Tricks and Treats for Your Kids 3

Join us for another post on Kitchen Time With Our Kids! A new meal will be added every week please stay tuned. Enjoy this week’s post on fun and easy Halloween meals!


Ghostly Pancakes


•2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
•3 tsp. baking powder
•1 tsp. salt
•2 tbsp. sugar
•1 egg
•1 1/2 c. milk
•3 tbsp. oil
•Mix all together. Pour 3 tablespoons batter in skillet. Brown on both sides until batter is done.
•Chocolate Chips

1. Spread pancake batter in blobs on griddle heated on medium-high heat. Don’t worry too much about the shapes, just make sure they aren’t circles.
2. Place two chocolate chips, pointy side down, on the pancakes for eyes and another chocolate chip for the mouth.
3. Cook until bubbles form, flip pancake and cook for an additional 30 seconds-1 minute on the other side.
3. Remove from pan and serve!

Mummy Hot Dogs

Ingredients are for a serving of 4
•Ball Park Hot Dogs
•Crescent Rolls

1. Unroll the crescent dough and cut it into strips.
2. Remove the hot dogs from the package and dry them with a paper towel. The excess water will inhibit the dough fro sticking and cooking well.
3. Wrap the dough strips around the hot dog leaving a bit of space at the end for the face.
4. Cook at 350 degrees for 14-17 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.


Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern Peppers

Ingredients are for a serving of 10
•3-6 Bell Peppers
•1 lb Lean Ground Beef
•Half Onion, diced
•2 Garlic Cloves, minced
•4 Cups Cooked Rice
•1 (15 oz) Can Tomato Sauce
•2 tbsp Chopped Fresh Italian Parsley
•Salt and Pepper


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cook your rice with your preferred method.
3. Meanwhile add 1 tablespoon of your choice of cooking oil to a large pan.
4. Add ground beef, break up and begin to brown.
5. Add onion, and cook until meat is browned and onions are soft. (If using a meat with high fat content, drain off grease before the next step).
6. Add the minced garlic, cook a minute longer. Be careful not to over cook as garlic burns really easily.
7. Turn off the heat and mix in tomato sauce, cooked rice, parsley, salt and pepper. Taste mixture, and re-season if necessary, set aside.
8. Prepare the bell peppers. Cut off the tops and remove the seeds and clear out the insides of the peppers. You will have enough stuffing to stuff 6 peppers.
9. If you are making jack o lanterns, carve out your faces at this point.
10. Stuff the peppers with the beef and rice mixture, return the tops if making jack o lanterns.
11. Place the peppers in a shallow baking dish and add 1/4 cup of water to the bottom of the dish.
12. Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
13. Remove the foil and continue to bake for 10 more minutes.


Monster Munch


Ingredients are for a serving of 30
• 1/2 c popcorn kernels
• 1/2 c orange candy melts
• 1/2 c black candy melts
• 1/2 c candy corn M&M’s
• 1/2 c candy corn
• edible monster eyes


1. Cover a 13×9 baking sheet with waxed paper.
2. Make popcorn and lay a single layer on covered baking sheet.
3. Melt candy melts in separate bowls over a double boiler or in the microwave.
4. Stir frequently until completely melted.
5. Pour candy melts into disposable piping bags or thick ziploc bags.
6. Use a napkin or towel to hold the bag if it’s too hot.
7. Snip off the tip of the bag and drizzle candy melts onto popcorn. Best way would be to drizzle the black candy melts first, add the candy, then drizzle the orange candy melts on top. Use about 1 tablespoon of edible eyes.
8. Allow to cool then break apart.


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