9 Spooky, But Simple Halloween Meals

Once a year, the spookiness of Halloween brings the kid out of all of us. Tonight is Halloween, but in our house, we’ve been celebrating all weekend. We went to a Trunk or Treat Friday night, a Halloween party on Saturday night, our neighborhood Halloween party last night and tonight we’ll be trick or treating.

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Since we have the friends we trick or treat with over before the festivities begin, I am always looking for fun, but quick Halloween-inspired eats to put on the table. It’s nice to know the kids all have a somewhat nutritious meal in their bellies before the candy bartering and chow down begins.

These nine recipes will help you create a fun spread for your guests and your kids.

Since the Forensic Scientist in me loves the science-themed Halloween recipes most, I’m kicking off my list with  Brain Dumplings and Mad Scientist Beaker Drinks

spooky Halloween brain dumplings

Source: Delish

 

spooky Halloween Mad Scientist drinks

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Those are so easy to make, I can’t wait to put them out on my table to spark a reaction from the kids! If you have time, those two recipes would be fun to make with your kids so they can feel like they are the mad scientists in the kitchen.

When it comes to classic fun Halloween eats, you can’t go wrong with Spider Pizza, Meatball Mummies and Eyeball Pasta.

spooky Halloween spider pizza

Source: Kitchen Fun

 

Spooky Halloween Meatball Mummies

Source: Spend with Pennies

 

spooky Halloween eyebal pasta

Source: Spend with Pennies

Me, I’m a sucker for taco dip no matter what the foodie gathering. So, spruce up your favorite recipe Spider Web style!

spooky Halloween spider taco dip

Source: Palatable Pastime

For a traditional sit down dinner with your family, a warm and comforting Jack O’ Lantern Pot Pie followed up by some Halloween Apple Crypts would make a fun, family meal.

Halloween chicken pot pie

Source: Campbells

Halloween Apple Crypts

Source: Home and Plate

All of these recipes make great Halloween lunches and dinners for your family. If you’re looking for a way to include more fresh fruit while minimizing the number of pieces of candy that get eaten, try these simple to throw together Jack O’ Lantern Tangerines. Just peel, add a celery stalk and plate!

Halloween pumpkin tangerines

Source: Bren Did

What’s your family’s favorite spooky Halloween meal?

 

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Cassandra Burke is a Forensic Scientist by day, and a Group Fitness Instructor, Swim Team Coordinator and Travel Agent by night. A Breast Cancer Survivor since 2010, she writes about her journey as well as her struggles – training for triathlons and races, struggling to get back her health, and balancing family life all while building her brand and finding her purpose after cancer. Subscribe to Cassandra’s newsletter for updates and follow @poweredbybling on social media! For endurance sport race travel and custom family vacation travel, visit her at pbbtravel.com.

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