Halloween Foods To Make with Kids

When you bring your children into the kitchen, cutting, stirring, folding and mixing, they learn where their food comes from and what a labor of love it is to prepare your own meal.  I loved getting my boys together to make these Halloween treats, even if they made a little mess! We used cookie cutters to make ‘frightening’ sandwiches in the shape of ghosts, scary cats and pumpkins.  Plus we made ‘Mummy Pizza’ using Mozzarella and sandwich rounds.  I also let them sip on Tru Moo Scream, orange milk.  Packed with calcium, it doesn’t have any added growth hormones or high fructose corn syrup.  My boys (and two nephews) ‘screamed’ for it!  Above is the video tutorial and below are the recipes, hope you give them a try! 

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Scary Sandwiches

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Scary Sandwiches

Nature’s Own Whitewheat Sandwich Bread

Nature’s Own Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Condiments like mayo and mustard

Filling Combinations (Cucumber and cream cheese) Turkey and Cheese, PB&J)

Canned olives sliced into small pieces for eyes

Cucumber peel, cut into triangles and crescent moons (for pumpkin face)

Cookie Cutters in shapes of ghosts, bats, scary cats, pumpkins

Directions: 

Assemble the sandwiches. What I liked about using Nature’s Own is there are no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and no high fructose corn syrup. Plus the whole wheat is high in fiber, even the whitewheat, which is great for picky eaters. Then cut out in Halloween shapes using cooking cutters.  Dot with olive eyes, or in the case of the pumpkin, the cucumber peel (a little mayo or mustard can help them ‘stick’ to the sandwich). Enjoy!

mummy pizza

Mummy Pizza

1 package Nature’s Own Whole Wheat Sandwich Rounds

8 Mozzarella String Cheese Cut into thin strips

1 small jar Large olives, sliced

1 small jar canned peas

1 jar tomato sauce

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375. Separate the sandwich rounds and place a small amount of tomato sauce on each half round, covering the entire circle.  Place strips of mozzarella on the lower two thirds of the circle, and place olives for eyes.  Put a pea in each olive hole.  Bake for about 10 minutes or until browned. Enjoy!

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