In the midst of midterms, it can be difficult to celebrate the spooky season to its fullest extent. However, an easy way to get into the Halloween spirit is by making food! Luckily for you, On the Menu has curated a short list of recipes which each incorporate a Halloween twist. Whether you’re looking for a snack, an entree or a festive dessert, each of these dishes are guaranteed to spook up your day.
Courtesy of Katerina Bandoni
- 2 to 3 Cans of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
- Red food dye
- Take a cinnamon roll and unravel it onto a baking sheet in a wavy motion for the “guts” shape. Repeat until the whole can is used.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Take the icing from the can of cinnamon rolls and mix in the red food dye.
- Spread the icing mixture over the rolls and and use a spoon to push the mixture in between the cracks of the rolls.
Courtesy of Michelle Wan
- 6 eggs
- Red food coloring
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp yellow mustard
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- ⅛ tsp tabasco (optional)
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- 1 red bell pepper
- Paprika, for seasoning
Hard boiling the eggs:
- Place the eggs in a pot filled with room temperature water. Make sure there are about 1.5 inches of water above the eggs.
- Bring the heat to high and wait for the water to boil.
- As the water is starting to boil, bring the heat to low, cover the pot and let simmer for one minute. After simmering, turn the heat off and let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Pour the water out and rinse the eggs with cold water for about one minute.
Dying the eggs:
- Lightly crack the eggshell all around.
- Place them in a Ziploc bag and add in about three to five drops of red food coloring. Make sure that all of the eggs are covered.
- Let them sit for about 30 minutes.
- Rinse the eggs and peel them.
Making the deviled eggs:
- Slice the eggs in half vertically.
- Remove the egg yolks and place them into a small bowl. Arrange the egg whites on a serving platter.
- Mash the egg yolks with a fork. Mix in the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, white vinegar, tabasco (optional) and salt/pepper.
- Spoon the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites.
- Cut the red bell peppers into small triangles to imitate devil horns and place them on the eggs.
- Sprinkle paprika over the eggs and enjoy!
Courtesy of Rachel Lee
- Fresh strawberries
- Mini chocolate chips
- White chocolate
- Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper
- Melt white chocolate in a large bowl; stir until smooth.
- Dip strawberries into the chocolate, place onto wax paper and allow the dipped strawberries to rest in the freezer for five minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.
Mummy Hot Dogs
Courtesy of Winnie Lam
- 8 uncooked hot dogs
- 1 crescent roll package
- 1 slice of Colby Jack cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
- Unwrap the dough in the crescent roll package, and press on the perforations to seal them together, creating a rectangle.
- Cut the dough into small strips. Each rectangle can be divided into eight pieces of dough.
- Cut the slice of cheese into eight small strips.
- Place one strip of cheese on the back of each hot dog and wrap three to four strips of dough around the hot dog and cheese-like bandages, leaving room on one end of the hot dog for the eyes.
- Bake the hot dogs for 15 minutes until the dough is lightly browned and the hot dogs are cooked through.
- Cut small squares of cheese for the eyes and adhere them with ketchup.
Each of these recipes only take up 10 to 20 minutes of your time and do not disappoint in taste. They are the perfect addition to any of your Halloween celebrations, so be sure to try them out!