FACS Recipes for Halloween
We love themed cooking labs in culinary arts classes! Students are learning without really realizing it because they are having fun. Halloween is a holiday that is full of sweet treats and creepy snacks that can make for some fun cooking labs.
We start the Halloween season off with a Foods of Halloween slideshow and activities.
Halloween Recipes for Culinary and Family Consumer Science
1- Rice Krispie Pumpkins– For this recipe, you will need:
- Rice Krispies cereal
- Salted butter
- Mini marshmallows
- Orange gel food coloring
- 6 mini green airheads or green M & Ms
Non-stick cooking spray
2- Stuffed Pepper Jack-O-Lanterns– This is a fun, healthy recipe that can be served as lunch if you have a class cafe. For this Halloween recipe you will need:
- Orange Bell Peppers
- Ground Beef
3- Caramel Corn– This one is nice and easy for your middle school students or your high school students if you are looking for a low-key, fun recipe. If I want to have an easy day before or after Halloween, this is a nice recipe and then they can eat it while they watch a movie in class!
Here is a free Design your Own Halloween Candy worksheet that can be a great filler for your class if you finish early or use it as a sub plan!
“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get” Forrest Gump
A chocolate taste test is a hit with kids and easy to set up. We get semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate (Hershey’s), dark chocolate of a high percentage, and a bar of more expensive milk chocolate. We then have students read about chocolate taste testing and we go over tasting description words. We also have a complete lesson on teaching chocolate in our store if you would like to use that to stretch out the Halloween season.
Students taste the 4 types of chocolate and describe the smell, feel, and taste of the chocolate. They rate the chocolate and write about how they would use it in the kitchen. For instance, the semi-sweet to-bake cookies, the dark chocolate as a garnish, etc.