How to Make Revolting Halloween Edible Fruit Scabs

by Sarah - Craft Invaders

Spoiler: If you don’t like gross – this isn’t the recipe for you.

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!

 

 

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To make our revolting edible fruit scabs we simply adapted our recipe for Fruit Leather. We cooked up an 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!

 

 

How to Make Revolting Halloween Edible Fruit Scabs

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 revolting fruit scabs into the bottom of the aga to dry out. If you are using an oven, set it on the lowest possible setting. You are aiming to dry the fruit scabs out rather than cook them. You can also leave your tray in a warm place to dry out the fruit scabs 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. For more Halloween craft inspiration check out our Gingerbread Mummies, our Halloween Shadowbox and our Creepy Concrete Hand Sculptures.

If you’ve enjoyed this tutorial please share so others can be revolted by it too!

 
A truly revolting recipe for Halloween! How to make homemade edible fruit scabs that you can peel off and eat. Perfect for edible zombie skin.
 

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HIBS100 – 5 Ways with Halloween | HIBS100 October 27, 2017 - 11:10 am

[…] you ever seen anything like these truly revolting edible fruit scabs, from Craft Invaders? No child in the country could possibly pass up the chance to make, and eat, something this […]

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Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom September 20, 2016 - 6:11 pm

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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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 30, 2016 - 9:48 am

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

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Mary-the boondocks blog September 19, 2016 - 5:19 pm

You did such a great job here you even have my Halloween obsessed daughter’s approval.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 20, 2016 - 2:40 pm

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

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