This looks pretty nasty but it so mmmm good…
- Puff pastry (found it pre-made in the frozen section.)
- Food coloring: red and blue (optional)
- Cherry Sauce (optional)
- Wax paper (or a very clean counter and flour)
- Filling (Chocolate frosting & mini chocolate chips. You can also use cherry pie filling for a more chunky look)
- Some other options are taco meet, sloppy joe, any cream cheese type filling… strawberries, other types of fruit…
Cut the puff pastry into even pieces and lay them out in a line on wax paper. Crack the egg open and scramble it a bit. Use the egg to “glue” the pieces together. I used my fingers, but it would probably be fine to use a utensil – maybe something silicone.
Pepperidge Farm’s puff pastry was perfect because it came folded which made sectioning it into equal pieces very easy.
Scoop the filling into the middle of the puff pastry. You want to make sure that you don’t put too much or too little. Too much, and it won’t seal correctly. Too little, and it will be a little gimpy or have a withered look. If you are using the exact same filling, first glob on the chocolate frosting and sprinkle on the mini chocolate chips. Use more chips than in this picture.
Using the egg, lift the sides of the puff pastry crust and seal them together at the top by pinching. Make sure that it is sealed as best as possible or you could have leakage in your intestines when you transfer them to your baking dish.
Warning… The next part is the most difficult, but you can do it!
Carefully pick up the intestine, and slowly transfer it to your baking dish. If you have another person, it helps. If doing it solo, it easiest to move the intestines as little as possible by moving the baking dish instead.
As you transfer it, begin making it wind around and curve in true intestine style. Make sure the seal is on the bottom. You don’t want to be able to see it. Make it as curvy as possible, so it’s even more realistic looking! At the ends, have the last part bend downward. It looks amazing if a little of the chocolate inside is showing!
Side note: you can use any baking dish you’d like. You can go to the dollar store and bought a pack of two entrée platters for just a dollar.
Now comes the fun artsy part! Mix 8-10 drops of red food coloring with 1-2 drops of blue food coloring OR just use pure red. I added the blue because I think it looks even more blood-like. Paint on veins and arteries using a small tipped paintbrush. I painted in the creases first and then added blood all over. If you’re a perfectionist like me, this could be pretty time consuming. Try not to let that perfectionism take over. It’s kind of difficult to mess this up. It’s a bloody mess that you’re going for!
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. If a little bit of the chocolate frosting seeps out, that’s ok. It only makes it more disgusting!
Pour cherry sauce around the intestines for an even bloodier look!