Quick kid-friendly dinners for Halloween night

Quick Kid-Friendly Dinners for Halloween Night

Eating candy all day and candy all night on Halloween may be tempting, but at some point throughout the day you'll need a full meal.

Lindsey Granger rounded up some of the best Halloween-themed family meal ideas that will leave all the spookiness out of the kitchen.

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Quick kid-friendly dinners for Halloween night

1. Because you can eat giant chicken fingers under the name "Parmesan-crusted chicken breasts":

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken, Caponata, and Pesto Sandwich by sdebrango

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2. Because you know that cabbage can actually taste good:

Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Miso-Ginger Dressing by Weird & Ravenous

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3. Because pumpkins are for more than carving: 

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Marian Bull

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4. Because you no longer call beans "the magical fruit":

Slighty Smoky Mixed-Bean Chili by creamtea

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5. Because you developed a taste for Sriracha:

Spicy Thai PB&J by Natalie

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6. Because you're no longer scared of brussels sprouts: 

Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts and Thyme by Cassie Jones

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7. Because sometimes you'd rather have alcohol than candy:

Mother's Ruin Punch by Kenzi Wilbur

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8. Because you can use a mandoline without adult supervision:

Autumn Root Vegetable Gratin with Herbs and Cheese by Merrill Stubbs

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9. Because trick-or-treating can be kind of cold and miserable:

Delicately Fragrant Mulled Cider by ody

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10. Because you can have as much ice cream as you want:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream by Phyllis Grant

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11. Because you can make your Crunch Bars as crunchy as you want them:

Homemade Crunch Bars by Marian Bull

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12. But you can also appreciate dark chocolate: 

Alice Medrich's House Truffles 4.0 by Alice Medrich

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13. Because you're creative enough to make candy without a recipe:

Chocolate Bark by Ben Mims

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14. Because it's at least a little more likely that you have intricate cake-decorating skills:

Halloween Spider Cake by Yossy Arefi

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15. Because you feel comfortable impaling apples:

Chocolate Caramel Apples by Alice Medrich

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