Stuffed Pizza Skulls

Pizza, stuffed inside a skull is easier to make than you’d ever imagine. 
I remember about 5 years ago asking a local bakery if they could make some skull shaped bread for our Halloween party. Sadly, they couldn’t. Now, thanks to Wilton’s 3-D Mini Skull Pan, I don’t don’t need the help of a bakery. I can make any kind of bread shaped like a human skull using the pan, and can even stuff the skulls full of gooey cheese and pizza toppings. 
One lucky winner is going to win one of Wilton’s cool skull pans plus a bunch of other fun Halloween prizes, so be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post. 

I kept my Stuffed Pizza Skulls simple, filling them with sauce, cheese, and mini pepperoni, but they can be filled with anything you like on your pizza. They will make a festive meal for Halloween dinner served alongside a nice salad and will be a fantastic addition to a buffet at your Halloween party.
For your party, you can make and bake these ahead of time, refrigerate them for up to two days or freeze for about a month, then reheat before serving. My husband wasn’t home when I made these yesterday afternoon, so I had to pop two of them in the toaster oven for him for dinner last night. He said they tasted just like they came out of the oven. 

Stuffed Pizza Skulls (makes 4)


butter, to grease the pan
2 rolls Pillsbury Pizza Dough (or homemade, enough for 2 pizzas)*
pizza toppings (I used mini pepperoni)*
6 tablespoons pizza sauce*
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese*
egg wash (1 egg mixed with 1 teaspoon water)

*You’ll have scraps of pizza dough that you can use to create mini pizzas, so you’ll use more sauce, cheese and toppings for this.

Supplies Needed:

Wilton 3-D Mini Skull Pan
kitchen shears (scissors) or a knife

Butter the inside of the 4 faces in your Wilton 3-D Mini Skull Pan.

Cut pieces of pizza dough (I cut my Pillsbury dough in half) and snuggle them down into the cavities in the pan, being sure you have enough dough to come up over the top all around the opening. 
Fill with your pizza toppings, 1 1/2 tablespoons of sauce, and 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese. 

You then will need to cut off the excess dough, pinch together the seams using egg wash as glue to hold the seams together. Remove any excess dough. 
You can use the scraps of dough to make some small pizzas for a snack. I didn’t try pressing the scraps together to make more skulls. It might work, but I have a feeling the sauce will seep out between the cracks. Of course, that could look kind of creepy and cool.

Brush egg wash over the backside of your skulls to make sure the seems are really well glued together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Bake for 18-20 minutes until the crust looks cooked through and golden brown. Just a note, the faces of your skulls have been in contact with the pan and will be much more brown, so don’t over bake them.

Carefully turn the mold over allowing the skulls to fall out onto your counter. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to  two days or freeze for up to a month.

Reheat before serving. I heated two refrigerated skulls in my toaster oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, which seemed perfect. I’d suggest thawing the skulls in the refrigerator overnight, then heating per above. 

How would you like to win a Wilton 3-D Mini Skull Pan from Wilton, so you can make your own stuffed pizzas? Well, here’s your chance.

Halloween Giveaway (expired)
sponsored by Wilton

Congratulations to Christina W. entry #1117

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Wilton 3-D Mini Skull Pan
Skull Sprinkles
Orange and Black Lollipop Sticks (straws)
Die Cut Skull Cupcake Wrappers
Skeleton Family Candy Decorations
Red Bloodshot Candy Eyes
Large Spooky Eyes
6 Piece Skeleton Cutters

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  1. says

    We do a block party for Halloween, and I always do big treat baskets filled with various spooky and creepy yummies. I get a lot of my ideas from your site (thanks!! =) and this pizza skull is a must do!! FAB!

    • says

      Sounds like a lot of fun. I think it's great when a neighborhood gets together on Beggars' Night. It makes it festive and safe for the kids.

  2. says

    Ok, these are seriously cool. We always have a Halloween party. Last year's theme was zombies, haven't decided on a specific theme for this year. I have silicone candy molds in the shapes of pumpkins, skulls and bones. This pan would be awesome to add to the collection.

    • says

      Our zombie party last year was so much fun. It's a great theme for an event. I hope your plans are coming together for your party this year and that you all have a great time.

  3. says

    OMG! This is the most incredible idea! I don't have a skull pan but I do have a couple of other pans of this type. I'm so going to have to give this a try. Thank you for sharing this.! Now I have to go and get a skull pan. LOLOLOL AWESOME!

    Sar Tann fb

    • says

      Thanks! I was really happy with how much detail showed up in the pizzas. They would be great for any holiday baked in any pan like this, but there is just something about the skulls that I really love.

  4. says

    I just found your site a week or so ago and I have to say I am blown away by all your ideas! LOVING IT!! We usually have a Halloween party every year with about 30 of us trick or treating together as well! I love Halloween and am looking forward to attempting some of your creations!

    • says

      Hi Many, I'm so glad you found Hungry Happenings just in time for Halloween. What fun to have such a huge group go Trick or Treating together. I would have loved that as a kid. I hope you have a wonderful time at your party.

    • says

      We were supposed to do a pumpkin carving party this year, but our school system's fall break got in the way. Hope to do it next year. Have a wonderful pumpkin themed party.

  5. says

    Not giving a party this Halloween, but would love to make these for family and friends! I already follow you on Facebook, Bloglovin, Pinterest and by email..:)

  6. Anonymous says

    Your still the Queen of Halloween. These skulls are so great and when you break them open, so gruesome. I love it. . The way you have them standing up reminds me of Easter Island. I could have so much fun with this givaway. Thank you so much for your brain. Trish Butler

  7. says

    I am co-hosting a Halloween party. I found a recipe to make cider with spiced rum and have shrunken apple heads in the punch bowl. I will try to form the theme around that! It looks so fun and creepy.

    • says

      I've seen those shrunken apple heads and you are right, they look kind of creepy. It will be a fun centerpiece on your Halloween party table.

  8. says

    I will be having a party this year. I love the design elements of Dia de los muertos, so I will probably use that for a theme for decor and food.

    • says

      We are hosting a Day of the Dead Party this year, so be sure to check back to see all the fun food we make for our party. I'll start posting some ideas next week.

  9. says

    They all look so great!
    It may sounds a little bit rude, but If I was a guest at your Halloween party, I would take only photos of your…better to say – ARTWORK :)

    Thank you for the amazing ideas!
    Enjoy a very nice creative time :)


    • says

      Lots of my guests bring cameras and admire my crafty food and decorations. The first year or two, my guests worried about disturbing some of the edible works of art, but after all these years, they just dig in!

  10. Amy Bair says

    I am not throwing a party this year, but I would love to make thees for my sons Kindergarten class and friends. So much fun!

    • says

      Thanks, Lynn. Rolls would work great in these pans. One year, I made rolls in much smaller skull pans, and I hollowed them out and served soup in them.

    • says

      We too are hosting a Day of the Dead party, so be sure to stop by closer to Halloween to see all the fun food we will be serving at our party.

  11. says

  12. Anonymous says

    So happy I found ur site :) can't wait to try these :) I finally got the pumpkin molds to make the pumpkin truffles :) ur giving such great ideas :)

  13. Anonymous says

    We have a kids Halloween party and are doing a Witches and Monsters theme this year. Wilcarvic

    • says

      Sounds like fun. We did a witch theme a few years ago, and it was a great party. I just posted a really simple popcorn monster recipe today. Be sure to check it out.

  14. Anonymous says

    Our neighborhood always has a family friendly halloween party with lots of finger foods and fun for the kids! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

  15. says

    We're definitely doing it up for Halloween this year. Since our costumes are centered around Mario (the 6 month old will be baby Mario, I will be Yoshi, and my husband will be Bowser), that's what our party will be themed for as well. Although the Halloween decorations are always general spooky things.

  16. Anonymous says

    These skull pizzas are such a fun idea and perfect for our halloween party!! I appreciate & admire your creativity Beth! You have been such an inspiration to me, especially since I am just learning to cook and bake. I used your fudge rocks for Father's Day this year and they were a huge hit! I've been inspired by you once again and can't wait to try out your Halloween recipes this year! :)

    • says

      It is so nice to hear that I am helping you on your journey to learn to cook. I am so happy to be an inspiration. I love that these pizzas are really easy to make, but look so cool on the table. I hope you give them a try.

  17. says

    Love the skull heads! Totally gross with the pizza fillings so the kids would LOVE them! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Chocolate cupcakes with cherry filling would be gross too! ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Mandy Gardiner says

    We do a Halloween party each year for our HOA. We do games and cupcakes. Been thinking the theme should be Mummies since I have seen so many cute ideas using them.

  19. Jenna B. says

    OMG! You are an absolute genius! Love your book, BTW! This is definitely one I'm going to add not only for Samhain, but year round!

  20. Leslie W says

    I host a Halloween party every year and always go with Halloween themed foods. Kitty litter cake with tootsie rolls to look like the litter, lol is always a big hit and gets many compliments of ewww that looks gross, but it tastes delicious!

    • says

      Isn't it fun to make themed food, especially when it gets the party guests excited. I've never made the kitty litter cake before, but I'm sure it gets a huge reaction.

  21. says

    I host a Samhain party every year where food is mostly stuff that can be cooked over a fire, but these would be perfect for my winter holiday party when I like to make tons of food and include quirky items!

  22. says

    All these cool recipes make me wish someone would have a halloween party!!! Unfortunately, everyone around here are humbugs!! Maybe I should make them just for myself.

    • says

      Oh, sorry to hear that. I hope you find lots of new friends in your new neighborhood. I actually met most of my neighbors when I hosted a block party and we've all gotten closer due to our annual Halloween parties.

  23. says

    I'm not hosting a party, but I like to make 'gross' Halloween edibles for my boys — they loved the gelatin eyeballs I did one year. I'm sure they'd go crazy for stuffed pizza skulls. :)

  24. says

    I am not throwing a party, but I am making a skull head cake and graveyard cupcakes for my cousin and his wife's party! (If I am the lucky winner, I will make skull pizzas too!(

  25. says

    GENIUS! Seriously it's one of those ideas where you say to yourself "WHY didn't I think of that?!" Looking forward to making them for my boys. Thanks for the fun giveaway chance too!

  26. says

    I'm not, I'm going to friends; it would be great to bring skull shaped cakes.

    PS: I LOVE your pizza idea – you are brilliant!

    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

    • says

      We are too, so be sure to check back closer to Halloween to see all the Day of the Dead food I'm creating. It's a new theme for us. Our house is decorated and looks so very different than years past, but I really like it.

  27. says

    I would love to make some of these for my Halloween themed party coming up next week! Especially love the lung calzone and the skull pizzas! Also the no bake cheesecake looks amazing.

  28. says

    Would love to try out some of these for my Halloween party. Especially love the skull pizzas and lung calzones! The no bake "howling" cheesecake looks amazing as well.

  29. says

    I'm not hosting a Halloween party, but would love to make these for our Cub Scouts for Halloween. I usually make jello worms and witches fingers every year for Halloween.

  30. Darlene Holte says

    I wasn't planning on hosting a party this year, but if I won this I would seriously reconsider. This is way too cool!!!!

  31. says

    The skull pizza's are such a great idea! I want them! I am already thinking of different ideas to make with these pans! I love Halloween! This year we signed up to have a baked goodie booth at our community Fall carnival, so I will be making plenty of ghoulish treats, your site is very helpful at giving me ideas, thanks! Oh and can't wait to see your Dia de los Muertos ideas too!

    • says

      There is a Rafflecopter entry form in the blog post just under the picture and list of the prize. Click on the button next to the phrase "leave a blog post comment." You will then see the question to answer in the comments section. Leave a comment then you can get bonus entries if you do other things like follow via twitter or Facebook or pin a picture of the Stuffed Pizza Skulls.

  32. says

    Awesome idea, would love to win this pan and goodies but in the mean time I'm raiding my nordicware horde. Thank you for the awesome idea, my boy is going to gobble his dinner down without argument.

  33. says

    I will be taking the kids trick or treating and then we will come home and have our own little 5 person Halloween party. I definitely want to make these skull pizzas…the kids will go crazy for them!

  34. says

    I LOVE this!! You are so creative!!:) I also love all of the ideas below..especially the wonton wrapper thingies with the stamped saying lol..SO cool!! I wasn't planning a Halloween party, but all of this has inspired me lol

    Thanks so much for the great ideas & for the chance to win!!

    Joey J.

    Love your blog!

  35. says

    My daughter's bday is right after halloween, so we decided to do a costume party for her birthday. Our theme is Monster High (of course!). My favorite dessert to do is candy corn jello-I use wine glasses to make it look more authentic. What is it about jello that makes it taste better when you do something fun with it?

  36. says

    I am having a pumpkin themed party this weekend. We're having pumpkin truffle balls, a pumpkin dip , some pumpkin muffins and even a pumpkin pie vodka cocktail. Next month is the skull themed party. That tin will come in handy for sure! Thanks for the chance to win such a sweet prize!

  37. says

    I am not having one this year but we have had one pretty much every year before. Being pregnant I just didn't feel like diggin out all the stuff, then putting it all away…sounds terrible but can't help it lol.

  38. says

    We're going to in-laws for "Ghoul-ash". It's a family tradition. I'll be bringing white chocolate peanut butter eyeballs and kitty litter cake. Yum! lol

  39. Keri says

    I am doing a birthday party the weekend before Halloween for my 15 year old and these would be awesome to make for him and his friends!!

  40. says

    This is a great recipe! We're having a Halloween party at some point (actual date has not been set), but the theme isn't very strict–just costumes! My partner and I, though, are making costumes based on Skyrim.

  41. Darlene [email protected] says

    This is so creative and amazing. Would love to try this.

  42. says

    Hello Beth! I just made these tonight for a Spooky Potluck tomorrow at work. I just ate a sample skull and both me and my husband loved it! Not sure how many will make it to work tomorrow! I will be adding it to the blog for sure and pinging back to you! Thank you for sharing! We love it! Hopefully the girls will too tomorrow! – Jenny B

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