Spooky Sandwiches – Halloween Treats

A tiny bit scary but even more adorable, these kid-friendly Halloween treats will be devoured in no time. These spooky sandwiches are sure to please your little ones.

Spider Sliders
Makes 12 servings
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup ketchup
  2. 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  3. 2 pounds lean ground beef
  4. 1/4 cup grated onion
  5. 12 slices Colby cheese
  6. 12 slider buns, halved and toasted
  7. Garnish: pickles, small square cheese slices, ketchup, 72 thin-cut french fries, cooked according to package directions
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine ketchup and barbecue sauce, mixing well. Divide mixture in half.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, onion, and half of barbecue mixture. Shape into 12 patties.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, cook patties over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or to desired degree of doneness. Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty. Cover, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  4. Spread remaining barbecue mixture on tops and bottoms of prepared buns. Place a patty on bottom of bun. Cover with bun top. Repeat with remaining patties and buns. Garnish each slider with pickles, cheese slices, ketchup, and french fries to make the spider’s pincers, eyes, and legs, if desired. Serve immediately.
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Jack-o’-Lantern 
Grilled Cheese with Apple
Makes 1 serving
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Ingredients
  1. 2 slices white bread
  2. 1 tablespoon butter
  3. 1 slice American cheese
  4. 4 very thin slices Granny Smith apple
  5. ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Using a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, cut out a pumpkin shape from both bread slices. Use a knife to cut out 2 eyes, a nose, and a mouth from 1 pumpkin shape.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  3. Layer American cheese, apple slices, and Cheddar cheese on pumpkin shape without eyes, nose, and mouth. Place both pumpkin shapes in pan. Cover, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown. Place bread slice with jack-o’-lantern face on top of melted Cheddar, with toasted side facing up. Serve immediately.
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Friendly Owl
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients
  1. 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  2. 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, chopped
  3. 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  4. 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  5. 3 large whole-wheat tortillas
  6. 1 pound thinly sliced Black Forest ham
  7. Garnish: pimiento-stuffed green olive slices
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, olives, mayonnaise, and seasoned salt. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Spread cream cheese mixture in a thin layer on tortillas. Place ham in an even layer on tortillas. Fold 2 stuffed tortillas in half. Cut folded tortillas into the shapes of 4 wings, 2 bodies, and 4 legs.
  3. Starting at one end, tightly roll up 
remaining tortilla into a pinwheel. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Assemble owl shape on a plate, using 1 body, 2 wings, 2 legs, and 2 pinwheels (for eyes). Garnish with olive slices to form the owl’s eyes, 
if desired.
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