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Sometimes you need edible fake blood. (Getty Images)What would Halloween be without blood? Fake blood can be expensive to buy, plus it's not exactly edible, much less tasty. If you're going for the vampire look, you want blood you don't mind getting in your mouth. Otherwise, you might just want blood that you know is completely non-toxic. With those goals in mind, here are some recipes for realistic-looking edible fake blood. Please feel free to post a reply if you would like to share additional fake blood recipes.

Fake Blood Recipe #1 - Cherry Flavor
  • can of cherry pie filling
  • 8 ounces cream (softened) cheese
  • water
  1. Use a fork or spoon to remove the cherries from the pie filling.
  2. Mix together the pie filling gel with the cream cheese.
  3. Stir in a little water to achieve the desired consistency.
Fake Blood Recipe #2 - Strawberry Flavor
  • packet of stawberry glaze
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • red and blue food coloring
  1. Mix together the strawberry glaze and the cream cheese.
  2. Add a drop of red and a smaller amount of blue food coloring to achieve the desired color.
Fake Blood Recipe #3 - Sweetened, Unflavored
  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup water
  • 15 drops red food coloring
  • 1-5 drops blue food coloring
  • In a bowl, mix together the corn syrup and the corn starch.
  • Add water until the mixture is the consistency of blood.
  • Mix in food coloring until you achieve the color of blood that you want.Note: If you use blue or green food coloring or one of the neon tints, you can make 'alien' or insect blood using this recipe.

    Fake Blood Recipe #4 - Chocolate Flavored

    • corn syrup
    • red and blue food coloring
    • cocoa powder or chocolate syrup
    • corn starch (optional)
    1. Sir red food coloring into the corn syrup until you have a deep red mixture.
    2. Add some cocoa powder or chocolate syrup to darken and thicken the fake blood.
    3. If the color still isn't deep enough, add a drop or more of blue food coloring.
    4. Stir in a bit of corn starch if you want your blood to be thicker.
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  • Comments

    October 13, 2009 at 11:48 am
    (1) Kavita says:

    I read your notes they are really very useful. Could you please put up a working chart for salt analysis cations and anions separately?

    Thanks

    August 4, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    (2) Brandon says:

    will it stain clothing

    November 14, 2011 at 12:36 am
    (3) Adeline says:

    All of them except the first one will

    August 5, 2010 at 8:09 am
    (4) chemistry says:

    Brandon,
    Yes, the food coloring in the fake blood will stain clothing.

    October 15, 2010 at 11:45 am
    (5) the house of shock says:

    will the choc.blood hurt ur eyes?

    October 29, 2010 at 10:16 am
    (6) Anne says:

    I would expect it would burn if you got it in your eyes.

    July 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    (7) Luke says:

    Does it look real enough And taste good?

    June 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    (8) Cat says:

    Thanks! My friends and I are playing a creepy prank on another friend so this will be SUPER helpful

    October 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    (9) Erin says:

    how much blood does this make? I need 2 gallons

    August 5, 2013 at 10:28 am
    (10) Joe says:

    It makes 2 gallons exactly

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