6 Spooky Ways to Cook With a Skull Cake Pan This Halloween

These ghoulish treats are scary good!

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October 28, 2019

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Want to be the Halloween party guest of the year?! Spook your friends with ghoulish treats that will scare the living daylights out of everyone. Let your creativity soar using Nordic Ware’s Haunted Skull Cakelet Pans to make creepy creations like gooey pizza skulls to spicy burrito skulls that are as spooky as they are boo-tiful! We've rounded up our favorite recipes that become infinitely spookier once crafted in the pan.

If you believe pizza is worthy of its own food group, this is for you! This Halloween let your pizza play dress up too and make gooey pizza skulls. Coat your skull pan with nonstick spray, portion out your rolled pizza dough, fill each skull with cheese, one tablespoon of marinara sauce and your favorite toppings, like pepperoni. Fold and seal your pizza skulls and bake until golden. Don’t forget to cut open your skull’s mouths to create a terrifying, jaw-dropping (literally) cheese pull effect.

Photo courtesy of Hungry Happenings

Photo courtesy of Hungry Happenings

Give your usual Chipotle order a break and make your own creepy burrito skulls this Halloween instead. Take after blog Hungry Happenings and drape tortilla dough into your greased skull-shaped pan, stuff with your favorite taco meat, black beans, corn and tomatoes. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F. Create a skull burrito bar for your Halloween table with sides like queso and guacamole.

Coco Sugar Skulls
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Celebrate The Day of the Dead by filling skull pans with sugar, setting, and then decorating colored icing and sprinkles. These creative sugar calaveras, “skulls” in Spanish, originated from the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos, that celebrates the lives of those who have passed.

Strawberry Skull Cake
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Give your ordinary strawberry shortcake a run for its money with a spooky white chocolate skull centerpiece that melts away to reveal a hidden surprise! Use your skull pan to create a hollow, chocolate skull filled with strawberries. Place it on top of a layered strawberry shortcake and pour hot strawberry sauce over the skull to create a mind-blowing sweet treat.

Photo courtesy of Nordic Ware

Photo courtesy of Nordic Ware

Haunt and delight your guests with decadent chocolatey skulls made for true choco-lovers only. If your trick-or-treating haul doesn’t satisfy your insatiable sweet tooth, perhaps these chocolate skull cakes, lathered in a rich dark chocolate glaze and garnished with cocoa powder, will do the trick.

Photo courtesy of Nordic Ware

Photo courtesy of Nordic Ware

Get the boo-s flowing at your Halloween gathering with a pitcher of blood-red sangria featuring bobbing skull ice cubes that’ll really scare you sober! Throw the mix in a spooky cauldron and add some dry ice to really get the party started.

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