Did you know you can color cheese to make festive Halloween snacks? It’s easy to make cats and bats to add to Full Moon Cheese and Crackers. Kids will love these treats.
A while back I discovered Velveeta Queso Cheese could be melted, colored, spread thin, then cut into decorations. I used the colorful cheese to make some Cheese Ball Birthday Cakes. For Halloween, I wanted to create some really simple cut outs of cats, bats, and witches to go over some full moon shaped cheese and crackers.
I figured turning white cheese black would require a lot of food coloring, so I decided to use Velveeta’s original orange colored cheese. I’m pretty sure it took less coloring and it was vibrantly black. I cut out shapes and added them to round crackers topped with white cheese and to Baybel Cheese rounds. Both made fun and easy Halloween snacks.
Black Cat, Bats and Witch Shaped Cheese
black food coloring
non-stick baking mat (Silpat)
small bat, cat, and witch shaped cookie cutters
white cheese slices or Baybel Cheese Rounds
optional: round cookie cutter, about the size of the crackers
Cut Velveeta cheese into small chunks and melt in microwave. Stir in black food coloring.
Quickly spread the melted cheese into a thin layer on a non-stick baking mat (Silpat.) Freeze for 10 minutes.
Cut shapes out of the black cheese using small cookie cutters. If the cheese gets too soft, put it back into the freezer for a few minutes.
Cut white cheese slices into rounds using cookie cutter. Just before serving set cheese rounds on crackers and add a black cheese shapes.
Alternately, top Baybel Cheese rounds with cut outs. You’ll need really small cutters to make bats and cats that will fit on top of these pieces of cheese. I used Halloween Linzer Cookie Cutters. They were the perfect size. See the Amazon link below, if you’d like to buy some of these cutters. There are six shapes in the set.
Items used to create this project that are available on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales)
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