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10 Ways To Spookify Your Food For Scary Busy Parents On Halloween

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32a76c2135f8a6b2a9edee291bdd06faI love making cute spooky food before I send my monsters out into the world to beg for candy from our neighbors. Depending on how complicated their costumes are, I have in the past resorted to pizza but I think it’s more fun to make Halloween night dinner be more of an event, and I have served it both ways, before they have gone out trick or treating or after they have arrived home, with scary movies or music playing in the background, and by candlelight, of course. But because we are all parents and we tend to be busy parents, some of the recipes you find online can be a bit complicated, especially if you are stopping by grandma’s house first so she can ohh and ahh over your little witch or angry bird. Or you may want to add something spooky for breakfast or as an after-school snack, and don’t feel up to mummifying an entire meatloaf. Here are some simple things you can make that won’t force you to spend your Halloween slaving over a stove.

Eyes On Grapes 

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All you need are candy eyes sold by Wilton and a dab of corn syrup to attach them, just make sure your grapes are dry.

Actually, You Can Add These Eyeballs To Anything 

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From 30 Handmade Days, I love how the simple addiction of eyeballs makes this healthy snack spoooooky.

Candy Corn Fruit Cups 

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I think I’m the only person I know who doesn’t like candy corn, well, except Moose A Moose , but I love this idea from Kitchen Life Of A Navy Wife using fruit instead.

Strawberry Ghosties  

strawberry-ghosts-96b From Candi Quick, these ghosts are made using strawberries, mini chocolate chips, and white candy coating. Easy. They just need to haunt your refrigerator while the candy sets.

 Spooky Spider Snack 

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Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons came up with this awesome idea using a plum, pretzel sticks and grapes.

Owl Sandwiches 

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Here are some candy eyes again. Basically, just add eyes to everything! Four Corner foodies made these adorable guys also using carrot pieces for noses.

Octopus Pies 

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How great this this? You could easily do soup or chili or pot pie in a ramekin and add your puff pastry or rolled out pizza dough into a tentacle shape and add some olives for eyes. I think I will be doing this one.

 Scary Pasta 

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If you are going to make pasta anyway, you may as well art direct it by placing olives on meatballs.

A Yogurt Ghost 

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From Canadian Family, a ghost. Made from vanilla yogurt and raisins. This is so easy I’m going to make yogurt ghosts every day from now on. Even at Christmas. It can be like the ghost of Christmas present yogurt.

 Ghost Milk 

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Amanda wins at being a Halloween mom because all she did at Crafts and Arts for children is take plain plastic cups, draw some spooky faces on them, and put milk in them. But it’s so brilliant!

25 Comments

  1. meteor_echo

    September 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Omfg, ghostrawberries :3

  2. Tinyfaeri

    September 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I need some of the candy eyes. Everything we eat will now stare back at us.

    • Eve Vawter

      September 30, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      YES! EVERYTHING

  3. NicknamesAreDull

    September 30, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Step one: Get food
    Step two: add candy eyes
    Step three: marvel at your awesomeness.

    • Eve Vawter

      September 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      I think I am gonna do this next week and post the pics of all the dumb foods I can stick eyes on, yes, including the pet’s

    • NicknamesAreDull

      September 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      If that doesn’t earn you a placenta, I’ll be flabbergasted.

    • meteor_echo

      September 30, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      But will it have candy eyes?!

    • NicknamesAreDull

      September 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm

      If she gets it in October, yes.

      If it’s in November, it will be shaped like a hand turkey.

    • Eve Vawter

      September 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      If someone dresses their kid up like in a placenta costume, it will pretty much be the best day of my life ever

    • meteor_echo

      September 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Well, I think it should be shaped as a turkey AND have candy eyes. Right on its turkey butt!

  4. Rachel Sea

    September 30, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    You don’t even need to limit yourself to food. Almost everything is better with googly eyes.

    • Coby

      September 30, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      Have you seen the website dedicated to googly eyes? http://vandaleyes.net/

    • Rachel Sea

      September 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

      I totally have. It’s the project of a friend’s friend’s wife, and I love it.

    • Coby

      October 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

      Does that mean you’re like 2 or 3 degrees away from Wil Wheaton? If so, ZOMG THAT IS AWESOME.

    • Rachel Sea

      October 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      I’m also 2 degrees from Kevin Bacon.

  5. Coby

    September 30, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    • Eve Vawter

      September 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      OMG *hides in fear*

  6. July

    September 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    The meatballs look like boobs,

  7. anonyguest

    September 30, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    you could do the ghost milk one with vanilla pudding

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