Mummies and spiders and bats, oh my! Make all the critters or just a few, but be sure to serve this Halloween Snack Dinner for a spooky good time!
Last year, I told you about my husband’s love affair for Halloween. I mean, look at the outside of our house for all of October (and some of September and November, too). When we were first married, Jeff was really the biggest Halloween fan I’d ever met, whereas I was just along for the ride (and sometimes being startled by all of the zombies stored in the basement). But somewhere along the way, I really started enjoying it all, too. I even made an epic Halloween cake last year!
For many years now, I’ve been collecting fun Halloween recipes on Pinterest. I probably assumed that Jeff would want to have a big Halloween party some year, and I wanted to be ready. It’s not in the cards for us this year, since he’s traveling for work too much, BUT, I didn’t let that stop me from celebrating a little earlier in the month with this Halloween Snack Dinner when I knew he’d be home.
For any epic snack dinner, it’s usually smart to have a theme that ties everything together, like “food that is vaguely Polish,” or “spring ingredients.” The theme of this Halloween Snack Dinner is mango! One of the most popular fruits in the world, mangos are available year-round, making them perfect for everyday meals as well as holidays.
I love mangos because they pack a nutritional punch. A 1-cup serving provides 100% (!!!) of your daily Vitamin C, with 100 calories. Guys, they’re a superfood. Long story short: eat more mangos.
And this Halloween Snack Dinner will help you do just that. Yes, there’s a lot going on here, and I’ll break it all out in the recipe card below. But as a quick overview, here’s what’s happening:
- BAT tortilla chips with mango salsa
- Jalapeño popper MUMMIES with mango sweet and sour sauce
- SPIDER pizzas
- Apple MONSTERS with mango tongues
- PUMPKIN deviled eggs
A glass of mango-pineapple sangria would be great to wash this all down. Just sayin’.
To find out more about the National Mango Board, be sure to connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. A little unsure about how to choose and ripen a mango? There’s a wealth of information on mango.org that’ll help you out. Need to figure out how to cut a mango? Check out the video below and you’ll be an expert in no time.
For the Bat Tortilla Chips:
For the Mango Salsa:
For the Jalapeño Popper Mummies:
For the Sweet and Sour Mango Dipping Sauce:
For the Pumpkin Deviled Eggs:
For the Spider Pizzas:
For the Apple Monsters:
Other items, for serving:
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the National Mango Board. Sponsored posts help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.