I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…I LOVE this time of year! I also love making holidays special. My desire to make each holiday a season-long ordeal for my kids coupled with my love of baking/cooking of fun treats, makes for a pretty tasty holiday kitchen. My plan this year was to make about a dozen or so Halloween treats myself and then post about them for you…Morning sickness, a busy photography season, and well..life has kept me from having the amount of time needed to do that, so instead, I wanted to give you a “round-up” of the cutest treats I’ve found floating around the web/blogosphere. I tried to feature recipes that appeal to both grown-ups and kids alike. MANY of the Halloween recipes are covered in gobs of frosting and laden with candy, and aren’t exactly what you’d serve to your friends…So, I found some recipes that are cute, in keeping with the Halloween spirit, and easy to modify just a bit. Have fun!
Ready for a spookily tasty time? Here we go! Grab your broomsticks!
1. Pillsbury Crescent Mummy Dogs
These are a tried and true Halloween classic, and just about every mom blogger and her dog has posted about these…but….oh.so.cute. (And they’re actually pretty tasty!!) We are having these for dinner at the Lindner house tonight. Simply wrap up your favorite hot dog with strips of crescent roll to create a mummy worth eating! (We’re also going to sneak in a slice of cheese for extra gooey goodness!)
You can top just about any pie with this cute little jack-o-lantern face. (Sure to entice younger eaters to more willingly eat their dinner!) This picture shows the pie crust on top of a Sloppy Joe Pie, but you can do the same thing with a chicken pot pie, or any dessert pie as well.
3. Candy Corn Marshmallow Treats
I had to include this treat, as my kids adore Rice Krispie treats and have an affinity for candy corn. I like that this is simple to make and free from gobs or orange and black food coloring.
4. Scream Cheese Swirl Brownies
I wanted to include something for the “grown-up” crowd, for those of you who like me, want to be festive, but maybe don’t want to bring a tray of ghost cookies to your Bible study. These orange swirled brownies have just enough holiday fun to be fun and in the spirit of the season.
While I don’t think I could get away with serving a pizza sans meat or cheese for dinner, I think this cute spiderweb pizza would make an awesome appetizer at any get-together this season. This would be so easy to make, and would please adults and kids alike!
I love all things candy corn, and wanted to include this adorably smooth version of the favorite Halloween treat. I’ve seen several versions of this floating around, and bloggers have used an array of things to make this cute creation. One used tinted cheesecakey mix, while another tinted plain vanilla pudding. I personally like to use vanilla pudding (pretty naturally yellow to begin with) as the base, and butterscotch pudding as the orange layer. I top with whipped cream and of course, candy corn! Really easy, and no food coloring that way!
The site that I found this on uses a jazzed up cake mix, but I think any regular white cake mix tinted with food coloring, and poured into the cupcake liners in layers will work just fine! You can also find easy squeeze frosting, or use spray whipped cream to create the swirled top.
Make a plain cheese pizza, and simply use a cheddar and a mozzarella cheese to create this candy corn effect! So very cute! My kids would love to eat this!
9. Owl Cupcakes
Umm..I love these. These are so reminiscent of my favorite Disney movie, “Alice in Wonderland,” it kills me…SO cute!!
What I like about this dip, is that even if you’re like me and don’t care for all of the ingredients in the recipe, you can use the decorating concept to make any dip you like festive. I think a layer of melted cheese on top of my bean dip or spicy queso dip would be great! I love the chip and olive garnish to make the face as well! So cute!
While the blog I found these on doesn’t give instructions, I think you can follow the picture to make these adorable monster tacos at home! My kids LOVE taco night, and these are a really fun way to bring some Halloween to the table!
There are MANY many more Halloween themed recipes out there. I hope you enjoyed the sampling I shared with you today!! Have fun spooking up your dinner table for the ones you love!!
I love making the mummy dogs. So easy and fun.
I like so many of the fun Spooky Treats and want to make the Monster Mouth Tacos. They are so fun to make and really look delicious!