Fang stirs up spooky Halloween snacks

Many RM students bake to get into the Halloween spirit.
Many RM students bake to get into the Halloween spirit.
Christiana Vucea

It’s hard to believe it’s already October! The fiery colors of the leaves and crisp autumn air indicate the arrival of fall fever—quite literally, too, with the wildly fluctuating temperatures from 40 to 80 degrees in just one week. Still, fall fever hasn’t stopped enthusiasm for events in October, from fall sports games to homecoming weekend to Halloween. Celebrate the end of the month with these four spooky recipes for delicacies to snack on while handing out candy to trick-or-treaters or to bring to a Halloween party.

  1. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

As a savory start to the snack dinner, try out this recipe by Jessica Gavin. Not only are these roasted pumpkin seeds a delicious way to get rid of those seeds from carving jack-o-lanterns, but they’re also a superfood known to be high in magnesium and healthy fats. And don’t worry that these look different from the store-bought pumpkin seeds—the white part of the seed is the shell of the typically seen dark green seed, but it’s completely edible and high in fiber, too. These seeds’ nutty and savory taste will make them a fall staple in the household.

  1. Mummy Dogs

For the appetizer, pigs-in-a-blanket can be turned into adorably spooky mummy dogs. With this simple recipe by Pillsbury with only two ingredients (cheese is optional), these mummies only take less than an hour to make, and no sarcophaguses are needed. In addition, these can be decorated with mustard and ketchup to make them even more mummy-like. Open to variety, the mummy dogs can be fried or air-fried, made with mini sausages, and for spice lovers, substitute the sausages for a stuffed jalapeno pepper to make jalapeno popper mummies.

  1. Pizza Skulls

Recently made popular by a TikTok video highlighting a California restaurant, pizza skulls make a cute but delicious main course for dinner in the form of a snack. However, anyone can easily make these skulls at home with this customizable recipe by While this recipe calls for a particular skull mold for the shape, a muffin tin can also be used (with the cooking time adjusted to be shorter) to create small pizza orbs equally as scrumptious. 

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  1. Halloween Chex Mix

Who doesn’t love Chex Mix? Try the Halloween Chex Mix combo by Delish for dessert in this snack meal. Quite literally just a variety of snacks combined in a bowl, this recipe is suitable for beginner chefs. This recipe is highly customizable; almost any favorite snack can go in. Any other candies from the candy bowl can easily replace the candy corn and pumpkin candy! This Halloween Chex Mix will be sure to balance the sweetness of all the candy!

Halloween is a great time to relax and enjoy the festivities as the days get colder (especially since it is the end of the quarter). Take this time to commit to some self-care and eat lots of sweets. Whether you’re a trick-or-treater, a candy provider or a senior cramming in early applications, take a step back during mental health week at RM (Oct. 30 to Nov. 3) to enjoy fall and recover for the next quarter. Happy cooking!

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