Its hard to believe they are actually a healthy snack – maybe I should market them lol

      October 25, 2015 at 2:10 pm
  • Reply Amy @ Mum's The Law

    These look positively disgusting. Which is totally the idea and I love it. I can’t wait until our little one is old enough to enjoy gross stuff like this 🙂 #PoCoLo
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    October 23, 2015 at 8:07 am
    • Reply Sarah

      They were such fun to make, and eat. I’ll never be able to look at fruit leather the same way again!

      October 25, 2015 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply chantelle hazelden

    So totally disgusting but so amazingly cool at the same time x
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    October 23, 2015 at 7:30 am
    • Reply Sarah

      They are fun. Kids took such pleasure in peeling them off their arms and eating them 🙂

      October 25, 2015 at 2:13 pm
  • Reply Mudpie Fridays

    This is a great idea for a bit of fun and fruit too!! They look great on, although bigger than I thought by the initial photo, I am sure my Monkey would love these 🙂 #kidsinthekitchen

    October 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      We made ours pretty big (well the kids did!), but you can of course make them any size. It’s just plain old fruit leather, so a really healthy snack!

      October 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Mergen

    These looks so gross, yet like so much fun! I can see the appeal for the kiddos. Looks like fun to make, so creative!

    October 22, 2015 at 4:56 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      The kids had loads of fun making them, and a delighted that everyone thinks they look revolting – they keep asking to read the comments on here!

      October 22, 2015 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply kerry

    These are both awful and amazing at the same time!!
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    October 22, 2015 at 1:51 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Thanks, that’s the effect we were going for!

      October 22, 2015 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Jo Smyth

    Utterly disgusting – and just perfect!

    October 21, 2015 at 2:41 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      I knew you’d approve 🙂

      October 21, 2015 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    These are awesome! I showed my 8 year old son your pictures and when I told him they were edible zombie flesh he said, “Ewww, but really cool at the same time!” He was both grossed out and in awe that it is actually edible. He was already coming up with who he could gross out and scare with the scabs. This is very creative! Visiting from #waywow
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    October 21, 2015 at 12:26 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Thanks for the positive feedback, mu kids are 7 and 10, so same sort of age range. Not only are they edible but technically they are healthy too, at least until you add the syrup blood 🙂

      October 21, 2015 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Coombe Mill

    These are revoltingly brilliant! From apples to scabs, I love it, they look so realistic and I imagine the kids would love wearing them and picking at their scabs all through their Halloween parties. One for #Trash2Treasure
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    October 20, 2015 at 11:20 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Thanks Fiona, have to say they exceeded our expectations on the disgusting scale! The kids do love the fact that they can pick bits off them and eat it, it really is quite revolting to watch 🙂 I’ll link them up to #Trash2Treasure – Thanks!

      October 21, 2015 at 8:32 am
  • Reply Honest mum

    Oh wow, gruesomely amazing! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x
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    October 20, 2015 at 8:08 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      We are pleased with how revolting they look. Thanks for having us om #TastyTuesdays

      October 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply Claire

    WOW!! You warned me it was going to be grusome but this is impressive! I have a 10 year old who would LOVE this! Thankyou so much for linking up with #kidsinthekitchen with such an great idea!!
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    October 20, 2015 at 7:46 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Haha, I did. My kids are so pleased with them, they think its hysterical to peel them off and eat them. I have a nursing background so can stomach pretty much anything, and even I feel slightly sick watching them! Thanks for having us on #KidsintheKitchen 🙂

      October 20, 2015 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Baby Isabellw

    That’s seriously gross. Well done…mission accomplished the kids will love it. Kids are weird 😉 thanks for sharing this spooky post! #TwinklyTuesday
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    October 20, 2015 at 3:19 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      Haha thank you!

      October 20, 2015 at 8:21 pm
  • Reply Elaine @ Entertaining Elliot

    These look absolutely revolting but my son would love them!! #twinklytuesday
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    October 20, 2015 at 2:45 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      My kids are so proud they managed to cook something quite this revolting 🙂 Thanks for popping by 🙂

      October 20, 2015 at 8:23 pm
  • Reply Kirsty

    These look amazing! I will definately be giving these a go with the kids for halloween! My daughter does gruesome special fx with vaseline etc so she will love making edible gross stuff!!

    October 20, 2015 at 11:52 am
    • Reply Sarah

      It amazes me how much kids like gore – my daughter who normally is quite particular about how she looks is loving walking around with them attached to her face, there is no accounting for taste!

      October 20, 2015 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply K's Mum

    Wow! Awesome idea…. looks gross, but awesome! lol! 🙂 #twinklytuesday
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    October 20, 2015 at 8:17 am
    • Reply Sarah

      We are really pleased with how well they worked out. Hard to believe its actually a healthy snack!

      October 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply Fionnuala

    h God, these look revolting. My boys will love this!
    #kidsinthekitchen
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    October 19, 2015 at 8:44 pm
    • Reply Sarah

      They really are disgusting 🙂

      October 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm
  • Reply HodgePodgeDays

    These are really gross. I’m so impressed at how disgusting they look. Edible zombie skin, amazing! Thank you for linking up to #HelloHalloween ugh 🙂
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    October 19, 2015 at 10:48 am
    • Reply Sarah

      We were aiming for as gross as possible, so we’re really glad you think they look disgusting too! The kids have a party on Halloween, so we’ll be using them then (if they don’t eat them all before!) Thanks for having us on #HelloHalloween 🙂

      October 19, 2015 at 6:37 pm

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