Four Kooky Halloween Recipes Your Kids Will Love

Halloween is a great time of year to have fun in the kitchen

By Valarie Fisher, publisher of Macaroni Kid Roseville-Rocklin-Lincoln and Citrus Heights, Calif. October 14, 2021

Halloween, and the weeks leading up to it, are a great time to have fun in the kitchen. Here are four Halloween-inspired meal ideas that are easy, fun to make, and certain to thrill your kids:

Yummy Mummy Chicken Patty

  • Place a partially-cooked chicken patty on an unrolled roll of crescent or pizza dough and cut to size, leaving enough to fold over the top. 
  • Make slits in the top randomly across the chicken patty. 
  • Slice string cheese into discs for the eyes, and use an edible pen to make the black dot. 
  • Be sure to cook the chicken patties about halfway through before placing in the crescent dough so it cooks through thoroughly when you bake the dough.

Spider Sandwich

This example is a PB&J, but any sandwich filling will do!

  • Cut sandwich it in a circle.
  • Add pretzel spider legs. 
  • Depending on what kind of sandwich you're making, you can use anything from grapes to olives to chocolate candy for the eyes! 

Green Mac & Cheese

What kid doesn't like mac and cheese? 

  • Simply add a little green food coloring and you've got a kooky Halloween meal!

Snake and finger bread sticks

  • Cut crescent or pizza dough into slices, then roll and shape it into the appropriate shapes. 
  • Use a toothpick to create shapes of knuckles and fingernails and extra dough to make a snake tongue.
  • Color the fingernails with red edible pen or use pieces of a red bell pepper. Make eyes from small candy sprinkles.

From my kooky kitchen to yours, have a fun and safe Halloween!

Valarie Fisher is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Roseville-Rocklin-Lincoln and Citrus Heights, Calif.

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