We went to our friend’s annual Halloween party a week ago. They served orange and green spaghetti for dinner and witches fingers for dessert. So fun! Here are some recipes that are so festive and awesome for a Halloween Party! OR hey – I might just have to serve the pasta salad with dinner. I can just hear the giggles now!
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Frankenstein Pasta – from Super Healthy Kids
- 1 cup – basil, fresh
- 2 cloves – garlic
- 1/3 oz (167 kernels) – pine nuts, dried
- 1/3 cup – Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 dash – salt
- 1/3 cup – olive oil
- 16 ounce – whole wheat pasta shells
- 3 medium – cucumber
- 4 oz – mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup – black olives, canned
- In a blender or food processor combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, salt (you can add pepper if you want as well) and olive oil. Taste and add more salt, pepper or garlic if desired.
- Bring a pot of water (about 5 cups) to a boil and add whole wheat pasta. Cook according to box instructions. Drain and add pesto sauce. Stir well and let cool.
- Peel and chop up 1 1/2 of the cucumbers and stir in to pasta.
- Pour out onto a platter and make a rectangle out of the pasta. Cut two slises of mozzarella and make them into circles using a cookie cutter or knife. Use olives to create Frank’s hair, pupils and mouth. Use the rest of the cucumber to make “bolts” in the side of his neck. Ta-dah!
Spider Web Taco Dip – from the (haunted) kitchen of Palatable Pasttime
- 16 ounce can refried beans
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1/4 cup taco sauce
- guacamole: 1 ripe avocado, 1 teaspoon lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pinch garlic powder
- 1/2 cup sliced ripe black olives
- 1 cup shredded cheddar
- 1/2 cup chopped ripe tomato
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- plastic squirt bottle (optional)
- plastic spider ring (optional)
- warm tortilla chips
- Stir together the refried beans, taco seasoning and taco sauce; warm the beans up.
- Spread beans in the bottom of a glass pie plate.
- Mash the avocado and stir together with the lime juice, salt and garlic powder.
- Spread guacamole over the top of the beans.
- Mix sour cream with enough milk to make it thin and easy to come out of the squirt bottle.
- Draw spider web on the top of the guacamole with the sour cream.
- Sprinkle olives, cheese, tomato and green onion around the edges.
- Place spider in the center for decoration (but do not eat! LOL!)
- Serve taco dip with warm tortilla chips.
Deliciously Rotten Eggs – from Parenting Chaos
- 6 eggs, hard boiled & sliced in half
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 scant tablespoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- a splash of hot sauce (Frank’s Red Hot is my favorite)
- Green gel food dye
- salt & pepper, to taste
- Paprika and chia seeds to garnish
- Boil eggs as directed in Monster Egg post
- Place your cooked egg yolks in a small bowl & mash them up with a fork. Stir in the mayo, mustard, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, food dye, salt, & pepper.
- Scoop the filling into the egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika and/or chia seeds.
Pretzel Monster Treats – from Staying Close to Home
- 1 bag of Pretzel sticks
- 1 bag of colored Chocolate Discs
- 1 bag of mini marshmallows
- CANDY EYES (revised recipe)
1) break apart pretzel sticks into small pieces and set aside
2) Heat 4 cups of wafers as directed on bag ( I microwave them)
3) add 5-10 drops of green food coloring and stir.
4) Remove from heat and mix in the pretzel stick pieces until they are completely covered in chocolate
5) Scoop tablespoon size portions onto a waxed-paper lined baking sheet
6) Apply flattened mini marshmallows for the eyes and finish with red or assorted candies for the center. (we added a little chocolate as glue–per my 4 year olds suggestion)
7) Place in fridge for 5-10 minutes to cool.