Halloween is a great time to have some fun with your kids in the kitchen. Here are a few easy, fun recipes to share with your family.

grilledchesepicSpookie Grilled Cheese: What kid doesn’t love a grilled cheese sandwich. But this one up’s the Halloween anty by cutting out your favorite spooky shape in the middle making the perfect filling meal before the little ones head out for a night full of candy and fun.

Spookie Grilled Cheese (Serves 4)

8 Slices Pumpernickel or Dark Rye Bread
4 Slices Cheddar Cheese

  1. Heat butter in a griddle or skillet over medium heat.
  2. Using a halloween theme cookie cutter, take four slices of the bread and cut out the centers.
  3. Place a slice of cheese on the 4 remaining pieces of bread and top with the cut out bread slices.
  4. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook the sandwiches whole side of bread facing down for 3 minutes.
  5. Flip and cook the sandwiches cut out side down for 2 minutes or until golden and cheese has melted.
  6. Serve.

gravestoneGraveyard Brownies: Everyone loves brownies, but when you want to make them something spookalicious, add a gravestone cutout to turn them into something unique for the holiday.

Grave Brownies (Makes 14 Graves)

3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
3/4 Tsp Salt
15 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup Semisweet Chocolate, chopped (You can also use chocolate chips)

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Whisk the first 3 ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a standing mixer or bowl, whisk the melted butter, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Whisk in the eggs one at a time until combined then slowly mix in the dry ingredients.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased and parchment lined 9×13 baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Cool, cut into bars and top with “grave stones”.

*When cutting your brownie, use a long serrated knife and wipe it off in between cuts.

To make gravestones, cut construction paper into stones and decorate as desired. Place a toothpick on the backside of the stone and attach with a piece of tape and poke the gravestone tooth pick into the brownie.

cheesCheese Wafer Fingers: Creepy crawly fingers everywhere! Watch as these cheesy wafer crackers disappear off the plate into your kids tummy!

Cheese Wafer Fingers (Makes about 20 2-inch Fingers)

½ Lb or 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
5 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, cut into cubes
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Raw Almonds, slivered or whole blanched

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  2. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine .
  3. Take a piece of dough and mold into a “finger” then place 1 slice of almond on the top of the tip for the “nail”. *
  4. Place fingers on a sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes. Let it cool on sheet for 2 minutes before removing.
  5. Serve.

*Press almonds down well into fingers

Catherine McCord launched Weelicious in 2007, providing a solution to parents’ hectic lives by showing them how to cook recipes that are kid-friendly, quick and nutritious. With a background in culinary arts from New York City’s prestigious Institute of Culinary Education, and a passion for food, Catherine has developed recipes that appeal to a range of ages. Weelicious focuses on educating kids and involving them in the process with how-to cooking videos featuring Catherine’s own two children.