Frightful Eats & Treats to get you in the Halloween Spirit!
With Halloween approaching quickly, we’ve been busy decorating the house and preparing for a frightfully fantastic holiday. Adding festive food and drinks is a sure way to bring excitement to any holiday, and Halloween is no different. Whether you’re attending a spooktacular soiree and needing a dish to bring, searching for dinner or breakfast options at home, or looking for simple ways to add Halloween creations to the kids lunchpails, I’ve rounded up some easy treats that are fun & tasty, and will make even the pickiest ghouls and goblins happy!
Get the meals themed from the get-go with a pumpkin-y delicious breakfast! We saved the guts from our pumpkin carving and put them to good use for this recipe.
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These pancakes use pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree for added goodness, they are loaded with flavour! The recipe doesn’t call for any sugar either, which is a big plus. Instead of drizzling them with syrup, we topped the flapjacks with Voisin’s maple cinnamon butter and it was amazing! A perfect combination. The kids gobbled them up in no time, and I was happy to start their day with the extra kick of fiber from the pumpkin. 🎃
Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ cups milk or buttermilk (plus more as needed)
- ¾ cups pumpkin puree
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tsp melted butter
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Monsters!
Snyder's mini Pretzels $4.99
Snyder's mini Pretzels $4.99
Graveyard Nacho Dip
Because nacho dip is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser! In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a party where there was nacho dip leftover. Everyone has their own take on this dish, I don’t need to supply a recipe. But the fun is in the garnish. Decorating this dip with a sprinkle of lettuce over the cheese to give a grass-like appearance, and adding toasted tombstone shaped tortillas really make this a spooktacular appetizer! This picture is from Better Homes & Garden, but you better believe I'll be making this at the next Halloween party I attend!
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Halloween themed food adds a touch of whimsy and excitement to the holiday celebrations and allows us to embrace the spooky season in a deliciously frightful way. Whether you’re hosting a haunted Halloween house party, or looking for eerie treats to enjoy at home, my hope is that this list takes some of the think work from your planning! 🎃👻🍬
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