My motto for Halloween … “Don’t let the little werewolves go home hungry!”
At our annual Halloween party, I serve up treats like “Spider” PB and J sandwiches, “Skeleton” rib bones, and “Mummy” hot dogs. Not sure who enjoys the menu more, the kids or the adults! To wash it all down, we make “Worm” Punch or serve apple cider with cinnamon “twigs.
It’s all about fun foods for the whole family. My kids love to get in on the action and help prepare our ghoulishly good feast!
Devilishly Good Halloween Menu
Go all out this All Hallows’ Eve and fill your table with these frighteningly fun party foods.
24 slices wheat sandwich bread
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 ½ cups grape or strawberry jelly
2 cups Cheetos
Using a 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut a circle from each bread slice. Discard the edges. Spread about 2 tablespoons peanut butter and 1 tablespoon jelly on half of the bread rounds. Lay three Cheeto “legs” on each side of the bread rounds. Top with the remaining bread slices. Make 2 small indentions on the top of each sandwich for the “eyes.” Press a raisin into each.
1 can (11 oz.) refrigerated bread sticks
10 hot dogs
French’s Yellow Mustard
Heat oven to 375°F.
Unroll the dough. Using 1 dough strip for each, wrap hot dogs to look like mummies. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Press 2 capers on each for “eyes.”
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature with French’s Yellow Mustard on the side.
1 0.13-oz. package lemon-lime Kool-Aid
1 cup sugar
8 cups water
1 6 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, defrosted
4 cups ginger ale
Worm cubes (ice cubes with gummy worms frozen inside)
Empty the Kool-Aid package into a punch bowl. Add the sugar, then the water and stir until dissolved. Stir in the orange juice. Just before serving, add the ginger ale and worm cubes. Garnish each cup with a gummy worm.
Adult variation: Add vodka to taste to turn this worm infested beverage into a “grown-up” libation.
***Photos by the talented Jay Adkins. Food Styling by Jennifer Chandler.