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Zombie Guts

October 21, 2012
Zombie Intestines filled with Nutella and Fruit

With Halloween just around the corner, I think  it’s a perfect time to share my favorite Halloween recipe with you! I made these zombie intestines last year for a Halloween party and it was a hit! It grossed out most people and those brave enough to eat it, thought it was delicious. I stuffed these guts with Nutella, strawberries and bananas!

I have to tell you about what I did yesterday! A couple friends and I participated in the “Run for Your Lives” Zombie Run 5k! This is not a 5K where you you dress up like zombies, oh no, at this place, there are other people dressed like zombies and they chase you! It was insane! I would turn a corner and there were 8 zombies or so, lined up and moaning, waiting to grab the flags tied around my waist. I don’t remember the last time I ran so fast (and my legs sure feel it today).

Every once in a while there were breaks where there were no zombies in sight where I could catch my breath.  I ended up “surviving” with one flag left at the end, but it’s only because a zombie who stole my last flag from behind my back as I was resting,  felt bad and gave it back.   This makes me worry… if there were really a zombie apocalypse  I would surely die. You really have to be in tip-top shape to escape the hands of the undead. At least I got a medal:

My Zombie Run 5K medal

My Zombie Run 5K medal

Zombie Guts

Instructions with pictures below the recipe


  • 1 Package of frozen puff pastry (17 oz)
  • 2 Cups sliced strawberries
  • 3 bananas
  • About 1/2 cup Nutella
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 Egg, beaten

To Do:

  • Defrost the puff pastry right before you plan to bake.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Chop up the fruit.
  • Divide the puff pastry into 6 even strips. Start with one and spread it our thin like pictured below. If you have a lot of counter space, you can stick all the strips together to create one loooong piece of dough.
  • Spread some Nutella along the middle first, then add in the fruit as the filling. Don’t overfill, you need to be able to seal the seams closed.
  • Next, use your fingers to seal the sides together to create the intestine.
  • Spray a baking pan with non-stick oil and lay the intestine, seam side down, into the pan. Arrange it in a random way so it look like guts. I had to do one strip at a time because I didn’t have enough counter space, so I just sealed each strip at both ends and laid them down all together in the pan.
  • Take the red food coloring and using a paint brush, color in areas between the intestines so it looks like blood.
  • Brush the entire pastry with the beaten egg then pop it in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the top looks nice and brown.
  • Let it cool and serve to your hungry zombie friends

Picture Instructions:

Chop strawberries and bananas

Fill the pastry with Nutella and fruit

Fill the pastry with Nutella and fruit

Seal the pastry

Seal the pastry

Paint the intestines with food coloring

Braaainnnssss… I mean.. intestines…

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  • Reply Crystal October 28, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Do you think i would be able to prep this the night before and put it in the fridge then just pop it in the oven in the morning?

    • Tessa
      Reply Tessa October 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Yeah, definitely! I suggest not storing it in the fridge more than 1 day though – from my experience, puff pastry looses its flakey-ness the longer it’s thawed.

      • Reply Crystal October 29, 2015 at 11:59 pm

        Awesome! Im making it for a Halloween themed potluck at work and i dont really have time to prep it all in the morning lol. Thanks for replying! :)

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