Halloween Menu 2017

Today I wanted to share a full week of Halloween themed dinner and dessert ideas. I typically celebrate the week of Halloween with themed meals and since the holiday falls on a Tuesday this year, I decided to make this meal plan for the week before. Keep reading if you want some Halloween food inspiration!

Dinner Ideas

Cheesy Mummies

This is a Halloween twist on a chicken parmesan recipe. All you need are hot dog buns, chicken tenders, string cheese, pizza sauce, butter, garlic powder, and italian seasoning. Begin by melting the butter and adding in the garlic powder and italian seasoning, brush the mixture onto the hot dog buns. Toast the bread in a warm oven until golden brown. Bake your chicken tenders as directed. Once the bun is toasted, add a spoonful of pizza sauce, top with a chicken strip, wrap the strip with string cheese to resemble cloth. Bake until the cheese is melted.

Spider Taco Salad

A fairly easy way to spice up a basic recipe. All I do is make my usual taco salad and I top with olives that I have cut into spider shapes. I make the spiders by taking whole black olives and slicing them in half for the body. I then take another whole olive, cut it in half, then make four small slices in each half to make the eight legs. You can either lay them on top of the salad as is, or you can attach the legs to the body with a toothpick and use for display purposes.

Bugs in a Blanket

For this recipe you will need; cocktail sausages, pizza dough, ketchup, and shoestring fries. Begin by baking the fries as directed. Take your pizza dough and cut it into 12 even strips, then cut each strip in half to make a total of 24 strips. Take a cocktail sausage and place on the dough, slowly roll up and place on baking sheet seam side down. Bake until golden brown. Once the fries and rolls are done, pierce the side of the rolls with the fries to make the bug legs. Take the ketchup and use to make spots or eyes on the body.

Bat Wing Pasta

To make this recipe you will need; farfalle pasta, mushrooms, chicken, Italian seasoning, butter, and Alfredo sauce. Begin by browning the mushrooms. then season the chicken and add to pan until cooked through. Boil the pasta as directed. Once the pasta is cooked, add in the chicken mixture. Warm up the Alfredo sauce and dye your preferred color, my kids chose a teal shade. You can either add the Alfredo to the pasta with chicken, or use it to top each dish.

Halloween Pumpkin Pizza

This is the easiest of all the recipes. You will need pizza dough, mozzarella cheese, black olives, pizza sauce, and pepperoni. Dye your pizza dough orange. Then with a pumpkin cookie cutter, make your pumpkin shapes. Top with pizza sauce. We also colored our cheese orange but you can do another color or leave it as is. Top the sauce with cheese. Then take a whole olive, cut it in half, and use each half for the eyes. Take a pepperoni slice, cut in half, and use for the mouth shape. Bake as directed.

Dessert Ideas

Boo-Nilla Milkshakes

This was a Pinterest Test Kitchen recipe, click here for the full post and recipe.

Monster Mouths

This recipe is simple and amazingly delicious. You will need cookie dough, hazelnut spread, and mini marshmallows. Bake the cookies as directed. Let them fully cool before assembling. To assemble, cut the cookie in half, apply a thin layer of hazelnut spread to each piece. On the bottom half, lay out a row of mini marshmallows to look like teeth. Then gently press the other half of the cookie on top. I let them sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving so they are easier to eat.

Midnight Punch

This can be used as an adult beverage by adding a shot of your favorite alcohol or keep it family friendly by using the following ingredients. You will need; ginger ale, cranberry-grape juice, and pineapple juice. Combine equal amounts of each to a punch bowl, mix well, chill, and serve. Adjust the amount of each liquid you use base on your flavor preference.

Candy Topped Peanut Butter Bars

This was the most popular recipe for us this week. Click here for the full recipe!

For more Halloween recipes, click here to see my 2015 menu and here to see some dessert ideas!

I hope you enjoyed this spooky themed meal plan and let me know in the comments down below if you give any of them a try. Have a Happy Halloween!

As always any requests, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!