Prep Time: 90 min.

This is the ultimate Halloween board with fruit and vegetables, savory and sweet, all on one spooky platter. Introducing Carrot and Pepper Ghosts, Kiwi Frankensteins, Spooky Eyes, Witch Pretzel Broomsticks, Melon Tombstones, Strawberry Monster Teeth and Clementine Pumpkins. This board is one of my favorite Halloween posts of all time, as there is something for everyone. 

What you need

Instructions

Instructions for the Carrot Ghosts:

1. Cut a 7-8 cm (3 inches) piece of carrot and then slice it.

2. Using a knife, curve the top and zig-zag the bottom of each slice.

3. Use a metal straw for the eyes and mouth.

Instructions for the Clementine Pumpkins:

1. Peel the clementines.

2. Add a little piece of basil stems on top of the clementines to resemble a pumpkin.

Instructions for the Spooky Eyes:

1. Melt the dark chocolate.

2. Place the melted chocolate in a little bowl.

3. Dip the top of the grapes into the chocolate.

4. Top with a candy eye and allow to set.

Instructions for the Red and Yellow Pepper Ghosts:

1. Stick on candy eyes using some edible glue.

2. Add a mouth with a metal straw dipped in melted dark chocolate.

Instructions for the Kiwi Frankensteins:

1. Halve the kiwi lengthwise.

2. Cut a line across the top third of the kiwi.

3. Use a peeler to remove the skin underneath the line.

4. Dry the kiwi with a piece of kitchen towel.

5. Top with candy eyes.

6. Make the scar and mouth details with melted chocolate and a toothpick.

7. Stick pretzel stick ends into the side of the Frankensteins.

Instructions for the Strawberry Monster Teeth:

1. Remove the leaves from the strawberries.

2. Dip a small spoon into melted dark chocolate and then onto the front of a strawberry so it resembles a mouth. Use chopped pieces of flaked almonds or white chocolate discs as teeth.

3. Allow to set.

Instructions for the Witch Pretzel Broomsticks:

1. Cut the cheese into little blocks. Mine were about 4 cm. x 2 cm. (1.5 inches x 0.8 inches).

2. Trim broom bristles into the bottom half of the block. I made two or three cuts across on both sides.

3. Use a metal straw at the top of the block to create a hole. The cheese should come out with the straw if you move it back and forth gently.

4. Insert the pretzel stick carefully into the hole.

Instructions for the Melon Tombstones:

1. Slice the cantaloupe.

2. Shape the tombstones by hand. You can use a glass for the curved top.

3. Dry off the melon with a piece of kitchen towel (this will ensure the dark chocolate will be set properly).

4. Add melted dark chocolate to a piping utensil / bag and shape the word 'RIP’.

5. Allow to set

Arrange the platter.

The edible glue, piping utensil and candy eyes I use are all linked here in my Shop.