As parents, we’re all searching for ways to make the holidays extra special and create beautiful memories with our kids. A tradition to look forward to every year. Incorporating these memories through food is such a special way to add extra holiday magic, even for Halloween. Best of all, these ideas require minimal work. Here is how to create a Spook-tacular breakfast:
Pumpkin Rolls – Using Grand Cinnamon rolls, gently unroll the outermost layer and fold it up to create a “stem”. Dye just a small amount of icing green and the rest orange to make it look like a pumpkin.
Witches Broom – Cut string cheese into 3rds. Further cut them to create bristles on a broom. Stick a pretzel stick through the top of the string cheese and voila, a broom.
Witches Hat – Using cresent rolls, roll the widest portion of the precut dough to create the hat brim. Curve the top edge or even create a 3D effect. For extra fun, you can stuff the rolled portion with jelly, peanut butter or nutella.
Mummy – This also uses cresent rolls. Cut them into strips and wrap a breakfast sausage with dough in criss cross patterns. Using either edible marker or cheese, create two circles for eyes. If using cheese, a straw can easily create the perfect circle shape.
Grapes – I had a ceramic pumpkin on hand previously purchased from the dollar tree years ago. But you can also hallow out an orange to create a well to hold the grapes giving the green effect on top the pumpkin.
Jaws – Using apples, create slices. Hint, you’ll want a slightly large slice to prop up against the bottom jaw. Line each half with peanut butter. Create teeth using either rice krispies or cutting marshmallow into smaller pieces. If you’re feeling extra spooky, you can create a tongue by cutting a red fruit such as strawberries for a tongue.
Ghosts – Hardboiled eggs can be transformed into a ghost by punching holes into the egg whites to reveal the yolk underneath. For better effects, use varying size straws, standard disposable size straw for the eyes and perhaps a sippy cup straw for the mouth for a wider circle.
Spider Webs – Arrange pretzels into a circular pattern. The hardest part to this is melting chocolate to act as the glue to hold the pretzels in place. Apply a generous amount to the center to hold all the sticks together. Cut a small corner of a ziploc bag to form a piping bag and pipe the chocolate into circles to create a web effect. You will need to place the webs back into the freezer to allow the chocolate to harden.
Spider Webs and Creepy Cloths – while not necessary, this table decor does add an extra wow factor to set the mood.
Of course you don’t have to do all of these ideas at once. You can do just one at a time to spread the magic all season long. Hope these easy breakfast ideas help you have a spook-tacular Halloween!