There are plenty of fun (and spooky) events happening in Pigeon Forge this Halloween, so it’s the perfect place to slip away for the holiday. And what better place to be than in a town with some haunting history (check out the ghost tours) where you can cozy up in a Pigeon Forge cabin for scary stories by the fireplace and s’mores over the fire pit? Pick a cabin with a private theater for scary movie marathons for extra Halloween fun!
And of course, what’s Halloween without some spooky treats? Hop on pinterest for some fun Halloween crafts to do in the cabin, and then try some of these spooky Halloween recipes for kids (and adults) that you can whip up in your Pigeon Forge cabin’s fully equipped kitchen!
Halloweentown Marshmallow Spiders | delish.com | 6 servings | 15 minutes
Time to grab a mug of hot chocolate and sit by the fireplace or in the rocking chairs on your cabin’s back deck overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains? Top your drink with these spooky spiders for some Halloween fun!
48 Pretzel sticks
1 cup white chocolate, melted
1 teaspoon coconut oil
18 Candy eyes
Hot chocolate, for serving
Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, microwave white chocolate in 30 second intervals on low until completely melted.
Dip 8 pretzels in the white chocolate and place on a baking sheet like spiders legs, four on each side and meeting in the middle. Dip one side of the marshmallow in the white chocolate and place your three candy eyes in a line, using the white chocolate as glue. Dip the bottom of a marshmallow in the white chocolate and press into the pretzels where all of their ends meet, joining them. Repeat process with remaining ingredients. Place in the freezer to harden, 5-10 minutes.
Once hardened, remove from freezer. Serve, with hot chocolate, if desired.
Mummy Brie | delish.com | 4 servings | 35 minutes
Want a Halloween dessert that’s not too sweet? Try this spooky mummy recipe that’s sure to hit the spot for that cheesy-salty craving.
1 Sheet puff pastry, thawed
1 round brie
1 large egg
1 tablespoon milk
2 mini pepperoni
2 sliced black olives
Preheat oven to 400°. On a floured work surface, unroll puff pastry and cut into 1” strips. Wrap strips around brie like a mummy.
Whisk together egg and milk and brush over pastry. Transfer brie to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake until brie is warmed through and gooey and puff pastry is deeply golden, 20 minutes.
For eyes, place two mini pepperonis into two sliced olives. Serve with crackers.
Individual Spooky White Pizzas | foodnetwork.com | 4 servings | 35 minutes
A yummy cheese pizza – a kids’ favorite – gets a spooky upgrade here!
One 1-pound ball prepared pizza dough
All-purpose flour, for rolling the dough
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely grated
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella (about 6 ounces)
Pitted black olives, sliced, for decorating
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Divide the pizza dough into 4 pieces. Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll and stretch on a lightly floured surface into an 8- to 9-inch oval. Transfer to a prepared baking sheet and pull the end of the dough to one side into a tapered end to create a ghost shape. Repeat with the remaining dough, putting 2 ghosts on each baking sheet. Don’t worry if they all look slightly different– it will give the ghosts personality.
Mix the oil and garlic together in a small bowl and evenly brush over the 4 ghosts; sprinkle with a total of 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bake until the crusts are golden and set, 10 to 12 minutes, rotating the pans top to bottom halfway through the baking time.
Mix the ricotta, Parmesan and Italian seasoning together in a small bowl and spread over the ghosts, stopping about 1/2-inch from the edge. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and return to the oven until the ghosts are hot and the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes more. Place 2 olive slices on each ghost for the eyes.
Transfer the ghosts to individual plates and serve.
Dracula Dentures | delish.com | 12 servings | 30 minutes
Sweet and spooky, these vampire-licious treats are easy and creepy for the kids!
1 tube chocolate chip cookie dough
1 can vanilla frosting
red food coloring
Preheat oven to 350°. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll cookie dough into 1 ½” balls and place on baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes. Let cool completely then cut in half.
Add a few drops of red food coloring into vanilla frosting and stir until smooth. Spread a thin layer of red frosting onto each cookie half.
Place mini marshmallows around the round edges of half of the halves. Place the remaining halves on top, then stick a slivered almond on each side to create fangs.
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