The Poltergeist steak scene is one of my earliest memories of horror.
Now, don’t get me wrong – there are many terrifying scenes in Poltergeist, but for me personally, one of the most memorable scenes in the film is the crawling steak followed by a little face-peeling action in the bathroom.
It should come as no surprise that this scene alone almost earned Poltergeist an R-rating, and TV-versions actually cut the scenes from the film.
I had so much fun using one of the most stomach-churning scenes in Poltergeist to create this recipe for Poltergeist Steak Fudge & Fried Chicken Candy!
The fudge is a sour cream red velvet fudge that takes only a few minute to prepare. The tanginess of the sour cream really helps cut back on the sweetness of the fudge, and gives it a creamy texture that just melts in your mouth! The fried chicken candy starts off with a basic cake pop/cake truffle mixture (I used a mixture of cream cheese and crushed peanut butter cookies), and is then coated with candy and crushed corn flakes to give it a deep-fried look.
Both of these recipes for Poltergeist Steak Fudge & Fried Chicken Candy are simple to make, and neither one will cause you to peel your face off in the bathroom. These also would make a fantastic dessert to serve on April Fool’s Day, or, the steak could be a perfect fit for those undead appetites at a zombie party or The Walking Dead party.
Poltergeist Steak Fudge & Fried Chicken Candy
What You Need:
Red Velvet Fudge
- 1/4 Cup butter
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1/2 Cup sour cream
- 1 Cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 Cup marshmallow cream
- 1/4 Cup dry red velvet cake mix or red food coloring
"Fried Chicken" Candy
- 12 peanut butter sandwich cookies, crushed
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 Cups peanut butter chips (or candy melts)
- 2 Cups corn flakes cereal
- 1/2 Cup miniature marshmallows
- 1/2 Cup white chocolate (or candy melts)
- A small amount of marzipan, fondant, or white Tootsie Rolls
- *Or, use your favorite cakepop mixture*
What To Do:
For the Crawling Steak Fudge
Start by making your mold out of heavy duty foil. Fold strips of foil, stapling together to make one long strip. Place over a piece of foil, and fold the edges over the top. Then place another piece of foil over the top, and tuck into place. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the sour cream & sugar, and raise the heat to medium. Stir until the sugar melts.
Cook the fudge, stirring frequently, until it comes to a boil. Continue to cook until thickened.
Remove pan from heat and add in the white chocolate chips & marshmallow cream. Stir until completely melted.
Pour half of the mixture into a bowl. Stir the dry red velvet cake mix to what is left in the pan.
Layer both mixtures into your foil mold, and swirl with a skewer or knife. Allow it to set in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
For the Fried Chicken
For the “Maggot-Infested Fried Chicken” candy, you can use your favorite cakepop mixture. I used crushed peanut butter sandwich cookies (such as Nutter Butters) mixed with softened cream cheese.
First, crush the peanut butter sandwich cookies with a rolling pin or food processor.
Then add in the softened cream cheese, and mix until combined.
Shape the mixture into a drumstick shape, and allow to chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Melt your candy coating in a microwave save bowl; I used peanut butter chips, but candy melts will work just fine. Dip the “drumsticks” into the melted candy, and immediately roll in the Corn Flakes cereal.
Use miniature marshmallows dipped in white chocolate or candy melts for the protruding bone.
To make the maggots, use white Tootsie Rolls, marzipan, or fondant. Shape the maggots and place on the “fried chicken” before serving.
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