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Halloween Recipes


The changing seasons gives everyone a little something to love. What is your favorite season? For me, autumn is the perfect time of year. The sweater weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and carving pumpkins, what is not to love?! And, who could not forget the spunky, spooky fun that comes with Halloween. Whether you plan on cooking for a big Halloween party or just for your little monsters, here are a few recipes to add little fun to your menu:


This blog post will include recipes for:

Breakfast

· Halloween Pumpkin Pancakes

Snack

· Halloween Trail Mix

Lunch

· Spider Bagel Sandwich

Dinner

· Mini Halloween Pizzas

Dessert

· Gooey Monster Eye Cookies



Halloween Pumpkin Pancakes



Courtesy of AllRecipes.com (https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/17036/pumpkin-pancakes/?internalSource=hub%20recipe&referringContentType=Search)

Prep & Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

· 1 ½ cups milk

· 1 cup pumpkin puree

· 1 egg

· 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

· 2 tablespoons vinegar

· 2 cups all-purpose flour

· 3 tablespoons brown sugar

· 2 teaspoons baking powder

· 1 teaspoon baking soda

· 1 teaspoon ground allspice

· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

· ½ teaspoon ground ginger

· ½ teaspoon salt

Supplies:

· Measuring cups

· Measuring spoons

· 2 mixing bowls

· 1 griddle/frying pan

· Several mixing spoons

· Several Halloween cookie molds (can be found at Target https://www.target.com/p/3pk-halloween-cookie-cutter-set-orange-yellow-wilton/-/A-53285723)

Directions:

1. In a bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. Combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a separate bowl. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine.

2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter into the cookie molds. Brown on both sides and serve hot.



Halloween Trail Mix



Courtesy of TheHouseofHendrix.com (http://www.thehouseofhendrix.com/harvest-halloween-trail-mix/)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

· Pretzels

· Bugles chips

· Honeycomb cereal

· Candy corn

· Candy corn pumpkins

· Chex Muddy Buddy Mix

· M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces

· Other options (nuts, marshmallows, popcorn, goldfish, cheerios, chocolate chips, craisins or raisins)

Directions:

1. Mix together and serve. Quantities of each item can vary based on your preference and the total quantity needed. The key to a delicious looking snack is a variety of textures and shapes.



Spider Bagel Sandwich



Courtesy of LaLollaMom.com (https://lajollamom.com/healthy-halloween-snacks-for-kids/)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

· Bagels (your favorite type)

· Pretzels

· Raisins or chocolate chips (for eye balls)

Filling:

· Peanut butter & Jelly (or your other favorite sandwich fillings)

Directions:

1. Spread peanut butter and jelly on the inside of the bagel (or make any other favorite sandwich). Stick in eight pretzel legs (break pretzels in half for shorter legs). Use raisins, candy eyeballs, chocolate chips or another edible round food for eyeballs. You can stick them on with peanut butter.



Mini Halloween Pizzas



Prep & Cook Time: 30

Ingredients:

· Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

· Pizza Sauce

· Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

· Pepperoni & black olives (or any other delicious toppings of your choosing)

Directions:

1. Open the Pillsbury Biscuits. Separate out a cookie sheet, flat each biscuit with your fingers into tiny pizza forms

2. Add pizza sauce and mozzarella on the top of each biscuit

3. Add pizza topping on the top of each biscuit in the shape of fun Halloween items such as a black olive spider or a pepperoni jack o lantern

4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

5. Cook for 20-25 minutes

6. Let cool, eat & enjoy!



Gooey Monster Eye Cookies



Prep & Cook Time: 45 minutes

Courtesy of LilLuna.com (https://lilluna.com/gooey-monster-eye-cookies/)

Ingredients:

· 1 box yellow cake mix

· ½ cup butter softened

· ½ teaspoon vanilla

· 8 oz cream cheese softened

· 1 egg

· Food coloring

· Powdered sugar

· Candy eyeballs

Directions:

1. Beat butter, vanilla, egg and cream cheese until fluffy.

2. Mix in cake mix. Divide batter into bowls for the amount of colors you want.

3. Add food coloring to each individual bowl and mix until all combined

4. Chill for 30 minutes.

5. Roll into balls and dip in a bowl of powdered sugar.

6. Place on greased cookie sheet and pat down a bit

7. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

8. While warm push eyeballs into the center or all over the cookie.

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