5 Spooky Recipes To Make For Halloween
Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get spooky! Whether you’re having a Halloween party or just a fun night at home with the kids, you can easily make some fun themed foods to celebrate the holiday! Here are 5 spooky recipes to make for Halloween.
Spooky Recipe #1: Mummy Hot Dogs
These mummy hot dogs are fun Halloween dinner idea for the kids! Simple and easy to make, you whole family can get involved in the preparation process. Serve these with some themed side dishes and you have the perfect spooky meal.
Makes 12 Servings
1 can Crescent dough (8 ounce can)
3 slices American cheese
12 hot dogs
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2: Start by separating your dough into 4 equal rectangles. Then, cut the rectangles into thin strips lengthwise.
Step 3: Next, prep the cheese by cutting each slice into 4 strips.
Step 4: Now it’s time to prep the hot dogs. Place a hot dog on top of one of your cheese strips. Then, wrap it with a dough strip to look like a mummy. You’ll want to use about 4 dough strips per hot dog.
Step 5: Repeat step 4 until all hot dogs are wrapped.
Step 6: Place the wrapped hot dogs on top of a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Step 7: Brush melted butter evenly onto each one.
Step 8: Bake for about 12-15 minutes. Dough should be golden brown.
Step 9: Make the mummy’s eyes by placing dots of mustard on each hot dog.
Spooky Recipe #2: Halloween Critters Fruit Tray
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative but still want to get into the Halloween spirit, this Halloween fruit tray is a great choice! These spooky Halloween recipes feature the Banana Ghosts and Monster Apples; however, you can also add additional fruit to the tray (such as chocolate covered strawberries) as well as some candy corn for an extra festive touch.
18 chocolate chips (both mini & regular)
2 green apples
1/2 cup peanut butter
32 Sunflower Seeds
3 strawberries (sliced)
Step 1: Start by cutting the bananas in half.
Step 2: Slice triangle shapes at the base of the bananas to create a ghost-like bottom.
Step 3: Use 2 mini chocolate chips to make the eyes of each ghost, and 1 regular chocolate chip for the mouths.
Step 1: Slice the apples into quarters and cut out the core. Then slice out a small section in the middle on the backs of each quarter. This will be the mouth opening.
Step 2: Next, spread the peanut butter into the mouth openings. Make sure to not overload them.
Step 3: Create the monster’s teeth by sticking the sunflower seeds into the mouth openings. Place them in any arrangement that you want.
Step 4: Place 1 strawberry slice into each mouth to act as the tongue of the monster.
Step 5: Finally, place the candy eyes onto the apples. Make them stick with a little bit of peanut butter.
Spooky Recipe #3: Spider Cake Pops
Cake pops are always a fun and quick dessert to eat for any occasion! These spider cake pops are both cute and creepy – the perfect Halloween treat for a spook-tacular celebration. The cake pops will look cute displayed with other spooky Halloween dessert recipes. Both kids and adults will love these treats.
Makes 12 Servings
3 cups crumbled cake (crumble up half of an 8onch cake layer)
1 container buttercream frosting
12 lollipop sticks
16 ounces black chocolate discs
2 cups black sanding sugar (sprinkles)
Black licorice wheels (separated & cut into 2-inch pieces)
24 edible candy eyes
Step 1: Start by prepping a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Mix together the cake crumbs and frosting in a bowl until combined. You may need to use your hands to mix together until a thick paste is formed.
Step 3: Once a paste is formed, roll up 12 balls with a 1-ounce ice cream scoop. Place the balls onto a baking sheet and put in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes.
Step 1: Prep your decorations – melt the black chocolate discs in the microwave and put the sanding sugar into a bowl.
Step 2: Place a lollipop stick into each cake ball.
Step 3: Dip each cake ball into the melted chocolate and then place the sprinkles on top. Make sure they’re thoroughly covered.
Step 4: Use your black licorice pieces as the spider’s legs. Dip each piece into the chocolate and stick onto the cake ball. Repeat until you have 6 legs on each cake pop.
Step 5: Finally, attach the candy eyeballs to each cake pop by dabbing on a small amount of chocolate to the back of each eyeball. Let the cake pops set completely before serving.
Spooky Recipe #4: Ghost & Spider Pizza
Pizza is always a delicious dinner idea for your family! Give your pizza a Halloween twist by making this Ghost and Spider pizza that your kids will love. This pizza is so easy and simple to make, that your kids can help with the prepping process.
Makes 4 Servings
1 refrigerated pizza dough crust
1/2 cup pizza sauce
6 slices mozzarella cheese
4-6 black olives
Ghost cookie cutter (optional)
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to 475 degrees and greasing a pizza pan with olive oil.
Step 2: Shape the dough into the pan, spread sauce evenly, and bake for about 15 minutes. Crust should be golden brown.
Step 3: While the dough and sauce are baking, it’s time to cut your cheese into ghost shapes. You can optionally use a cookie cutter or tracer or do it free-hand.
Step 4: Then, cut your black olives into spider shapes. Make sure to also cut some small olive pieces for the ghosts’ eyes and mouths.
Step 5: Place the cheese and olives onto the pizza in any arrangement that you want, and bake for another 5 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
Spooky Recipe #5: Little Devil Deviled Eggs
This quirky twist on the traditional deviled egg will make a perfect appetizer or snack for your Halloween celebration! If you don’t want to use tomatoes for the devil horns, you can use red bell peppers instead. Kids and adults will equally enjoy this fun food!
Makes 12 Servings
12 hard boiled eggs
2 ounces cream cheese (softened)
1/4 cup ranch dressing
2 tablespoons dill pickles (chopped)
1/4 teaspoon paprika
6 grape tomatoes (cut into 8 wedges)
3 small black olives (cut lengthwise in half, then sliced crosswise)
Step 1: Start by cutting the hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Scoop out the yolks and place them in a bowl.
Step 2: Mix together the yolks with the ranch dressing, cream cheese, and pickles. Combine thoroughly.
Step 3: Fill a plastic resealable bag with the mixture and cut a small corner of the bag. Pipe the mixture evenly into each egg half.
Step 4: Sprinkle the top of each deviled egg with paprika.
Step 5: Decorate your eggs by using the grape tomato wedged as the horns, and small olive slices as the eyes and eyebrows. You can also add mouths if you want.
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