Spooky BBQ treats for the perfect Halloween gathering!


Here World of Power we wanted to gather some great Halloween BBQ ideas that you could use this all hallows eve. Which ones are your favourites?

Our first recipe is Dead man’s ribs; everyone loves some tasty and tender baby back ribs!

Firstly you need to pre-heat your BBQ and then make your mouth watering marinade, this can be any flavour you like, but we love a traditional sticky barbecue sauce!

For a quick and easy sauce we suggest the below ingredients:

  • 8 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 8 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika

Gently heat all the ingredients in a small saucepan then allow the sauce to bubble for about 2 minutes, stirring continuously.

To prep you ribs remove the membrane from the underside this can be removed by pulling or you can request the butcher to do this for you.

The key is once you have pre-heated your BBQ, place the ribs directly on top of the grill or on the outback roasting rack and using a basting brush cover the ribs in your sauce. You want to keep the heat low and cook the ribs slow to prevent the sauce from burning. Indirect heat is preferable with the lid closed and you will want to turn the ribs and re-baste every 20-30 minutes. They will take around 1 1/2 – 2hrs to cook.

When the ribs are sticky, hot and crisping on the outside you will want to display them like a skeleton, and you can even add some chipolata sausages underneath so they look like gruesome intestines, and a roasted red pepper between 2 racks so it looks like a heart, the more realistic the better, it may be too realistic your ghoulish guests won’t want to eat!

Frighten your friends and family with our next spooky recipe, delicious Ghostly Garlic Dough Eye-balls. These are really simple to make and that smoky flavour from your BBQ will make them taste even better. Now if you want to cheat you can use fresh pre-made pizza dough which you can cut into small dough ball shapes, alternatively if you’re feeling professional why not make your own dough?

The next step is making your garlic butter:

  • 1 tbsp soft butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Once you have pre-heated your barbecue for indirect cooking, place the pizza stone on the cooking grill and cover generously with flour to prevent the dough from sticking.

Place the dough balls on the pizza stone and push a hole into the surface, ready for the olive.

Cook the dough balls for around 10-15 minutes this depends on how soft or crusty you want them, but remember to check occasionally to ensure they are not burning.

About 5 minutes before they are done, baste the dough balls with your garlic butter. Then once they are ready remove them from the grill and insert the “olive eyes” into the holes you made earlier. Serve with the remaining garlic butter.

Our third recipe is Sausage Mummy dippers, a spooky twist on traditional sausage rolls.

What you will need:

  • Sausages
  • Croissant dough
  • Honey
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard

These are super easy to make with very little prep, choose a sausage of your choice. We recommend hotdogs or chipolatas, the longer and thinner the better.

Again pre-heat your BBQ, mix together some honey, ketchup and mustard in a bowl and grill your chosen sausages, then brush the sauce over the sausages once they are evenly browned. Whilst they are cooking unroll your croissant dough and divide into 3 rectangles and then cut into long thin strips.

Now that your sausages have cooked and are a little sticky from the glaze wrap the little croissant strips around them and remember to leave a small gap at one end for the eyes. You can then bake in the oven for 20 minutes or reuse your pizza stone and continue to cook them on the barbecue. Allow to cool a little, then using the mustard dot a pair of yellow eyes on each mummy, now they are ready to eat!

Our fourth and final Halloween barbecue recipe is Monster Burgers; they’re not as scary as they sound and are made from 100% beef not monsters.

With very limited prep these Monster burgers really are as easy as they look.

Get those burgers grilling on the barbecue, chop up some large tomatoes and gherkins, and cut some cheese slices into razor sharp teeth!

Don’t forget to toast your buns on the BBQ for a few seconds and then you are ready to build your Monster burgers, plenty of tomatoes sauce for that authentic bloody look, and some olive eyes on cocktails sticks to finish off and Voila, tasty scary looking burgers fun for all the family.

We hoped you enjoy making some of these recipes, and have a very Happy Halloween!