Sometimes the scariest part of Halloween is planning your party. Knowing that guests can’t survive on fun-size candy bars alone, you’ll want to plan a fun themed menu. Lucky for you, we’ve got three recipes that are scary good. Eating in costume can be, at best, challenging. Depending on how committed you are to your costume, it might be nearly impossible. To keep all of your guys and ghouls looking their best, go for finger food. Put on your best fearful foodie outfit and dive into some dark, delicious, and pretty darn cute treats like these ones brought to you by Evite in partnership with Tyson and Ignite Social Media!
First up: Bat Wings. Far tastier than the real thing (although truth be told we’ve never tried them), these “Bat Wings” are made from Tyson Honey BBQ wings. You can find enough for your whole party at Sam’s Club. To add a little extra-spooky dash to the dish we made a special black BBQ sauce and spun the wings in it. We also added some candy eyes to give them a little personality.
- Tyson Honey BBQ Wings
- 2 cups dark brown sugar
- 1 cup dark soy sauce
- 1 cup teriyaki sauce
- 1 cup hickory barbecue sauce
- 1 drop black food coloring, or as needed
- Candy eyes (available in crafts stores)
- Decorator’s icing (available in crafts stores)
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Place frozen Tyson chicken wings on foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Heat 18 to 20 minutes.
- Combine soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, barbecue sauce, and food coloring to make the sauce, then coat the wings with it.
- Attach candy eyes with tiny dots of decorator’s icing.
Next up are some spooky sandwiches (or is that sand-witches?) that are sure to scare the buns off of your guests. We used Tyson Chicken Patties to make some scary good chicken sandwiches that will satisfy even the hungriest guests on your list.
Monster Sandwich Recipe
- Tyson Fully Cooked Chicken Patty (can be found at your local Sam’s Club in the freezer section)
- Sandwich buns
- Buffalo sauce
- Muenster cheese (for teeth)
- Cheese sauce
- Green olives
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place frozen patties on baking sheet. Heat 17 to 20 minutes.
- When patties are out of the oven, carefully put one on a bottom bun. Dress with buffalo sauce.
- Cut Muenster cheese slices into triangles and put on top of the chicken patties to resemble teeth. Cover with a top bun.
- Place cheese sauce on top of bun and add olives for eyes.
And finally, we have candy corn quesadillas. Before you let out a collective ewwww, we assure you there is no actual candy corn in the recipe. When finished, the quesadillas will just look like candy corn. We used Tyson Chicken Nuggets (also found at Sam’s Club) to make the chicken filling, and it is delicious!
Candy Corn Quesadillas
- 1 package Tyson chicken nuggets
- 3 tablespoons salsa
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 1/2 tablespoons green chilies (roasted, canned, or fresh), chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 12 corn tortillas
- 1 package sliced Monterey Jack or white cheddar (white cheese)
- 1 package sliced mild or sharp cheddar (dark orange)
- 1 small block Colby (light orange) cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place frozen chicken nuggets on baking sheet. Heat 11 to 13 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine the salsa and sour cream; stir to mix.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine chicken nuggets, green chilies, and salsa/sour cream mixture and stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Place one side of a pair of cut tortillas on a large baking sheet. Put 3-5 pieces of chicken filling onto the tortilla and evenly spread it over the tortilla. Place the corresponding tortilla on top of the chicken filling. Repeat for all the tortillas to make 6 quesadillas.
- Using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, cut the cheese to cover the top tortilla in a candy corn pattern: white for the tip, dark orange for the middle (the largest section) and light orange for the top. Cover the whole tortilla. Repeat for the remaining quesadillas.
- Place quesadillas in the oven. Bake until the cheese has totally melted but don’t over bake until the cheese is thin and runny (about 5 minutes). Remove from oven, trim any extra cheese if desired, and serve.
With these three recipes we know there’s one thing you won’t need to be afraid of this Halloween: hungry guests. Be sure to share your spooky treats with Tyson!Print