Fun Halloween Recipes For The Whole Family

By Renee Porsia

Do you love Halloween?  I wanted to share some fun recipes you can make with the whole family and have fun eating them.

Hot Dog Mummies

Feast your eyes, if you dare, on these Hot Dog Mummies. They’re the perfect energy food before an evening of collecting candy.

Ingredients
  • 1 11-ounce can of refrigerator breadsticks
  • 1 12-pack of hot dogs
Instructions
  1. For each mummy, separate one breadstick from the roll and use kitchen shears or a knife to slice it in half lengthwise to create two thinner strips.
  2. Wrap one strip at a time snugly around the hot dog. Depending on the size of the hot dog, you may not need all of both strips. Leave about 1/2 inch of hot dog exposed for the face area and continue wrapping the top of the hot dog.
  3. Bake the mummies on a cookie sheet at 350º for 15 to 18 minutes or until the breadstick wrapping is golden brown.
  4. Remove the mummies from the oven and cool them for 5 minutes. Add yellow mustard eyes just before serving. Makes 12 mummies.

Pizza Mummies: 

Disguises aren’t just for Halloween. Surprise your family with these dressed-up, spooky-looking snacks any time of year. Kids can help by spooning the pizza sauce on the English muffin and making the mummy face with the cheese and vegetables.

Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350º F. For each mummy, spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce onto half of an English muffin (toast it first, if you like).
  2. Set olive slices in place for eyes and add round slices of green onion or bits of red or green pepper for pupils.
  3. Lay strips of cheese (we used a pulled-apart cheese stick) across the muffin for the mummy?s wrappings.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the muffin is toasty.

Brain Cupcakes

Here’s a treat to put you in a Halloween mind-set. Add brain power with these creepy cupcakes.

Ingredients
  • Food Coloring
Instructions
  1. Bake a batch of classic cupcakes.
  2. Spread a coat of light orange icing (we stirred drops of yellow and pink food coloring, and just a touch of green, into 2 cups of buttercream frosting until we had a hue we liked) on a dozen cupcakes.
  3. Use a pastry bag fitted with a number 10 round tip to top them with fat zigzags. It works best to first pipe two zigzags down the middle and then fill in the sides.

Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

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