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How To Make Edible Fake Barf


Making a simulant is a form of chemistry, right? Here are instructions for making your own edible fake barf. Ick!

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: A Few Hours

Here's How:

  1. Heat 1/4 cup of applesauce in the frying pan over low to medium heat.
  2. Stir in 1 packet of unflavored gelatin.
  3. Add a pinch or two of cocoa powder. Mix thoroughly and remove from heat.
  4. Sprinkle oatmeal over the mixture into an aesthetically-pleasing chunky pattern. You can stir it in a bit, but don't mix too much.
  5. Repeat the oatmeal procedure with some raisin bran cereal.
  6. Spread the barf mixture onto a plate so that it resembles vomit, adding extra raisins or cereal bits, as desired.
  7. Allow the barf to cool completely (couple of hours). Remove it from the plate with a spatula.
  8. Have fun!


  1. You may wish to spray your plate with nonstick cooking spray to keep the vomit from sticking.
  2. Adult supervision is recommended.
  3. Please let me know if you come up with alterations to this recipe that make it even more realistic.

What You Need:

  • 1 pkg unflavored gelatin
  • applesauce
  • powdered cocoa
  • oatmeal
  • raisin bran cereal
  • frying pan
  • kitchen utensils

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