Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year! It’s a great time to be silly, creative and have some fun. I love planning out the costumes, carving pumpkins and trying out spooky Halloween recipes. Cooking can be a fun way to get the kids involved, especially when you get to make creepy creatures out of food.
My family and I spent the weekend trying out fun and easy Halloween recipes. They are all tested and kid approved! Even if they didn’t turn out exactly like the pictures from the recipes, they all tasted delicious and we enjoyed spending time together as a family. Some of these will even be included in our yearly Halloween traditions from now on.
Here are the recipes that we decided were the easiest to make and the most delicious:
- 1 loaf of French bread
- 1 jar of pizza sauce
- pizza toppings-I used pepperoni
- green or black olives
- mozzarella cheese slices
- Slice the French bread in half and cover each side with pizza sauce. Add toppings of choice. Cover with strips of mozzarella cheese to look like bandages. Arrange two olives at the top of each slice for eyes. Place in oven and broil for about 5 mintues or until cheese is melted and bread is heated through.
- 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
- 2 cups cooked chicken
- 4 large (6 in) tortillas
- 1/4 cup blue cheese
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 2-3 onions thinly sliced
- In a mixing bowl, combine the blue cheese, cheddar cheese, cream cheese and sour cream. Toss in the chicken and 1/2 cup of buffalo sauce mix. Lay tortillas flat and spread mixture (2-3 tbsp) on tortillas. Roll up tortillas tight and repeat until all of the mixture and tortillas have been used. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours. Slice each roll and garnish with green onions.
Witch’s Brew Brownies: this is a great Halloween recipe to use up some of that leftover candy!
- 1 box brownie mix + ingredients listed on box
- edible candy eyeballs
- leftover Halloween candy ( I like M&M's and Kit Kat bars)
- Make the brownies according to the recipe on the box. Pour the mix in pan, sprinkle some of the candy in and bake according to box instructions. 5 minutes before brownies are finished baking, pull out and sprinkle remaining candy on top. Finish baking. Remove from oven and add edible eyeballs. Let cool, then enjoy!
- 2 packages cream cheese (8oz. each)
- 2 packages of thinly sliced pastrami or corned beef
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 3-4 green onions finely chopped
- 2 olives
- almond slivers
- Mix together all ingredients into a ball and shape into skull form. I used my mixer to make sure everything was good and combined. Hollow out areas for the eyes and nose. Position almond slivers to make the mouth. Serve with crackers.