It’s time to get spooky, my friends! I was supposed to be born on October 31st and with my birthday and Halloween falling within a few days of each other, I always celebrate the holiday to the fullest extent. Typically, we take the kids trick or treating in the neighborhood and then come back home for a bonfire and outdoor movie night. My kids are so excited this year because we will be spending the whole weekend celebrating at home with a little trick or treating, Halloween movies, and of course, Halloween snacks. We haven’t watched very many Halloween movies since my kids are pretty young (and I don’t do well with horror movies). We typically stick to It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. What are your favorite, kid-friendly Halloween flicks? I’d love some new ideas!
My kids love having movie nights with pizza, popcorn, and all of the extra snacks they can stomach. We want our Halloween movie night to be extra special, so we decided to try a new twist on our pizza fix to fit with our Halloween-themed movie night. I have found a recipe for WHEAT THINS Mummy Pizza Dip that is to die for. It is absolutely delicious, so easy to make, and the kids loved helping out. The little ones added all of their own favorite toppings and created some creepy-looking mummies. The best part is we can make a big dish for everyone to share or divide it into smaller crocks for each person to have their own.
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 30 min
Makes 3 cups dip, or 24 servings, 2 Tbsp. dip and 11 WHEAT THINS each.
What You Need
- 1 cup turkey pepperoni slices (about 2 oz.), divided 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel cheese, softened
- 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 2 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1/4 cup chopped green peppers
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 5 sticks (1 oz. each) reduced-fat mozzarella string cheese 1 pitted black olive, cut crosswise in half
- WHEAT THINS Big Snacks
- Heat oven to 350°F. Reserve 2 pepperoni slices for later use; chop remaining pepperoni slices.
- Beat Neufchatel, oregano, 1 cup shredded mozzarella and 1 Tbsp. Parmesan in medium
bowl with mixer until blended.
- Spread onto bottom of 2-qt. casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with chopped pepperoni and green peppers.
- Cover with pizza sauce; top with remaining shredded mozzarella and Parmesan
- Pull string cheese into strips; place over dip to resemble a mummy. Add reserved pepperoni slices for the mummy’s eyes, tucking pepperoni slices under cheese strips until partially covered.
- Bake for 15 to 20 min. or until the dip is hot and bubbly.
- Place olive halves on pepperoni slices for the pupils of the mummy’s eyes.
- Serve with WHEAT THINS.
- Substitute 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil or oregano for the dried oregano leaves.
- Substitute a 9-inch pie plate for the 2-qt. casserole dish.
Add 3/4 cup of your favorite pizza toppings, such as chopped onions, crumbled cooked bacon or sausage, sliced olives, or chopped cooked fresh broccoli or spinach, for the chopped pepperoni and green peppers.
Nutrition Information Per Serving: 170 calories, 9g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate, 5g total sugars includes 3g added sugars, 2g dietary fiber, 7g protein
We hope you all have a Happy Halloween and don’t forget to share your Halloween snack creations and favorite Halloween movies in the comments below. And as always, be sure to head to your local Commissary to grab WHEAT THINS and all of your ingredients for this incredible recipe today! Stay spooky, my friends!