Halloween is a favorite holiday for kids of all ages. Choosing a costume, visiting a pumpkin patch or corn maze, carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating all add to the fun.
Add to your family’s fun by planning a Halloween party. Halloween recipes from Pillsbury are perfect for parties or for serving before trick-or-treating.
Here are a few Halloween recipes to enjoy from Pillsbury. Mix and match these fun recipes with your family’s Halloween favorites or make them all for a frightfully delicious Halloween.
These are all kid-friendly recipes so let the kids help in the fun.
Crescent Mummy Dogs
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
2 1/2 slices American cheese, quartered (2.5 oz)
10 large hot dogs
Mustard or ketchup, if desired
Heat oven to 375°F.
If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate at perforations, creating 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles.
With knife or kitchen scissors, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces of dough. Slice cheese slices into quarters (1/2 slice cheese, cut in half).
Wrap 4 pieces of dough around each hot dog and 1/4 slice of cheese to look like “bandages,” stretching dough slightly to completely cover hot dog. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate “bandages” so hot dog shows through for “face.” On ungreased large cookie sheet, place wrapped hot dogs (cheese side down); spray dough lightly with cooking spray.
Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are hot. With mustard, draw features on “face.”
Try a mini version with cocktail sausages.
Spooky Spiderweb Pizza
1 can (13.8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated classic pizza crust
28 pepperoni slices (half of a 3.5-oz package)
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1 can (8 oz) pizza sauce
1/4 cup refrigerated garlic Alfredo pasta sauce (from 10-oz container)
Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 14-inch round pizza pan with cooking spray. Unroll dough on pizza pan; shape into a round to desired thickness.
Bake 8 minutes. Arrange pepperoni and 3 tablespoons of the olives on crust to within 1 inch of edge. Sprinkle cheese over pepperoni and olives. Evenly pour pizza sauce over crust; gently spread to cover toppings.
In small resealable food-storage plastic bag, place Alfredo sauce; seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle Alfredo sauce in circles over pizza sauce, starting from outer edge continuously to the center. Pull knife through Alfredo sauce, starting from center to the outside edge, changing direction with every pull, to look like spider web. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon olives on top to look like spiders.
Bake 8 to 12 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown. Cut into wedges to serve.
The remaining Alfredo sauce can be frozen until needed for another use, such as tossing with hot linguine.
1 package (16 oz) Pillsbury® Ready To Bake!™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookies (24 cookies)
1 1/4 cups white vanilla baking chips
1 container ready-to-spread frosting (any white variety)
Gel food colors, if desired
Decorations, if desired
Red or black string licorice
Miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Candy-coated chocolate candies
Heat oven to 350°F. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cookie dough rounds 2 inches apart. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave 1 cup of the white vanilla baking chips uncovered on High 45 seconds. Stir; if necessary, microwave in 15-second increments, stirring after each, until chips can be stirred smooth. Cool 5 minutes. Stir in frosting until well blended.
Reserve 2 tablespoons of the frosting mixture to attach decorations. Use gel food colors to tint remaining frosting in desired colors. Spoon each color of frosting into resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut 1/2 inch off one corner of bag, and pipe on bottom of 1 cookie. Press another cookie, flat side down, on frosting at an angle, cookies touching on one side and about 1 inch apart on the other, to look like open mouth.
To decorate, press remaining white vanilla baking chips in frosting for teeth. Use reserved frosting mixture to attach eyes, using decorations as desired.
Use your favorite candies to make these monsters come to life. Get the kids involved; they can have a contest to create the creepiest or silliest monster of the bunch.
Spider Web Cookie Pizza
1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
Heat oven to 350°F. Line 12-inch pizza pan with foil; grease foil with shortening. Cut cookie dough into 1/4-inch slices; arrange evenly in pan. With floured fingers, press slices to form crust.
Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Use foil to lift crust from pan. Carefully remove foil from crust; place crust on serving platter or tray. Spread cream cheese mixture over crust.
In a small resealable food-storage plastic bag, place chocolate chips and oil; seal bag. Place bag in bowl of very hot water. Knead bag several times to melt chips. Cut small hole in 1 corner of bag. Working from center to outer edge, pipe chocolate to form spiral design over top of cream cheese mixture. Working from center of spiral to outer edge, draw tip of knife lightly through spiral to form web design.
Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. To serve, cut into wedges or squares. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pizza. Make other critters to top the web using assorted candies… be creepy and creative.
Halloween only comes around once a year. Make this a Halloween to remember with these fun and spooky treats. You’ll find lots of additional Halloween recipes at the Pillsbury website.
Plan a Halloween party and invite several families. Let the kids help make these treats during the party or make them before your guests arrive for a spooky surprise.