Our family does not celebrate Halloween, but I know many of my followers may participate in Halloween festivities.
Here are some fun ideas from FamilyFun magazine:
DEEP SPACE CUPCAKES
When these aliens invade a classroom party or family gathering, earthlings will cheer. To make them, prepare a batch of your favorite cupcakes. Tint prepared white frosting with green food coloring, then top each cupcake, using the spreader to form a pointy chin. Roll the frosted tops in a bowl of green sugar sprinkles. Add white Good & Plenty candies for the eyes.
Here’s a hauntingly tasty idea for Halloween dinner. First, top a premade pizza crust with pizza sauce and shredded mozzarella. To make the spider, cut a pitted black olive in half lengthwise. From another olive, cut 8 thin slices for the legs. Set the spider pieces in place (tweezers make this easy). Bake the pizza according to the instructions on the crust’s package. Meanwhile, cut a ball of fresh mozzarella into ¼ inch-thick slices. With a paring knife, trim away bits of cheese to form head and arm shapes. With 3 minutes of cooking time left, set the ghosts on the pizza, then finish cooking. Remove the pizza from the oven and add bits of olives for eyes. Serve warm.
Counteract candy overload with this veggie-packed Halloween snack. To form a mouth, cut a slit along one side of a snow pea, beginning and ending about 1/2 inch from each end, as shown. Cut tongues from red bell peppers or carrots sliced on the diagonal, then slide them into the slit. Insert fresh or frozen corn kernels for teeth.
These monster morsels, topped with slices of smoked salmon or avocado, let your family enjoy a feast of sushi without a scary restaurant tab. Serve them with soy sauce for dipping. (Specific ingredients and directions available upon request.)
Let this melon monster make a scene at your Halloween bash. To create it, cut open one end of a watermelon and scoop out the flesh with a large spoon or melon baller. Trim a zigzag edge along the top, and cut eyes and a mouth. Add horns by securing leftover melon pieces with toothpicks. Fill the head with bite-size fruit—we used melon cubes, sliced strawberries, blueberries, and grapes—and add more pieces spilling out of the mouth.
Here are some fun recipes for Halloween from last week’s linky party:
- Mummy Pumpkin Cookies from Julia is Coco and Cocoa
- Halloween Soup Recipe from Food & Forte
- 15 Fang-tastic Healthy Halloween Snacks from The Mommy Mix
- Zombie Graveyard Pudding Cups (with free printable labels) from Comic Con Family
- Chocolate Gingerbread Man Mummy Cookies from The Jenny Evolution
- Halloween Popcorn from Culinary Ginger
- Crunchy Slug Croissants from Simply Wright
- Halloween Bat Cupcakes from Embellishmints
- Monster Eye Treats from Life Anchored
- Halloween Candy Cookie Bars from Life Anchored
- Trick or Treat Pumpkin Pie Dip from Frugal Foodie Mama
- Monster Snack Cups from Messy Miracles
- Halloween Sugar Cookies from A Pretty Life
- Mummy Meatballs Recipe from Serendipity & Spice
- Halloween Candy Bark from Delightfule Made
- Trick or Treat Brownies from Everyday Made Fresh
Do you make special food treats for Halloween?
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