How to Make Revolting Halloween Edible Fruit Scabs

by Sarah - Craft Invaders
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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!

 

 

What you need to Make Revolting Halloween Edible Fruit Scabs

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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73 comments

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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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Debbie September 17, 2016 - 1:08 pm

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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Sarah - Craft Invaders September 20, 2016 - 2:39 pm

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

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Gemma Nuttall August 25, 2016 - 10:34 pm

Brilliant!!! My boys would LOVE these!!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders August 31, 2016 - 11:49 am

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

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Candace August 20, 2016 - 9:44 pm

What a great idea. They do look rather gruesome!

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Sarah - Craft Invaders August 21, 2016 - 11:19 pm

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

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Angela August 18, 2016 - 6:06 pm

What a brilliant idea. I really like this and am pinning it to my halloween board. Angela

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Sarah - Craft Invaders August 18, 2016 - 9:24 pm

Thanks Angela, we were really pleased with how they turned out 🙂

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Hannah April 6, 2016 - 12:33 pm

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.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 6, 2016 - 10:07 pm

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 🙂

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Charlotte Oates April 5, 2016 - 10:57 pm

I’m sure these taste delicious but they look revolting! Such a clever idea.

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 6, 2016 - 10:13 pm

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

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Mel April 4, 2016 - 9:37 pm

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

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Sarah - Craft Invaders April 6, 2016 - 10:15 pm

Thanks Mel, we think our scabs are pretty unique lol

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Sarah Viner-Daniels November 1, 2015 - 11:17 pm

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

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Sarah - Craft Invaders November 2, 2015 - 10:01 pm

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

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Sarah October 31, 2015 - 10:34 am

Thank you so much for featuring us xxx

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Trista, Domesticated Momster October 28, 2015 - 8:24 pm

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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Sarah October 29, 2015 - 1:11 am

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

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Caro | The Twinkles Mama October 26, 2015 - 5:25 pm

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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Sarah October 26, 2015 - 10:13 pm

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

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Sarah James October 26, 2015 - 3:12 pm

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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Sarah October 26, 2015 - 10:14 pm

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!

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Jenny Eaves October 25, 2015 - 5:08 pm

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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Sarah October 25, 2015 - 8:42 pm

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

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Nikki Frank-Hamilton October 24, 2015 - 10:58 pm

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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Sarah October 25, 2015 - 2:01 pm

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

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Verily Victoria Vocalises October 24, 2015 - 3:59 pm

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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Sarah October 25, 2015 - 2:04 pm

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

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Silly Mummy October 23, 2015 - 3:45 pm

wow – that’s amazing & they look really good! #PoCoLo

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Sarah October 25, 2015 - 2:09 pm

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

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Kim Carberry October 23, 2015 - 1:44 pm

These look totally gross but what a fab idea!

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Sarah October 25, 2015 - 2:10 pm

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

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chantelle hazelden October 23, 2015 - 7:30 am

So totally disgusting but so amazingly cool at the same time x

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Sarah October 25, 2015 - 2:13 pm

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

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Amy @ Mum's The Law October 23, 2015 - 8:07 am

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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Sarah October 25, 2015 - 2:12 pm

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

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Mudpie Fridays October 22, 2015 - 5:06 pm

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

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Sarah October 22, 2015 - 7:10 pm

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!

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Mergen October 22, 2015 - 4:56 pm

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

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Sarah October 22, 2015 - 7:11 pm

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!

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kerry October 22, 2015 - 1:51 pm

These are both awful and amazing at the same time!!

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Sarah October 22, 2015 - 7:12 pm

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

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Jo Smyth October 21, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Utterly disgusting – and just perfect!

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Sarah October 21, 2015 - 4:57 pm

I knew you’d approve 🙂

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Michelle October 21, 2015 - 12:26 pm

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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Sarah October 21, 2015 - 5:02 pm

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 🙂

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Coombe Mill October 20, 2015 - 11:20 pm

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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Sarah October 21, 2015 - 8:32 am

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!

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Honest mum October 20, 2015 - 8:08 pm

Oh wow, gruesomely amazing! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

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Sarah October 20, 2015 - 8:18 pm

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

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Claire October 20, 2015 - 7:46 pm

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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Sarah October 20, 2015 - 8:20 pm

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 🙂

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Baby Isabellw October 20, 2015 - 3:19 pm

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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Sarah October 20, 2015 - 8:21 pm

Haha thank you!

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Elaine @ Entertaining Elliot October 20, 2015 - 2:45 pm

These look absolutely revolting but my son would love them!! #twinklytuesday

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Sarah October 20, 2015 - 8:23 pm

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

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Kirsty October 20, 2015 - 11:52 am

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!!

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Sarah October 20, 2015 - 8:27 pm

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!

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K's Mum October 20, 2015 - 8:17 am

Wow! Awesome idea…. looks gross, but awesome! lol! 🙂 #twinklytuesday

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Sarah October 20, 2015 - 8:30 pm

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

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Fionnuala October 19, 2015 - 8:44 pm

h God, these look revolting. My boys will love this!
#kidsinthekitchen

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Sarah October 20, 2015 - 8:30 pm

They really are disgusting 🙂

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HodgePodgeDays October 19, 2015 - 10:48 am

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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Sarah October 19, 2015 - 6:37 pm

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 🙂

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