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17 Ways To Eat Your Jack-O-Lanterns

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Spooky faces are burning in windows and on porches. Isn't it time you carved one into your dinner? Whether you go for a snack, entree, dessert or all three, these pumpkin-shaped dishes will amuse kids and adults alike.

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Jack-O-Lantern Oranges

"I had so much fun making these! I was actually much easier scooping out the orange than I thought it would be. They were a big hit with the kids!" -Wish I Could Cook

Jack-O-Lantern Cracker Cookies

"These are really cute; I made them for a Halloween party along with with the Nutter Butter ghosts." -MinnMomof2

Jack-O-Lantern Cake

"A plain or chocolate-dipped ice cream cone makes a great stem. This is a great cake; kids adore it." -grunig

Jack-O-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pie

"This is so much fun to make and kids love it! You'll never have to worry about leftovers. It's even good for adult parties... but you might want to increase the heat level with a hotter salsa or seasonings." -Bonnie Hawkins of Elkhorn, Wisconsion

Jack-O-Lantern Pasta Dinner

"This is such a fun idea! I loved making (and eating) these! Easy to make and they taste really good too. A great, simple Halloween recipe!" -anniesnomsblog

Giant Glowing Pumpkin Cookies

"We frosted the tops with colored frosting and then decorated with jimmies. My kids had fun decorating them!" -CookTillUDrop


"I made this dish for a Halloween weekend supper. Everyone saw it and laughed, then dug in. It was enjoyed by all and there were no leftovers." -Caroline Cooks

Rice Krispies Jack-O-Lantern

"This was a huge hit with both the kids and parents. It looks impressive and it's so easy to make! Thanks for the cool idea!" -PorcelainDoll

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