There is nothing more fun than creating fun and delicious Halloween snacks for my kids. With Halloween on the horizon, it was time to make something fun! My kids will be with their dad this Halloween so I had a mini-Halloween fun weekend with them before hand. In fact, after taking family to a fun Halloween event in town, I was even more motivated to use fun foods, like Wheat Thins and Halloween Oreos, to make spooky snacks that the kids would love!
When I picked up the Spicy Buffalo Wheat Thins I had an idea. I should use these to create a dip that would make them sort of taste like spicy potato skins. What do you have with potato skins? Bacon bits, sour cream and cheese! I decided right then and there to make a Warm Bacon Dip. When I passed the refrigerated pizza dough, I decided I would serve it in a Spider Bread Bowl!
As we wandered around we finally found the very popular Halloween Oreos near the baking aisle. Weirdly placed but there, we also saw some super cute spider cupcake decoration packs. That gave me the idea for the super cute Spider Cupcakes that the kids absolutely loved!
- 8 ounces softened cream cheese or soft Swiss cheese
- 2 cups Sour Cream
- 3 ounces bacon bits
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup chopped dill
- Mix all of the ingredients together and bake at 25 minutes at 400 degrees.
The Spider Bread Bowl was my first project. Now, I have never made a bread bowl, nor have I ever shaped one. So I had to stare at the refrigerated pizza dough for a little while. Soon though, I had cut off 8 pieces, formed the remaining dough into a circle and rolled out the legs in my hands to affix to the circle. I let the dough rise for about 25 minutes and then brushed it with a beaten egg so I could get a really golden top. I baked it according to package instructions but when I realized that the inside was not totally cooked, I had to put it back in for another 10 minutes. It came out smelling so delicious and looking like a spider!
I let the bowl cool and then used a serrated knife to cut off the top. I used the same knife to cut out the middle of the bowl so I could put my Warm Bacon Dip in it. I added the center of red onions to the top and made them stick with a little dip for the eyes. The bowl came out so amazing and my kids and I loved the fun Halloween look to it!
When we dipped the Spicy Buffalo Wheat Thins into it, they really did taste a lot like some potato skins! The crunch and bite of the Wheat Thins mixed with the creamy dip made for a delicious snack with a kick! I absolutely loved this recipe and fun Spider Bowl and have plans to make it again this week for another Halloween event I am attending! It will be such a hit!
Our Halloween Snacks creativity was not over yet, though. We had some Spider Cupcakes to make!
Using a box mix that had a Halloween trio of colors, I baked the cupcakes. When they cooled, I used a baggie with the corner cut off to create a smooth icing on top. I used a canned orange icing to make my job a little easier! I topped the icing with orange sugar sprinkles to make them stand out.
I then added a Halloween Oreo in tact to the top of the pile of icing. I love the 5 designs on the Halloween Oreos and tried to mix up the faces. A pumpkin, haunted house and more looked up at me as I turned the cupcakes into spiders with my kit. They came out so incredibly adorable that even I had a hard time eating them!
The Halloween Oreos and their orange cream inside matched the cupcakes perfectly. These are treats that any Halloween party would be happy to have!
How do you celebrate Halloween with treats and eats for your family and friends? I have to admit, with products like Wheat Thins and Oreos tickling my imagination, I can not wait to see what else I can come up with!