Caramel apples, tomato soup with ghost toasts, spooky cupcakes.... Dim the lights and cue the haunting music while you and the kids create festive treats for Halloween.
Michelle Maltais (L.A. Times executive producer, Interactive Video) and I chat up kid-friendly recipe ideas from the L.A Times Test Kitchen in the video above. More than just treats, many of these ideas are great ways to get your kids involved in the kitchen. We also demonstrate the recipe for tomato soup with ghost toasts, a perfect dish to fortify your little monsters before they go trick-or-treating. You can find the recipe here.
We've compiled an unlucky 13 recipes, both sweet and savory. Get creative with cookies, bake up a Dia de los Muertos-style cake, or brew a rich spiced hot chocolate to warm everyone up after a night of Halloweening. Continue reading below for our recipe for pumpkin-shaped quesadillas, and check out our recipe gallery for more ideas.